Why an On Grid System Over an Off-Grid Solar System?
Mrs. Vimal lives in Nanded district in Maharashtra. The area where this home is located has sufficient power supply but the per unit rate of electricity is high. Vimal lives with her family in a 3 floored home that has 3 Air conditioners, 2 fridges, 2 TV’s, 1HP motor and lighting load. Vimal paid a monthly electricity bill of INR 6000 every month to run her home load.
She then approached Mr. Raju Su-Kam’s authorized distributor to help her install a solar system in her house. Raju suggested she must go in for a grid tied inverter.
A Grid tie inverter would not only reduce her monthly electricity bill by running the home load on solar but would also help her earn money by selling the excess solar power produced by solar panels back to the grid.
Grid-tie solar inverter, also known as the on-grid solar inverter, works in connection with the main grid. It offers the advantage of running load directly through solar and selling excess solar power back to the electricity company by feeding the grid. A grid-tied inverter can only be installed in areas where mains supply is sufficiently available.
Nanded city is located in the Maharashtra state of India receives approximately 11 hours of daylight every day in this month of February. And investing in solar power in this area would definitely bring perfect results.
Raju then suggested for the following system to be installed in Vimal’s home –
Units Generated and Load Running
The system is expected to generate approximately 12 to15 units of electricity on a daily basis depending on weather conditions. The installation was a success. The system is now running on solar and provides electricity in this home at all times.
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 300 units of electricity per month. So let’s take for example that this home uses 200 units out of 300 units from solar power to run the load and exports the rest of 100 units to the electricity board. He also imports 50 units from the electricity board to run his load.
So now Vimal pays zero electricity bill as she has imported 100 Units to the grid and used 50. So the extra 50Units gets added to her 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.
Mr. Raju says, ‘we have installed a 2KVA Grid tie inverter in this home that is running more than 50% of their home load. Vimal and her family are very happy with this installation.’
We wish Mrs. Vimal and her family all the best with solar and hope others take inspiration from such initiatives.
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For further details please contact-
Mr. Raju (Su-Kam’s authorized distributor) – 9604064491
Contact customer with the details below-
Mrs. Vimal Pomde