Solar energy has taken the world by storm. From houses to offices – from schools to hospitals – more and more establishments are going solar. Inspired by the prospects of solar energy, Gurjar Sudhaar Sabha‘s dharamshala in Kurukshetra decided to install a solar plant in the area. Today, the solar energy powers a total of 250 rooms in Dharamshala. Of them, there are 25 AC rooms, 45 rooms with coolers, 16 hall type rooms, and rest are ordinary rooms. Along with that, there are 5 store rooms and 3 big halls. The plant runs the electrical load of 45KW.
This was made possible due to the initiative of Department of Renewable Energy, Government of Haryana in collaboration with Su-Kam. One 30KW grid-tie inverter with 30KW solar panels along with a net meter was installed in the area. The entire process was subsidized by the Haryana government. The grid-tie inverter generates about 150 units of solar power depending on weather conditions.
“Solar power holds great potential. Not only it is conducive to environment, it is pocket –friendly too. There has been a sharp decline in our electricity bills ever since we have installed this solar power plant. I am thankful to the government and Su-Kam for introducing us to the Solar power which has changed our lives for better,” said Mr. Gyan Singh Advocate, Pradhan, Gurjar Sudhaar Sabha.
The product enables the user to feed back the excess solar energy generated to the grid and earn money. Grid-tie inverters are always connected to the grid. One cannot install grid-tie inverters in areas that do not receive any mains supply. As compared to an off-grid system, a grid-tie system also provides freedom from battery maintenance making essentially a one-time investment and a lifetime of advantage.
The inverter installed here works on the principle of net metering. In this case, the solar panels will generate approximately 4500 units of electricity per month. So for example, this Sabha uses 3000 units out of 4500 units from solar power to run the load and exports the rest of 1500 units to the electricity board. They also import 2000 units from the electricity board to run the load during night hours over the month. So now the committee will pay only for 500 units since they have imported 1500 units back to the electricity grid supply.
“Solar energy is India’s future. It is eco-friendly, yields 24×7 electricity and is a true value for money. Su-Kam appreciates the Gurjar Sudhaar Sabha’s decision and hopes that more and more establishments will go solar,” said Mr. Kunwar Sachdev, Managing Director, Su-Kam.