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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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?”

Housing Society – How to Adopt Solar?

Housing Society multi story building

Oorjan gets a few inquiries every week from housing societies (CHS) from all over Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and as well many other Cities across India. There is a considerable seriousness in intention when the project conceptualized. After all, the common space is typically enough to power ALL lights, lifts and pumps in most of the medium to tall buildings the bring the electricity bill to near ZERO. Continue reading “Housing Society – How to Adopt Solar?”

Solar saves money, even during the monsoon

This post was written by Rohan Sharma, 2016 summer intern at Oorjan.

Does free electricity sound interesting? Here’s one of the projects which Oorjan handled recently. Not only will you be able to see the benefits of solar but also that “Solar does not work in Monsoon season” is a myth. Continue reading “Solar saves money, even during the monsoon”

Does Solar PV Work As Advertised? A Case Study.

This post is part of our “Learn About Solar” series, where we will cover common questions and answer them at a high level. These are meant as general guidelines only. For advice regarding your specific situation, please contact us directly

We are regularly asked “Does solar really work as advertised?”. Sometimes, this is asked directly as a question. And other times, we hear things like this: Continue reading “Does Solar PV Work As Advertised? A Case Study.”

How big a PV system should I install?

This post is part of our “Learn About Solar” series, where we will cover common questions and answer them at a high level. These are meant as general guidelines only. For advice regarding your specific situation, please contact us directly

This is one of the most common questions we face at Oorjan.  Sometimes it is sent to us as a request for a quote for a particular size system, sometimes we find ourselves in conversations that lead to this question. Continue reading “How big a PV system should I install?”

Rooftop Solar in Maharashtra: A must-have.

Electricity tariffs in Maharashtra are the highest in India. If a household in Maharashtra consumes 400 units a month, their monthly power bill is around ₹3,500. Effectively, they are paying almost ₹9 per unit of electricity. For a business, costs can range from ₹9 to as high as ₹17, without accounting for power outages which drive the numbers even higher. Continue reading “Rooftop Solar in Maharashtra: A must-have.”