Viraat Solar is a rooftop solar power company based out of Coimbatore. We help residences and small businesses in reducing their electricity bills by installing customized rooftop solar power systems.
Solar panels installed on the rooftop of a building convert sunlight into DC (direct current) electricity. A solar inverter connected to the solar panels converts DC electricity into AC (alternating current) electricity, which typically powers the home appliances.
Solar energy can run any appliance at home. Your rooftop solar system works in parallel with your electricity utility hence if there is a short fall of solar energy, excess power will be provided by the electricity utility.
You can install a rooftop solar system and consume the energy generated, however, if you are not consuming the entire energy, the excess units can be exported back to your utility. This process is called net metering – Your monthly electricity bill will reflect that “net” units you consume i.e. what you import or buy from the utility less what you export or sell
As an example:
Say you import 500 units and export 400 units – you monthly bill will be for 100 units
Say you import 400 units and export 500 units – you will be credited for 100 units which will be carried over to the following month
The advantage of net metering is that you don’t need a battery to store energy as any excess solar power is exported back to the electricity utility for a later consumption
Viraat Solar will interface with the utility on your behalf
Thumb rule is 100 sq.ft. per KW of shade free area
As such, rooftop solar needs minimal maintenance; a monthly clean-up of the panels is necessary, which we are happy to train you to do. In addition, maintenance of your system is free for year 1, after which we can sign an Annual Maintenance Contract at very reasonable rates.
A electricity utility connected net metering system does not work when there is a power cut and that is because the electricity utility provides a reference voltage for your solar power system. During a power cut, the reference voltage drops hence solar power system shuts off You have the option of going with a hybrid system (with batteries) to provide the reference voltage during a power cut but such a system costs 30 – 40% higher and requires regular maintenance of the batteries Batteries will need to be replaced every 5 – 6 years
Yes, EMI options are available through Viraat Solar’s network of Banks and lending agencies If required, Viraat Solar will arrange the financing for you
While we agree that costs have fallen by over 50% in the last 4 years, the market does not expect the costs to fall by the same pace going forward The bill savings you have between now and going solar at a later date will outweigh the marginal savings on the installation cost Solar energy is more than just economics, it’s about energy security and making a difference by going green – there is no good time for that, right now is the best time.
Installation time for a 5 KW system takes 7 to 10 days.
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