Solar power for homes- sustainable, environment-friendly and hassle-free ‘Green’ power
Solar photovoltaic solar rooftop panels help you in many ways. They generate electricity for not just powering small LEDs and bulbs but your ACs, lifts and water motors as well.
They, thus, sustain your home’s power without being dependent on the local power grid. Solar is also great for water heating. You can have a constant supply of warm water from your solar system. You can also monitor the power used at your home. You can not only monitor your home’s daily energy consumption but also how it’s being used. You can also sell back unused solar power generated at your home to DISCOM. Solar power puts the power back in your hands again.
What is solar power for homes?
Understanding solar power and Photovoltaic (PV) solar technology is the first step in the right direction. The equipment has the following components- a solar module with PV solar panels. This is most certainly the most important component of the solar kit and also the one that represents the largest single component of the overall expense.
ng solar module prices and a concerted push by the central government by including solar subsidies for homeowners, it is becoming a financially viable technology for widespread use.
How to plan solar power for homes?
Setting up solar power for your home starts with inviting solar power providers to do a solar recce of your home. They will examine the space like the rooftop where the solar panels will be installed. They will also quantify the hours when the sunlight remains and whether it is direct or indirect. The team will also understand your specific needs -for both power and solar heating.
It is always better to take a quote from multiple providers before you go for the service. Look for a provider that offers 360 degrees service and support that starts with a proper recce, customization, paperwork for government subsidy, and maintenance and lifecycle customer support.
How to set up solar power for homes?
The most important step that the solar installation team will do before setting up a solar power unit at your home is to calculate the power that you use at your home.
This isn’t rocket science. And how they do this is to note down the home appliances that you use daily, which include television, lights, ACs, lifts and so on and then add the time for which these appliances run in a day. This will help them compute the number of solar panels that need to go on your roof.
They then design the solar unit, assemble the different parts and then fix it up in your villa. It’s that simple!
Solar power for homes: Costs
Solar power involves a one-time investment. The return on investment is a year or a little more. Your power bills are more often than not, slashed in half if not completely zero.
Prices of solar rooftop panels have been coming down steadily over the years. The thing to remember is that the total cost depends on how many kilowatts of power you want. The other costs include an inverter to turn the direct current produced by the solar panel into the alternating current used by household appliances, metering equipment to see how much power is produced, and various components along with cables and wiring. You also may have to invest in battery storage for using solar power at night.
All you have to do to maintain your solar panels is to clean them regularly and they are good to go for 25 years or more.
The government is subsidizing the cost of solar rooftop panels for up to 30 per cent of the total cost. This is what makes switching to solar so attractive right now. You also have the added incentive of selling excess power back to the grid, slashing costs.
Solar power for your home: Benefits
The foremost benefit of solar power is a truncated power bill. You can save anything between 50-100 % of the amount you paid for buying power, depending on the solar array. Thus solar panels pay for themselves.
The second biggie is that you can sell solar-generated electricity to DISCOM. You can put back into the grid, the power that you haven’t used and earn too.
The final benefit is the potential effect on your home’s value due to the addition of solar PV panels by as much as 4.1 per cent.
Apart from the undeniable financial benefit, the trend toward ‘green’ living means a growing demand for homes with a smaller carbon footprint powered by renewable sources. This means it’s easier to sell your home. You also insulate yourself from future potential fluctuations in energy costs.
How much does solar power increase home value?
Installing solar panels in your home will not only help to reduce current monthly utility bills; it can also potentially ratchet up your home’s value by up to 4.1% more than comparable homes with no solar panels, according to Zillow.
Solar power is Green energy that lowers your carbon footprint, net metering allows you to sell back excess energy produced, and you can use the same panels for 25 years at a go while paying very little to DISCOMS.
Solar is a long-term investment. Come to the best in the business for the best product and after-sales support and maintenance.
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