Here is a story about how this petrol pump owner in Himachal Pradesh decided to go solar and saved INR 7000 on electricity bills. If you are looking to install a solar system in your home, read on to understand how it can bring about a drastic change in your electricity bills.
Here is a story about Mr. Bhim, who owns a petrol pump ‘MS Abhinav Kisan Seva Kendra’ in Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh. District Mandi is occupied with a population of 26,500 people who are struggling with the issue of lack of proper electricity lines in that area. Because of frequent power cuts and he had resorted to using diesel generators which generate additional costs.
To run his petrol pump Bhim spent INR 3500 on electricity consumed from mains and spent an additional INR 3500 on Diesel generator. Mandi district approximately receives 13 hours of day light every day. Installing a solar system in this area was a perfect solution and so Mr. Rajeev (Su-Kam’s authorized distributor from Power Solutions in Himachal Pradesh) discussed the positive prospects of installing solar in his petrol pump and how it will greatly help in reducing his bills.
Rajeev Garg has been handling with solar system installations for a while now and after careful inspection of Mr. Bhim’s filling station he gave the following suggestions:
- Su-Kam’s solar PCU– 5KVA
- Su-Kam Solar Panels– 250W/24V (12 in number)
- Su-Kam’s battery bank– 150AH (8 in number)
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 PCU that would convert this DC power received from the panels into controlled power best suited for charging the battery bank and also run the load simultaneously by converting DC to AC.
To run the load through the power stored in the batteries, the PCU 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.
Units Generated and Load Running
The 3KW solar panel generates approximately 15 units per day depending on the weather conditions. The system runs the entire load of the petrol pump that essentially includes 6 tube lights, 4 street lights and 2 fuel dispensers. Mr. Bhim says, ‘I am very pleased with the working of the system. I wish I was convinced to go solar earlier. I want to thank Su-Kam and Mr. Rajeev who introduced me to solar. I have told many friends to install solar in their homes since I have seen the benefits of installing a solar system myself’.
We are glad to see another happy solar customer in India. Going solar has never been easier. What are you waiting for?
To know how a solar PCU works, please click on this link and watch an interesting video:
For further details, please feel free to contact Su-Kam’s solar channel partner who did this installation
Rajeev Garg (Su-Kam’s authorized distributor from Power solutions) – 09816094436
Contact the customer on the following:
Mr. Bhim Singh- 09817450185
Address: MS Abhinav Kisan Seva Kendra