Benefit of using solar rooftops in 2019

The benefit of using solar rooftops in 2019

The solar technology is growing at a fast pace.In 2019 solar rooftop technologies expected to hit the market by including various range of solar panels.

Apart from household and commercial usage, solar power proves to be beneficial in various other sectors such as Hospital, Warehouse, colleges, schools etc.

How does it benefit Hospitals?

Hospitals both in urban and rural areas consume a lot of energy throughout the day. Using a variable source of power like solar to power equipment can be a life-saving situation. Here are some reason for installing solar power in hospitals.

  1. Installed in less space– solar rooftop panels can be installed in covered parking areas even if there is very less space, as long as the structure can bear the weight of panels.
  2. Power backup – In case of any power interruption, rooftop solar is the best option for backup power.
  3. Cost-effective – The cost of the rooftop solar power has levelled to 4.5-5/kWh (or less)  fixed for 25 years, unlike the diesel power of 18/kWh (or more) which keeps increasing.
  4. Minimal maintenance – A solar power plant requires very little maintenance from the energy consumer.
  5. Noise minimization – It’s a property of key values in hospitals that photovoltaic (PV) panels operate without any noise because there are no mechanical parts.  

When powering life-saving equipment, Solar power should always be in conjunction with diesel power or battery power. It will not be large enough to power your entire load. However, proper integration requires careful design and sizing of your solar plant with respect to your diesel generator.   

How does it benefit warehouse?

  1. Source of income generator – Solar rooftop panels can be installed in the empty rooftop space that remains unutilized in many warehouses. The excess electricity that gets generated through this can be exported to places such as government-supported schemes for solar installation. This help to generate a lot of Income and that can be used for further investment.
  2. Provides energy security – Rooftop solar can produce electricity during load-shedding, ensuring that critical loads are always running.
  3. Cost-effective –  The cost of the rooftop solar power has levelled to 4.5-5/kWh (or less)  fixed for 25 years, unlike the diesel power of 18/kWh (or more) which keeps increasing.
  4. Minimal maintenance – A solar power plant requires very little maintenance from the energy consumer.
  5. Flexible configurations – solar rooftop panels can be installed in covered parking areas even if there is very less space, as long as the structure can bear the weight of panels.

How does it benefit college?

  1. Helps to promote solar education – Installing solar rooftop panels in college gives the students a first-hand experience on the working of solar farm thereby stimulating interest in the field. This can prove to be an inspiration for encouraging solar education.
  2. Meeting load requirements – The electricity generated can be used to meet the varying load requirements in colleges such as laboratory equipment, lighting and ventilation in classrooms, hostel facilities, recreation facilities etc,
  3. Cost-effective –  The cost of the rooftop solar power has levelled to 4.5-5/kWh (or less)  fixed for 25 years, unlike the diesel power of 18/kWh (or more) which keeps increasing.
  4. Minimal maintenance – A solar power plant requires very little maintenance from the energy consumer.
  5. Flexible configurations – solar rooftop panels can be installed in covered parking areas even if there is very less space, as long as the structure can bear the weight of panels.

How does it benefit school?

  1. Helps with power cut issues – The schools in many of the rural places are often met with constant power cut and becomes unreliable. Off-grid solar rooftop system helps with this problem by providing power as a backup.
  2. Promote solar learning –  Installing solar rooftop panels in school can promote solar learning which can prove to be an extremely productive educational exercise.
  3. Saving the environment – The solar rooftop panels reduce the carbon footprint. This sets an example for students about saving the environment.

 

Final conclusion

Solar rooftop installations in various sectors have its own advantages and disadvantages. it can be more as a beneficiary option. It reduces power bills and helps to gain energy independence. A combination of low energy usage, unused rooftop space and better integration makes it ideal for various sectors.

For further information on how to install, feel free to contact Apollo power systems.

Pooja R

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *