Hi all, Our apartment association is considering going for partial solar solution to meet its needs and below is our requirement – Our monthly association EB usage is around 700 units. We are looking at installing a 2.5 KW solar system (with hybrid inverter) that will help us eliminate day time genset backup during summers. We would like this system to supply to 2 fans connected in each of 15 flats in our apartment to the common (association) EB grid. We would like to explore the feasibility of net-metering since beyond the backup, we have scope to route back to the grid and save on costs – esp. since we are falling in the highest slab of EB tariffs. Our association EB connection is a 3-phase system that supplies for a lift, motor and common lights. We are not looking for battery bank backup because of the above exclusive day time requirement. Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Some questions we have are: 1. We are assuming that ‘Islanding Protection’ will ensure that in scenario of grid-failure or load shedding, our solar system would still be active within our apartment for the select points we have planned for. Is this a correct assumption or is it total shutdown/blackout if the grid fails? 2. Is the above setup feasibile with net-metering? Esp. since our solar generation is partial and is required to meet the daytime backup for select points (for which wiring is already in place – for genset backup). We only want to avoid daytime genset backup and save on the cost – esp. during summer load shedding. 3. Is the 20% AP state subsidy announced only for net-meter or is it for the entire system? Is this subsidy available for off-grid solutions as well? 4. MNRE indicative costs are way less than what it practically works out!! MNRE guideline cost for a SPV system without battery is Rs.100 per watt. 2.5 KW (without battery) guideline cost = 100*2500 = 250000 After MNRE 30% subsidy = Rs.175000 If AP state subsidy of 20% is applicable = Rs. 140000 I have since enquired with three top companies and I am getting quotations raging from 3Lakhs to 3.5 Lakhs!!! And this is post subsidy, which is makes it almost twice the guideline cost!! Am I missing something or is there plenty of scope for negotiations :)? Thanks in advance for you expert opinions/suggestions. Thanks & Best Regards, Srinivasan M
- Team Saurya asked 7 years ago
- last active 6 months ago
I did some research here and there and i dont seem to find the ideal solution for me.
I live in Aizawl,Mizoram. The state electricity board supports Net Metering. Every time there is heavy rain, the electricity board cuts off electricity for safety reason (the infrastructure is very poor here in the hilly region). Moreover there is constant repair work going on every other day, making electricity extremely unreliable. An inverter is a default standard equipment in all homes here!
So what we want to do for our new house is install a 10 KW ON-GRID Solar System with Net Metering enabled, which helps reduce overall cost of our electricity, and also need a power backup system with 20-30 batteries to provide us electricity during the frequent electricity cut offs. The batteries should work only when the electricity board cuts off the electricity.
Can anyone provide me links to the dealers and the equipment i will need as well as the estimated cost?
- Mike Chuaungo asked 1 month ago
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I have Sukam Falcon Plus 12v Inverter and normal 150Ah SuKam Bazooka Tubular battery.
I wish to install 500Wh Solar panel.
In online, found solar panels with 100W, 250W, 360W and 12V, 24V, 48V.
My question is , can I connect any solar panel to my Inverter? Will sukam falcon plus has any restriction on that?
- Srinivasan Govindarajan asked 11 months ago
I want a solar system that can charge my battery a little(20% of the power) and supply the rest of the power to my house(80%) during the day. In the day if there is no power consumed , or less power consumed ,I wanted to send that difference power to the grid.
In the night ,I wanted to completely rely on my battery.
I wanted to know if there is any type of solar system that can suit my needs?
An important thing: If something goes wrong with the system or my solar system do not give enough output , can I rely on the electricity department to supply me normal electricity?
I apologise for the lengthy summary , I’m not very experienced with this.
Thanks a lot, in advance!
- Solar addict asked 11 months ago
Now using 285 Qcell , what is capacity
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- Abheer asked 1 year ago
I am new to this forum and pretty new to offgrid solar systems as a whole. I am in some form of trouble and need some expert, but quick advise. So here we go.
I have a 600w load connected to a 4 * 100 ah battery bank which has been configured for 24volts. The battery bank is being charged by 800w panels(100w panels(12 volts) * 8) which is also set to 24volts. The charge controller which charges the battery is made by Rk Solar and has a digital display in the front to display how much percent is my battery charged at any point of time.
Before connecting the load to the system i just wanted to check whether the controller was perfectly or not. So i wired up everything except the inverter/DC output from the controller.
Now is the bizarre part.During daylight, ie from 9 AM – 5 PM the controller shows the battery charge climbing from say 40% to 100% within 6 hours or so. Once the sun goes down, according to the controller that battery charge climbs down from 100% to 30% or low in some cases with no loads attached.
The discharge occurs within an hour or two. The controller is pretty new and is rated at 24v/40A.
What might be causing this?
- Renjith R asked 1 year ago
My current solar system for home:
1. 12V 100W polycrystalline Solar Panel.
2. 12V 75Ah Lead Acid solar tubular Battery.
3. PWM 12V 10A Solar Charge Controller.
4. 12V Input and 200VA Output Inverter.
Battery not getting charged fully daily because solar panel is getting around 3-4hours sunlight and that too includes sunlight at non-90 degree conditions.
So, I want to add an additional solar panel[preferably 200W or more] which will get 90 degree sunlight from 1pm to 5pm. Also, we get around 50 minutes of on grid supply. During this time inverter charges the battery too.
My questions as per my whole day research:
If I add a 24V 200+W solar panel, I have to connect the panels in series because
parallel means same voltage but ampere gets added.
series means same ampere but voltage gets added.
In this cases what changes are needed to charge the 12V battery?
I guess someone will suggest MPPT controller. What is the best controller available in India? budget max6000INR
To avoid huge costs and hastle for the above requirement if I go with 12V 150W panel, then I will just need to connect my 12V 10A with a new 12V 20A controller in parallel to draw 8.6+12.5A=22A approx. current from solar panels.Am I correct here?
During a hot and shiny summer how much watts does a 100W panel produce in 90 degree sun conditions? What is the worst output that I will get in rainy season?
While charging battery from the inverter during grid supply, I see the inverter shows around 6A-9A current supply to the battery. Is it the current only that counts how fast the battery goings to be charged. Does change in voltage play any role?
I want to pull as much current as possible from grid and put it to my battery during that 50min time. What device will let me do so? Logically to charge a 12V 75Ah battery from 0-100 we will need something that putts 900W of power into the battery in an hour.
900/12=70A approx. How much Ampere is safe for longetivity of battery?
P.S: In any circumstances safety and device efficiency is my priority.Please excuse any non-sensical thing if I mentioned above.
- Rajesh Nayak asked 1 year ago
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