FAQ's : Solar Rooftop Systems

  • What is a Solar Rooftop System with Storage facility?

    Such rooftop system has battery as storage facility. The solar electricity is stored in the battery and can be utilized during night also when the sun is not available.

  • What is a Grid Connected Solar Rooftop System?

    In grid connected rooftop or small SPV system, the DC power generated from SPV panel is converted to AC power using power conditioning unit and is fed to the grid either of 33 kV/11 kV three phase lines or of 440/220 Volt three/single phase line depending on the capacity of the system installed at institution/commercial establishment or residential complex and the regulatory framework specified for respective States.

    These systems generate power during the day time which is utilized fully by powering captive loads and feed excess power to the grid as long as grid is available. In case, where solar power is not sufficient due to cloud cover etc., the captive loads are served by drawing power from the grid.

  • What is a Solar Rooftop System?

    In a solar rooftop system, the solar panels are installed in the roof of any residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. This can be of two types (i) Solar Rooftop System with storage facility using battery, and (ii) Grid Connected Solar Rooftop System.

  • What is a Solar Rooftop System with Storage facility?

    Such rooftop systems can be installed at the roofs of residential and commercial complex, housing societies, community centers, government organizations, private institutions etc.

  • What are the fiscal incentives are available for Solar Rooftop Systems?

    There are provisions of concessional import duty/excise duty exemption, accelerated depreciation and tax holiday for setting up of grid connected rooftop power plants.

  • What is the size of grid connected rooftop solar system?

    The rooftop solar systems from 1 kWp upto 500 kWp or in combination can be set up on the roofs.

  • How much roof area is required to set up the grid connected rooftop solar system?

    About 12 sq.m area is required to set up 1 kWp grid connected rooftop solar system.

  • How much generation can be expected from grid connected rooftop solar system?

    According to India Meteorological department, Rajasthan has 320 Days of 5-7 sun hours. We take 300 days to for the sake of calculation and expect average generation of 5 units per day by a system of 1KWp grid connected solar system.
    Annual Generation = 5 units X 300 days = 1500 units/KWp