Tools for Solar Power

Is Commercial Rooftop Solar Feasible?

by Abhishek Gupta

Is your solar system really cheaper

Recently on an online forum, users asked about understanding technology and analyzing costs for setting up commercial rooftop solar power solution. In Addition to pertinent questions they were looking for online resources that could provide answers. We pointed them to our free solar photovoltaic system design tools. But, adding our perspective on the practical problems that such solutions face, some questions may best be answered through a qualified blog post. So, here we go;

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Solar Power’s Impact on Rural Exodus

by Guest Writer Christophe Parot Edited by Abhishek Gupta

Unskilled Day Labourer in Cities

Our biggest cities are facing increasing pressure on their infrastructure. Rural migration to urban locations has been a constant since the industrial revolution where the rural population comes to urbania looking for better opportunities. But what must be high on the agenda is to take these opportunities to wherever they are, no matter how remote. Solar energy will play a pivotal role in bringing this turnaround. Rural villages can be powered easily using solar energy microgrids as there usually is land available for installation.

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Centralized Solar Energy Versus Captive Solar Power: Why Small is Big in Solar?

by Abhishek Gupta

Small is the New Big in Solar

The Indian solar electricity industry, thus far, has primarily focused on centralized, read Big, energy generation model, where large scale, private solar power systems, have become prevalent. We have tried to follow the established model, of providing solar power to consumers, transmitted from solar photovoltaic plants, located far away. This approach, isn’t necessarily the best for India, where a large part of the population is spread out, and has its own power and developmental needs. Education, and understanding of solar PV solutions, is necessary to make an informed decision, which is best for us. Let’s have a look.

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A Haunting Question for Solar

by Abhishek Gupta

A Haunting Question for Solar

Recently, on online solar forum discussed potential for solar power in India, It spoke about how easy it was to satisfy India’s entire power needs by installing solar PV power on an extremely small area of the country. There was an interesting comment, in the form of a question. Here it is;


“How does one maintain the power supply when the sun goes down?”

Read what we think and tell us how you would address this question.

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5 Easy Steps to Going Solar

by Dr. Suhasini Pattewar

Be a Solar Champion

What better time to set your mind to a new initiative to be more in control of your electricity than now. This will be the time that you go solar! Whether your motivation centers around the economics of solar electricity or your business values to protect the environment using solar energy, or maybe some combination of the two, installing solar panels and generating portion of your own solar electricity is a worthwhile project. It’s easier than you think. Here are 5 easy steps to help you become the solar champion in your institution. With each step, you will be closer to getting ready and generating your own solar power in a matter of just a couple of months.

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How to Pick the Right Solar Energy Solutions Company?

by Abhishek Gupta

Solar Energy Solutions

Installing solar PV panel powered solutions will lower your electricity bills. Solar energy solutions will reduce your peak power consumption which is the most expensive, since solar power generation is mostly synchronous with peak usage hours. Even the non peak power will be cheaper, once you start using solar power, since you will start falling in the lower consumption slab which typically has lower electricity tariff. We’ve talked before about several key components of a good and well designed solar PV panel powered solution. For the sake of this discussion we will focus on selecting the solar company that provides you with the best solar PV panel powered solution for your organization.

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Wish You All a Bright and Colorful Holi

On the joyous occasion of Holi, we extend greetings and good wishes to our readers.
May this festival of colors, bring brightness, happiness and prosperity to all.
Sunipod

Sunipod Happy Holi

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Decision To Use Solar Power Is NOW – Part 2

by Guest Writer Kiran Soni

Change to Solar Power Today

Continuing from our previous post where we looked at various factors why commercial and industrial operations must adopt solar power to fuel their energy needs, we progress to a few more compelling reasons why a solar solution must be an easy yes decision for institutions. As mentioned earlier solar power generation solutions are investments that require these institutional stakeholders to shatter complacency and adopt a more aggressive approach to reducing operating expenses. Our discussions about solar power systems on this blog benefit of the adopters of solar PV solutions and the solar energy industry as a whole. In this 2nd installment we further expand on the reasons behind institutional adoption of captive solar.

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Decision To Use Solar Energy Is NOW

by Guest Writer Kiran Soni

Solar Energy is a Win Win for Institutions

Recently on an online solar power forum we received another comment that stirred more discussion. It was in response to one of our articles talking about solar power and its use in institutions across the country. It listed parameters why commercial and industrial operations must adopt solar power to fuel their energy needs. Being an investment that requires a shift from traditional thinking, solar power generation solutions often require to be rationalized more than others. So for the benefit of the adopters of solar PV solutions and the solar industry as a whole, it makes sense to openly discuss the general rationale presented in a little more detail. In this 2 part series we expand on the reasons for going solar.

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What to Look for in a Solar Power Solution

by Abhishek Gupta

Solar Power Solution

Solar power was basically developed because we couldn’t lay cables to our satellites and the space stations. Sad truth however is that even today we haven’t been able to lay cables to everyone here on earth as well. But solar power, which was a concept solution developed for extreme high end applications is now a techno-commercially viable solution for everyday applications. The best part is; solar power isn’t just for those without access to electricity. Even for those of us with such access, it wouldn’t be smart to delay solar power adoption any more.

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