Why a grid-tie system?
Mr. Malhotra owns a firm called ‘Friends Enterprises’ that is located in Ludhiana, Punjab. This is a manufacturing company that makes automobile spare parts. Mr. Malhotra used to spend a substantial amount of money on electricity bills per month.
After seeing a number of examples of how people have installed grid-tie inverters and reduced their monthly electricity bills, he decided to call up Mr. Kuldeep to install a solar system in his area too.
After a candid conversation on call, Kuldeep advised Malhotra that in order to reduce his electricity bills to almost zero, he should go in for an on-grid system. Now, the area where this firm is located is blessed with continuous electricity supply. Since, power is available at almost all times, so it is advisable to install a grid-tie system here.
How is a grid-tie inverter better than a regular inverter?
Grid-tie inverters are amazingly designed machines that basically enable you to feed back the excess solar energy generated to the grid and earn money. Excess solar energy means the energy you don’t use to run your load.
Grid-tie inverters are always connected to the grid. One cannot install grid-tie inverters in areas that do not receive any mains supply. As compared to an off-grid system, a grid-tie system also provides freedom from battery maintenance making it essentially a one-time investment and a lifetime of advantage.
Mr. Kuldeep then installed the following on the site—
Units generated per day
In this company, the grid-tie inverter generates about 50 units of solar power on a Sunday as reported by Mr. Malhotra. So, we can take an average of 40 units generated from the solar system depending on weather conditions.
How does net metering work?
The concept of selling back solar energy to the electricity board is called ‘Net metering’. Let us understand this with an example.
In this case, the solar panels will generate approximately 1200 units of electricity per month. So let’s take, for example, that this firm uses 1000 units out of 1200 units from solar power to run the load and exports the rest of 200 units to the electricity board. This company also imports 100 units from the electricity board.
So now this firm pays zero electricity bill as it has exported 200 units to the grid and used 100. So the extra 100 units get added to their account for the next month.
This is the net metering concept.
The net metering and subsidy given by the government make solar power a very cost effective and affordable solution for one and all.
We wish Mr. Malhotra and his firm all the best for his future with Su-Kam and solar.
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Note: The reduction in electricity bill may vary from individual to individual (even when the technical specifications of the systems are the same) depending on factors such as weather, electricity consumption pattern etc. Su-Kam cannot guarantee the amount of solar savings that one will make as a result of installing its solar power system.
For further details, please contact—
Mr. Kuldeep (Authorized distributor from Suntek Solar) – 09779790007
GT Road, Dina Nagar