World over, governments, organisations and corporations are pushing for solar power. India, has itself, committed to generating 100 GW of solar energy by 2022 as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions under UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Indian government has launched International Solar Alliance for investing in research & development and leading the policy change in the field of solar energy. Countries from across the world have joined the alliance. Schemes have been launched to promote adoption of rooftop solar power plants. Subsidy is provided by most state governments for residential projects. Increasingly companies such as Hero Future Energies are investing in the power plants across the country. Having developed projects at major societies in Delhi NCR, Corrit is expanding its frontiers as a major solar EPC company in the country.
However, the myths prevalent in society about solar plants is a major hindrance to their adoption. Firstly, it is believed that it is a costly affair. It is not! It is an investment in future and not an expenditure. Cost is recovered within 3–4 years of installation while the lifecycle extends till 25 years. This means you have free electricity from the plant for almost 20 years. Now, who wouldn’t want that?
“It is an investment and not an expenditure. You have free electricity from the plant for almost 20 years”
Secondly, we are often worried of hidden expenses & maintenance costs. There are none! Once a project is supplying electricity, a regular washing of panels with water is what is required. That’s all! They are no regular investments in a plant.
Thirdly, another myth revolves around plants not being efficient. While, it cannot be denied that power generation is dependent on solar rays falling on the panel. A good design and engineering ensures maximum shadow free area to maximise efficiency.
“A good design and engineering ensures maximum shadow free area to maximise efficiency.”
There is no doubt that in winters, generation would be low as there are less sunny days. In summers however, it is at its maximum efficiency, produces higher units and supplies it to grid. Yes! Government purchases the energy generated by your plant and these units can be adjusted for use in winters.
“Governments provide subsidy for the plants on residential buildings.”
A solar power plant brings in benefits for you, society, your nation and the world. It is your kids and grandkids who benefit our of this investment. It is like “Dada kharide aur pota pehne” — “Bought by grandfather and consumed by grandkids.” [An investment which keeps giving returns for long after it is bought.]
Solar energy provides a greener present protecting our future. The world will be a better place if we all adopt the new affordable, efficient and greener source of energy. For any details, feel free to drop an email, call us at +91–8882854321 or comment here. Visit our website to consult best designers and engineers.