The focus on sustainability is increasing in our country and with it the need to transition to cleaner energy sources. In comparison to all the other available options, solar power systems have turned out to be the most feasible option for Indian homeowners. Solar energy is a renewable and abundantly available power source, and through it, we can reduce our reliance on traditional electricity which is based on fossil fuels.
If the villa projects in Hyderabad are any indication, the country is about to be swept by a storm of solar power systems. Homeowners now want to contribute to a greener future because it means energy independence and lower costs.
The Advantages of Employing Solar Power Systems
- Solar energy is renewable and sustainable, thus it ensures a long-term source of power with no risk of depletion.
- A reduction in carbon footprint for homeowners with solar power systems installed, which in return helps mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.
Available Types of Solar Power Systems
There are two types of power systems for residential use:
- Grid-Tied Systems: These systems are connected to the utility grid and allow homeowners to sell whatever excess electricity is made back to the grid/the power providers through a net metering system. Thus the system helps owners offset their energy consumption while generating income through the selling of surplus energy.
- Off-Grid Systems: These systems run independently from the power grid. They generate and store electricity in solar batteries and encourage the concept of off-grid living, which is a lifestyle that is centred around energy independence and self-sustainability. An off-grid system warrants a higher investment per setup when compared to grid-tied solar systems.
Components Of Solar Power Systems
For the installation of a solar power system, you need solar panels, less popularly known as photovoltaic (PV) panels which are to be installed on the rooftop or other such suitable location from where it can successfully capture sunlight which will be then converted into electricity.
Each solar panel is made up of multiple solar cells that generate direct current, and DC electricity. Solar Inverters are then set up and used to convert DC electricity into AC (Alternating Current) which we all can then use for our everyday use.
Financing Option and Government Incentives
Various incentives have been introduced by the Indian Government to encourage citizens to adopt solar energy. The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is one such notable incentive which provides a substantial tax credit for homeowners who opt to install solar systems. Additionally, the Telangana State Government and utility companies have offered rebates, subsidies, and highly profitable net metering programs to enhance the allure of solar energy.
Maintenance of Solar Power Systems
Though solar power systems require little to no daily maintenance, they do require regular monitoring for all components to function optimally and for them to generate the most possible electricity. You can utilize the help of mobile apps and online portals provided by the panel provider or a third party to monitor the performance track energy production, and detect issues.
By ensuring periodical cleaning of the solar panels, and by removing dust and debris to maximum sunlight absorption you will elongate your system’s life and benefit from regularly high energy outputs.
Solar power systems give a sustainable, cost-effective solution to Indian homeowners by allowing them to easily tap into a clean, renewable source of energy. The luxury villas in Hyderabad already come equipped with the setup required for solar panel installation. As a result, its allure amongst the more carbon-emission-conscious population has sky-rocketed in recent times.