The solar power system installed in his home is capable of producing 1 kilowatt of energy and was installed a few months ago. Mr. Suresh emphatically reported that since the time he has got these panels installed he has got power in his home at all times and is not affected by power cuts, he also stated that his electric bills have been slashed drastically.
The 1 KW solar energy plant in Mr. Kumar’s home has got 10 solar power panels. An inverter that is used to charge 10 batteries. The inverter during the day when solar panels are producing energy distributes the energy for charging the batteries and a part of it is used to power the electrical appliances in the home. During the day, no power is drawn from the batteries as solar panels are directly supplying the produced energy for utilization. Its only during night that power is drawn for the battery bank that has been put in place. The solar power system in his home has been setup in such a way that it does not supply power to appliances that require a huge amount of energy for operation.
Mr. Kumar said that he was motivated to install these panels in his home because of the frequent power cuts, the wonderful ability of solar panels to convert solar energy into electricity, as well as other advantages of solar power.
He said that the money that he had to spend to get these panels installed was close to 170 thousand Indian Rupees (approximately 3400 USD according to today’s FX rates). He was also provided a subsidy of 80,000 INR (approx 1600 USD) by his state energy development agency.
We would like to congratulate Mr. Suresh on making the smart choice of choosing an alternative, renewable source of power that will continue to power his home for decades using free energy that sun provides us with.
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