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1. What happens to the solar power generation during monsoon or on cloudy or no-sunshine days?
 

Though solar power generation comes down on cloudy days, the solar products are designed in such a way that they work even during cloudy days.

A Solar system is designed based on the historic data of solar insulation in a full year. The worst months of solar insulation are taken as the basis for designing solar systems and hence will perform all through the year.

2. How much does it cost to solar power my house/my office?
 
It depends on your electric-load and the number of hours of operations per day. Hence the details of loads and hours of operation per day is to be provided to enable us to answer this question. You may please fill the necessary details in the enquiry form, which shall enable us to get back to you.
3. How is solar power generated from solar panels?
  Principle of Operation of Solar Photovoltaic.
4. Is power generated from solar panels DC or AC electricity?
 
The current generated by Solar panels is DC unit and can be converted to AC if the applications require so.
5. How can the solar panels, which are installed in outdoor, be protected from theft / vandalism / rain / dust /?
 
Protection from Rain: Solar panels are hermitically sealed and hence are weather proof. Rain or dust cannot damage the solar panels and hence have a long life of over 20 years. The solar panels, however need to be cleaned of dust periodically, which will enable better sunlight to fall on the solar cells for optimum power generation.
6. How much space is required for installing solar systems?
 
Smaller applications like lanterns, outdoor lights, home lighting systems will require area upto maximum 20 square foot on rooftop. For larger applications like solar pumps, solar power packs or power plants the average area of 4 to 5 square meter will be required for each kilowatt of solar panels.
7. Are the solar panels shock-roof ?
 
Since solar panels produce DC there is no scope of shocks in case of all smaller applications.
8. Can solar photovoltaic be used for hot water?
 
NO. While technology of Solar photovoltaic converts energy into electricity, Solar Thermal technology converts sun energy into heat energy. Solar thermal is used for the purpose of hot water.
9. What is the range of solar products available?
 
10. Are the solar products expensive?
  Though the initial cost of solar products is high, solar products are viable in a long run because of the negligible running costs and long life of the solar panels.
11. Are the solar products viable when compared to conventional powered products?
 
In case of buying a conventional product, we pay for the product alone but not for power cost. We pay for its power consumption all it's life but where as the price of a solar product includes the price of power-generation where the power is free. Hence the solar powered products are viable in a long-term perspective.
12. Is subsidy available on solar products?
 
Due to increasing support from World Bank, the subsidies have been replaced by soft loans where the end-users can avail low-interest loans from govt. However the soft loans are applicable only for large-size-requirements.
13. Can AC's or Geysers work with solar power?
 
Solar technology can power anything including AC's and Geysers. In case of AC's the initial high cost involved is an issue of consideration for a buyer because of its high voltage. For geysers solar thermal is a more viable option than a solar phtovoltic option.
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Technology
 

Principle Of Operations
Solar Photovoltaic Modules convert sunlight directly into electricity. The solar photovoltaic modules consist of phtovoltic cells made of Silicon, a semiconductor material, encapsulated between a glass top and special bottom. The encapsulation is such that the cells are hermetically sealed to ensure complete environmental protection. The Solar Photovoltaic Module when exposed to the sunlight, generates DC power.

Depending upon the quantum of power generation required, necessary number of Solar Photovoltaic Modules may have to be connected in suitable series/parallel combination. Such a combination of Solar Photovoltaic Modules is called array or panels.

The electricity generated by the solar photovoltaic array is used to charge a Battery Bank of adequate capacity so that electricity would be available for powering the load connected. Size of the battery bank is designed so as to provide power during non-sunshine periods.
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