With consumerism and globalisation, increased carbon footprint in the country is the worrying reality. So, using something that is perhaps the most abundant natural source of energy: Sun is best to fight odds. Ensuring that India is clean and green, utilising solar power seems to be a likely answer.
Today, various parts of the world are experiencing huge power cuts and for a single unit of power, the population is getting charged at a very exorbitant rate, resulting in contraction of affordability factor and Global power shortage. These problems can be resolved with the use of renewable energy in the form of ‘Solar power’. There are myriads of ways in which solar panel energy can be generated. However, the Solar Rooftop System holds an ideal position. Reason being: firstly, in urban and rural India, millions of homes and commercial buildings have rooftops that receive ample amount of sunlight daily, this can be converted into electric power. Secondly, they don’t demand extra setup and cause less hassle in setup. Thirdly, electricity costs are rising every year. On average, a commercial consumer pays approximately Rs 7-9 per unit of electricity which causes a huge hole in the pocket. With a rooftop plant, reduce your electricity bills.
Several reasons further accentuate the benefits of installing solar rooftop panels in buildings:
- No exploitation of natural resources:
In a country like India, thermal power plants are the major water guzzlers, where 36,000 million litres of water got consumed by these thermal power plants creating lots and lots of air pollution, water pollution and noise pollution. whereas, solar panels do not exploit any of the resources and just work on voltaic cells absorbing sunlight.
2. It is a secure investment:
Electricity prices keep it up fluctuating from time to time. So, it is difficult to calculate the expenditure on electricity for a certain period. However, when it involves electricity generated by solar rooftops, the worth of power generated is often calculated easily. One can even calculate the value of electricity generation for an additional 10 years.
- Support from the government:
To encourage people to adopt solar power, the govt offers tax credits to those that install rooftop solar panels whether it’s for residential or commercial purposes. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy informs that the government pays 30% of the installation cost as a converted subsidy to the installer.
- Low maintenance:
Solar panels require very low maintenance and only basic battery check-ups and just regular cleaning of the panel surface is sufficient.
- Suitable for Indian climate:
Rooftop solar panels use sunlight to change it into electricity. India is situated at a perfect geographical location and receives ample tropical sunlight.
- No global warming:
Solar power is one of the most important solutions to this global warming crisis. Due to zero-emission of harmful greenhouse gases and carbon matter, solar panels proved themselves to be the best alternative source of power.
- Energy security:
Solar power provides energy security as it is impossible for an individual to go and buy the sun and turn it into a monopoly. Hence it ensures solar panel energy independence and is free to use.
- Save billions and trillions of dollars:
Countries like China, United States, Japan and Germany are saving billions and trillions of dollar by using solar power as their main source for power generation.
- Multiple applications of solar power:
Along with the generation of electricity, it can be used to heat water and supply hot water or air to a building. It can also be used to run electric generators.