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Yearly Archives - 2019

From SAND to Solar Panel

How are Solar Panels made ? Steps & Production assembly.

How are solar panels made ?

SOLAR PANEL BRIEF HISTORY AND OVERVIEW

Solar power technology is not a recent development; in fact, it dates back to the mid-1800s to the industrial revolution when solar energy plants were developed to heat water that created steam to drive machinery. Continue reading below for a brief solar panel history.

From SAND to Solar Panel

Solar Industry Supply chain starts from SAND. SolarOcta info graphic makes it easy to understand how solar panels are made.

Solar panel history

In 1839 Alexandre Edmond Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect which explains how electricity can be generated from sunlight. He claimed that “shining light on an electrode submerged in a conductive solution would create an electric current.” However, even after much research and development subsequent to the discovery, photovoltaic power continued to be very inefficient and solar cells were used mainly for the purposes of measuring light.

Over 100 years later, in 1941, Russell Ohl invented the solar cell, shortly after the invention of the transistor.

How solar panels work

Light (photons) striking certain compounds, in particular, metals, causes the surface of the material to emit electrons. Light striking other compounds causes the material to accept electrons. It is the combination of these two compounds that can be made use of to cause electrons to flow through a conductor, and thereby create electricity. This phenomenon is called the photo-electric effect. Photovoltaic (or PV) means sunlight converted into a flow of electrons (electricity).

 

Solar power is a rapidly developing energy source in Australia and around the world. The potential for using the sun to directly supply our power needs is huge.

Solar panels can generate electricity without any waste or pollution, or dependence on the Earths natural resources once they are constructed. They have no moving parts so modules are very reliable and have a long lifespan. Solar panels are relatively easy to install and are very low maintenance.

A useful characteristic of solar photovoltaic power generation is that it can be installed on any scale as opposed to conventional forms of power generation that require large scale plant and maintenance.

Solar panels can be installed to generate power where it is needed, which removes the need to transport and distribute electricity over long distances to remote areas.

 

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Solar Subsidy in Delhi- Grid connected rooftop Solar power plant 2019

Updates from SolarOcta HQ
SOLAR SUBSIDY IN DELHI

It has been a while since we have posted our updates on our blog.

This has a reason though, work more than you talk as our team likes to hustle and be low profile. As we believe actions speak louder than words.

Recently a lot has happened,

We are working tirelessly to enhance the installed grid connected Solar PV capacity in Northern parts of India.

And

With this, we have been closing on 1 MW target.

In the meanwhile, onto residential rooftop portfolio.

No subsidy since our inception

But now!

We are based in Delhi, and have been working for the past 2 years, without any subsidy to our customers from government, as the benchmark costs set for subsidy consider low-quality components and only generic brands can be considered for the set price band, which compromises the system designed for 25yrs, and puts a second thought about the operation and maintenance and warranty claims from these not so popular brands, thus we never considered subsidies as a part of our working portfolio.

Come 2019, our 3rd year of operations.

We still consider you should opt for a solar power plant regardless of the subsidy provision by our government because Government policies should be considered as a helping hand to the needy,

Government subsidy on the solar power plant is considered on the lowest quoted benchmark cost.

Which here in Delhi, for Residential consumers is set at INR 44,100/KWp. For a plant size between 1 to 10 KWp.

And this is the last time our government is providing a Subsidy of 30% of the above-mentioned amount.

this subsidy is for Residential and institutional consumers.

(varies as per Govt. Between INR 12,600 – 13,200 per KWP)

And For once,

We wanted to provide this option to our consumers who are dependent on subsidies to make a choice about their independence from electric bills.

From June 1st, the policies have been changed and the new projects which will be proposed by Government after September would only have a Subsidy of 20%. for up to 10Kwp plants, only for Residential consumers.

Now, We at least once wanted to know how these subsidies and government departments work and cater our Sustainability development services towards customers depending on government subsidies.

Thus, we applied to be a vendor for the government of Delhi NCT.

And agreed to the norms set by DERC and IPGCL.

HERE IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT!

WE ARE NOW EMPANELED UNDER DELHI GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE UP FRONT SUBSIDY TO FIRST 10 CONSUMERS.

We have a limited quantity of 100 KWP for subsidy disbursement.

Only valid for Residential and institutional consumers of 1 to 10 KWp plant size.

Now the best part, this subsidy is valid on both of our premium and economy options.

*Only Indian brands for Solar Panels.

*Only inverters with 40% domestic manufacturing are eligible for the subsidy.

So cross out the micro-inverters.

We reserve the right to consider which 10 customers will be provided this subsidy on first come first serve basis.

Insights to

GBI – GENERATION BASED INCENTIVE

This is a special scheme only available for Delhi.

Referred as Mukhya Mantri solar yojna

In this scheme,

All rooftop solar power plants installed by an empanelled vendor in the year 2019, will be eligible for a monetary incentive by the Delhi government.

This incentive is capped at INR 2/kwh unit generated by the solar power plant,

Can be used for self-consumption or injected into the discom grid.

For each unit generated by your solar power plant, you are going to receive a credit into your bank account every 6 months. I.e twice in a year.

This payment will be effective for the next 5 yrs.

The incentive is capped at 1100 units per KWP installed Capacity per year.

So, if you install a 5 Kwp system,

It should generate 5500 units in a year, Acc. To Delhi government norms,

So 5500 x INR 2 = INR 11,000 EACH YEAR.

( SPLIT IN 2 PAYMENTS, INR 5500 every 6 months credited into your bank account)

INR 11,000 X 5 yrs = INR 55,000 in 5 years.

This is an added incentive we as an Empaneled vendor can provide to our customers opting for net metering in Delhi.

This is the benefit which will be provided to all our customers, regardless of the first cum first serve subsidy internal clause.

Effective,

You are not only saving money on your Electricity bills by consuming clean electricity generated by solar energy at the daytime, but also getting paid to use that clean energy as an added bonus.

This GBI, helps our consumers get ROI in under 4 years, no matter how expensive system they opt for.

If you own a Rooftop and have electricity consumption, duh

Which we all do, this summer is all about AIR CONDITIONING.

Going solar for all your Electricity Needs, MAKES ECONOMICAL SENSE,

&

MAKES A CONSCIOUS SENSE.

SO,

WE HAVE TRIED OUR BEST TO MAKE YOU OPT FOR A SOLAR POWER PLANT.

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN.

TO SHOW SOME EFFORTS AND SWITCH TO A RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE.

AND

USE THE AC all day without any guilt of having large carbon footprints and causing emissions to stay cool.

Regards

Team SolarOcta

Enquiry@solarocta.com

Call today +91-8851067914

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