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    Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) plays a crucial role in the solar subsidy scheme. It oversees the implementation of the scheme, empanels approved vendors, sets technical standards, processes subsidy applications, and ensures the proper disbursement of funds to eligible beneficiaries.

    The solar subsidy scheme in Gujarat is a government initiative aimed at promoting the adoption of solar energy. It provides financial assistance to individuals and organizations for installing solar power systems, reducing the overall cost and encouraging sustainable energy practices.

    If you experience issues with your application, you should first check to ensure all information and documents are correctly submitted. If problems persist, contact the Gujarat Energy Development Agency for assistance.

    Several factors can affect the price, including the brand of the solar panels, the technology used (monocrystalline vs. polycrystalline), the size of the system you need, installation charges, and any additional equipment such as inverters and batteries.

    Applicants need to submit a detailed form available on the Gujarat Energy Development Agency’s official website, along with required documents such as proof of residence, identification, and details about the installation site.

    The solar subsidy scheme in India is a government initiative designed to promote the use of solar energy by providing financial incentives to individuals, businesses, and institutions to reduce the cost of installing solar PV systems.

    Yes, the Indian government and the state of Gujarat offer various subsidies and incentives for solar panel installations. These can include reductions in installation costs and tax benefits. SOM energy systems is a reputable solar company in Vadodara can help you navigate and apply for these incentives.

    The solar subsidy scheme amount can vary depending on the capacity of the solar system installed. Typically, the scheme provides a percentage of the cost of installation as a subsidy. Detailed information on the subsidy rates can be found on the GEDA website.

    Learn about the factors affecting solar system costs and utilize our online calculator for a preliminary estimate, making it easier for Ahmedabad residents to plan their solar investments.

    Learn about our quality assurance processes, from selecting premium materials to conducting rigorous testing, guaranteeing reliable solar power solutions for Vadodara.

    The subsidy amount can vary depending on the capacity of the solar rooftop system installed and the current policies set by the government. Typically, a percentage of the total installation cost is covered. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is best to consult the Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) or local solar installation providers.

    Begin by contacting a reputable solar energy company specializing in commercial installations in Gujarat. They will assess your building’s suitability, provide a detailed proposal, and guide you through the entire process from design to installation.

    Explore how incorporating solar hot water systems aligns with corporate sustainability goals, reduces carbon footprint, and enhances the overall environmental responsibility of commercial enterprises.

    We prioritize quality components and rigorous testing to ensure the durability and longevity of our industrial solar installations. Our systems are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions and deliver consistent performance.

    Yes, many systems are designed for scalability. A reputable solar company can assess your facility’s future needs and design a system that allows for easy expansion.

    Industrial solar panels offer reduced energy costs, environmental sustainability, and potential incentives. They also contribute to a company’s commitment to green practices and renewable energy.

    Industrial solar panels have a significantly lower environmental impact compared to traditional energy sources, as they produce clean energy and reduce carbon emissions.

    Solar panels are commonly used for commercial purposes. Many businesses install solar panels on their rooftops or premises to generate clean and sustainable energy. Commercial solar power systems help reduce electricity costs over the long term, contribute to environmental sustainability, and often come with financial incentives and tax benefits. Using solar panels for commercial purposes aligns with both economic and environmental goals, making it a popular choice for various industries.

    Solar water heaters are effective in a variety of climates. While they work best in regions with abundant sunlight, modern systems are designed to capture and utilize sunlight even in less sunny conditions.

    Yes, solar panels can still generate electricity on cloudy days, although their efficiency may be reduced.

    Solar panels work by converting sunlight into electricity through a process called the photovoltaic effect. While direct sunlight is ideal for optimal energy production, solar panels can still generate power in diffuse or indirect sunlight, which occurs on cloudy days.

    The cost depends on factors like system size, quality of components, installation intricacies, and available subsidies. A reliable solar rooftop dealer can provide a customized quote based on your requirements.

    The largest solar energy company in Gujarat is SOM Energy Systems. With its expansive portfolio of solar projects and a commitment to sustainable energy solutions, Adani Green Energy Limited has established itself as a leader in the solar energy sector within Gujarat.

    Solar is by far the most financially benefitting renewable systems. If you are worried by your high electricity bills, solar is the way to go. The subsidy from the government is like a cherry on top. You can get your solar system up and running by claiming your subsidy of up to 40%.

    There are many benefits for going solar. The major & the most rewarding ones are:

    • It saves your money by giving you zero electricity bills.
    • You can protect yourself from rising electricity rates.
    • You can increase your property value
    • You can earn money by supplying to the grid
    • You can reduce your carbon footprint
    • You can get your money back in just 3 – 4 years
    • Most Importantly, you can contribute into saving our planet by choosing green & clean energy.

    On-grid solar power system is a solar power generation system where electricity generated by the system is used to run your home appliances. These type of systems are connected to the grid so that when the excess power is generated, it diverts the power to grid and you receive money for the power you supply.

    A typical Solar Rooftop systems consists of the following:

    • Solar Modules
    • Inverter Distribution
    • Box Solar Meter
    • Bidirectional Meter

    However, these kind of systems are connected bi-directionally so that when you need excess power which cannot be supplied by your solar systems, that power will be supplied by the grid for which you pay the money.

    As per the GUVNL scheme, the Gujarat Government is providing subsidy to install Solar Rooftop Systems for the Residential houses. The scheme started in late November when the Chief Minister of Gujarat Mr. Vijay Rupani Announced it.

    According to the scheme you can get upto 40% subsidy for your  solar rooftop systems. Here are the details:

    1. 40% Subsidy till 3Kw  
    2. 20% Subsidy Above 3Kw

    Yes there is a time limit. As per the government, you can apply for your solar rooftop subsidy till March 2021. After that the window will be closed to apply for your solar.

    The documents required for applying to claim your solar subsidy are as follows:

    1. Your latest electricity bill
    2. House tax receipt (Vara Bill)
    3. Aadhar Card
    4. Two passport size photo

    No, On grid solar systems are designed in such a way that they will not supply power during the power outage. The reason behind this is that, when the power outage is present, the energy will try to go to grid. This is done to protect the engineers working on the grid lines from getting electrocuted. The inverters are the ones that cuts the power supply to grid.

    Solar Panels are devices that generates DC current. The appliance in your homes run on AC current. So to use the power supplied from solar rooftop systems, an inverter is used. An inverter is a device that converts DC current into AC current. 

    Yes you will be able to track your solar plant generation everyday. Modern inverters are equipped with technology for giving you a summary of daily power generation. You just need to connect your inverter to a Wi-Fi or insert a sim card through a stick provided with the inverter itself.

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    Today’s solar panels are also extremely resilient against high winds and heavy rain. Most solar panels are certified to withstand hurricane force winds. In addition, the aluminum and glass casings that hold a solar panel’s solar cells are highly waterproof, even during extreme rain. 

    Therefore the solar panels can run for maximum of 25 years if taken proper care and maintenance.

    Yes solar panels comes with a warranty of 10 years. If there is any irregularities in your solar panel power generation, you can apply for a warranty claim.

    Moreover, solar panels also comes with 25 years of performance warranty. This mean that for the first 10 years, you solar panels will run at 97% of its given efficiency. For the rest of 15 years, it will run at 80% of its given efficiency. If you solar performance is unsatisfactory, you can apply for warranty claim.

    There are two main types of solar panel:

    1. Polycrystalline Solar Panels
    2. Monocrystalline Solar Panels

    Polycrystalline solar panels are made from the fragments of silicon that are melted together to form wafers. They are less expensive comparatively and have about 18% efficiency.

    Monocrystalline solar panels are made from silicon bars and cut into wafers. They have a diamond pattern. They are more expensive comparatively. Monocrystalline solar panels have the efficiency of 20%

    To calculate your solar requirement you need your latest electricity bill. Follow the below instructions:

    1. Get the data about the unit consumed by your home monthly for 8 months from your electricity bill
    2. Add the 8 months units consumed by your home. Now divide that number by 6 ( 6 is taken to account for inefficiency during monsoon seasons).
    3. A 1Kw solar plant generates an average 4 unit of energy everyday. This is 120 units for 1 Month.
    4. Now divide the number you got from step 2 with 120.
    5. The answer you get will be your solar rooftop system requirement. 

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    A typical solar plant if given proper cleaning and care from time to time will provide a return of upto 33% every year. Your payback period will come in just 3 – 4 years.

    Yes, of course. On grid solar rooftop system are a part of net metering system. This mean that what you generate, that you use. But if you generate more than your require, that excess energy will be supplied to grid.

    For the amount of energy that you will transfer, you will receive money from the grid at a rate of Rs 2.2 per Kw (This was decided in the new Gujarat Power Policy 2021).

    This amount that you receive for giving to grid will be valid till the first 5 Years only. After this period, you will get 75% of the tariff decided by the government at that time. I hope I have answered your question.

    To clean the panels, choose the time wisely because you do not want to hinder the solar power generation process. The best time would be during the morning before the sunrise. Alternately, you can also choose to clean your panels during the evening after the sunset.

    About 10 sq.m area is required to set up 1 KWp grid connected rooftop solar system

    That depends on the requirement of your home. Check out how to calculate your solar requirement above. Then go through Our Solar Pricing Table to get a good knowledge

    Solar panels need sunlight to generate electricity. So during the cloudy weather, when there is no sunlight. The power generation efficiency will not be as expected.

    The panels are tilted because the earth has a tilted axis towards the sun. So the solar panels have to be tilted accordingly to bring out the maximum efficiency from the light coming from the sun to your solar panels.

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