The world has been moving towards solar energy at a rapid rate because of environmental safety and many other factors associated with it.
India, in its efforts to move towards sustainable development, has emerged as one of the leading generators of solar energy in the world.
The rooftop solar market has witnessed a significant transformation in India from advancement in technology to quality of components to variations in material and installation costs. With all these variations, the solar rooftop model has emerged as one of the most sustainable and reliable solar power generation model. It multiple benefits associated with it including:
Role in helping distribution companies (DISCOMs): The rooftop solar model plays an important role in helping distribution companies (DISCOMs) to reduce their peak time demand and simultaneously decrease transmission and distribution losses associated with power consumption at the point of generation. The model also plays a key role in avoiding commercial investments associated with transmission systems. Most importantly, it acts as a consistent, long-term, and reliable source of power for consumers by reducing the dependence on grid power and diesel generators.
- Offers option of Net-metering: Some states in India are offering Net-metering schemes on solar rooftop model wherein the consumer has the option to sell the excess energy to the grid. This model, apart from encouraging consumers to be
energy reliant also helps them to generate extra income.
- Offers cost savings: The rooftop solar model is extremely cost-effective when compared with industrial and commercial electricity. The tariff rates are cheaper by up to 25 percent compared when compared with the Descom’s rates. The rooftop solar model is also helpful to the residential sector as it can supply electricity directly to their buildings through the grid. This model is not only cost effective in terms of tariff rates but can also be more consistent in the long run.
- The rise of RESCO model: The commercial and industrial sectors have witnessed a rising demand for rooftop solar installations in India. The demand is primarily derived by the adoption of the RESCO (Renewable Energy Service Company) model which allows consumers to avail lower tariffs when compared with grid tariff rates without charging any upfront capital expenditure. This model has been successfully implemented in high & low-rise buildings and at individual houses across India.
- Increases access in remote areas: There are still many areas in India, both in the urban and rural areas where proper access to electricity is not available. In such areas, the rooftop solar model serves as the most affordable and reliable source of electricity as they are cost effective and also safer when compared to other alternatives such as diesel generators.
- Utilizes existing space: Solar projects usually require a large amount of land to install panels and other devices. In rooftop, the solar panel installations are done by utilizing the existing space available on the roof of a building, which minimizes the need to invest in buying additional land. Also, the panels offer protection to the roof of the building or industrial shed where they are installed.
- Low maintenance: The rooftop solar model requires very low annual maintenance and recurring costs, as it does not require any moving parts or any kind of fuel. The system only requires annual maintenance of modules and replacement of batteries every 3-5 years in the case of off-grid systems.
- Green source of energy: The solar rooftop model pose very less pollution risks to the environment when compared to conventional sources of energy. They do not use any kind of fuel that emits harmful gases to generate electricity nor produce any noise. Thus, adapting to the rooftop solar model reduces carbon footprints and contributes to the preservation of the environment.
Rooftop projects executed by Emmvee
Emmvee is one of the premium manufacturer and supplier of solar PV modules with 25+ years of experience. It has many satisfied customers across India and Europe. It has strong expertise in executing RCC rooftop, metal sheds, car ports and curved roofs solar projects.
Emmvee has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Bangalore, India with a production capacity of 500 MW per day. We have manufactured and supplied more than 1.5 GW of photovoltaic modules with a strong record of commissioning more than 200 MW of solar projects in India and across the world.
Emmvee has executed projects across India:
- A 1MW rooftop solar power plant at Emmvee’s solar water heater manufacturing facility in Dabaspet in Karnataka. The modules and water heater products are manufactured using the 1.380MW solar power generated from the solar plants.
- A flat RCC solar power project of 1.1MWp at the University of Hyderabad in Andra Pradesh.
- A sloped sheet roof project of 1 MWp at Cochin International Airport (CIAL) in Kerela
- A 200KWp Rooftop Project commissioned at MIDC in Mumbai, Maharashtra
- A 302KWp Rooftop Project commissioned at Vyline Glass in Baruch, Gujarat
- A 300KWp Rooftop Project commissioned at Arvind Eye Hospital in Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirnelveli, and Tamil Nadu.