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The Science Behind Solar Panels

The Science Behind Solar Panels 600 450 Admin

As we are very well aware,  solar energy has gained momentum around the world. Even developing countries like India are on the verge to shift focus from mainstream energy production via fossil fuels to renewable ones. And, solar energy is among the toppers in the renewable area. 

Homeowners are starting to look at solar as a viable alternative energy solution. The plummeting cost of solar energy and technological innovations make it more feasible and efficient. Have you ever thought about how it actually works?

Well, if we want to reap the full benefit of solar, we must know its ABC, if not the whole A-Z.

Mere Panels Produce Power?

The simple-looking window-like panel is apparently the most vital organ of the whole solar system and has a major role to play in producing electricity.

How?

Solar panels produce electricity using photovoltaic cells. Just like a full stacked burger, the photovoltaic cells are sandwiched between semiconducting materials like silicon, glass or polymer resin each of which differs with respect to their electronic properties to create an electric field. 

Why semiconductors?

The semiconducting materials energize when photons of sunlight hit the panels. This photoelectric effect originally creates a current that generates the electricity required to power our house. 

Is this photovoltaic process that simple? 

Well, no. The simple-looking process actually includes real complex details. To make it a little easier, here we are explaining the process in a step-by-step fashion:

  • The silicon photovoltaic solar cell absorbs solar radiation completely.
  • Electrons begin to move when the sun’s rays interact with the silicon cell.
  • Moving electrons create a flow of electric current captured by nodes and wiring in the panel.
  • Wires feed this direct current or DC electricity to a solar inverter which then converts it to alternating current or AC electricity, as, unlike the USA, the Indian power scenario works on an AC Model.
  • This AC electric current powers the various electronic devices of the house.
  • Now, the excess electricity produced by solar panels is fed to the electric grid

Solar Panel:  One Function, Various Versions

Just as your various versions of tea preference, solar panels are, too, not going to disappoint you with their monotony. Some common types of solar panels for home solutions are:

Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels

You might have come across the common blue or black rectangular grids of smaller squares in your neighbourhood. These are crystalline silicon or c-Si solar panels and are common enough to let people picture them on the very first thought of a solar system for homes.

Since these are of smaller sizes, they are grouped into 60-cell and 72-cell panels and are mostly used in the off-grid market. These series of cells are connected together by aluminium or copper with silver made busbar ribbons to create higher voltages. This, of course, increases the power and efficiency of the solar panel.

Originally, there are two types of crystalline silicon designs available:

  • Monocrystalline – These are oval-shaped silicon solar panels made by growing a single crystal ( Mono – One, just saying). These are then cut into the distinctive patterns that give them their recognizable appearance. The sliced silicon cells expose the missing corners in the grid-like structure, giving it the best purity and highest efficiency levels,
  • Polycrystalline – Made by pouring molten silicon into a cast, polycrystalline solar’s structure will form imperfectly, creating boundaries where the crystal formation breaks. 

Due to these impurities in the crystal, polycrystalline modules are less efficient and also cheaper than monocrystalline.

Thin-Film Solar Panels

Towards the traditional timeline, thin-film panels are used in large utility-scale installations. A thin semiconductor is deposited on glass, plastic or metal foil substrates. By its name, these panels can be very thin and sometimes flexible also. 

Due to its lightweight and flexibility, this has led to its use on curved roofs, automobiles and other unique installations.

However, they have a lower conversion efficiency than silicon.

Is That It With Solar Panels?

All the solar panels consist of solar cells made from a type of polymer. There is glass to cover the front side and these cells require the back sheets that adhere to the backside of modules as a protective layer to provide electrical insulation. 

Aluminium frames are used to add strength to the panel and protect the edge of the glass. Basically, this aluminium frame helps in racking and mounting systems that attach to the panel in order to secure it to the roof or ground. 

Way Forward 

Technology is ever-changing. With the evolving nature of science (precisely with the invention of new bifacial designs), back sheets might no longer be required when solar cells are exposed on both the front and back sides of the panel. 

And who can say, in coming times, solar technology can lead to the invention of miniature panels that could be used along with a much more compact, easier to use product! 

Top 7 Myths About Solar For A Common Man

Top 7 Myths About Solar For A Common Man 600 450 Admin

Being a revolution of recent times, solar energy is yet to do away with all the misconceptions it has, in particular, for the common man who is yet to adapt to solar energy for his home

Why should solar energy be promoted for homes?

India is blessed with abundant solar radiation. It receives as much as 300 days of sunshine.  is probably one of the biggest obstacles in the proliferation of solar energy in India, especially domestic solar rooftops, is the presence of myths around it.

So, we decided to dispel a few myths about solar energy in this article. 

Myth 1: Solar Energy and I are not meant to be

Mythbusting: Just like voting rights, solar energy is uniformly everybody’s cup of tea, Solar energy should be viewed as a financial investment. Even if you have 24-hour access to grid or utility power, you can still invest in solar energy and get good returns on your money. An investment, like the one you make in any financial instrument but with no market risks and better returns!

It can potentially fetch you an ROI of anywhere between  20% – 40 % per annum as savings in your monthly electricity bill!

Also, solar energy is pollution-free and renewable making it great for the environment. And we know, sustainability and you are definitely meant to be!

Myth 2: Solar Energy is an expensive affair

Mythbusting: In the past few years, the government has worked aggressively to bring down the prices of setting up a solar system at home. So, it is affordable for all of us. Also, there are plenty of financing options available so that it does not become a high-cost task for you.

With the high returns,  it makes sure that the investments made prove their worth.

For the ease of the customers, Orenj Solar endeavours to bring new solar technologies and a ton of financing options so that opting for sustainability becomes a choice rather than a dream. 

Myth 3: Solar Installation is as complex as a human brain

Mythbusting: Not at all! Getting started with a solar solution is as easy as installing any other household appliance. Do you remember the time when you installed an air conditioner at your place? Did you have to do a lot in that?  

With solar installation, all you need to do is get in touch with an energy expert from  Orenj and they will do the job for you, which includes, inspecting the site, recommending the solution and installing the system. Moreover, if you choose an on-grid solution, all government certifications and clearances are taken care of by Team Orenj. Thus giving you an end-to-end solution.

Myth 4: I would rather buy a diesel generator

Mythbusting: Well, you could, but you must know that the unit cost of electricity from solar is approximately half of that of a diesel generator. Secondly, a diesel generator is idle when there is no power cut whereas an off-grid  Solar system works irrespective of the power outage situation. Solar Inverters smartly prioritize solar energy over grid power and deliver savings. Thirdly, unlike diesel generators, solar panels do not create pollution. 

Long story short, solar energy is a clear champion. Hurray!

Myth 5: Solar panel prices are directly proportional to the size of your home

Mythbusting: Solar panels are designed to fit the specific needs of each homeowner. It actually depends on the orientation of your home’s roof, your personal consumption patterns and not on how big or small it may be, in size. 

Myth 6: Why solar when I can use clean coal

Mythbusting: Honestly, any coal is a non-renewable, conventional source of energy that can’t be as clean and sustainable as solar power. 

Also, you should stop relying on fossil fuels because they are mostly expected to see a setting sun in the coming century!

Myth 7: The aftermath of solar panels is bad for the environment 

Mythbusting: Solar panels are built to reach a maximum lifetime use of 25 years, after which they can be recycled. Orenj Solar uses recyclable components so that all the solar efforts made to save the planet don’t go in vain.

Lastly, it could be said that by 2030, solar will have become the most important and preferred source of energy for electricity production in a large part of the world. 

Scope Of Solar Energy In India

Scope Of Solar Energy In India 600 450 Admin

Today, India is the second most populated country in the world and has more than 62% of the population in the working-age group.  While this gives us the ability to produce skilled manpower, rising numbers in population come with their own set of repercussions on the environment.  No, we are not being pessimists who want to provide a gloom and doom scenario of all the possible types of consequences, disadvantages and repercussions. You already are aware of them. In fact, quite the opposite,  our huge energy demands should encourage us to start focusing on clean renewable energy sources, and what is better than the sun?

The country has made huge strides to ensure full access to electricity and is pursuing a very ambitious deployment of renewable energy, notably solar. However, while electricity production has expanded over the years, the major concern is that the power produced in the country is mostly from coal, that is, 53%. It is predicted that the country’s coal reserves won’t last beyond 2040-50, which is really not that far. Is It? 

Perhaps it’s high time that we should concentrate on both energy efficiency and sufficiency from clean renewable energy sources.

The Calling Of Solar Energy in India

To meet the surging demand, solar energy is one of the best solutions to meet the needs of the Indian population and also focuses to bridge the energy demand-supply gap.

The geographical location of the country gives it the tremendous scope of generating solar energy. India being a tropical country receives solar radiation almost throughout the year, amounting to 3,000 hours of sunshine, which equals to more than 5,000 trillion kWh. 

Since the majority of the population lives in rural areas, there is much scope for solar energy being promoted in these areas with both on-grid and off-grid solar solutions. 

Sun With Benefits

Some of the advantages of solar energy which makes it all the more suitable for India are as follows:

  • Inexhaustible. Non-Conventional. Renewable – No beating about the bush.
  • Environment – Friendly – It does not release carbon dioxide and other gases which pollute the air. 
  • High Utility – TVs, fans, ACs, washing machines, office buildings, factories, cars, planes, large powerboats, satellites, calculators – bring it on whatever you can and it will handle all. 
  • Power Alternative – We all can do away with doubts on if solar energy can completely overhaul the current power generation market by replacing coal completely that too at a cheaper cost. 

What draws-the-sun back?

  • Good Night Sleep – The sun doesn’t show up at night – so no energy generation during the night time with solar energy. Not to worry, while there will be  no electricity generation,  the panels still continue to provide power through net metering or through a battery backup allowing you to have a good night’ sleep
  • Forecast Stories – Cloudy or rainy weather causes a reduced amount of electricity being generated through solar panels. However, with batteries or inverters in place, your home would continue to run smoothly and would not face any problems. 
  • Maintain Thy Panels – There is a myth that solar panels require considerable maintenance as they are fragile and can be easily damaged. However, Orenj solar offers solar panels with certified quality and the assurance of lasting you for a lifespan of 25 years!

Thus, given the huge potential that solar energy offers and the minimal maintenance it requires, what are you waiting for?

Rooftop Solar Power in India: The Fortune Teller

In the solar energy sector, many large projects have been proposed in India. 

  • Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), aims to install 100 GW of solar capacity in the country by 2022, of which 40 GW is expected to be achieved through decentralised and rooftop solar projects.
  • The estimated realistic market potential for rooftop solar PV in urban settlements of India is about 124 GW. It may be noted that the current total installed power generation capacity is 350 GW. Thus, rooftop solar PV is going to play an important role in providing energy security and in better utilisation of land, a scarce resource.
  • About 66 MW is installed for various applications in the rural area, amounting to be used in solar lanterns, street lighting systems and solar water pumps, etc.

India is gradually gaining prominence in the generation of solar power with not only internal but external solar agreements like the International Solar Alliance itself. Both the Centre and the states are quite bullish to go solar with its National Solar Mission in place. 

All Is Well When It Ends Well:

Considering all the aforementioned facts, we have a bright picture in front of us as India’s potential to be a leading solar power-driven country in the world. Orenj Solar stands along with the goal to go smart, solar and green by plugging into the sun.

Visit:   www.orenjsolar.com 

The Manufacturing Industry in India

The Manufacturing Industry in India 600 450 Admin

Solar energy is gradually becoming the representative delegate of renewable energy with its promising potential in taking over the energy sector. India currently has manufacturing capacity around 16 GW of annual solar modules and it aims to reach the peak of its solar potential with the ambitious target of 100GW of solar generation capacity by 2022. This goal has led to a fertile ground for high foreign investments in the solar energy sector in India giving a boost to solar panel manufacturers in India.

In fact, the changing scenario in the energy sector has been amped up by various conducive government policies too in the wake of “Make in India” and “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives. Various incentive schemes, aggressive bidding trajectory, implementation of Solar Parks, Solar Rooftop Scheme, Solar Defence Scheme shows the intent of the Indian government to fulfil its target of achieving 100 GW of solar generation. 

What should you know about the solar manufacturing industry in India?

The Futuristic Expedition:

  1. The Coming Of The High-Efficiency Solar Panels (450Watt to 500Watt)

With their high efficiency, monocrystalline solar panels have become quite mainstream. The next new talk of the town will be the heterojunction cell technology. With the capability to capture more wavelengths, this technology promises a new high in the solar market. 

  1. Hail The Lithium Batteries 

Falling costs have been the major reason for the boost in the Indian solar sector. Apart from the panels, the storage costs are also expected to go down in the coming years, making rooftop solar more affordable. The government of India has been giving a solar- favouring budget for 3 years now and solar panel manufacturing will become more feasible with 2022 almost at every doorstep. The government is offering financial incentives in the form of subsidies and duty cuts for indigenized lithium cell manufacturing, including a reduction of 50% in minimum alternate tax (MAT) and exemption from import and export duties.

  1. Ever-Expanding Production Capacity

In order to cheer up the solar panels manufacturers in India, there are lucrative PLI (production linked incentive) schemes for battery manufacturing and solar photovoltaic cells in India. The government is aggressive in its endeavour to triple the manufacturing capacity, thus giving the necessary edge to the solar panel manufacturers in India. 

The Past Voyage:

  1. Costs Reduction

Defying the economic trend of increasing inflation with increasing demand, solar technology is marked by falling prices and improving efficiencies throughout the world. A decline in prices by 8%-10% annually in just a decade is a milestone and a sign of clear intention to go green. 

India follows the global solar trend of harnessing its solar potential. During 2015-16, prices for solar PV were around INR 6/kWh, with a total equipment cost of INR 6 crores/ MW. However, one year later, prices were seen in the range of INR 4.5-5.5 /kWh and today it is at 2-2.6/kWh, giving us the new low in the downward trajectory.

This low seems to be a good one.

  1. High-Efficiency X Low Cost

The last decade witnessed economies to scale and grid parity is being achieved in many places around the globe. Countries are achieving solar efficiency as high as 25% too. As compared to the developed nations that are high on solar right now, India isn’t far behind despite being a developing nation.

  1. Total Installations (in GW): Prequal

India currently has around 35GW solar installations. With the country aiming to install 100 GW by 2022, it has 65 GW to go. Total installed capacity was 5+ GW in India in 2015-16 and 12+GW in 2016-17. Given this trend, 100 GW might not be a far cry as supposed to be!

Solar Panel Manufacturers in India

There are many solar technology companies that have a large presence in the power backup, home electrical and residential solar space. Many of them provide both mono and multi-crystalline solar panels in the below 100W to above 300 W range. These panels come with a 25-year limited warranty on 80% power output and also a limited warranty on materials or workmanship. 

Conclusion:

There are a plethora of options for solar panel manufacturers in India. The confusion is put to an end with a one-stop solution that you will find with Orenj Solar. We believe in an end-to-end solar solution that starts with a free consultation and lasts long for up to 25 years lifespan of your rooftop solar system.

Book your free consultation at 1800 102 1936

Or visit us at https://orenjsolar.com/

Solar panels for your home

Solar panels for your home 600 450 Admin

India is in the driver’ seat to bring about a solar revolution. While the government is working extensively to move towards sustainable living, we have been taking note of the large number of requests being received from individuals who are keen to invest in solar solutions for their homes. They believe that it has a great money-saving benefit and also contribute towards improving the carbon footprint. 

Over the next decade, we will not only see businesses across the country but homes transitioning away from a fossil-fueled electricity grid towards a clean energy economy.  Amidst this period of energy reform, it is presenting a great opportunity to invest in solar solutions for your home. 

But how do you get your hands on the best solar solution for your home? With too much-scattered information leaving you unsure of the future of solar power? Don’t worry, we at Orenj Solar have it all under control. We’ve taken the liberty to answer a few common queries that may come to your mind while thinking of installing solar panels for your home

Can you get a solar panel system for your home if your roof doesn’t qualify?

The brownie point with the residential solar sector is the number of options you have to install solar panels even without the most suitable roof. A garden or a backyard perhaps? Orenj Solar will assess the spaces at your home and will present an intelligent way to utilise the space you have for the installation. We, at Orenj solar, have many options available including ground-mounted structures.

How long does a residential rooftop solar system take to install?

The first step is to conduct a health check-up of your house to assess power usage patterns, spaces and other requirements. Once all the prerequisites are in place the residential rooftop system takes between 7 to 10 days to install. The last step in the process  ( in the case of on-grid systems) goes into ensuring that you have all the Government certifications in place. But not to worry, Orenj handles the entire process from start to finish. You can sit back and relax.   

How Many Solar Panels Does Your House Need?

It might sound technical, but in reality, you can calculate the number of solar panels on your own with basic mathematics. Just know the following two figures and you are good to go:

  • Average monthly power consumption of your house.
  • Average monthly solar power generation at your place.

The average monthly solar power generation varies from 80 kWh to 130 kWh. With at least 4-5 sun hours every day for 300 days in a year, any Indian home with even 1 kW of solar installation can easily produce an average monthly power of 110 kWh. 

How Much Does It Cost To Install Solar Panels For Your Home?

The most awaited question!

Unfortunately, there is no one right answer. The cost varies according to the following parameters:

  • The wattage of solar panels
  • The type of solar panel 
  • The type of solution – on-grid solution or an off-grid. 
  • Which state you reside in and how much subsidy is applicable 
  • Your consumption patterns and requirement for your home

Sounds complicated? Not to worry, Orenj can take care of this, provide quality assurance and help you with a lot more. 

What percentage of your home can you power with solar electricity?

If we were talking about ideal conditions, the answer would be 100% as a solar panel system can theoretically offset all of your energy use. However, in all honesty, it’s not realistic to expect that a panel can produce to its full efficiency every day. Homeowners should factor in around 25% cushion when calculating their target for solar panel offset. 

On a positive note, when it comes to on-grid solutions with net-metering in place, you can benefit from surplus production days and never pay for the least efficient days of your solar panels. 

When will your home solar system reach the “break-even point”?

You can rest assured that if you install  Orenj Solar panels in your home, you can break even within  4 years! Brilliant isn’t it?.

Conclusion: 

When solar panels are installed for home, the ROI is high and the payback period can be very short despite the upfront cost. If you’re looking for an estimate for what installing a solar panel would cost you, the in-house solar experts at Orenj Solar are just an email away: write to orenj@orenj.in or send us a message on our social media pages. 

SOLAR PANEL EFFICIENCY

SOLAR PANEL EFFICIENCY 600 450 Admin

With each passing day, more and more people are integrating solar energy for their homes, buildings, apartments and companies. The first thing a person searching for the most efficient solar panels should know, is to compare efficiency metrics for panels from different brands. Solar panel efficiency is the amount of electricity converted from the absorbed sunlight that falls on these panels’ surface. If the same intensity and duration of sunlight are given to two different panels with different efficiencies, then the one with higher efficiency will produce more electricity when compared to the one with lower efficiency. Solar panels are usually able to convert fifteen to twenty percent of solar energy into usable electrical energy. The two main factors that play a major role in solar panel efficiency are the photovoltaic (PV) cell efficiency, based on the cell design and silicon type, and the total panel efficiency, based on the panel size, PV cell layout and configuration. For the best possible home solar solutions, the following criteria must be taken into account while buying a system

Photovoltaics (PV) Cell Efficiency

PV technology is vital for the conversion of photons from the sunlight into consumable energy. Multiple solar cells, responsible for this conversion, are connected together that form panels and are placed on home rooftops. Each of these panels is connected together and wired to the inverter, which regulates the conversion and flow. The different types of panels are monocrystalline silicon panels, polycrystalline silicon panels, building integrated photovoltaic panels and thin-film solar cell technology. 

Overall, panel efficiency can be influenced by a variety of factors like cell temperature, irradiance level, cell type, and interconnection of the cells. Moreover, even something as simple as the colour of the panel can affect the overall efficiency. Even though black might look aesthetically pleasing, it absorbs too much sunlight, which can cause high cell temperature and lower the total conversion efficiency.

Other Factors That Would Impact Efficiency

  • Panel design and Construction: Most panels have a glass sheet covering the solar cells, hence, the sunlight must first pass through this glass to reach the solar cells, which actually does the conversion. The amount of energy is harnessed depending on the reflectivity of the glass and the angle of passing light reaching the solar cells. 
  • Positioning And Angle Of Panel Installation: How you position the panel on your rooftops can also play a role in efficiency. Proper installation is rudimentary for capturing the maximum amount of sunlight during the daytime.
  • Pitch of the roof: The panels can only be placed at effective angles if the roof’s angle is suitable according to the trajectory of the sun. Large commercial installations can somehow manage themselves according to the earth’s movement through their solar tracking system. However, this equipment is expensive and not generally opted for by residential users.
  • Temperature: The general climate and temperature of the location also play a vital role in a solar panel’s efficiency. It can impact the overall functionality and output of solar cells, so some panels are specifically designed for places with warmer temperatures. So, people need to select the right panel for the right temperature and also take into account the different seasons of the year, making a comprehensive home solar solution
  • Shade: Even the tiniest bit of shade can impact the amount of sunlight absorbed by the panels. Panels are often wired together, and depending on the systems, shade can influence the combined efficiency of energy conversion. Some systems are specifically made for functioning under a certain amount of shade, so it would not be too troublesome to get the right solar system. However, the ideal conditions are to find a location or roof with unobstructed sunlight for even the most efficient solar panel

How can Solar Power help you save money?

How can Solar Power help you save money? 600 450 Admin

Are you looking for a way to NOT pay exorbitant amounts for electricity all your life?

Look no further! We have the perfect solution – Solar Energy for your Home! There isn’t any doubt about the constant soaring prices of conventional forms of energy. We are made to shell out more money to run our households. And when the pandemic struck, boy, were we in trouble! Not only from the virus itself but the bills we had to pay during quarantine, with everyone working from home, testify to it. With heatwaves and covid in place, the energy consumption hit ‘the new normal’ too.

 In situations like these and others, solar energy can become your messiah to significantly reduce power bills for a lifetime and give you a chance to check your bucket list.

How can solar panels help you save money?

Become energy independent –  You will avail less power from the grid, with your solar rooftop system in place. It can fulfil around 20% of your power requirements, and help you become aatma-nirbhar, especially in times of power cuts.

Price of electricity – Electricity is getting costlier by the minute and generating your own power can considerably bring down your spendings, allowing you to save more. If you have a 5 kWh solar system installed in your homes, you can save up to Rs.5500 on your monthly bill.

Check for yourself: Calculate the money you will save with Orenj Solar that gives you an extended lifespan of 25 years. (Hint: We are talking about lakhs here).

Stored power – One of the biggest benefits of solar energy is that even if you are not home for the day, the power generated in your absence can be stored and used later. This is especially beneficial during peak periods when the rate may be higher.

So, it’s not only your favourite TV shows that you download to watch later!

How much will you save?

We would not deny that with many solar panel manufacturers in India, the costs for setting-up or installing a solar power system and that the households that have intensive power usage will benefit more initially with their savings quickly paying off the investment costs.

Nonetheless, solar power is dynamic and can be generated as well as put to use in any type of household and therefore, your power & money-saving journey can begin right away.

It has been seen that on an average, one can save -25% and more off their power bill, and some savvy users have even saved up to -50% over the summer months, by making their home as energy-efficient as possible.

How To Determine The Worth Of Solar System For Your Homes? ft. Honest Confessions

However, as a promoter of solar system installation, we would still like you to consider the following factors that may help you in deciding if you should really invest in solar panels for your home

Where you live

As a tropical country, India has a good amount of solar radiation per square metre. However, regional differences do exist. For example, some areas might have more access to sunlight than others. Horizontal cities generally benefit more from it but as long as you have access to a good amount of sunlight, you should definitely reap the benefits with Orenj Solar.

Energy consumption

The amount of energy consumed by a household can be calculated after a quick look at one’s power bill.  For instance, if your household is energy-intensive, you will need to install a system with a minimum of 5kW capacity in order to generate around 18kW/h to 25kW/h.

With a tropical type of climate, India is definitely a country with energy-intensive households mostly.

Usage patterns

The power generated by your solar power system is always used first, a long while before you start drawing on the grid for power. This means that if you have exhausted most of the power while your panel is in the process of supplying all your energy needs, you won’t be drawing on the grid or paying for your electricity during these hours.

The size of your system and how much you feedback

The size of your solar power system will determine the amount of energy and money you will save over time. Solar panel manufacturers in India can give you a basic idea about it.

The upfront cost of installation

Another factor to consider while analysing whether solar power installation is something you want to opt for is the cost of installing your solar power system. This can help you to reduce the total cost of your solar panel system. Other rebates on bills are available too by the solar panel manufacturers in India

With Orenj Solar, you can also benefit more monetarily with its discount offers and EMI financing solutions. We are one call away: @ 1800 102 1936 (Toll-Free)

Electricity prices

The amount of money you are paying for the electricity generated through the grid will determine how much your solar power system will help you save. Higher electricity prices, therefore, means that you’ll save more with Orenj Solar.

Conclusion

Installing a solar panel system at your home will help you save a considerable amount of money in the long run. Still, if you have questions unanswered or those specific to your solar situation, you can book a free consultation at Orenj Solar, anytime.

Take a sustainable step with Orenj Solar. To know more, Contact Orenj Solar.

Become Sustainable with Solar Energy

Becoming Sustainable with Solar Energy

Becoming Sustainable with Solar Energy 600 450 Admin

Are you looking to transform yourself into someone who makes smarter and greener choices all while saving your hard-earned money? If yes, this read is for you.

Sustainability is the latest talk of the town (actually, every town in this whole wide world). Let us see what the fuss is all about, shall we?

Coming to some serious terminology business, let us ctrl+c and ctrl+v the world’s definition of sustainable development – ‘As per the Brundtland Report, the essence of sustainability is to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’.

But what needs does this definition talk about?

Sustainability transcends the concept of environmentalism to inculcate the ideals of social equity and economic development in its fabric. The Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, support the same. But what does that exactly mean to us, the aamjanta?

As we look around, we notice our friends, family, neighbours and the future generation are gradually coming around to the idea of becoming sustainable (synonymous to becoming cooler) to conserve the natural resources of Earth. By and large everything we do in our day-to-day lives has an impact on the planet. This gives us a plethora of areas where we can showcase our sustainable prowess.

If you ask us, the best way to conserve energy is to Go Solar via the most efficient solar panels brought to you by Orenj Solar. Let us, ‘sunlighten’ you with the benefits of solar energy!

Solar Energy Over Other Renewable Sources of Energy

Although all renewable sources of energy are beneficial, solar energy stands above all with the following benefits –

  1. Solar over Wind Though positioned as one of the most rewarding investments when it comes to renewable energies, it has since come up with certain problems–
    • The maintenance of wind turbines can be a time consuming and costly affair when compared to the maintenance of solar panels. We offer a 25-year warranty (just saying)
    • To set up wind energy generating plants, large masses of lands at distant locations are required. Thus, unlike solar power, it cannot be a viable solution for a densely populated country like India. All we need is a rooftop for themost efficient solar panels.
  1. Solar over Hydro Hydroelectricity is an effective form of renewable energy, but it needs large dams with huge volumes of water to turn hydroelectric turbines. Unless you have a river flowing in your backyard, it will not help you become energy independent!
  1. Solar over Biomass Biomass is a commonly used source of energy. Though it is very effective in the generation of electricity, however, you face certain challenges such as
    • The burning of biomass can expel volatile organic compounds like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides whereas photovoltaic cells of a solar panel are a completely emission-free source of energy and do not require the burning of organic matter.
    • In addition, most solar panels have efficiencies as high as 19%, meaning that most of the sun’s energy is converted into electricity. The efficiency of biomass in comparison is much, much lower – perhaps less than 1%.

Now that we have proved solar energy to be the rank holder of the renewable classroom, let us present to you its meritorious record, ft. benefits of solar energy –

  1. Against Climate Change As a non-conventional source of energy, the power generation by the sun does not emit greenhouse gases. Thus, it is a cleaner solution to prevent environmental degradation.
  1. Inexhaustible And Renewable Compared to conventional energy sources such as coal, gas, oil and nuclear whose reserves are finite, solar energy is infinite, justas long as there is the sun in the sky. This makes it an essential element in a sustainable energy system that allows development in today’s time, without risking that of the future generations.
  1. Non-contaminating Solar energy is non-toxic and non-hazardous in nature. It is waste-free and doesn’t contaminate water, which is essential when the world is facing a rapid scarcity of water. Unlike the fossil fuels and nuclear power plants, solar energy has one of the lowest water-consumption footprints, which makes it a key for conserving hydrological resources.
  1. Falling Prices of Solar Panels Nowadays, solar photovoltaic panels are cheaper than conventional energies. The PV technology has been seeing a drastic reduction in their costs and they are fully competitive with conventional sources in a growing number of locations. Due to the increase in efficiency of global production processes and continuous innovations in the field, solar energy is becoming one of the most sustainable solutions, environmentally, economically and socially.
  1. Subsidised By the Government The current policy of the Ministry of New and Renewable, the central government offers 30 per cent of the installation cost for the rooftop photovoltaic system. In order to encourage people to adopt the renewable sources of energy for their homes, the central and state government provides a subsidy to the people installing rooftop PV systems. Also, did we forget to mention that it reduces electricity bills too?
  1. Targets SDG 2030: The solar energy if used solves the following Sustainable Development Goals:GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

    GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

    GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

    GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

    GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

    GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

    GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

    GOAL 13: Climate Action

    GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal.

    Now that we are ticking all the boxes, it seems like an overachievement with a single solution. What do you think?

As an individual, sustainable responsibility is on each one of us. Our advice – Come over to the sunshine state of mind, switch to Orenj Solar and reap the benefits of the coolest sustainable option. Remember, you can make a difference too.

To know more, Contact Orenj Solar.

Rooftop Solar Panels for Home

Solar Energy for Homes

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Solar energy is a topical that is trending across the world with its own fan following. Talk about the international organisations, national governments and even local administrations for that matter, solar energy has been the eye candy when it comes to renewable energy.

Not only this, solar energy has been creating friendships too!

India, with ample amount of sunlight, around 3,000 hours in total (Those who are wondering, that’s a lot) took charge to create an International Solar Alliance with France and the countries that lie completely or partially in the tropical region.

Adopting this  ‘sun wave’, are homeowners whom we see eagerly switching to solar panels for your home. By simply installing rooftop solar panels for home or in gardens, we’re seeing just how safe and easy a path it can really be!

Not only do the panels contribute to a sustainable future, but they also ensure you can save a ton of money! According to research, you save around 33 lacs INR in a span of 25 years with 10kW rooftop solar panels in place*. If you don’t believe us, you can do the math for yourself with 5500 INR monthly saving on your power bill with 10 kW of rooftop solar panels for home.

Adding a feather in the cap, operationally, solar is considered to be one of the most viable sources of renewable energy. It is one of the largest power sources in the renewable energy sector.

But does that mean that solar energy is worth the investment, for your homes?

The simple answer – YES! With the soaring electricity consumption, frequent power outages and hiked bills, a home solar system installation can work like magic  To save your hard-earned money. A whopping 40 % of your electricity bills! Perhaps it’s time to start planning that luxury cruise you always wanted to take.

With the solar panels for your home, lights, computers, refrigerators, mixers, fans, AIR CONDITIONERS, TVs and music systems can all be powered through solar energy. (Did we mention ACs in capital letters?)

Just like what they say about the Universe, ‘focus on what you want and how will be taken care of’. With Orenj Solar Systems, you can stop worrying about the space that is required for the solar system installation as we use your home spaces intelligently, ranging from sitting out pavilions to a barbeque corner to rooftop gardens. Our systems have been designed to meet the aesthetics of your house.

All of that with several financing options to get rid of any second thoughts you may have while making this ‘Smart, and Green’ solar investment. All you have to do is book a free solar consultation with our team!

Solar Panels For Your Home; Benefits 2.0

  1. Hassle-Free Installation:
    The installation of solar panels and the components might seem to be too complicated but the reality is, it isn’t.
    Orenj  Solar gives you an end-to-end solution where we take away the pain of solar system installation. It also makes sure that there is minimal maintenance required throughout its 25 years long lifespan.
  2. No Electricity Loss:
    We all might not have complete control over our lives, but when it comes to energy and the associated bills, you will be your own boss! Orenj Rooftop Solar Panels are helpful in increasing electricity efficiency, The energy you use becomes a part of your domestic energy requirements, ensuring that you and only you are in control of your own bills and energy usage. How about that?
  3. Free source of Energy:
    The sun is a provider of unbound levels of energy, more often than not they provide us with more energy than we could hope to use. If you install your own solar power system, it will immediately start saving money! You can even reach “break-even” on your solar panel installation cost in under 4 years which isn’t that long of a wait to recover.
  4. Eco-friendly:
    Solar power is our ‘buddy for life’. It does not emit any pollution when it is produced or consumed. Solar power helps avoid carbon dioxide (CO2) and other harmful emissions linked with conventional electricity generation (Bye Bye Fossil Fuels).

For those who slept while reading:

India is considered to be an energy-deficient country.  The time has come to work towards harnessing cleaner energy sources. Starting with your home is a great way to show you care about the environment and your family. All-in-all, installing rooftop solar panels for home is a one-time monetary investment for your future.

Switch to Smart, Green and Clean Energy,
Switch to Orenj Solar for your home, today.

*The statistics can vary according to determining factors like sunlight, shaded region, geography.