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Solar Panels for Industrial Units Know How

With increasing awareness about the need to conserve our planet, the world is fast moving towards the “Go Green” revolution. Stakeholders and industries are slowly shifting towards ways to save energy.Also, in India, huge electricity bills are a major concern for industries. So, industries like textile, steel, chemical, cement, paper ceramic, etc are opting for solar power systems. Another reason why industries go for solar panels is that they provide an ROI within 4 to 5 years. And the solar panels for industrial units can be used for both on-grid and off-grid allowing the industries to use the panels at night as well. The high tariff rates and increasing demand for electricity necessitate the use of industrial solar panels.A massive 44.2% of the total electricity generated in India is used by the industries. Thus, it is one such sector that has high electricity demands. And during the peak working hours, the grid gets high loads. Thus, solar panel installation is one of the best ways to curb the loads as well as meet industrial energy needs. Types of Solar Panels   The three types of solar panels are:   Monocrystalline solar panels   Monocrystalline solar panels are made from about 40 of the monocrystalline solar cells. These solar cells are made using pure silicon. They provide the highest efficiency rates and thus are preferred for industrial uses.   Polycrystalline solar panel   Polycrystalline solar panels are made of silicon too. But polycrystalline cells are made when little fragments of silicon crystals are melted. They appear blue because of the way sunlight interacts with the material. Its usage is rapidly growing as they too have a good efficiency rate.   Thin-film Solar Panels   As the name suggests, thin-films solar panels are 350 times thinner than other silicon wafers. Another distinguishing

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Safety of Solar Panels in Different Weather Conditions | Visol India – Best Solar Panel Installation Company

India recently experienced Cyclone Tautkae, one of the biggest for the Indian subcontinent in decades. The wind speeds were as high as 155-165 km per hour and gusting to 190km per hour damaging the western coast of the country. Buildings, trees and electric infrastructure got severely damaged. And in the midst of all this chaos, some Solar Power Plants as well! Both rooftop and Ground mounted Solar Power Plants. That brings us to an important question about the durability of the Solar Power Plants during such severe weather conditions. Experience has shown that solar power can survive most severe weather conditions and sometimes better than electricity sources. But solar systems can be damaged. Severe weather conditions can inflict damage, making the PV system to stop performing or not perform as designed.Components of the Solar Power Plants are tested for different weather conditions to make them durable to withstand severe weather conditions. From strong winds, rainfall, Cyclones,lightning, and various extreme weather events. Today’s solar panels are built to withstand severe climatic conditions and still are stand firm on your roof or ground area. If the Solar PV system has been-installed by an experienced Solar EPC company and has Solar Power Plant insurance, the chances of damage are minimal and Insurance Company covers the damage in case it happens. Let us understand some of the extreme weather conditions and how it affects the Solar Photovoltaic system: Cyclones Solar power systems are installed at all places receiving sufficient sunlight including Cyclone prone area. For a cyclone prone area, the mounting structure should be well-designed and certified and installation should be done as per laid standards.Many premium panels are rated to withstand wind upload pressure up to a wind speed of 345km per hr. Lightning Lightning and thunderstorms can damage the solar panels if

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What is the Cost of Solar Panel Installation?

Rising electricity demand and bills are encouraging more and more people every day to adopt solar energy. Solar Power Plant is a capital intensive and long-term investment, so it is very important to know details of the components and their cost before planning to invest in solar. In this blog, we will understand the various components of a solar power plant and factors which affect the cost of the solar system. Solar System Components The solar system is made of four main components. Each component has its core requirements, as well as these, are complementary to each other. If one of these components is missing, then the solar system will not be able to work. These four components are: Solar Panel Solar Inverter Module Mounting Structure Solar Panel Installation Accessories Solar Panels – Solar panels are the most important component for the whole system because solar cells convert solar energy into electricity. Solar panels are available in three types: Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline and Thin Film. These panels are available in the market according to their power generation capacity. Their prices depend on many factors like brand, technology, generation, capacity, etc. Its price may vary from Rs19 to Rs23 (per watt) with a performance warranty of 25 years. Solar Inverter – Solar panels generate electricity in Direct Current (DC) form, while the electrical appliances need AC form of electricity to run. A solar inverter converts the Direct Current (DC) to AC (Alternating Current) to run the appliances. There are many types of solar inverter available in the market. With new technology, the solar inverter is evolving day by day. Micro-inverter is the latest technology available in the market. The Solar inverters come in different capacities. Their price also varies on various factors like brand, technology, generation, capacity, etc. Its price may vary

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Ministry of Power Proposes Allowing Net Metering for Rooftop Solar up to 500 kW – Visol India

The Ministry of Power has published a draft amendment to Electricity Rules 2020, which is also known as Rights of Consumer, about the Net-Metering policy. As per these updates, now solar EPC companies are allowed to use a net-metering policy on, up to 500 kW or the permitted limit, which is lesser. Besides, EPC companies will use either net billing / gross metering or net feed-in policy for all capacities above 500 KW. Ministry of Power also allows stakeholders to submit their comments to the ministry till 30th April 2021. For the prosumers, who avail net-billing or net feed-in, in Draft Amendment stated that the Commissions may introduce time-of-the-day (ToD) tariffs which would incentivize prosumers to install energy storage for later use or can be fed into the grid during peak hours. Moreover with this, the DISCOM may also install a solar energy meter to measure gross solar energy generated from the grid-interactive rooftop photovoltaic system for renewable energy purchase obligation (RPO) credit. At the starting of this year, GOI set a bottom line for the net metering which is 10KW but later some state government further lowered it to 5 KW. This made the entire rooftop segment of the solar industry very unstable. This new policy has not been well received by the solar developers, especially from the state of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra a lot of counter-argument was received. Not only the developers but for solar owners were also not happy with this. This policy has increased the ROI and lowered the financial benefits. The Maharashtra Solar Sangathan wrote a letter to Mr. Nitin Gadkari informing how this new policy is going to crush the MSMEs. Seeing this, Minister of MSMEs Nitin Gadkari had to intervene and he shared the concerns of the clients to the Power Minister

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Basic Difference Between Net Metering vs Gross Metering - Visol India - Solar Panel Installation Company

Basic Difference Between Net Metering vs Gross Metering – Visol India – Solar Panel Installation Company

Over the past year’s pandemic time, people are adopting solar more & more in India. The government has also taken a great initiative & set up many large utility-scale power plants in India. India has set a target of 175 GW solar energy by 2022, which includes 40 GW rooftop solar. So rooftop solar is a very important segment to reach the target. What is Rooftop Solar? In a rooftop solar system, solar panels are placed on top of roofs of the building like commercial, institutional or residential buildings. They capture the light energy emitted by the sun and convert it into electrical energy. This setup is completely independent & owned by a single or more person. In this system, there are two types of policy for the consumer who generate electricity from the rooftop solar PV system: 1. Net Metering 2. Gross Metering Net Metering The net-metering system helps solar consumers reduce their electricity bills. In net metering, when the solar system produces electricity, electricity first goes to the consumer’s home load, only then does the excess power go to the local power grid. When the load of the consumer’s house increases and more power is required, electricity is imported from the local power grid. In this process, the consumer uses a bi-directional meter for measuring the exported electricity to the local grid and the imported electricity from the local grid. At the end, when the power consumption bill is generated, if the exported electricity is more, then the consumer gets credits for the excess energy injected into the grid. This can be carried forward to the next month or reimbursed at a rate provided by the state authority. & if the imported electricity is more, then the consumer will pay the bill for the excess amount of consumed

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Indian PM Received Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award by CERAWeek

On the 5th of March, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award. Prime Minister Modi delivered a keynote address at the CERWeek (Cambridge Energy Research Associates Week) at around 7 pm IST via a video conference. To all of you who don’t know about CERAWeek, it was founded by Dr. Daniel Yergin in the year 1983. Form 1983 it’s considered as one of the most premium annual energy platforms. Every year in the month of March it is organized in Huston. This year, because of the COVID19, it is organized virtually. Narendra Modi is recognized as a global leader and his foreign policies have been upfront to lead the world towards a sustainable future. The project like one sun, one world, one grid is a result of a clear mindset and vision of a future that is based on sustainability. Seeing this he is awarded by CERAWeek as the Global Energy and Environment Leader. This award was instituted in 2016. Because of the leadership of our Prime Minister, the Indian Solar industry is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. In the last 10 years, India saw exponential growth in the solar industry. Visol India from Mumbai is one of the fastest-growing solar organizations in the country. We are also one of the best solar panel companies. As per the client’s testimonial, Visol India is a very professional solar installation company. Visol India has been recognized as the green heroes and got the media coverage on both digital and print media platforms. With 50 plus installations done and more than 15 awards in their name, Visol India is one of the fastest-growing solar companies of India in the MSME segment. In the list of their happy and satisfied clients, they have the

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India’s renewable power capacity is the fourth largest in the world

National Solar Mission While India has set an ambitious target of 450GW of Renewable energy by 2030, the Government is taking initiatives to invite investments to reach this target. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-Invest 2020) on 26th Nov 2020. The theme for RE-Invest 2020 was ‘Innovations for Sustainable Energy Transition’, and was organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. The Prime Minister brought out that India’s generation capacity and network is being expanded to ensure every citizen of India has access to electricity. India is fastest growing renewable energy market. Today India’s renewable power capacity is the 4th largest in the world and is growing at the fastest speed among all major countries. The renewable energy capacity of India stands at 136 Giga Watts, which is 36% of total country capacity. In the last 6 years, India has increased installed renewable energy capacity by two and half times, emphasizing that investing in RE when it wasn’t cheap has made it possible to reduce the prices further. Global Manufacturing Hub in Renewable Energy PM Modi said that he wants to make India a global manufacturing hub in the renewable energy sector. Performance Linked Incentives (PLI) in electronics manufacturing will now be extended to high efficiency solar modules. He stressed that for “Ease of doing business,” dedicated Project Development Cells have been established to facilitate investors. With the huge renewable energy deployment plans for the next decade, India is likely to generate business prospects of the order of around $ 20 billion (Rs 1.5 Lakh Crore) per year. He invited investors, developers and businesses to join India’s renewable energy journey. World Leaders support International Solar Alliance The inaugural session was coordinated by Mr R K Singh,

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World Environment Day. How can I save the environment? Its time #fornature

As we celebrate the world environment day in the midst of the COVID19 Pandemic, what is it that we as citizens can actually do contribute to the environment? While there are talks globally on what the countries need to do to save the environment and mitigate climate change, here we will discuss how we as a common citizen can make the earth more sustainable with our small contributions. As we prepare our next generations, we also need to act now for a sustainable development and leave a better planet for them. The World Environment Day was first held in 1974 and is celebrated every year on June 5th to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It stood for raising awareness about issues related to the environment like air pollution, marine pollution, global warming, and human overpopulation. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Biodiversity’ and ‘Time for Nature’. Our health is tied to the health of nature & cities need to thrive protecting biodiversity and nature. Covid 19 Pandemic is a testimony that the global lockdown has actually healed the mother earth and we understand now that it’s time for nature to relive and support the human civilization. With industries, transport, businesses, traffic on halt the environment around us has witnessed improved air quality, noise pollution, water quality, and biodiversity among others. On an average, reduction in particulate matter (PM) concentrations over southern part of India is around 50-60%, and over the Indo-Gangetic basin, including Delhi, UP, Bihar, West Bengal etc it is as much as 75%. Because of the lesser human footfall even the oceans are recovering and marine life is thriving. We need to take a call to control our lifestyle and contribute to saving the environment by stopping the use of plastic,

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How manufacturing Industries can reduce their cost of operations post Lockdown through Solar energy at zero cost???

COVID 19 pandemic and the subsequent Lockdown, now in its fourth version has the most unprecedented effect on the manufacturing sector in the recent times. India’s factory output contracted a record 16.7% in March 2020 against a rise of 4.62% in February due to all economic activities coming to a standstill. Adopting solar energy in the current scenario can be one of the unique cost reduction strategies for the manufacturing industries.  Most of the industrial roofs are unused and going for a Solar rooftop power plant can help them achieve around 30%-50% savings on electricity expenses along with a reduction in their carbon footprint. In the case of insufficient roof space, any ground space or offsite location can also be utilized. There are unique Finance models (OPEX Model) designed where a third party can invest for your solar power plant and the user has to pay only for the electricity consumed at a tariff which would be 30-50% lower than what the user is paying to the local electricity DISCOM.   For  FY20, industrial production contracted 0.7% against 3.8% expansion in FY19.  April data is expected to be worst as a result of complete lockdown. May is unlikely to be better either, even though there are signs of recovery with some the businesses starting their operations. The manufacturing industry, which contributes almost 20% of the GDP has been affected the most. Of this, 50% is contributed by the auto industry. Even before the lockdown, the auto industry was on a decline, with a reduction in sales by more than 15%. The unorganized industry will face a more severe situation. The uncertainty would impact smaller organizations with lower resilience due to reduced or no orders and profitability.   On an average, the Lockdown would affect the profitability of the companies to

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How 3 Women Are Changing The World With Solar Energy

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8th), let’s meet three influential and game-changing women in the solar industry. The solar energy market is quite new compared to the many other energy industries. Nevertheless, many women have been able to make solar more widely available to people around the world in the years that solar energy technologies have been around. Not only that, but these women used solar power to support those in need and to further boost the industry’s growth. The Faces Behind Success of Visol India Major Priyanka Co-Founder, Head Marketing An Architect by qualification, Major Priyanka joined the Indian Army and got commissioned to the Corps of Engineers. As a Company Commander, she led a team of 200 soldiers in the Batallion and commanded her company in various combat exercises. After seven years of service in the Army and a management certification from IIM Indore, she started her second career as Green building Consultant. She is an IGBC and GRIHA certified professional. Solar rooftops being an integral part of green & energy-efficient buildings, inspired her to enter the green energy sector. She ventured into Solar Energy with two of her schoolmates, Ms. Aparna Kshirsagar and Ms. Jyoti Prakash to incorporate Visol Renewable Energy Solutions. Major Priyanka is a certified solar professional from IIT Bombay and MSME. The team is on a mission to usher India to a sustainable energy future and mitigate climate change. Having completed many solar rooftop projects to their credit, they envision to be the first name for quality solar solutions in India. Ms. Jyoti Prakash Co- Founder, Head Operations Jyoti Prakash, Co-Founder of Visol renewable energy solutions, was always conscious and concerned about the environment and the climate change. She decided to leave the comforts of her corporate job and chose to

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How will companies get benefit from the Solar power plant for your industry or factory?

Businesses have realized how solar arrays allow them to build goodwill in the community, boost their views of customers, save energy costs, and get a good return on investment. If you intended to install industrial solar panels like these in 2019, you would definitely invest in a clean, green, and profitable future for your company. How profitable is solar power for the factories? If you always wonder if you should install solar panels on your industry factory or not, you still haven’t noticed all the benefits associated with it yet. Balance your solar electricity costs Factories and production facilities usually have high power demands. You can easily offset these costs with solar power. This increases your level of success and lets you stay ahead of the competition. Much like purchases of property versus rentals, solar purchases, and electricity generation reduces money wastage, every month . Protect against power cost increases When you install a solar power system on your plant, you become a self-sufficient, energy-producing company. This will protect you against any rises in power cost. Sell the surplus and use free power When the payback period of your solar energy system is over, the company will start generating electricity free of charge. In fact, if you have enough roofing solar panels or ground-mounted panels, you can make money from your solar farm’s excess electricity. The excess energy can be added to the grid. Initiatives like these are all the difference for companies that operate at a small profit margin in those first crucial years. How does going solar impact your brand image? Solutions for renewable energies are on the rise, and it is high time for our climate change to join the movement. Each business on the planet will soon go green or underneath. You can tell our customers

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Solar Climate Change


If they say that the sky is the limit of solar energy, they’re not hyperbolic. In recent years, the cost of installing solar equipment has dramatically decreased, while the energy provided by these solar thermal panels has increased. Going green is not just an investment in the future of the world, but also a wise financial decision. As the environmental impact of our fossil fuel economy makes the need for renewable energy sources so strong, solar energy in the 21st century is becoming the cleanest, most efficient and cost-effective way to not only live but thrive.   “If you’re trying to save the world and your wallet, switching to solar energy is your best option.“   BENEFITS OF SOLAR UV RADIATION? Like all good things, moderate solar UV radiation is great. Exposure to a small amount of UV radiation can help human beings to promote vitamin D, but doctors often advise that direct exposure is limited to just minutes per day. Many solar panels do not actually use this source of radiation to a large extent. Most panels transform the majority of their energy to the visible light spectrum, which makes up about 43% of the total sunlight entering the planet. At present, UV radiation accounts for only 4% of our planet’s sunlight. COST BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY? Depending on the specific state you live in, tax incentives, rebates for the energy company and other special programs can reduce your energy bill by more than 30 percent or in some cases it can go free after installing solar panels. The savings are expected to only grow in the coming years, as installation costs continue to plummet while the panels ‘ total watts output is climbing. Homeowners investing now will reap the benefit of technology developed and refined over several decades.

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Important Tips Before Choosing Right Solar Panels

Solar energy provides customers numerous advantages, but as you are here, we believe you are already more than familiar with them. Since evaluating your choices, you now think about moving to renewable energy, but you are not sure how to pick the right boards. If we work in the right direction so far, you’re in the right place. Solar energy experts, we will provide you with four top tips to guide your decision making. Consider your costs Although cost is not the only factor that guides your choice of solar panel, it is fair to say that it is important to most people. None of us want to break the bank for clean energy purposes, and thankfully you don’t have to. Like any other sector, the solar industry is competitive and many options are available. Let’s use casinos online as a comparison tool. All you have to do is look here to see dozens of different offers, so you can always find something perfect for your budget. The same goes for solar panels, so shopping, comparing prices and not falling into the idea that you need to bankrupt yourself to be clean. Assess their energy efficiency Another thing to consider is how energy-efficient the panels you purchase are. Energy efficiency measures how much the obtained light is converted into electric energy, the higher the cost, the better. Higher values, though, continue to translate to higher prices, and the fact is that you just need to meet your personal energy needs. Don’t get in the trap of thinking that you must have a Ferrari to run a school–or a top-of – the-range bungalow. Find something that will provide you with more outputs, and you’re going to be good to go. Pay attention to the temperature coefficient In that vein, you will

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What is the Potential of Solar Energy in Industries?

There is a vast potential for using solar energy equipment / systems in process water and other thermal industries. Presently, energy is mainly used for these applications through the use of fuel oil, which not only relies on imports, but also creates huge atmospheric emissions that threaten our planet. India consumes over 100 million tons of oil for different uses each year. About 40% of this is used in the industrial sector alone. In addition, 40-50 percent are in thermal form with a temperature range below 250 C, which amounts to approximately 15 million tons per year of fuel oil. Applications in the textile industry include mercerizing, drying and processing; drying, dissolving, thickening, leaking and distilling in the chemical industry; cooking, drying and canning in the food industry; craft pulping, bleaching and troubleshooting in pulp and paper industry; leather industry drying and cleaning; various other applications in a variety of other industries. The working fluid required for these applications is hot water, steam or hot air pressurized within the 60-250 C temperature range. There are many solar energy technologies that can be used for these applications and which primarily reduce daily fuel oil consumption. Technologies include solar water heating systems, steam generation systems and air heating systems mounted on flat or evacuated pipe collectors, and solar focusing automatically monitoring systems. Solar water heating is a well-established and worldwide marketing technology. It can be used in the boiler feed industry in raising water temperatures from 25C to 80C to save significant fuel oil used in boilers. A capacity system of 10,000 liters per day can cost 15 to 18 lakhs and save approximately 14,000 liters of fuel oil each year for about 20 years, the lifetime of the system. The largest unit built at M/s Godavari Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd. in

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