Since ages, we have been using fossil fuel as our primary source of energy. The continuous use of this non-renewable and now rapidly depleting source of energy has left us with a polluted and unstable world. The fact that fossil fuel will not be available in the years to come, makes it all the more necessary to shift to solar energy – an immediate solutions to one of the world’s major problems.
The growth in technology has brought us to a stage where we understand the importance of balancing the needs of the environment with our needs. And installing solar panels to gather as much sun’s energy as possible is the epitome of our energy evolution.
The boon in India’s solar growth has been incredible over the years. The utility sector as well as the rooftop solar sector is developing unbelievably. The capacity addition in rooftop installation projects has increased from 72MW to 225MW since 2013. And this is an assurance that India is all set to reach the 3GW per annum market by the year 2020.
However, before choosing to install solar panels for your needs it is important to understand the ABC of solar energy and whether or not your house fulfils the criteria for solar installations.
So, let’s go ahead and check out a few things before saying YES to solar installations.
Check your Budget
Before you finalize your decision regarding installation of solar panels on your rooftop, take a glance at your current energy bills first. You need to have a clear idea of whether the installation will save you money or not. As you analyze, you will realize that it’ll definitely save the cut in your pocket being made by your current bills.
If you connect your rooftop solar energy system to the grid, you can forward all the surplus energy you receive back to the grid. This will not only help in reducing you electricity bill but with help you get a beneficial return on investment on your rooftop solar plant. Subsidy plans and net-metering policies announced by the governmental can help you in this regard.
Check Your Roof Type
Now that you have an idea on how you can save money using rooftop plants, you need to make sure whether your rooftop is capable of bearing the load of the PV modules. Estimate with the help of an expert your energy needs, how many modules you require, how much do they weigh, and whether or not your roof can handle that weight.
Solar installations are heavy but since they are designed with light weight metal, they can be installed with a few simple structural alterations to suit your roof type. You professional dealer can help you with this.
Check the Amount of Sunlight You Get
Another thing to check is whether you’re getting ample sunlight on your roof. If not, what are the objects causing obstruction. Clearing unwanted obstruction can help you get the maximum output of your rooftop solar plant. You solar power solution provider will help you better understand this.