What Size Solar System do I Need for my Business?


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Can you suggest what size of a system is required for my business? What factors are considered for sizing solar commercial solar system?

Are you are a business owner in Ahmadabad, Baroda, Surat or Mehsana? You want to know what sort of commercial solar system you should choose for your business, and what size of the solar system is suitable for your business or industry.  

There has been a massive increase in the number of rooftop solar plants across Gujarat. The size of the solar plant needed to be installed will be different for different segments of the society.

For residential homeowners, the size of the solar power plant does not have to be too big or too expensive. The average cost of a solar power plant for homes in Gujarat is around Rs. 50,000 to 70,000.  But for businesses, which have far greater requirements for power, the size of the solar plant needed will be a lot more.

To know about the right size of the solar PV installation, here’s what you should do.

First, contact us so that we can put you in touch with a leading solar PV system installer in your area. We will send the best quotes from the 3 best companies.

The solar company will send a technician to your site and they will conduct a detailed inspection of your premises, the amount of power you consume, the type of machinery and equipment you have in your factory or business.

They will ask you about your expectations and your budget. Based on this they will tell you what size of solar PV system is suitable for your business.

 The installer will calculate the amount of solar energy available to you. This is in kWh/m2/day and varies from one place to another and from one industry to another. The goal should generate 4 kWh of power per day from a 1 kW solar panel.

 They survey the site and tell you about the suitability of the roof for installing the solar system. If the roof is found to be structurally weak, they will advice installing a ground-mounted system.

 Generally, the space needed for a 1 kW of the panel is 100 sq. feet of roof area. This can vary from place to place, so this is just a general assessment. The engineer will tell you more when he arrives at your location and does a more accurate assessment. He will tell you about the number, type, and size of the solar panels needed to be installed based on your power requirements.