SUBJECT :Solar Energy 

 A Mohali-based company has claimed to have installed the largest solar power panel on a private residence in tricity.

Synergy Solar has installed a 10 kW solar power panel on the rooftop of a house in Sector 28, Chandigarh, recently and claims that it is the largest on a private residence in tricity.

“The first 10 kW solar power panel in the tricity has been installed on the rooftop of NRI Dr Gurdev Singh Gill’s two-kanal house in Sector 28, Chandigarh. It is the largest panel on a residential place in the tricity and has been installed under gross metering system,” claimed Ramandeep Singh, the owner the firm.

The solar power panel, costing Rs 9 lakh, would generate 40 units of electricity per day and fetch the NRI a monthly income of around Rs 15,000. Earlier, the rooftop had been lying free. The electricity generated by the panel would be sold to the government at the rate of Rs 8.51 per unit.

Ramandeep added that a WiFi system too has been installed with the system to help Dr Gill monitor the plant from Canada.

He said solar panels on rooftops of private houses were gaining popularity in the tricity. “In the last two months, we have installed 10 solar power plants in the tricity under the net metering scheme,” claimed Ramandeep.

Under the gross metering scheme, the solar power unit is installed on private houses for the sole purpose of selling the electricity so generated to the government at the rate of Rs 8.51 per unit. Under the net metering scheme, the electricity so generated is first consumed by the household and the remaining is exported to the grid.

Source: The Tribune, Chandigarh