Solar Rooftop Power Plant
In this system, it captures the energy of the sun and converts into useful energy through PV module at really low running cost. This system can be mounted on a rooftop of a building to meet the property’s power requirements. It is environment friendly with a span of around 25 years.
What is a solar rooftop system?
In a solar rooftop system, the solar panels are installed on the roof of any residential,
commercial, institutional and industrial building.
How much area is required to set up the rooftop solar system?
A 1 kw rooftop system generally requires 12 sq.metres (130 square feet) of flat, shadow-free
area (preferably south-facing). Actual sizing, however, depends also on local factors of solar
radiation and weather conditions and shape of the roof.
What are the different types of solar panels?
These are two types:
(i) Solar Rooftop System with storage facility using battery
(ii) Grid Connected Solar Rooftop System
How does net metering work with rooftop solar?
The grid connected rooftop system can work on net metering basis wherein the beneficiary
pays to the utility on net meter reading basis only. Alternatively two meters can also be
installed to measure the export and import of power separately. The mechanism based on
gross metering at mutually agreed tariff can also be adopted.