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Why Indian Solar Power Plants Should Use Trackers

It was not long ago that solar trackers were considered an unnecessary luxury while setting up solar power plants. Although they brought about an increase in plant performance, developers weren’t willing to invest on the additional costs.

Solar Trackers are devices that come in conjunction with the mounting structures and help direct the panels in the […]

How to Choose the Best Solar Panel?

Solar panels are the heart of a solar power system as they are the ones that generate electricity! The rest of the solar power plant is only to ensure that the electricity thus generated is converted and transported optimally.

In addition to its fundamental role, solar panels account for around 60% of the total cost of a solar […]

What is the Installation Cost of Utility Scale Solar Power Plant (£/MW) in the UK?

What is utility-scale solar?

Utility-scale solar refers to large-scale solar power plants, typically starting with 1 MW. This post discusses the installation cost of utility-scale solar power plant (£/MW) in the UK.

What are the components that contribute to the cost of a utility-scale solar plant?

Utility-scale solar power plant installations comprise the following components:

Solar panels
Inverters
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By |October 26th, 2015|MW Solar, Solar - UK, Solar Cost|0 Comments

What is the Cost of Utility Scale Solar Power (£/kWh) in the UK?

The cost of solar power has been coming down dramatically in the past few years. You would have surely heard that. Within the solar sector, the cost of utility scale solar power have been falling even more significantly than the cost for distributed (mainly rooftop-based) solar power.

In the recent past, while a significant amount of discussions […]

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What is the Installation Cost of Utility Scale Solar Power Plant ($/MW) in the US?

In the recent past, while a significant amount of discussions for US solar power have been on the residential and commercial rooftop solar growth, the real force for solar growth in the US in terms of quantum has been the utility-scale solar power plants. This post discusses the installation cost of utility scale solar power plant […]

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What is the Cost of Utility Scale Solar Power (c/kWh) in the US?

The cost of solar power has been coming down dramatically in the past few years. You would have surely heard that. Within the solar sector, the cost of utility scale solar power have been falling even more significantly than the cost for distributed (mainly rooftop-based) solar power.

In the recent past, while a significant amount of discussions […]

By |October 26th, 2015|MW Solar, Solar - US, Solar Cost|0 Comments

What Type of Land is Suitable for Solar Farm?

What is a solar farm?

Solar farms (sometimes known as solar parks or solar fields) are the large-scale application of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate green, clean electricity at scale, usually to feed into the grid.

Solar farms can cover anything between 1 acre and 100 acres, and are usually developed in rural areas. Solar farms […]

Can I have Solar Farms Installed on Agricultural Lands?

Solar farms (sometimes known as solar parks or solar fields) are the large-scale application of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate green, clean electricity at scale, usually to feed into the grid.

Now coming to the answer, it’s a yes, solar farms can be installed on agricultural lands. However, there are 3 key aspects to be […]

By |October 20th, 2015|MW Solar, Solar Farms, Solar PV Power Plant|0 Comments

What is the Best Direction Solar Panels should Face?

The orientation of the solar panels is a crucial factor that contributes to solar panel performance. A wrongly oriented solar panel can produce significant reductions in solar panel output. Typically, the best direction is influenced by 2 factors:

Geographic location (latitude) where the mounting is done
Time of the year (seasonal variations)

Why is the direction important?

Solar panels […]

Can I Have Ground Mounted Solar Panels for My Home Instead of Rooftop Mounted System?

Most of the PV installs in any community happen to be placed on top of a home’s roof. While this is aesthetically pleasing, space saving on the property and out of the way from people’s hands, there are both concerns and advantages regarding the same when compared with the ground-mounted systems for residential use.

 
Rooftop system
Ground-mounted […]

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