How can you save money with solar energy?

Let’s assume you consume about 10 units (kWh) of electricity daily and have installed a 1 kW solar system on your roof. The cost of a 1 kW system in 2015 is approximately INR 1 lakh (without any government subsidy). The lifetime of a typical solar system is 25 years. So, in simple terms, the system would cost you INR 4,000 per year.

A 1 kW system would provide you roughly 5 units of electricity per day. These are 5 units of power you don’t have to buy from the grid. At a grid power price of INR 3 per unit of electricity your bill would reduce by would save around INR 5,500 a year. This not only covers the cost of the solar system but also saves you another INR 1,500 a year!

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  1. What is the cost of installing this Solar Setup. Can this be installed in the terrace of a flat. Can this connection be given for just one house from terrace.

    • The actual cost of a 1 KW On Grid Solar plant is Rs.1,10,000/-. After deducting State/Central Govt subsidy of Rs.44,000/- a consumer has to pay Rs.66,000- to the Installer. In addition to this one need to buy Solar Net meter from the EB the official cost is Rs6025. Need approximately 120 Sqft of shadow free area on a level surface on the terrace. It is upto the flat owner to get permission from other residents in the flats. Technically there are no problems to install for a single home in a flat.

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