It is amazing how the people of India are slowly growing over the idea of solar energy and are making real efforts to make it a part of their lives. Every other day we hear inspirational stories of how people are turning to solar power to run their household appliances and in turn making massive amounts of savings.
And why not? Do we realize we have been blessed with this unlimited power source that if I may add is absolutely free of cost? The energy that the sun produces is natural, pollution free, abundant and is always available. Could we possibly have a better solution?
The best part is that there are a variety of solar solutions available. You don’t necessarily have to buy a separate solar inverter. You can even convert your existing home inverter into solar and enjoy benefits o free solar electricity. Here’s the story of a family in Gurgaon who did exactly this:
DESHRAJ YADAV’S EXPERIENCE WITH SOLAR
Deshraj Yadav owns a factory of wood works and stays in village Nakhrola, Gurgaon. He lives with his wife and three children. His house had a number of appliances like coolers, fans, tubelights, fridge etc and Deshraj wanted to run all of these on solar.
His previous monthly bill to run all the load was approximately Rs. 2000. Since power had been a problem in his village Deshraj’s home had an existing inverter rated 1600VA and two batteries rated 150AH each.
To turn this into a functional solar system he contacted Vipin Yadav, Su-Kam’s dealer located in Riwari. Vipin Yadav from ‘Green Energy Systems’ has been dealing with solar systems for a while now and after careful inspection of Deshraj Yadav’s home he gave the following suggestions-
- Su-Kam’s solar panels– 1KW (Four panels – 250W each)
- Su-Kam’s PWM Solar charge controller– 45 Amp/24V
- Existing inverter- 1600VA/24V
- Existing battery bank- 24V (Two batteries 150AH each)
HOW IT WORKS
During the day the solar panels would product DC electricity from the sun rays falling on the panels. This uncontrolled DC power is passed through the solar charge controller that would convert this DC power received from the panels into controlled power best suited for charging the battery bank. The battery bank would store this DC power.
To run the load, the inverter would convert this DC power to AC power, since the appliances run on AC power. As the load runs the batteries get discharged. And the cycle repeats.
To learn more about how a PWM solar charge controller works through a detailed video:
UNITS GENERATED AND INITIAL COST OF INVESTMENT
The 1KW solar panels generates approximately 5 units per day depending on the weather conditions. The system runs the entire load of the house including coolers, fans, tubelights and fridge. The initial cost of investment for this installation that included solar panels and solar charge controller installed by Su-Kam was approximately Rs. 62000. Deshraj Yadav is happy seeing the system functional.
He says ‘Since the power in our village keeps fluctuating it was getting difficult to run our appliances and since summers have set it gets very warm inside the house I was about to go in for a DG Set but I was advised to go in for a solar system. We receive many hours of sunlight during the day and we already had an inverter and batteries so it was easy to install a solar system. It didn’t cost much and now we don’t need to worry about electricity not being available’
We are glad to see another happy home in India. Going solar has never been easier. What are you waiting for?
For further details please feel free to contact the following:
Vipin Yadav (Su-Kam’s dealer in Rewari) – 08221053276
Deshraj Yadav (Customer) – 07042360028
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