Institutional Rooftop Solar NIAS: Experience with a 100 kWp Solar System(2017)
Karnataka is the most power deficit state in the Southern regional grid. The average and peak deficit has been higher than the national average for the last five years. Chronic power deficits resultin load shedding leading to not only inconveniences, but also economic losses. One of the solutions to address power deficits is to utilize vacant rooftops and install solar panels. Institutions like schools, colleges, universities, and offices are suited specifically for this purpose as these have their major electricity requirement during the day when the sun is available (8am to 6pm). Rooftop solar power can meet a substantial portion of institutional electricity demand on working days; also it can be exported to the grid during weekends and holidays, when the institutes’ activities are minimal. This report gives the experience of NIAS with its 100kWp solar rooftop. Commissioned in October 2014, the electricity generated from the plant accounts for 60-65% of NIAS’s monthly electricity consumption showing a payback period of eight years.
Publication DateJanuary, 2017
Citation InformationHippu Salk Kristle Nathan and Anasuya Gangopadhyay. "Institutional Rooftop Solar NIAS: Experience with a 100 kWp Solar System" (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hippu/61/