Solar Power System

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaics convert light into electric current using the photovoltaic effect.

Photovoltaics were initially, and still are, used to power small and medium-sized applications, from the calculator powered by a single solar cell to off-grid homes powered by a photovoltaic array. They are an important and relatively inexpensive source of electrical energy where grid power is inconvenient, unreasonably expensive to connect, or simply unavailable. However, as the cost of solar electricity is falling, solar power is also increasingly being used even in grid-connected situations as a way to feed low-carbon energy into the grid.

Roof Top Solar Power Plant

A Rooftop photovoltaic power station is a system which uses one or morephotovoltaic panels, installed on rooftops of residential or commercial buildings, to convert sunlight into electricity. The various components in a rooftop photovoltaic power station include photovoltaic modules, mounting systems, cables, Solar inverters and other electrical accessories.

The urban environment provides a large amount of empty rooftop spaces and can inherently avoid the potential land use and environmental concerns. Estimating rooftop solar insolation is a multi-faceted process, as insolation values in rooftops are impacted by the following:

  • Time of the year
  • Weather conditions
  • Shading from adjacent buildings
  • Shading from overhanging vegetation
  • Roof slope
  • Roof Aspect
  • Shading from adjacent buildings and trees

Roof Top System On Grid Solar Power System:

In this segment, you can install solar power plant on your roof, produce electricity in the day time and directly convert them into AC power and use for loads during day time or export to Grid and save on EB Bills.

Roof Top System Off Grid Solar Power Plant System

In this system, you can install solar power plant on your roof top, generate electricity and store it in the battery. The system functions in such a manner – the battery is charged priority by solar power and if not by EB power. When the battery is full, if the solar power is available – then the load is connected to solar power – even when EB power is available.

Reading Material

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