Punjab is best known for green revolution but it seems like another revolution is ready to sweep the state: The Solar Revolution. Electricity supply in Punjab has always been erratic and power-cuts have been troublemakers for years. But Punjabis have found a permanent solution to their power-cut problem and are running their houses on solar.
Here’s the story of a family who converted their existing normal inverter battery into solar power system.
How to Go Solar in Just Rs. 30,000 – About the Solar System Installation:
It was done by Mr. Makhan Singh- Service Engineer at Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd. – at Sri Mukteshwar Saheb, Pathankot in Punjab. The person who opted to go solar is Mr. Gagandeep Singh, who works as a marketing manager in Maruti Suzuki Private Ltd. It is an off-grid set up with a solar power panel of 100 W capacity and a solar charge controller of 45 ampere, which is basically a voltage and/or current regulator to keep batteries from overcharging. It regulates the voltage and current coming from the solar panels going to the battery. Mr. Gagandeep Singh already had an old stand-alone inverter, of capacity 900va, so cost of the entire setup came around Rs. 30,000.
However, it is just one time investment to enjoy years devoid of darkness and exorbitant electricity bills.
How the Normal Home Inverter Got Converted into Solar Inverter?
As Gagandeep already had a normal inverter -battery setup for power back, we only had to install solar charge controller and solar panels to make a hybrid solar power system. Now the battery can get fully charged from just solar and provide backup when needed. Earlier the main grid supply was the only power source to charge batteries. In times of frequent and long power cuts, inverter was not able to charge batteries properly so Gagandeep couldn’t get backup even when he had an inverter. And now he is not dependent on grid supply. He can make his own electricity through solar!
Why go solar?
According to Mr. Gagandeep Singh, he wanted to ‘conserve energy and save money at the same time, and this set up would help me save around 1500-2000 INR per month.’ He had received an atrociously high bill of 13,000 INR last month, after which he decided to make his own electricity from the sun. ‘Now’ says he ‘I feel things will change as I can control the amount of electricity I generate. I have now left my fear of unreasonable electricity bills behind’.
Buy the solar charge controller today and take that first step towards going solar:
A ray of hope!
These examples encourage hundreds of other towns and villages in India, suffering from frequent power cuts and irregular supply of electricity, to go solar, and embark on a journey of self-reliance.
If you also want to ditch the conventional and switch to a cleaner and greener source of energy, then contact Mr. Makhan Singh Dhillon on 09855061317 (only for installations in Punjab).
Su-Kam’s solar team is waiting to solarize your house. Call them on 1800-102-7555.