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How UTL Hybrid Solar Inverters Generate 30% More Electricity?

How UTL Hybrid Solar Inverters Generate 30% More Electricity?

It is evident that there are lots of solar inverters available in the market; however, do you know there are some inverters among them that can generate extra electricity. Yes, you read it right extra electricity! This blog will help you understand how UTL’s solar inverters produce around 30% extra power as compared to other options available in the market. Let us check out how:

To understand this properly, we have to understand the concept of rMPPT. UTL has come up with a technology that is more advanced than MPPT technology. rMPPT stands for ‘Rapid Maximum Power Point Technology.’ The voltage of the solar panel keeps on fluctuating according to the light intensity of the sun. The voltage keeps on decreasing or increasing from morning to evening. At all times, according to the voltage of the solar panel, which output will get the most power, it needs to be constantly monitored and changed accordingly. This is what rMPPT technology does well.

If the tracking is done properly throughout the day, then it can lead to generation of 30% more solar energy. UTL Solar has also applied for a patent for this technology.

Features of UTL Hybrid Inverters

Hybrid inverters by UTL can take input from solar panels, battery, or grid depending on the requirement and need of the source. The hybrid inverters by UTL can be easily operated in one of the 3 suitable modes. This makes them one of the best home solar solution in India. It has different operating modes as well that are explained below:

PCU MODE for Cities

If there is more electricity in the cities, then it will run your load with generated solar power and battery. This way cuts your electricity bill.

Hybrid MODE for Villages

This mode will operate the load by generating solar power and grid electricity during the day and keep the battery charged for night backup.

Smart MODE for Towns

In most of the towns generating electricity and saving bills are dual tasks; it will operate the loads with a synchronised combination of both generated solar power and grid electricity. 


UTL has three models in its hybrid inverter segment:

Gamma+ Solar Inverter

Gamma+ rMPPT solar inverter also known as Gamma+ Home PCU is the best selling MPPT solar inverter in India in the 1000VA range. This solar inverter is available in 12 volt and 24 volt and supports up to 1000 watt solar panels. You have options to use both types of 12 volt and 24-volt solar panels. This inverter comes with two solar battery options, single battery and double battery.

Shamsi Solar Inverter

Shamsi solar inverter is extensively used in the home, offices, commercial, and industrial sectors. There are various models in the Shamsi solar inverter (675VA/12V to 1475VA/24V) depending on the voltage requirement.

Heliac Solar Inverter

UTL Heliac solar inverter is one of the best inverters for homes, which utilizes both solar energy and grid power to charge the batteries. The primary source is considered to be solar energy, which will run the load and charge the battery. The secondary source is the power coming from the grid.  Heliac solar inverters are available from 850VA to 3500VA.

rMPPT Technology

What is the new rMPPT technology

rMPPT Technology: A Full Review!

The world of solar energy is changing rapidly. People are extensively working towards increasing the efficiency of photovoltaic cells and solar panels. In this blog, you’ll get to know about one of the technologies that are developed by UTL Solar. Before learning about we should know about certain concepts, Let’s check it out:

Solar Charge Controller

A solar charge controller, also known as a solar regulator, is essentially a solar battery charger that is connected between the solar panels and the battery. The main purpose of a solar charge controller is to regulate the battery charging process and ensure the battery is charged correctly and is not over-charged. 

Constant technological development is happening in solar charge controllers. Modern solar charge controllers have advanced features to make sure that the battery system is charged precisely and efficiently, including features such as DC load output used for lighting.

PWM vs MPPT Solar Charge Controller

A simple PWM, or ‘pulse width modulation’ solar charge controllers have a direct connection from the solar array to the battery and utilize a basic ‘rapid switch’ to modulate or control the process of battery charging. The switch or transistor remains open until the battery reaches the absorption charge voltage. Then the switch begins to open and close rapidly (hundreds of time per second) to modulate the current and maintain a constant battery voltage. This works fine; however, the problem is the solar panel voltage is pulled down to match the battery voltage. This in turn pulls the panel voltage away from its optimum operating voltage (Vmp) and decreases the panel power output and operating efficiency.

Whereas, MPPT or ‘maximum power point trackers’ are far more advanced as compared to PWM controllers and enable the solar panel to work at its maximum power point or the optimum voltage for maximum power output. With the help of this clever technology, MPPT solar charge controllers can be up to 30% more efficient, depending on the battery voltage and operating voltage (Vmp) of the solar panel.

A step further than MPPT Technology!

UTL has come up with a technology that is more advanced than MPPT technology. rMPPT stands for ‘Rapid Maximum Power Point Technology.’ The voltage of the solar panel keeps on fluctuating according to the light intensity of the sun. The voltage keeps on decreasing or increasing from morning to evening. At all times, according to the voltage of the solar panel, which output will get the most power, it needs to be constantly monitored and changed accordingly. This is what rMPPT technology does well. If this tracking is done properly from morning to evening, then up to 30% more solar energy gets generated. UTL Solar has also applied for a patent for this technology.
UTL Solar has integrated this latest technology into its wide range of solar home inverters. Such as Gamma+ inverter, which is a hybrid inverter because it can take input from Solar Panel, Battery, or Grid depending on the requirement and need of the source. This Hybrid Inverter by UTL can be easily operated in one of the 3 Suitable Modes. This makes UTL Solar Gamma+ one of the best home solar solutions in India.

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Why is SHAMSI the Best Solar Inverter for You?

Why is SHAMSI the Best Solar Inverter for You?

There are a lot of options available in the market when it comes to buying a solar inverter. However, making the right choice sometimes becomes difficult. Well, this blog will help you make that decision. When it comes to choosing the best solar inverter, there is one name that pops up. The name is “SHAMSI” solar inverter by UTL Solar.

What is a Solar Inverter?

A solar inverter or Photovoltaic (PV) inverter, is a type of electrical converter that converts the variable direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) that can be fed into a commercial electrical grid or utilized by a local, off-grid electrical network such as homes, offices, or commercial places. 

It can be considered as a critical balance of system (BOS)–component in a photovoltaic system, enabling the utilization of ordinary AC-powered equipment. Solar power inverters have special functions adapted for utilisation with photovoltaic arrays, including maximum power point tracking and anti-islanding protection.

Reasons for Choosing SHAMSI Solar Inverter

Installing an Inverter without solar panels has a lot of demerits. This is because electricity generated from a normal power inverter system is 50% more costly. Let us explain how:

Ordinary power inverter systems consume around 20% electricity in storing the power in the battery, during its initial cycle. Then for every next charge cycle, around 10% of electricity gets wasted. Also, during a power cut, an ordinary power inverter system consumes 10% of power for every discharge cycle and utilizes 15% of power for battery utilization. Compared to an ordinary home inverter, the battery of UTL’s Solar Inverter System has an extended life of around 9-24 Months. 

Normal power inverters do not provide extra backup. However, SHAMSI offers additional backup. Moreover, UTL Solar has amazing offers through which you can buy the SHAMSI solar inverter at the price of a normal inverter. Considering the ongoing trend it is the right time to buy a solar inverter system as electricity has become 2 times more costly in the past 10 years. However, solar panels have become 5 times cheaper and the prices are expected to further go down. 

The flexibility of SHAMSI Inverter

In case you do not have the required space to install solar panels, you can easily operate this inverter without solar panels, similar to a normal inverter system. It is capable of working even without solar panels and you can get the solar panel installed any time according to your requirements. SHAMSI solar inverter is integrated with a solar charger, which increases the solar panel efficiency and battery life. It has different operating modes as well that are explained below:

PCU MODE for Cities

If there is more electricity in the cities, then it will run your load with generated solar power and battery. This way cuts your electricity bill.

Hybrid MODE for Villages

This mode will operate the load by generating solar power and grid electricity during the day and keep the battery charged for night backup.

Smart MODE for Towns

In most of the towns generating electricity and saving bills are dual tasks; it will operate the loads with a synchronised combination of both generated solar power and grid electricity. 

So, as explained, if you are planning to buy a solar inverter, SHAMSI solar inverter is a great choice. UTL Solar has a full range of SHAMSI solar inverters up to 675VA, 875VA, 1075VA, and 1475VA as per your requirement.

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How to Choose the Right Time to Install a Solar System?

How to Choose the Right Time to Install a Solar System?

As a company that deals in solar solutions and products, UTL Solar always comes across a prevalent question from readers and potential buyers. Yes, you guessed it right! “What is the right time/season to install a solar system on one’s premises? Most of the time it is observed that buyers are doubtful about installing a solar system during winters or in the rainy season. 

The one thing that everyone should remember is that sunlight on our planet is not a seasonal phenomenon. We are also lucky to be living in the part of the world which receives sunlight throughout the year. So, this answers the question! The most appropriate time to install a solar system is when the sun is shining bright in the sky!However, there are a few misconceptions that flutter around regarding the installation of the solar system. This blog will help you get over those misconceptions and try to answer all those questions which have been in a buyer’s mind before thinking of installing a solar system in their home, office, etc.

Non-Seasonal Product

As explained above, one of the most popular questions is whether solar is a seasonal product? Now, the question arises, what is a seasonal product? Seasonal products are those products that you only need for a particular season such as cooler, heater, or geyser. However, this is not the case with a solar system. Solar panels are functional for 365 days of 25 years, which you have the warranty for. Sometimes it is functional beyond the warranty period too. 

The sun shines each day and you need to switch on your light or fan every day at least. This will be taken care of by the solar system. So, a solar panel is a non-seasonal product. It is perfectly capable of working throughout the year.

Weather Conditions

The second misbelief that people have is regarding the effects of weather conditions on the functioning of the solar system. It is a fact that the climate of a certain place will have a direct impact on the working of your solar system. However, as we have discussed earlier, it is not like India does not receive sunlight at all. As long as there are sun’s rays falling on the solar panels, your solar system will function. Nowadays, solar panels can work efficiently even in low-light conditions. According to UTL Solar’s experts, solar panels generate 10% to 25% power generation in rainy seasons.

Consumption vs Production

Some of the critics argue that the output of a solar system is less in winters as the sun is not very strong at that time. Yes, this is true, there will be some difference. However, other factors should be taken into account such as your consumption pattern. During winters the consumption rate is also low. When your consumption of power is high such as in summers, the production of power from solar panels is also high. It is also seen that air conditioners utilize a large amount of power. It is recommended that customers should install DC appliances as they consume low power to run. 

So, before making up your mind you should calculate your consumption and then decide on choosing the right solar system.

Real Use Case Scenario

Installing a solar system in small towns is completely lucrative. Since villages and small towns face more power cuts, they need to become independent of the grid. Though it is claimed that electricity has reached the remotest parts of the country, the actual scenario is a bit different and regular power cuts are observed during natural adversities such as heavy rains or floods, unlike in big cities. 

It was seen during the recent floods in parts of the country like West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Rajasthan, and more were still struggling for power. If consumers had a solar system in place they would have power irrespective of the main power supply.

Use of Latest Technology Product

Sometimes consumers are unable to install a solar system at the right time as they do not get the required and appropriate technical advice. Lack of technically sound sales consultants and lack of proper technical product details sometimes dissuade buyers from investing. 

Consumers do not get much-required knowledge and are unable to buy the latest technology product. They prefer to buy goods based on low prices, and the majority of the sellers are ready to sell them low-quality products because they do not want to lose the customer. If a customer has the proper knowledge about technically advanced products, they will surely buy them even for a little higher price tag. Below mentioned are some of the latest technology solar products:

  • Panels – Monocrystalline
  • Wire – DC cable
  • Inverter – rMPPT (UTL Solar’s Technology),
  • Panel Stand – Wall Mounted, etc.
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Why On-Grid Solar System is a Great Choice for Home?

Why On-Grid Solar System is a Great Choice for Home? 

For some time, solar energy has become one of the most affordable, dependable, and financially viable sources of energy. Most people are aware of the ‘Eco-friendly’ benefits of solar energy; however, there are other interesting financial rewards associated with solar energy, which are motivating people to replace traditional coal-powered electricity with solar electricity as well. Solar power/energy requires an initial investment where you’ve to purchase a solar system and install it on your home or business property. However, after the initial investment, The whole scenario becomes a lifetime of savings option with lowered energy bills and increased property value. Here are some points that make the solar on-grid system a great choice for home:

It offers Instant Savings

These days with new and advanced technology growing faster than ever, the question is not if solar electricity saves money, but how much money does it save. Because of solar panels generating utility-free electricity along with government incentives, you’ll observe your bills plummeting down and savings rise up. Whether you have purchased the solar system using cash or a loan, the solar electricity bill will definitely be less as compared to a traditional utility bill. In fact, you may save money instead of spending money on buying energy.

In-Built Savings

Every month you’ll experience small energy bill savings, which will add up quickly over a certain period of time. Depending on whether it is cash or loan purchase, those savings will be observed immediately or add up to something big over time.

Everyone experiences different savings, because of the difference in location, sun exposure, and many other factors that affect the solar energy generated. While some may get 30% savings, there may be lucky ones who make 100% savings.

Long term Savings

When a customer invests in a solar on-grid system by UTL Solar, their investment will promise them a return every month. Now, the generated energy from the solar panels leads to a possibility that you don’t have to pay the utility company at all. Not only do you accumulate energy, but it will be credited to your account, proper accounting and adjustment will be done in the form of import/export and banking.

This clearly leads to the fact that whatever is generated extra, that will be adjusted in your peak demand, if there are some extra credit units in your account, it will be paid according to the FIT rates of that year.

This ultimately means that apart from savings you may earn something for the extra units your solar system has generated. So, basically, you will be paid for the extra units sold to DISCOM.

Depreciation Benefits

This advantage is given to promote the usage and application of the solar on-grid system in the industrial/commercial segment. 40% AD (accelerated depreciation) can be claimed for the installation of these systems. This facility ultimately affects the tax payment.

Conclusion

Apart from these benefits, there are some other benefits as well such as low gestation period, decreased transmission and distribution losses, improvement in the tail-end grid voltages and reduction of system congestion. Integration of the solar system leads to long term energy and ecological security because of reduction in carbon emission. It has minimal technical losses as power consumption and generation are collocated.

5 Reasons, Why You Need a New Inverter

5 Reasons, Why You Need a New Inverter

5 Reasons, Why You Need a New Inverter

In today’s world inverters have become more of a necessity than a luxury. Almost every household work requires an electrical appliance and the usage of electricity. Therefore, inverters are a must-have commodity in every household. There are more factors that back up this statement such as increased load shedding and power outages can disrupt your work schedule and personal comfort, especially during summers.

Getting an efficient and effective power backup system is one of the easy ways to get rid of these problems. People who are used to air conditioners can face a lot of trouble during summers. And sitting in a room with no fan? Can become torture. UTL Solar advises getting an efficient inverter for power backup if your residential area experiences regular power cuts. This will help in making sure you have proper backup energy for emergency needs. Remember, if you plan to upgrade your inverter, purchase one that supports the load requirements of your house for efficient use of the power backup that an inverter provides. Before buying a new inverter, It is important to make sure that your current inverter works efficiently. Inverters and batteries are prone to lack in performance due to extended use over the years and show a hampered functioning.

So, if your inverter is not functioning like it used to, or has a persistent problem, you should upgrade your inverter that has better and smarter technology. Check out these Here are five reasons you should upgrade your inverter:

1. Inverter is not Charging the Battery Completely

One of the most common problems that people face with their inverter is the inverter battery stops charging. Generally, in these cases, the problem is of a dead battery or there is a fault with the grade separators. You can either buy a new battery or get it replaced if it is in the warranty period. However, this problem can arise due to other inverter related issues. These problems include burnt rectifiers, rusted terminals, fused active material, or even an electrical fault in the main board. Depending on the issue and after talking to a technician, you can decide to get a new battery or upgrade your inverter.

2. Batteries Need Maintenance

If your inverter is facing an electrical board failure or repetitive beeping of the alarm, or the monitor displaying incorrect codes, you should contact a professional technician. These issues can occur due to problems with battery wires and cables, or it might be that your inverter keeps switching from the mainline grid to the battery. Based on the maintenance observations, you can choose to upgrade your inverter to avoid spending unnecessary money on constant maintenance. In case you want to buy a new battery, you should go with tubular batteries or gel batteries to enjoy consistent backup power and longer battery life. 

3. Increment in Load Needs

With the passage of time, it is inevitable to buy new appliances, devices, and other electronics. This will increase electrical load requirements, which your present inverter and battery might not be able to support. Inverters and batteries are engineered with a certain capacity, which should not be exceeded as it can burn out the inverter system or result in a power failure. This can also lead to the degradation of the life of the appliances and electronics used. Understanding your load requirements is critically essential to find the most effective power backup solutions. Here, you must remember these two things – Power Requirement and Volt Ampere (VA) Rating.

4. Customer Support Is Not Satisfactory

We live in a world of quick deliveries and 24/7 customer service. Amidst all this, if you don’t get a technician on time to repair or maintain your inverter system, it can be an unpleasant experience. If your present power solutions brand does not provide you with the required customer care support, you should upgrade your inverter from other reputed brands that provide at-home maintenance checks, and quick solutions to your problem. Waiting for a technician to visit and fix the problem is something that nobody wants. UTL Solar has a dedicated and motivated team for customer care.

5. Humming Noise During Back-Up Mode

As explained above inverters have become a necessity in homes and offices due to efficient power backup capabilities. The inverter should match your power requirements and ensure smoother electrical operation. It should also safeguard your appliances from any fuse or short-circuit. While the inverter is in backup mode, if you hear a continuous humming noise, it can be due to waveform deterrence. To explain things easily, if you have an old inverter that is based on technology such as square wave, there is a high chance that the humming noise you hear coming out of your appliances is due to the same reason. 

As a solution, you can upgrade your inverter to a sine wave inverter with higher ratings to experience the best power backup. Generally, we neglect our inverter system that is kept in the corner, but it always does its job by providing utility to make our lives a lot more comfortable and convenient. 

This is why you should upgrade your inverter to get all about the problems of a power failure and bring an enormous difference in your everyday life.

If you are confused about deciding and understanding how to upgrade your inverter, contact our sales team. At UTL Solar, our professionals will help you know about your requirements and help you with finding the best power solutions. Get your one-stop solution at UTL Solar and experience the best customer service.