The sun has been producing energy for more than billions of years. We call this energy as solar energy. One of the most important facts about solar energy is that it does not produce any pollutants and it is one of the cleanest sources of renewable energy. The cost of maintenance is low and it is easy to harness through solar photovoltaic technology (solar panels).
About 86,000 TW of sun’s energy reaches on earth and earth’s global energy consumption is around 15TW. Covering 4% of the world’s desert area with Solar PV could supply equivalent of all of the world’s electricity requirements.
As Asia typically receives abundant exposure to the sun, companies in Asia are in a unique position to positively reduce their utility bills.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology was developed in the 1960’s for space applications. This mature technology is now used in Commercial and Industrial rooftop applications. The PV modules convert the sun’s energy into usable electricity. The rooftop Solar PV system works in this way:
- Solar PV modules are positioned and installed on the roof of buildings to receive maximum solar radiation.
- The energy received by the modules is converted into Direct Current (DC) electricity.
- The DC electricity flows through cables into inverters. These electrical devices convert DC electricity into Alternating Current (AC) electricity which is the same type used to power the majority of loads in buildings eg. machines, computers, lighting, A/C, etc.
- The AC electricity is then used throughout the facility and can in some cases be exported back to the grid.
- All generated AC electricity is tracked and easily accessible by the facility owner.
SunInfra Energies does not disconnect or replace your current utility connection. The system installed provides power to the facility and simply reduces the amount of energy taken from the grid. When the solar facility produces less energy than needed, the balance is drawn from the grid or Diesel generator. The facility remains connected to the grid as it was before. The customer receives bills from Suninfra Energies (in case of PPA) for the lower-cost kWh and from the utility for the balance, at the same rate as before. The overall energy costs will reduce considerably.
Every 24 hours, enough sunlight touches the Earth to provide the energy for the entire planet for 24 years.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Nothing. In effect, all that will happen is that your roof will get an additional layer and will be more protected from the elements.
We have flexible payment plans ranging from Capex (Upfront investment), OPEX / BOOT (Pay as you use) to Lease.
No we don’t. We source panels from Tier -1 manufacturers globally.
Net Metering: Under this framework, the energy generated from the rooftop system is first used internally (by the rooftop owner’s facility to meet internal loads) and the excess is exported to the grid only to be netted out against energy imports at other times.
Gross Metering : Under this framework, all the energy generated from solar rooftop systems is exported to the grid with no internal consumption at the rooftop owner’s facility. The FIT denotes the price paid by the utility for the solar power from the rooftop.
We design systems to last beyond 25 years.
In most cases, roof modifications are not required. We will assess your roof and, when confirmed suitable, will make all the arrangements ourselves.
The solar panels have a warranty for a period of 25 years, however, the projected life is longer.
The evacuation of solar power happens in the LT room, in most cases at 415 V.
Since Solar PV works on the basis of the intensity of sunlight it gets, your solar system typicallywakes up at around 6am in the morning and goes to sleep at about 6 or 7pm in the evening. The energy output increases gradually and peaks at around noon and then gradually decreases as the
Sun starts setting.
We will install a meter at the “injection point” where the power generated from the system will be injected into your electrical system. The generation data shall also be visible online through the web portal and mobile application.
Solar systems do not weigh much and usually this is not an issue. In all cases, Suninfra’s Team will ask you for the technical information about your roof structure in order to make an assessment.
Yes, we do provide an app or web-based link that can be used to see the up-to-date performance of your system.
Solar modules (panels) and inverters are the main components of a solar power system and they constitute 70% of project cost.
1 kWp solar system requires approximately 10 sq. m (or 100 sq. ft) of shadow free area. Therefore, one 1 MWp (1000 kWp) solar system would require 10,000 sq. m / 1,00,000 sq. ft / 3 acres of shadow free area.
Yes, wind load is considered. The wind load will depend upon the exact location. The installer should consider IS standards for the specific location. But solar power plants can be designed for any wind load.
Solar photovoltaic panels have no moving parts, and therefore require little maintenance, which will include module cleaning with water every 2-4 weeks and preventive electrical maintenance every 3 months.
A 1 MW plant will generate around 15 lac units in the first year. The exact power generated will be subject to the location of the solar power plant.
Yes, the power produced will degrade by up to 2.5 % in the first year and up to 0.5 -0.8 % during each of the following years. In the 25th year, the solar system will still produce 80-90% of the energy produced in the 1st year.