Due to declining costs, improved affordability, and government support through subsidies, solar energy is gradually beginning to gain traction among businesses, industries, and homes. If you’ve thought about going solar, you’ve definitely heard about how cost-effective it is and you’re hoping it can help you save money on your electricity costs. The question of whether solar panels are practical for your home still has to be answered.
The first step is to determine how much power you typically use each day
Do you consume six to twenty units daily? Then going solar might be a wise choice.
Recognize the cost of your grid electricity consumption
The average electricity bill for independent homeowners is between INR 2,000 and 3,000. This depends on a number of variables, like your location and the electricity rates there, if you use a water heater or an air conditioner, etc. Installing a system might not be a financially sensible choice if you own a home and your monthly costs total less than INR 1500. Also consider the possibility that your expenses will increase significantly in the summer owing to increased use of fans, coolers, and air conditioners.
Do you have enough space to put in solar panels?
Never believe in the misconception that installing solar systems requires a lot of space. Each panel is approximately 5 feet by 3 feet in size. A 1 KW rooftop solar installation typically needs 100 square feet of rooftop space. You might need numerous solar panels, which would require a much greater area, depending on your energy needs (how much energy you want to offset) and the efficiency of the solar panels.
You must have access to a rooftop area without any shadows
A significant object, such as a wall, a nearby tree, a roof, or a structure, must not cast a shadow over the area where the panels are to be installed, especially between the hours of 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. Even slight shadowing on the panels can result in less solar energy production.
A sturdy roofing system that can support solar panels is also essential
Although less frequently mentioned, a sturdy roofing structure is an important consideration. The solar system itself is not heavy and won’t harm the roof, but strong winds can have a negative impact on installations. The installation must therefore be able to withstand strong winds on the roof.
Last but not least, consider the local climate where you live
Solar uses the power of the sun. Solar energy can be produced in all types of weather, including rain and hail, although 365 days of sunshine are optimal for the greatest benefit. High-efficiency solar panels ensure that both direct and indirect sun rays are converted.
Up to 4-5 units per day can be produced by a 1 KW system. To get the overall savings from net metering, multiply each unit by the local tariff for your home.
Still Not sure if solar energy is right for you? Trust the professionals at INA Solar to do a site evaluation and assist you with solarizing your property. Join forces with us to positively impact the environment and your wallet.
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