On Grid Solar System – Achieve Maximum Productivity With Minimum Investment

Let us first understand what the term on grid solar system is and how does it function.

What is On Grid Solar System?
It is a bi-directional flow of energy wherein the PV system generates DC power by converting the sunlight into AC power, thereby infusing the power to the grid and getting credits for the same.

Functioning of On Grid Solar System-

  • Solar PV panels convert light energy into electrical energy(DC)
  • DC energy is converted to AC energy by PCU(Power Conditioning Unit)
  • This AC energy is either utilized by our homes/offices/industries or fed back to the local DISCOM.
  • A Bi-directional Net Meter is replaced by our conventional meter, which gives readings about the energy imported or exported, the difference of that is either billed to us or we get credits for extra energy exported, as the case may be.

Benifits of Grid Solar System-

  • No need to store energy in batteries, thus, no recurring cost is involved.
  • They are cost effective, i.e. they are economical, ROI within 3-4 years.
  • Eventually they pay off the investment amount in them by offsetting the utility bills.
  • They help in reducing your carbon footprints by increasing the use of non-conventional energy (the sun) and minimizing the use of conventional sources of energy which cause harm to the nature.
  • The electricity cost and usage is abridged.
  • The possibility of selling the excess electricity to the electricity board and generating revenue out of it escalates.
  • Moreover it helps you make smart use of the renewable sources of energy and avoid depletion of non-renewable ones.

The power generation potential of solar panels fixed varies from place to place conditional to the necessities of the consumers. To get additional information you can also visit our solar grid system section.

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What is Solar Photovoltaic System And How Do Solar Pv Cells Work ?

What is Solar PV?
Solar PV cells or solar cells convert solar energy into electrical energy. The PV cells are clubbed together in a system to be called as solar PV systems & they behave similar to any other power generation systems.

Solar PV systems make use of solar energy which is convenient & easy to store. The PV Systems consist of proper conduction of electrical energy, controls the flow of energy, facilitates electrical conversion, distribution & provides the necessary storage of the energy produced by the array.

Elements of a PV system
Diverse applications have diverse system requirements with different set of components which work in synchronization. Following are the elements of a PV system.
• Solar PV modules
• Solar Inverter with Anti-islanding mode feature.
• Battery Bank
• System and Battery Controller
• Assortment of balance of system (BOS) hardware, including wiring, over-current, surge protection and disconnect devices
• Power conversion unit (PCU)

What makes it different from the conventional system?
The basic operation of the system is similar to that of the conventional system only that the source of energy in the PV system is solar radiation. Other important elements of systems discussed above are used in synchronization for the appropriate power distribution, storage etc.

Following Diagram explains the PV system functioning:-

Image shows the important elements of the Solar PV system

As we can infer from the image, the systems are similar to those of the conventional systems with the difference of the PV panels. PV panels play the role of converting sun rays to DC electrical energy which are connected with dedicated system and thus result in the generation of electricity.

Batteries are often used in PV systems to store the additional energy & this power can be utilized during non-sunlight hours i.e. during the night time or during odd weathers etc.

Why Install Solar PV Systems?
Until recently solar system installation was perceived as a matter of luxury and not a necessity. With rising temperatures & a significant climate change it has become crucial for organizations & individuals to know the importance of using the renewable resources as the conventional ones are on the verge of extinction.

Not only do we need to think about the extinction of the conventional resources but also about the highly harmful emissions that go out as a by-product harming environment globally.

Following are few of the many important points that throw light on the significance of Solar PV systems.
Importance of Solar PV Systems
• Convenient – Solid state and self-contained process of energy conversion.
• Clean – No consumption and emission of matter.
• Robust – The system can withstand severe weather conditions.
• Sustainable – System fuel i.e. solar energy is abundantly available.
• Scalable – Can be installed with capacity of Watts to Mega Watts.
• High Savings – Solar PV system is a one-time investment; we can reap the benefits for next 25 years.
• Safe – It is one of the most secure energy conversion process.
• Popular – Solar PV technology is becoming popular & the governments are subsidies & tax credits.

Read more to know about solar energy & its current scenario in the world

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Solar Radiation – An Environment Friendly Source Of Energy

We all have been hearing about some serious terms like energy shortage, extinction of fossil fuels, high emission of harmful gases, acid rains, global warming etc. We tend to give a serious thought for a moment but generally end up taking these issues for granted and there is very little action that goes into the challenge at hands.

In this section we will try to understand how all these terms are related and is there anything that we as an individual can do to curb these serious issue. Let us understand what is the energy required at the world stage for the moment.

Energy required & its current Scenario
The GPEC or global primary energy consumption is 15TW. This energy is consumed by various industries, military, residential lighting, aviation & many more. The current generation of energy is heavily dependent on the fossil fuels like coal, oil & natural gas. These resources are formed over a long period of time (generally hundreds/thousands of years in the formation) & are limited. The maximum that it can last is another century & the human civilization will be is in dire need to look capitalize on the only option that they will have i.e. the renewable resources like solar, wind, tidal, bio-mass and geothermal energy.

So how much is the potential of the renewable energy like solar? What is the limit to it? Can we sustain for a longer period? & Can we depend on it completely? These are some primary questions which come to our mind when we talk about solar energy being sustainable.

Following image which will clear all of the doubts about the potential of the solar energy & the energy it has in its radiation.

The Image explains the share of energy that can be produced through the natural renewable resources & the current global primary energy consumption.

It can be inferred from the image that we are clearly underestimating the solar energy & neglecting the rich offerings of it. The quantum of solar energy that earth receives every 15 minutes in form of solar radiation is sufficient to ply total energy requirement of the earth over a year. Also, the energy can be harnessed without polluting the environment, unlike conventional energy resources.

Not only it is in our best interest to go solar but we need to prioritize solar over other energy sources as we have been depleting the conventional resources like petroleum, coal etc. at speeds like never before.

Advantages of using solar power
• Clean Energy: Solar energy is free from harmful emission & the energy that we receive through it is a 100% clean & non-polluting unlike other resources
• Renewable Source: Solar Energy is a renewable resource of energy and can exist for as long as the sun exists.
• Low Maintenance: The maintenance required is the least of all the other counterparts.
• Easy Installations: Installations are easy and are customizable to the needs of the individual loads.

Energy Consumption Dataset Reveals To Practice Use Of Renewable Source Of Energy

Climate change is real & it’s happening right now, was said not very long ago by a famous academy award winner & it is true to its full meaning. Planet Earth is experiencing climate change like never before and with high emissions of harmful gases & increasing pollution this scenario is only set to worsen.

High dependencies on the fossil fuels like petroleum, natural gas, coal, uranium etc. is the key reason for increasing pollution. These sources are highly polluting & cause various ill effects on the human life. This leads to unhealthy atmosphere resulting in acid rains, global warming & climate change.

Current Use of Non Renewable Energies & their effects
Non-renewable resources are naturally present & provides high efficiency in their use. These energy resources are easy to extract & are very convenient to use. Just a small amount of nuclear energy produces high amount of heat facilitating power generation etc.
However, the disadvantages of the conventional energies can no longer be disregarded as they are harming the environment like never before & are on verge of extinction in the coming decades.

The use of conventional resources is creating a two-fold harm to our planet.
1. These resources are depleting & we will be running out of the conventional resources with their high use
2. Upon usage, these resources produce high emission of harmful gases & result in pollution of environment.

Following are the few facts which will result with the current rate of depletion of naturally available resources namely oil, natural gas & coal.

• World proved oil reserve as of 2015, sufficient to meet 52.5 years of global production.
• World proved natural gas reserve as of 2015, sufficient to meet 54.1 years of global production.
• World proved coal reserve as of 2015, sufficient to meet 110 years of global production.

Above numbers rightly create panic & demand serious attention politically as well as socially and will make us think about the alternatives to conventional resources.

Alternative to the Conventional Energy
Renewable resources are the resources which can be replenished time and again from the environment. These are the resources like wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower & bio mass. These resources are never ending & create less or no pollution. Also called as clean source of energy the use of renewable resources assists in reducing the harmful emissions generated through the use of conventional energy resources.
The most convenient & easy to use renewable source of energy is solar energy.

What is Solar Energy?
Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis. A huge part of clean energy can be generated using the solar power & it will ensure negligible emissions in the atmosphere.

Solar energy is a renewable energy source & can be harnessed in all parts of the world with depending on its irradiation. Also, it is an never ending source of energy. sufficient for all of mankind, if capitalized optimally.

Please visit Energy potential in solar radiation to know more about solar energy capacity.

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Solar Power Vs Fossil Fuels – Choice To Sustain Future

Fossil fuel has been around for millions of years. They have been used for powering countless things such as our household, businesses, manufacturing, and our cars to name a few. Our dependency has dated far back in time and continues even till today despite growing resources of alternative energy.

The primary sources of fossil fuel energy include coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Their combined energy was a blessing to mankind.

Mankind has reaped the benefits of fossils fuels for more than a decade and has also taken it for granted. For instance, many of us have left our heaters, air conditioners, television sets, computers and lights on for more hours than we should or need.

Environmental problems faced by Fossil Fuels.
Fossil fuels = Pollution.
Unlike solar powered energy, fossil fuels are non-renewable resources. Not only do they take years to form, but the rate of use is far greater than the rate of formation.
In addition to being non-renewable, fossil fuels also produce around 21.3 billion tons of CO2 each year. According to scientists and environmentalists, CO2 is our global warming contributor that causes the average surface temperature of the Earth to rise.

Solar Powered Energy rising above fossil fuels.
In only one hour, the amount of energy that shines on the Earth equates to the amount used by the world’s population in an entire year. Mankind has developed a way to utilize the sun’s vast energy by converting its sunlight into electricity via photovoltaic and other solar power methods.
The fossil fuels in the form of plants underneath the earth which transform into oil over time are drilled using polluting machinery. To further refine the oil, more machinery is needed. This polluting cycle is continuous, yet fossil fuel abundance is not.
Although manufacturing solar panels utilize fossil fuels, the overall gain is greater than using fossil fuels alone because less is needed and all other powering thereafter is done by capturing the sun’s energy.
The conclusion is pretty clear. Going Solar is more beautiful in the long run.

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Great Lifetime Advantages Of Use Of Solar Energy

A majority of the world’s current electricity supply is generated from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas and we’ve been benefitted by it in a number of ways. While we continue to enjoy the benefits, these energy sources face a number of challenges including rising prices, security concerns over dependence on imports from a limited number of countries which have significant fossil fuel supplies, and growing environmental concerns over the climate change risks associated with power generation using fossil fuels.

Renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric and windpower generation have emerged as potential alternatives which address some of these concerns. As opposed to fossil fuels, which draw on finite resources that may eventually become too expensive to retrieve, renewable energy sources are generally unlimited in availability.

With solar power every sunray that hits your roof is a chance to lower your electricity bill and your carbon footprint. Over millions, have already chosen solar, and are being rewarded for it.

Save on your electric bill.

Solar energy is immediate savings on your electricity bills. You will start noticing a lesser amount bill irrespective of how small the installation is. Solar energy is a modular technology, meaning you can install as many or as few panels as you like – whenever you like. Each new kilowatt of installed solar capacity brings you bigger electricity bill savings.  With a large enough installation, it’s possible to reduce your energy bill completely.

Sell your power to the grid.

When your system generates more electricity than needed, that additional power is fed back into the grid and you might also be eligible for a feed-in tariff. Feed-in tariff is the credit on your energy bill for sending energy back to the power grid.

Environment Friendly.

As more homes and businesses across the country install solar panels, our nation moves away from fossil fuel consumption and closer to a clean economy powered by the sun. The benefits of this transition are enormous:

  • Better health due to cleaner air, water, and soil
  • Greater energy security due to reductions in imported fuel
  • Stronger economic growth through the creation of green jobs
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of catastrophic climate change, and severe weather
  • Flexible Locations.

Solar power production facilities can be installed at the customer site which reduces required investments in production and transportation infrastructure.

Despite the cost, an advantage of photovoltaic systems is that they can be used in remote areas. Anywhere a diesel generator is the technology of choice, many times a photovoltaic system is a much better life-cycle cost option.

Stand-alone photovoltaic systems produce power independently of the utility grid. In some off-the-grid locations even one half kilometer from power lines, stand-alone photovoltaic systems can be more cost-effective than extending power lines. They are especially appropriate for remote, environmentally sensitive areas, such as national parks, cabins, and remote homes.

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