The issue of what is the best time/season to install a solar system in one’s home has long been asked by readers and potential buyers. Buyers are typically hesitant to install a solar system during the rainy season or during the winter. Please keep in mind that solar is a year-round product. We are fortunate to live in a section of the planet that receives the sun’s rays all year. So when the sun is shining brightly, it’s the best time to install a solar system!
There are a few myths about how to build a solar system. In this post, we will attempt to answer all of the questions that a buyer would have before deciding to install a solar system in his house, office, or other location.
#1. Non-Seasonal Product
Is solar a seasonal product? This is one of the most often asked questions. So, what exactly is a seasonal product? Consider a refrigerator, a heater, or a geyser. These are all seasonal appliances, as a consumer only need them for a specific season and then stores them till the next year. In the case of a solar system, however, this is not the case. Solar panels are guaranteed to work for 365 days during a period of 25 years.
The sun shines every day, and you should turn on your light or fan at least once a day. The solar system will take care of this for you. Solar Panels are therefore a NON-SEASONAL PRODUCT. It is capable of working 300 days out of 365 days in a year.
#2. Environmental Conditions
The second misunderstanding is that the meteorological conditions of a location have an impact on the solar system’s operation. It is true that a location’s climate has a direct impact on your solar system’s operation. However, as we already stated, India does not receive any sunshine at all. Your solar system will work as long as there are sun rays falling on your home. Solar panels that can perform effectively in low-light circumstances are now available on the market. Solar panels, according to solar experts, contribute 10% to 25% of total electricity generation during wet seasons.
#3. Production vs. Consumption
Few critics would claim that a solar system’s output is lower in the winter since the sun isn’t as strong. Yes, there will be a difference, but keep in mind that your consumption habit will also change during this time. When your electricity usage is high, such as during the summer, solar panel production is likewise high. AC appliances are also known to consume a lot of energy. Customers are encouraged to install DC appliances because they use less energy to operate.
The average domestic electricity cost is between Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 50,000 per year, assuming an electricity tariff of Rs. 7 per unit.
#4. A Real-Life Application
Installing a solar system to become grid-independent makes perfect sense for residents in small towns and villages. Though it is stated that power has reached the farthest reaches of the country, unlike in big cities, electricity does not resume at a rapid rate in the event of natural disasters such as strong rains or floods. During the recent floods, it was evident that regions of the country such as West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Rajasthan, and others were still without power. Consumers who installed a solar system would have power regardless of the main power supply.
#5: Use of Cutting-Edge Technology
Because they do not receive adequate and relevant technical guidance, some consumers are unable to install a solar system at the appropriate time. Buyers are sometimes discouraged from investing due to a lack of professional sellers’ consultants and adequate technical product data. Buyers do not receive critical information and are unable to purchase cutting-edge technology. They want to purchase items at inexpensive prices, and vendors are willing to sell them low-quality products in order to avoid losing the consumer. If a buyer is properly informed about technologically advanced products, they will undoubtedly purchase them, even if the price is slightly more. Here are some examples of cutting-edge solar products:
- Panels – Monocrystalline,
- Wire – DC cable,
- Inverter – MPPT,
- Panel Stand – Wall Mounted, etc.
We hope you enjoyed the post and learned something new about solar energy installation. The rainy season is currently underway. Are you still perplexed as to why I decided to install solar panels during the wet season? The answer is to turn on the television, turn on the lights, and turn on the fans. A solar system’s power is sufficient to meet your day-to-day power requirements.