On-Grid Solar systems are connected to the government power grid. They generate and send electricity to the government power grid. The owner of the system will be charged only for the excess units used after the deduction of the units generated and sent to the government power grid.
Off-Grid Solar systems are fully self contained. They use a battery to store electricity from which it will be distributed.
If the option of using Net Metering is provided by the local electricity department, an On-Grid system must be used.
If the option of using Net Metering is not available, an Off-Grid system shall be used.
An On-Grid (Net Metering) system of 2KW – that features government certified equipments from reputable
– will cost around 1.5Lakhs (As of October 2016) + Applicable Taxes.
An Off-Grid system of same capacity and quality will cost around 2 Lakhs + Applicable Taxes.
RTI Trust will be giving 50% of the project cost with the cap of Rs.1Lakh as grant for each approved Suryajyoti project.
The Table shall apply for the grant and get the project approved before commencing the project. Please fill the online application form available on Treasurer online Module [TOM] from http://www.roundtableindia.org and get the allotment letter. Find TOM at the top right corner of the Home Page.
The Table shall fully finance the Project. After completion of the project, the Table shall submit the completion report and receive the grant.
A 1KWp Panel system will generate approximately 4 units of electricity per day (If it receives approximately 5hrs sunlight a day) after transmission losses.
If the school has used 240 units per month on an average, a 2KWp system will be required. That is (2 KWp
x 4 units per day x 30 days = 240 units )
Note: Take the average usage of electricity from the last 3 bills.
200 Sq.Ft. of Shade free area is required.
Solar Panels require very little maintenance. The school shall be responsible for washing the panel once
in two weeks for optimum efficiency of power output.
If a battery is involved, the school shall be responsible for its maintenance as well.
The school management shall be in charge safe guarding the Solar system.
If the Table can find a vendor who can match or surpass the cost, quality and service of RTI Approved vendor, you could use that vendor.
The vendor who installs the Solar system shall be responsible for service.
Yes. Although the project will be expanded to non-FTE schools in the future, currently grant is available for FTE Schools only.
Yes. Kindly contact the Project Suryajyoti team for the details.
A good quality Solar system will have a life span of 25 years.