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Things to know about your association as an Installation Partner
1.What are the main components of a Rooftop Solar PV system?
The main components of a rooftop solar PV system include:
Solar PV Modules/Solar Panels
Solar PV modules/Solar Panels convert solar energy to DC (direct current) electrical energy. They are available in different technologies such as crystalline silicon, thin film silicon, CIGS, CdTe, HIT, etc. Crystalline Silicon Solar PV panels are most commonly used in solar rooftop systems. Multiple panels are connected together to form arrays as per the desired capacity of the system.
Inverters convert variable DC output of Solar PV panels into AC power. Inverters also synchronize with the grid so that generated power from the module can be injected into the grid.
Module mounting structure
The module mounting structure is the support structure that holds the Solar PV panels in place for full system life and is exposed to all weather conditions. These are normally fixed at a particular angle and orientation in case of a solar rooftop system. But these can also be of the type that tracks the Sun, called trackers.
Meters are used to record the generation or consumption of electricity. In case of a grid-connected system, the Bi-direction (or Net-Meters) are used to keep track of the electricity that the solar PV system injects to the utility grid and the electricity that is drawn from the utility grid.
Balance of System
These consist of cables, switchboards, junction boxes, earthing system, circuit breaker, fuses, lightning protection system, etc.
2.How much area is required for a 1 kWp rooftop Solar PV system?
A 1 kW rooftop system generally requires 10 sq. mt. of shadow-free area. However, actual area requirements may vary depending on the efficiency of the solar module, and their placement etc.
3.What types of roofs are suitable for a Rooftop solar system?
Rooftop solar PV systems can be installed on any type of roof having sufficient load bearing capacity.
4.What is the daily energy generated from a 1 kWp Solar Power Plant?
On a clear sunny day, 1 kWp solar power plant can generate 4 to 5 units in a day.
5.What are the factors affecting generation?
The factors affecting generation are:
- Plant Location
- Quality of equipment used
- No. of sunshine hours
- PV module tilt angle and orientation
- Module Cleaning
- O&M activities etc.
6.What are the advantages of a Rooftop Solar System?
Advantages of Rooftop Solar are as follows:
- Saving on electricity bills by the consumer
- Utilization of available vacant roof space, no additional land required
- Low gestation period
- Long term energy
- Ecological security by reduction in carbon emission
7. What are the O&M aspects of a Rooftop solar PV system?
Compared to most other power generating technologies, solar PV systems have very low maintenance and servicing requirements. However, suitable maintenance of a PV plant is essential to optimize energy yield and maximize the life of the system.
Some of the maintenance activities typically may include but not limited to the following:
Module cleaning is required periodically (dust, bird dropping and other debris can cause decrease in power generation). Periodicity depends on local conditions like dust, birds, air pollution, etc.
Other periodic checks include:
i) Checking module connection integrity
ii) Checking junction boxes / string combiner boxes
iii) Inspecting mechanical integrity of mounting structures
iv) Tightening cable connections that have loosened
v) Replacing blown fuses
vi) Repairing lightning damage
vii) Repairing equipment damaged by intruders or during module cleaning
8.Why should you become an installation partner?
You should opt to become our Installation partner to:
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Solar energy fosters energy independence, and local economic growth. If protecting the environment and creating local jobs are important to you, this is a great way to communicate that message and drive real change.
Solar helps your stakeholders reduce electricity costs and the associated carbon footprint and be a high-class support engine to our stakeholders.
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