Why is India an Ideal Place for Installing Solar Panels?
Countries that are densely populated are a good candidate for installment of solar panel systems. India is one country in the world that has high solar insulation. These factors make it an ideal place for using solar power for the generation of electricity on a residential level.
Recently, it was announced that India in near future is planning to install the largest solar power plant in the world. Already, this country is a leader in wind power generation and now the solar energy industry has firmly put its feet here with a prediction that it will grow with the speed of light in the next few years to come.
India experience many sunny days all through the year. It has been found that this region receives about 5000 Petawatt-hours of solar power per year, which is a very promising figure for the success of solar panel systems for the production of electricity.
There are more than 20 successfully running photovoltaic (PV) power plants in India. The largest being Charanka Solar Park in Gujarat capable of generating up to 221 MW of solar power. In essence, Gujarat is the leader in producing solar power in India. The next in line is Rajasthan with a photovoltaic capacity of 500 MW.
India and its neighboring country Pakistan have a poorly planned electricity infrastructure. First of all, there are not many sources of power generation and the total electricity produced does not cater to the needs of all people making many villages and even small towns starving for electricity.
Moreover, the feeders are either not enough or do not fulfill the demands of most residential areas. As a result, the electricity is quite expensive and there is a lot of load-shedding experienced by many cities.
Common man is unable to afford the expensive bills of electricity that keep on rising as the demand goes up and the supply goes down. In such a situation, installing solar panels appears to be the only viable solution to these problems. Since the place sees a good number of full sunny days, the plan is very much executable.
A large number of people have already installed solar panels in their homes for the production of electricity to save money on electricity bills and to realize the benefits of green or renewable energy in the long run.
Although the climate is favorable and the region itself is an excellent candidate for renewable energy, there are still many challenges and hurdles to overcome. A good number of companies have sprung up in India in the last two decades offering solar panel systems to commercial and residential consumers.
The cost of these systems is decreasing with the passage of time as new and cheaper materials are being introduced for the production of solar cells. These companies are offering different solutions based on one or the other type of solar cell and therefore the solutions are different in terms of features, price, flexibility, scalability, and reliability.