Solar Energy

Solar power is clean green electricity that is either created from sunlight or from heat from the sun. Having solar electricity in your home/building usually means setting up a solar photovoltaic system on your roof.

Photovoltaic: Photo = “light” and photons = energy particles coming from sunlight; voltaic = producing a voltage or volts. Abbreviation = PV

Using solar power means reducing your energy bills and saving money. Also, installing solar PV panels adds value to your home. They are low maintenance and unobtrusive. Solar panels use what’s known as the photovoltaic effect to generate power. This is the process by which light is converted to energy at the atomic level.

Put simply; when light hits a solar cell, electrons are knocked loose from a solar cell’s semiconductor material atoms. Positive and negative electrical conductors associated with each solar cell form a circuit that captures this energy in the form of an electrical current.

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This can be done in following 2 ways:

On Grid & Off Grid

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On Grid Power Plants

Also Known As: On-Grid, Utility-Interactive, Grid-Intertied, or Grid-Direct

Grid-tied systems are the most common type of solar PV system. Grid-tied systems are connected to the electrical grid, and allow residents of a building to use solar energy as well as electricity from the grid. Grid-tied systems do not need to produce 100% of the electricity demand for a home or business. When there is no demand for energy, the solar panels send excess electricity back out into the grid for use elsewhere. When a home or business is using energy, but the solar panels aren’t producing enough energy (at night, or on a stormy day), electricity from the grid supplements or replaces electricity from the panels. Owners of a grid-tied system complete a net metering agreement with their utility. Net metering policies and agreements are different for each utility.

System components :
PV panels (multiple panels make up an array)
Inverter(s)
Required electrical safety gear (i.e. fuses, breakers, disconnects)
Monitoring system to monitor energy production (optional)
Off Grid Power Plants

Also Known As: Battery Backup Systems

It is possible to install a solar system that is independent of the electrical grid. This is called an off-grid system, and it requires that the solar panels are able to produce enough electricity to cover 100% of the energy needs of the building. Most homes have higher electricity demand in the evening or at night, so off-grid systems usually incorporate either a battery (to store energy produced during the day), a backup source of energy (like a generator), or both. Off-grid systems are more complex and less flexible than grid-tied systems.

Off-grid systems are most common in remote locations without utility service. In all off-grid scenarios, electrical usage must be monitored and kept below the maximum output of the panels and batteries as there is no grid-source to supply excess power.

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System components :
PV panels
Battery bank
Charge controller (to protect the battery bank from overcharge)
Inverter

Solar Water Heater

• Suitable for Domestic & Industrial Application
• Stainless Steel TIG Welded Inner Tank
• Superior Quality P U F Insulation
• Pure Polyester Powder Coated Aluminum Outer Cladding
• 3 Targets Selectively Coated Borosilicate Tubes

Solar Submersible Pump

• Easy Installation
• Reliable Water Supply
• Low Maintenance Cost
• MNRE Approved
• Applicable for: Agriculture, Small Habitations.

Solar PV Panels

• Extremely Reliable Product Suiting All Environmental Conditions
• Good Quality
• Engineered to Provide Excellent Low Light Response
• MNRE Approved
• Lifespan of 25+ Years

Solar Lantern

• Deep Discharge & Over Charge Protection to Preserve Battery Life
• Easy Installation
• Easy to Replace
• Truly Portable & Light-weight
• CFL/LED Based

Solar Home Lighting System

• Up to 4-5 Hrs Bright Light on Single Charge
• CFL/LED Based
• MNRE Approved
• Easy Installation & Maintenance
• Light Weight & Compact
• Quality Lighting System

Solar Street Light

• Short Circuit Protection
• Reverse Polarity Protection
• Reverse Flow Protection
• Low Voltage Cut Off
• Load Reconnect
• Overcharges Cut Off