Category: Solar Power

What is PM KUSUM scheme and how to get benefited from it

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) Scheme for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid connected solar and other renewable power plants in the country. The scheme aims to add solar and other renewable capacity of 25,750 MW by 2022 with total central financial support of Rs. 34,422 Crore including service charges to the implementing...

Surya Shakti Kisan Yojana

What is Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) and How to get benefit from it

The Government of Gujarat State has announced to run Surya Shakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) in its state to tackle the power problem. Surya Shakti Kisan Yojana is a scheme related to farmers and electricity. The goal of this scheme is to encourage farmers to install solar panels and eliminate the problem of power shortage in this state. According to this Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) by Government of Gujarat, PV (Photo...

Operations & Maintenance (O&M) For Utility Scale PV Solar Plants

Once the PV solar plant has been built, it needs to be efficiently operated and carefully maintained. Compared to other power generating technologies, solar PV power plants have low maintenance and servicing requirements. However, as International Financial Corporation warns, “proper maintenance of a PV plant is essential to maximise both energy yield and the plant’s useful life. Optimal operations must strike a balance between maximising production and minimising cost”. Indeed, while solar...

Solar Inverters – Things to know before buying

What is a Solar Inverter? Solar photo voltaic systems needs several components other than the PV panels and Inverters or the machine that converts DC electricity to AC electricity are the second most important part of PV systems. Unless you are having DC appliances to run, you certainly need inverters to chnage the raw DC(Direct current) power generated by the solar panels to AC(Alternating currents) power that is mostly used...

What is a Solar PPA or Power Purchasing Agreement?

Most people all over the world has a typical notion about solar plants for home is, they require huge sum of initial financing or loan or mint money from their own savings to set up a solar power for their house. But this is not true. Even tax subsidies schemes provided by the Governments do not do much in attracting domestic consumers to go for solar. That’s where a Power...

Technical specifications of various materials to be checked during installing a roof top solar system in your house

General Technical specifications 1. SPV Modules Indigenously manufactured PV modules should be used. The PV module should have crystalline silicon solar cells and must have a certificate of testing conforming to IEC 61215 Edition II / BIS 14286 from an NABL or IECQ accredited Laboratory. The power output of the module(s) under STC should be a minimum of 100 Wp at a load voltage* of 16.4 ± 0.2 V. Vnom 12V....

Document required for getting subsidy for the installation of Roof top solar plant

Here is the checklist of document required for release of subsidy provided by Govt. for the installation of spv power plant. Joint Commissioning Report. Copy of the invoice signed by the beneficiary. Copy of Aadhar Card of the applicant. Proof of Identity address of the user (Self attested copy of these: Voter ID, Electricity Bill, Government I-Card. Copy of Warranty Certificate-cum-Comprehensive Maintenance as per Performa below   Copy of Electricity...

List of Banks providing loans for Roof-top Solar systems in India

With increasing push from the Union Govt. and rapid growth in consumer demand for installing roof top solar system in India, due to increased awareness in renewable energy like solar, various banks in India has come up with different schemes and are providing loans to public to install roof top solar systems on their houses. So if you are interested in installing a solar plant in your empty unused roof...