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End-To-End Solar Solutions Provider – iAcharya Silicon Ltd

End – To – End Solar Solutions provider – iAcharya Silicon Limited
An Interview @REI 2016
iAcharya Silicon Ltd is one of the major solar players from TamilNadu. While they started off as a small consulting and training company, they have now diversified into various solar sectors, quickly building on their strengths.

iAcharya operates in 4 major divisions […]

The Problem with Rooftop Solar is that…It is Not a Must Have

(pic credit: CAD-IT Consultants)

A year back, I had given a 10 minute speech at Intersolar India on the real challenge for rooftop solar.

Some of my co-speakers felt I had hit the nub, while some others felt I was being pessimistic.

After I finish my post here, you decide which camp you belong to.

My main point was this: […]

Solar Increases Property Valuation of Homes, Says Berkeley Study

Every Watt of solar PV you install on your house adds $4 to your house value. according to a recent study done by U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and a home appraisal expert.

Now, that’s not a bad deal given that the current prices for US residential solar power system is about […]

Installing a Rooftop Solar System – A User’s Perspective

Here’s a nice and detailed news report/perspective report on how a US resident went about installing a rooftop solar system on his house.

What I like his taking time to detail each and every aspect of the technical, operational and commercial dimensions of a rooftop solar system, from a owner/user perspective.

He appears to have paid a […]

1 Million Solar Homes in the US Soon

By Feb 2016, the United States would have hit an important landmark in solar power – it will have 1 million houses with solar panels on their rooftops, says this news report.

There are about 125 million households in the US (includes those in apartment complexes), so a million of a hundred million is not exactly […]

Solar Cost Comparison Tool for the US Rooftop Solar Sector – SolarIQ

The web platform SolarIQ provides a useful cost comparison tool for the US residential solar market.

By comparing actual sales costs of solar systems in your area, the tool shows you what you should be paying. They also make sure you know about any incentives (federal, state, and local) that could help you save money.

How Do They It

They […]

Virtual Net Metering – A Really Disruptive Concept for Rooftop Solar

It was perhaps about 2 weeks back that I was sitting in a prominent apartment complex in Hyderabad, where one of the association members, an eco-conscious senior citizen was keen on going solar.

The apartment complex was fairly large, and had enough space for 100s of kW of solar panels, enough to power a large % of […]

Solar Nanogrid Market Growing Fast, Says Navigant Research

Solar Nanogrids? Now, if that brings up images of some real hi-tech nanotech stuff, hold on!

Solar nanogrids are far simpler entities. They refer to small distributed solar power generating systems which could be supplying to a local network of consumers, typically a small community of less than 50 households. Should this be a standalone grid not connected […]

Many UK Installers to Move to Other Tech Owing to Proposed FiT Cut

The UK government is proposing steep cuts to its feed in tariffs for rooftop solar power plants, that could make the risk the entire solar industry’s prospects in that country.

The U.K.’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today published the outcome of its feed-in tariff (FIT) review, revealing proposals that could see the […]

Solar Cell – The Basic Unit of a Solar Power Plant

Summary: A solar cell is the smallest unit of a solar power system. Many solar cells make a solar panel.

A solar cell is the basic electricity generating unit of the solar photovoltaic system.

You would have surely heard about Solar Cells? What are solar cells, how are they made and how do they generate electricity?

Solar cells form […]

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