Central and state governments the world over have several schemes in place to promote the use of rooftop solar power among citizens. For your solar systems in India, there are some key government policies and regulations that will prove useful before and after the installation process:

· Subsidies: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has a provision for financial assistance in place, in the form of either capital or interest subsidy, or both. It divides applicants into four identifiable categories, with defined maximum capacities, and provides interest/capital subsidies on this basis.

· Accelerated Depreciation: Under the Income Tax Act, an accelerated depreciation limit of 80% is available for rooftop solar plants. This translates to significant cost savings for developers that are taxable under the law, and have adequate profits to be charged depreciation against.

· Subsidized Loans: Low or zero interest rate loans from banks, governments and other organizations are sometimes available, usually for a limited period of time.

· Feed-in-Tariffs (FiT): While not yet available in India, Feed-in-Tariffs are incentive mechanisms provided by the utility to the consumer where he is paid for every unit of electricity fed into the grid. This scheme has seen successful implementation in mostly Western countries such as Germany, UK, USA etc.

· Net Metering: This is a model which uses the excess power generated by a rooftop power plant, on occasions such as national holidays and weekends, is pumped into the grid. The generator is then eligible for receiving credits based on the number of units that are pumped to the grid as against the number of units received from the grid. Different states sometime use different policies to calculate the final number of credits.


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For additional information on related policies and government schemes, don’t forget to get in touch with us right away.


While solar panels can be installed on most roofs, provided the area is spacious and there is enough access to sunlight, some preliminary knowledge of major roof types for solar installation can make the whole process a lot simpler for you. Some common roof types you’ll find on homes are flat roofs, gable roofs, hipped roofs, cross-gabled roofs and cross-hipped roofs. These roof types are suitable for solar panel installations if they have large surfaces that face the South.

Flat roofs, on the other hand, are found mostly on commercial buildings and can prove to be fertile ground for solar installations. Free-standing frames are used on such roofs, which provide the ideal tilt and orientation for optimizing array performance. Mansard-style roofs with large, flat surfaces are used for solar installations in the same manner. One important point to keep in mind is to avoid installations on roofs that don’t have a south-facing surface. Additionally, if your roof is prone to receiving a lot of shade from its surrounding structures or trees, be careful before proceeding with your installation.


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When installing solar systems, be mindful of the angle of the roof relative to the solar panel and the direction of the roof. If you want your panel to capture enough sunlight, make sure it faces the South as much is possible. While not considering these aspects will not serve as a complete obstruction to your solar power plans, it will definitely play a major role in determining the kinds of installations possible on your roof and their subsequent performance.

The costs of installations also vary with the nature and design of rooftops. If your roof is facing issues or is likely to face issues in the future, consider replacing it before the installation.

To learn more about the most suitable roof types for solar installations, write to us and find all your questions answered.


As a homeowner, you want the best and the most durable rooftop solar system for your house. If you’re struggling with making a choice between buying and leasing a solar system, you’ve come to just the right place. Let us take a look at the pros and cons that come with each of these options.


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The upfront costs in this case are higher. However, in the long run, you save more money by buying a solar panel system. For this purpose, financing your solar system through loans can prove to be a good purchasing decision, especially if you have insufficient funds but want the benefits of owning the system. Tax deductions on interest payments is an added bonus. Installation is usually not an issue either, with most companies ready to complete the process in a short period of time.


Solar systems are best viewed through the lens of a long-term investment. Committing to pay lease rental over a horizon of the next 10-20 years is a decision that would require careful consideration. While in some cases, leasing can add value to your property, it can also prove to be an obstruction if you finally get down to selling your home since this will require you to get hold of a buyer with excellent credit history. Leases also come with different payment plans and can save your money only if the benefit from your lower electricity bills outweighs your lease payments. Since electricity prices 10 years down the line are anyone’s guess, leasing may not always prove to be all that beneficial. Solar leases, however, can make sense if you consider the following – maintenance and repair costs are taken care of by the lessor, leasing helps you save money from day one and performance is guaranteed.

If you are still unsure of which option to go for, give us a call right away and get expert advice for your rooftop solar plans.



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While we’re all aware of how solar PV systems convert daylight into power supply for our homes, let’s take a look at the different types of rooftop solar PV systems you can get for your daily electricity needs:

· Grid-Tied: This rooftop solar system proves to be the most cost effective for generating power if your building is connected to the main power network. It also reduces your energy bills significantly and emits lower CO2. However, this solar PV system can let you down during a power failure, as the inverter prevents the system from transmitting power to the grid, thus avoiding electrocution during repair work.

· Off-Grid: This system is pretty much self-sufficient, relying on its batteries to store and release power during times of inactivity, such as the night. This system does not work with grids and only has its battery backup or a diesel generator to support it. This is ideal for boats, temporary solutions, remote buildings or any other place that lacks mains electricity.

· Hybrid: This system gives you the best of both worlds, with the added benefit of freedom from power failure issues. It utilizes a grid connection to export power, using batteries for backup during power cuts. In addition, it works independently of fossil fuels, giving you access to clean energy generated in an eco-friendly manner.

· Grid-Interactive: This system works with the grid along with its battery backup or a diesel-fuelled generator in times of a power failure.  

The different systems use different combinations of inverters and batteries, but might carry a different terminology for different vendors. We suggest you take a complete tour of the functions offered by each system before making a decision. For further help on topic, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.


Successful solar installations can be tricky, especially if done for the first time. A leaky, damaged roof can ruin your solar power plans for good. Here are the most common solar installation problems you want to be wary of:

1. Mismatch between solar installation’s and the roof’s life: Installing a solar panel that lasts for 20 years on your rooftop not built to last for more than 10 is naturally going to be a problem. Always ensure there is harmony in this regard by opting for roof systems that lost longer or can be extended in terms of their shelf life

2. Not having a maintenance plan in place: When it comes to solar installation issues, there are plenty of them. When getting a new installation, its effect on the roof system must be studied carefully. A robust maintenance and inspection plan will help you get rid of issues way ahead of time. Regular servicing of your rooftop solar installation will prove why prevention is better than cure.

3. Mismatch between rooftop design and installation plan: When choosing a rooftop system for solar power installation, always keep in mind solar panels work the best under certain conditions and need a rooftop that complement them. Design compatibility issues need to be looked into carefully before any installation

4. Drainage issues: If you fail to understand the flow of water in relation to your rooftop, you will likely face drainage issues. A sturdy roof system will help drain water away from your roof. If water is forced to flow in the wrong direction, leakage could arise. And don’t rely on repairs, since these are pretty tricky with solar installations


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With these basic pointers, you’ll be good to go for getting a solar installation for your rooftop. For more help with your solar panel installations, get in touch with us today.

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When people decide to get solar panel installations for their homes, a common concern arising is that of the roof. It is difficult for most of us to judge if our existing roofs are capable of accommodating a full-fledged solar system. Questions about the roof’s strength, design, make and capacity need not give you sleepless nights anymore. Let’s try to allay your fears and help you with getting just the right rooftop, in case you don’t already have one.

While solar panels can be installed at various spots, the roof is the most common and favoured location for the purpose. If your roof is in bad shape or has been around for a long time, we suggest getting it replaced before the installation. This also makes perfect financial sense as opposed to reinstalling panels whenever your roof starts to wear out.

Interestingly enough, once the panels are in place, they protect the roof from damage by the rain, sun, hail et al. In the unbearable summer heat, you will thank your solar panel for keeping your house cool. They can be installed on practically any kind of roof, with the strength of the roof being the more important consideration. Commonly found rooftops consist of composite or tiles. If you have a single-plane roof, then you are lucky since these are not complex to work with.


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So now you know why worrying about your rooftop is futile since the look, on a whole counts more than new or old deals.

Always go for a licensed rooftop solar panel contractor, who will be best able to help you deal with roofs and solar power. For more information on getting solar panels for your home, get in touch with us today and have all your questions answered!



Getting solar panels for your home is an investment you will need to give serious thought to. Once you are sure going solar is the way for you, make sure these four questions are on your checklist before you get going:

1. How much electricity do you use every day?

A typical 3000 Wp solar panel, when charged through the day, is enough to provide around 8000 watts of energy. Made up of 36 or 72 solar cells, with each cell capable of providing 0.5 volts of power, a solar panel can be customized to power the devices of your choice. Now a good first step is to get hold of your electricity bill. If you need help, websites like Bill Bachao will readily give you an analysis of your electricity bill. Get an approximate usage by device before you start with the installation.

2. How much space do you have?

The amount of space available will be crucial in deciding how much solar power you can get. To get sunlight throughout the day, it is optimal to install rooftop panels facing South. Choose the panel design wisely depending on the space.


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3. What do the costs look like?

In the long run, solar power will reduce your electricity bills. However, installation will require considerable initial investment. Figure out how much you are willing to shell and plan it accordingly. Depending on the amount of energy, costs hover in the range of INR 40,000 – 6,00,000.

4. What about servicing and maintenance?

Solar panels usually last for about 25 years. While they do not require maintenance through their lives, always buy from certified panel suppliers. Always ask your dealer for a guarantee on the equipment.

With this, you are now equipped to take the first step towards getting solar panels for your home. Get in touch with us today to find out more.