Karnataka solar – Net metering or gross metering?

Karnataka has fine-tuned their rooftop solar policy (memorandum reproduced at the end of this post)

  1. The maximum size of the rooftop solar plant was earlier limited to 150% of the sanctioned load. This has been reduced to 100% of the sanctioned load.
  2. Earlier, commercial consumers were eligible for net metering while Domestic, Hospital and Educational institutions were eligible for gross metering. Now Domestic, Hospital and Educational institutions can opt for either gross or net metering by a one time irrevocable option

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Tamil Nadu rooftop solar: Good return on investment

Tamil Nadu continues to lead the nation in rooftop solar installation. As per the 2016 Bridge To India report, Tamil Nadu is the state with the most rooftop solar installed across Residential, Commercial and Industrial categories.

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Do your bit to reduce air pollution in Delhi – go solar!

View of west of Delhi with air pollution

A thick, acrid smog has settled over NCR over the past few weeks. While experts trace the cause to burning crops, Diwali fireworks and vehicle emissions, one significant component of Delhi’s pollution woes is power plants burning fossil fuels. As part of the reflex measures announced by the Delhi government, the Badarpur coal plant is being shut for 10 days. Continue reading “Do your bit to reduce air pollution in Delhi – go solar!”

My area has power cuts – which solar should I select?

We are often asked about what to do in areas where power cuts are frequent or have a scheduled power cut. The kind of system that works best for you is a matter of good design and price finally. There are pros and cons to both on-grid and off-grid solar energy systems. Continue reading “My area has power cuts – which solar should I select?”

Solar subsidy in Maharashtra: a case study

In a previous post, we showed through detailed analysis that rooftop solar is often an easy economic decision in Maharashtra. In this post, we will walk you through a case of an Oorjan customer who has opted to apply for a solar subsidy, and show you how favorable the economics could be when the subsidy comes through.

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