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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 systems 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 systems. 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 systems. 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 systems. 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 systems. 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 systems 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.

FAQ:

When is the right time to install a solar system?

The right time to install a solar system depends on various factors, including your energy needs, financial readiness, available incentives, and local solar conditions.

How can I determine if my home is suitable for a solar system?

Assess factors such as available roof space, shading, roof orientation, and local solar irradiation levels to determine if your home is suitable for solar installation.

What financial considerations should I keep in mind when installing a solar system?

Consider factors such as the cost of installation, available financing options, potential savings on electricity bills, and available incentives or tax credits.

Are there any government incentives or tax credits available for installing a solar system?

Yes, many regions offer incentives such as solar rebates, tax credits, or feed-in tariffs that can significantly offset the cost of installing a solar system.

How can I estimate the return on investment (ROI) for a solar system?

Consider the upfront costs, potential energy savings, incentives, and the lifespan of the system to estimate the ROI of a solar installation.

Is it better to wait for advancements in solar technology before installing a system?

Solar technology is continually evolving, but waiting for advancements may result in missed savings from reduced energy bills and available incentives.

What are the environmental benefits of installing a solar system?

Installing a solar system reduces reliance on fossil fuels, decreases greenhouse gas emissions, and contributes to a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

Can I install a solar system if I live in a rented property?

Installing a solar system in a rented property can be challenging, but it’s worth discussing with the landlord to explore any potential arrangements.

Should I consult with a solar professional before deciding to install a solar system?

Consulting with a solar professional is highly recommended as they can assess your specific situation, provide accurate information, and guide you through the process.

How long does it take to install a solar system?

The installation timeframe varies depending on factors such as system size, complexity, and the availability of the installer. It can range from a few days to a few weeks.

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