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Super Big List of Solar Calculators, Estimators and Other Tools

Here’s a BIG list of useful tools, calculators, estimators and illustrators for solar power plants – both rooftop and ground mounted.

Hope you find these useful and interesting.

Calculators

Wish to Know How Much Rooftop Solar Can Satisfy Your Electricity Needs? – Here
Get to know the cost of Rooftop Solar – Solar calculator for Industrial/Commercial consumers […]

What are the various policies and regulations (subsidies, incentives, permissions) that I should consider for my rooftop solar systems?

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Within this section you will find

Central schemes

Accelerated Depreciation (AD)
Subsidies
Federal Tax Credits
Subsidized Loans
Generation-based Incentives

Feed-in-Tariffs (FiT)
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

State schemes
What is net metering?
Permissions

Worldwide, many central and state governments have launched various schemes to incentivise rooftop solar power. We provide an overview of the important […]

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Do I have to build my own rooftop plant or can I just buy solar power?

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Methods of procuring solar power

3rd Party Sale using Open Access

Advantages
Drawbacks

Group Captive

Advantages
Drawbacks

BOO(T) – Build Own Operate (Transfer)

Advantages
Drawbacks

Summary of procurement options by consumer category
Illustration of charges applicable to each option

While there are many advantages to building your own […]

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Does rooftop solar PV generate power during a power failure?

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Do all rooftop solar plants generate power during power failure?
Why some rooftop solar plants shut down during power failure

Reference Voltage
Anti-islanding

Kinds of inverters

Do all rooftop solar plants generate power during
power failure?

Not all rooftop solar plants generate power during a power failure. This comes as […]

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What is the capacity of the solar power system I require for my facility?

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5 Steps to sizing your rooftop PV plant

Scoping the project
Calculating the amount of solar energy available
Surveying the site
Calculating the amount of energy needed
Sizing the solar system

System size
Panel size
Inverter size

If sufficient solar energy is not available

Solar power […]

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What are the Warranties and Certifications I should look for in my rooftop PV system?

Within this section you will find

Warranties and Certifications

Solar Panels
Inverters
Mounting structures
Batteries
Charge Controller/MPPT units
Cables

Junction Boxes/Enclosures

Expected lifetime of rooftop PV plant components
Examples of component failure

Failures not covered by warranty

A rooftop PV system is made up several components each of which have their own performance parameters. We […]

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What are the Various Components of a Rooftop Solar System?

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Basics of rooftop Solar PV
Components of a rooftop solar PV plant

PV modules (panels)
Inverters

Type of Inverters
Solar Panel Mounting Structures
Solar Trackers
Batteries
Warranties

With rooftop solar becoming popular worldwide, it is becoming increasingly important for residential and commercial units to understand more about the […]

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How Much Electricity Does a Rooftop Solar PV System Generate?

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Factors affecting rooftop solar plant output

Location
Orientation
Panel Efficiency
Ambient Temperature

Temperature Coefficient

Approximation of PV plant output
Optimising rooftop PV plant design to maximise power output

Orientation
Panel Efficiency
Ambient Temperature

Factors affecting rooftop solar plant output
The power output of a rooftop solar system is dependent […]

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How Much Roof Area Do I Require to Install a Rooftop Solar PV System?

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Factors affecting roof area required by rooftop solar PV plants

Shade-free roof area
Panel efficiency

Shade-free area required at different plant capacities and panel efficiencies

Other considerations

Weight of the rooftop PV plant
Mountings that can withstand wind pressure

What factors affect roof area required?

The extent of rooftop […]

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Can Rooftop Solar PV Replace Diesel Entirely?

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Within this section you will find

Constraints in generating power from rooftop solar
Integrating rooftop solar with a diesel generator
Economics of substituting Diesel with Rooftop Solar PV

Methodology
Returns under different scenarios

Solutions to support different loads

Light loads
Critical loads

Can rooftop solar power replace all of my diesel consumption?

The need […]

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