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How beneficial are solar panels on parking lots?

Parking lots are one nice location to have solar panels. Why? You have vacant space that is not used for anything, your cars and other vehicles get better shade (if there was none earlier) and well, you generate some electricity as a bonus! Thus, solar panels on industrial and commercial parking lots have seen significant […]

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What is the relevance of building-integrated photovoltaics in the current solar market?

While the most common place for solar panels on a building is the rooftop, it need not always be the case. There are enough folks worldwide who would like more parts of their building covered by solar panels, so that they can get more power generated from the sun by utilizing as much as area […]

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Solar panels over elevated structures – an additional benefit from a rooftop solar power plant

Not everyone would be happy with solar panels covering all their rooftop without room to move. For those houses and commercial buildings that can actually utilize their rooftop for something, cluttering it with row after row of solar panels is not a great idea. But these guys can still have their cake and eat it […]

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Posted in: Innovations, Rooftop Solar, Solar Photovoltaic

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Will solar with battery storage disrupt the solar power market?

Depending on who you are, you either love battery storage or you hate it. The facts are as follows: Storing solar power in batteries is not really a super efficient way of using solar power – as this process ends up wasting about 30% of the solar power generated! At the same time, without batteries […]

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What are hybrid solar inverters and how do they benefit rooftop solar power plants?

For all its environmental and other sustainability benefits, rooftop solar suffers from one big problem – it is not a 24×7, reliable source of electricity. Unless of course you consider using a battery along with the solar panels; or using a diesel generator in conjunction with the solar panels. If you are going for any […]

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Posted in: Diesel, Energy Storage, Rooftop Solar

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Is it a good idea to use high efficiency solar panels for your rooftop?

About two years back, for one of the rooftop solar consulting assignments that I did, the client, a small but highly profitable software company in Chennai, was keen on having the most premium solar panels. He wanted to know the best solar panels in the world, in terms of efficiency. I told him that would […]

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Can solar panels add to the aesthetics of a building?

Looking at solar panels on rooftops used to be my day job for a while. Now, I have to admit that I never viewed those rooftop solar panels as beautiful during that time. Because, well, they were not. Solar panels on rooftops looked ok at best, and in many circumstances, quite clumsy. Now, this blog […]

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$150 Million Investment in Rooftop Solar Firm Amplus Solar by I Squared Capital

In another reaffirmation of the interest shown by financial investors in the solar sector, Amplus Solar, based out of Gurgaon has received a $150 million investment from global infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital. Amplus Solar is a fairly new entrant into the solar field, and from what they aspire, they seem to have a focus […]

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Posted in: Energy Investments, New Delhi, Rooftop Solar

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Gujarat to be 4th largest state in rooftop solar projects by 2022

It is a bit difficult to figure out how Mercom CapitalGroup makes its estimates. I am not complaining. At the same time, I am not envying them. Getting estimates done for how much rooftop solar India will do in the next few years is as tricky as it can get. While grid connected, utility scale solar is […]

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Solar Net Metering on in Delhi – Real Life Bill for National Productivity Council

Live demo of solar Net Metering and the corresponding utility bill in Delhi at the National Productivity Council Details of the bill explained too…nice to see Net Metering actually on. Could start making a big difference to the adoption of rooftop solar in the country. Thank you Sunkalp, this is a good one. http://sunkalp.com/live-demonstration-of-solar-net-metering-in-delhi/

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Posted in: New Delhi, Rooftop Solar

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