Renewable energy is currently being rapidly embraced throughout the world. India is also becoming a major producer of renewable energy on the international stage. By the end of 2022, the government hopes to have built 175 GW of renewable energy, as part of its efforts to advance sustainable development. Out of this, solar installation targets have been established at 100 GW.
Of this aim, 23 GW have already been reached to date, while 40 GW are in various phases of execution. India has surpassed the US to take over second place in the world for solar power generation thanks to its propensity for solar energy production.
In this blog, we will explore the types of solar power plants you can adopt.
An excellent technique to make use of the unused roof space and increase the profitability of solar energy generation is to place solar panels over a rooftop. SunInfra can create a tailored solution that meets your demands, whether it be a tin shed, an RCC roof, or another type of roof.
Although 87% of solar energy is produced by large-scale installations, the adoption rate of solar rooftop panels is rising at the moment. Between 2013 and 2016, the installed solar rooftop capacity increased from 117 MW to 1250 MW. The National Solar Mission of India, an initiative of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has set a goal of 500 GW by 2030 in light of this enormous increase.
Solar Power Plant at Car Park
A solar car park solution is an effective way to use the space on your property to install solar panels if it has a designated parking spot or an unsecured storage area. While utilising solar energy, it serves the aim of providing shade for the objects or materials underneath.
Further, this solar solution at the car parking can be used to power the EV charging station. The way EVs are growing in, it needs a charging station and solar energy can be used to charge them.
SunInfra Energies assists with complete turnkey execution, starting directly from Design & Installation to Operations & Maintenance of ground-mounted Solar plants throughout their whole project life, whether it is an Open Access project or a Captive On-Site Solution.
If you have a piece of land that is not in use and big enough to host a solar power plant, then you should adopt a solar power plant without any second thought.
Floating Solar Power Plant
Solar panels attached to objects that float on a body of water, usually a lake or an artificial basin, are referred to as floating solar. Since 2016, floating solar projects have become more well-known.
Floating solar power plants also protect the water from being evaporated.
Several reasons further accentuate the benefits of installing solar rooftop panels in buildings:
They offer cost savings
The ability to save money is the main benefit of installing rooftop solar panels. Rooftop solar has tariff rates that are 17 and 27% less expensive than industrial and commercial tariff rates, respectively.
It is a secure investment
The price of electricity is always changing. Therefore, it is challenging to estimate the cost of electricity over a specific period. On the other hand, it is simple to estimate the cost of power produced when it comes to electricity produced by solar rooftops. Even the cost of producing electricity for an additional ten years can be estimated. This makes it a safe investment.
It increases access to energy
Even though India’s power shortage is steadily lessening, many residents of both rural and urban areas continue to have inefficient and unstable access to energy. These folks must use substitutes, like diesel generators. These options have risky operating expenses as well as negative health implications. Solar energy is a cost-effective source of electricity in this case. Rooftop solar panels are environmentally friendly since they use the sun’s energy to produce electricity. Additionally, their operational costs are consistent.
Support from the government
To promote the use of solar energy, the government provides tax incentives to individuals who install rooftop solar panels, whether they are used for residential or commercial reasons. The government provides the installer with a subsidy of 30% of the installation cost, according to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Reduces carbon footprints
Solar energy is produced using solar panels. As a result, they are less likely to pollute the environment than traditional energy sources. They don’t make any noise while operating and emit fewer hazardous gas emissions than a generator. It also works well as a source of energy to fight climate change. Rooftop solar is therefore perfect because it lowers carbon footprints.
Low maintenance cost
Rooftop solar panels are particularly important for this reason: they require relatively little upkeep. If properly maintained, they have a service life of over 20 years.
Suitable for the climate in India Rooftop solar panels use the sun’s energy to create power. India enjoys a favorable geographic location and a lot of tropical sunlight. In India, there are over 300 sunny days with clear skies per year. Therefore, using rooftop solar panels in this situation is excellent.
Several uses solar energy can be used for a variety of other things in addition to producing electricity. Water can be heated and hot air or water can be supplied to a structure using it. Additionally, it can be utilized to power electric generators.
It doesn’t need more room for installation. The ability to be installed on any type of roof is one of the main benefits of rooftop solar panels. So, installing rooftop solar panels doesn’t require homeowners to give up their land or spend money on purchasing more land. The panels also protect the building’s roof when they are installed.