What is solar power? Solar power is the conversion of sunlight directly into electricity using photovoltaic cells (Solar Panels). It is the most readily available source of energy and it is considered green energy, hence there is no associated risk of pollution of the environment.

Do you know? Just a tiny fraction of the sun’s energy that reaches the earth, has enough power to meet all our power needs many times over, if we only harness it properly. Solar Thermal and Solar Photovoltaic (PV) are amongst the two most widely used technologies. Solar PV, consisting of solar cells has enabled us to use the sun’s energy to power our homes, offices, schools, hospitals, factories etc. by installing a rooftop solar plant.

We have ground mounted solar plants and rooftop solar plants. The ground-mounted ones are typically large-scale plants generating GW or MW power and needing large tracts of open land.  Rooftop solar plants by definition are set up on existing rooftops of residential buildings, schools, colleges, hospital, offices, factories etc. Rooftop solar plants are quicker to install and can be set up on all kinds of rooftops across different types of establishments. If you have an existing rooftop, you can potentially generate your own electricity and free yourself from the rising electricity bills. All you need to do is apply for the solar net metering connection.

The Government introduced the Net Metering policy to help consumers adopt solar energy with ease and join the solar revolution. The net metering is a billing mechanism, which ensures that the consumer has to pay only for the difference between the number of units produced by a rooftop solar plant & fed into the grid and the number of units it draws from the grid. In simple words, it works like debit and credit. At the end of the month the energy company will bill you for the difference between the production from the solar plant and your actual consumption of the electricity. If the production is in excess of your consumption, it gets carried over to the next month. The infographic explains the working of a net metering connection.

A 4kWp solar rooftop plant using elevated galvanized structure, installed by Mrs. Desai, Kotwal Nagar, Nagpur. The plant will help her save approx. Rs.4500/- in monthly electricity bill. Also the plant will save 100 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting 60 trees.
A 5kWp solar rooftop plant using elevated galvanized structure, installed by Mr. Dhiren, Jvpd, Mumbai. The plant will help save approx. 7,000/- in monthly electricity bill. Also, the plant will save close to 125 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting 75 trees.
A 10kWp rooftop solar plant using elevated galvanized structure, installed by Pranugraha CHS at their 7 storied residential building, in Santacruz W, Mumbai. The society will start saving approx. ₹ 12,000/ per month and it will also help the society save 250 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting approx. 150 trees.
A 4kWp solar rooftop plant installed using ground mounted galvanized structure on the tin sheet at Mr. Rajendra's Bungalow at Satara Parisar, Aurangabad. The plant will help him to save approx. Rs.4500/- every month. Also the plant will save 100 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting 60 trees.
- A 7kWp solar rooftop plant using elevated galvanized structure, installed by Mr. Gagan at Shivaji Nagar, Nagpur. The plant will help him save approx. Rs.8000/- every month. Also the plant will save 175tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, equivalent of planting 105 trees.
A 20kWp rooftop solar plant using aluminum railing structure, installed by Vivek Mandir School in Gondia. The plant will help the school save approx. 25000/- in monthly electricity bill and it will also help them to save over 500 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting approx. 300 trees.
A 5kWp solar rooftop plant installed on Manglorian tiles sloping roof using aluminum railings at our Mr. Mody’s bungalow at JVPD, Mumbai. The plant will help him to save approx. ₹ 7,000/- in monthly electricity bill. Also the plant will save close to 125 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting 75 trees.
A 6kWp solar rooftop plant installed using ground mounted galvanised structure by at Mr. Anand at Ram Nagar, Nagpur.The plant will help him to save approx. Rs.7000/- in monthly electricity bill. Also the plant will save 150 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting 90 trees.
A 10kWp rooftop solar plant using aluminum railing structure, installed by Mr. Qureshi Behramji Town, Nagpur on his hostel. The plant will help him to save approx. 11000/- in monthly electricity bill and it will also help them to save 250 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting approx. 150 trees.
A 10kWp rooftop solar plant using elevated galvanized structure, installed by Mr. Shah, JVPD, Mumbai. The plant will help him save approx. Rs. 13000/- in monthly electricity bill. The plant will also help him save over 250 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting approx. 150 trees.
A 10kWp rooftop solar plant using elevated galvanized structure, installed by Mrs. Shah, Tukdoji Nagar, Nagpur. The plant will start saving approx. 12000/- per month and it will also help them to save over 250 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting approx. 150 trees.
A 20kWp solar rooftop plant using the combination of elevated & ground mounted galvanized structure, installed by Green Field CHS, Hingna, Nagpur. The plant will help the society to start saving approx. ₹ 24,000/- per month. The plant will also help the society to save 500 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting 300 trees.
A 42kWp solar rooftop plant using elevated galvanized structure, installed by Bapuna Group’s corporate office, Jaripatka, Nagpur. The plant will start saving approx. 46,000/- in monthly electricity bill. The plant will also help the Bapuna group to save 1050 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting approx. 630 trees.
A 5kWp solar rooftop plant using elevated galvanized structure, installed by Dr. Nasreen Mawani Chandrapur. The plant will help her save approx. Rs.6000/- in monthly electricity bill. Also the plant will save 125 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting 75 trees.
A 10kWp rooftop solar plant using ground mounted galvanized structure, installed by Mr. Singh, Andheri E, Mumbai. The plant will start saving approx. 13000/- in monthly electricity bill. Also, the plant will help him save over 250 tons of Co2 over a period of 25 years, an equivalent of planting approx. 150 trees.