On Grid Solar System

A solar system which works with the grid is called on-grid or grid-tied solar system, there are three components in this system, such as

  • Panels,
  • Inverters,
  • Ranking System (Installation Kit)

The main purpose of installing an on-grid solar system is to save electricity bill.

Advantage
  • generate power for your home and sell access electricity to state government
  • 5 years payback time and free electricity for next 20 years
 
Drawbacks
  • Does not come with backup, the system does not work when there is a power cut.
 
Are You Planning Home Solar System?

There are a number of steps to follow when you are planning to power your home with solar energy.

  • Investigate Your Home's Energy Consumption
  • Assess Your Solar Potential
  • Assess Your Options for Using Solar
  • Estimate Your Solar Electricity Needs
  • Obtain Bids and Site Assessments from Solar Installers
  • Understand Available Financing and Incentives
  • Work with Your Installer and Utility
 
Which appliances run on the grid-tied solar system

The on-grid system works in sync with the grid, unlike inverters, there is no limitation in the grid-tied system, you can run everything of your home on the grid-tied solar system. For an example, a 1 kW on grid system can run 5 kW power.

Components of On-grid Solar System

A grid –tied solar system consists of the following components:

  • Solar Photovoltaic modules / Panels
  • DC-AC grid-tied solar inverter
  • Installation kit including of Mounting structures, ACDB, DCDB, A.C , D.C wire, Connectors, lighting arrestor, earthling cables.
 
How to choose solar system capacity for my home

How much electricity do you consume per month from your gird supply? This is the main criteria to select solar system capacity. Please note, The purpose of installing on grid solar system is to reduce electricity bill.

Below is the table to understand how to choose on grid solar system capacity based upon power consumption and monthly electricity meter reading:-
 

Average daily power consumption (units)

Estimated monthly bill @ Rs. 10 per unit

Recommended on grid solar PV system (kw)

0-5 units

₹ 0 – ₹ 1,500

1 kw

5-10 unit

₹ 1,500 – ₹ 3,000

2 kw

10-15 units

₹ 3,000 – ₹ 4,500

3 kw

15-25  units

₹ 4,500 – ₹ 7,500

5 kw

25-50 units

₹ 7,500 -₹ 15,000

10 kw

50- 125 units

₹ 15,000 – ₹ 35,000

25 kw

 

How much will the grid-tied system cost?

On-grid solar system price varies with the selection of brands, quality of products used, and system replacement warranty.

Latest price list of the on-grid solar system in India

On grid solar system

Price (all inclusive)

1 kw

₹ 90,000

2 kw

₹ 1,70,000

3 kw

₹ 2,40,000

5 kw

₹ 3,75,000

10 kw

₹ 7,50,000

25 kw

₹ 18,75,000

 

What happens, when my power consumption is very low

The advantage of on-grid solar system is awesome, if you are not using electricity at your home, the power generated from solar system will be fed back to the grid. The state government will give you money for sending electricity to gird.