FAQ
When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. Your savings directly proportionate to the utility rates and solar policies in your area, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live.
Solar power, like other renewable energy resources, complied with many environmental and health benefits. Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulphur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems.

A Solar Photovoltaic system, generally called as solar PV system is a functional setup that generates electricity with the help of sunlight.

The main components of a Solar PV system are:

  • Solar Panels or Modules: Solar panels consist of a group of small cells made from semiconductor material. When the sun’s light falls on the modules, it excites the electrons, thereby creating direct current (DC).
  • Solar Inverter: The DC electricity goes into an inverter that converts it into alternating current (AC). We use AC for running our household or office or factory equipment.
  • Storage Battery (optional): The best use of solar energy is to consume it while it is being generated. If the requirement is to store this power and consume it in the non-sunny hours, then solar energy can be stored in batteries for later consumption.
People who requires electric power and has enough shadow free space can install the solar power plant.
Since Solar PV works on the basis of the intensity of sunlight it gets, your solar system typically wakes up at after sunrise and goes to sleep at about 6 or 7pm in the evening. The energy output increases gradually and peaks at around noon and then gradually decreases as the Sun starts setting.

When planning to go solar, it is important to consider:

  • How much of your energy needs can you meet with solar?
  • How much can you save by going solar?
  • Do you have enough shadow-free space (land or roof)?
  • How much do you want to invest in your solar PV system?

Every Solar PV system is customized based on your site conditions. Therefore, you need a fair assessment of your energy requirements, site conditions and the solar energy generation potential at your site which would directly impact your savings.

Considering different kind of roofs and sites, a 1 kW system requires 100 square feet of shadow free area.
The daily generation of solar power plants keeps on varying depending demographic locations and weather conditions. On an average of a year period, a 1 kW system will produce in between 3.75 – 4.50 units of electricity per day which depends upon the demographic locations.
Solar PV is a highly proven and reliable technology. A PV system that is designed, installed, and maintained well will operate for 25 years or even more than 25 years. The Inverters, which are an integral part of a Solar PV system, may need a replacement once in the 25 years lifetime of the system. Moreover, since there are no moving parts (unless you are using tracking devices to move modules tilt with the movement of the Sun), there is practically negligible wear and tear.
There are three solar financing options: you can purchase your system in cash, take out a solar loan to buy your system, or sign a solar lease/power purchase agreement (PPA). Oriana expert’s designing team can help you assess the costs and 20-year savings of each solar financing option; its calculations are based on your roof plus real quote data from your area.