How to pick out quality solar from the pack

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Thomas Edison called us “farmers” who dice down the area around our houses for fuel when we should be using inexhaustible sources of energy like the sun. Sun is the ultimate source of energy and harvesting that energy directly in the form of solar power is the best way to ensure the usage of renewable sources as a form of energy. While depending on the sun for energy may seem a question, the adoption rate of solar panels is increasing exorbitantly day by day. Evolution, advancements, and diverse tax rebates make it an appropriate time to adopt green technology, and just like every other packet of a wafer, this packet of solar energy also consists of some easter egg moments and surprises and question of which package to choose according to your savour and need is the question.

Solar panels can be classified based on:

1. Capacity: 

Firstly, figure out how many units of electricity do you need for daily usage by consulting your past electricity bills and then finalize a panel of varied capacity.

2. Area of installation: 

Solar panel output depends upon the area of installation. If you have an unshaded or uncovered installation area, then opt for monocrystalline or polycrystalline solar panels as they dispense maximum yields from direct sunlight absorption. If you have a shaded area of installation, then you should go for amorphous or Thin film-based solar panels with power optimizers connected to a normal inverter as thin-film panels work on light reflections rather than direct sunlight.

3. Efficiency:  

The solar panel’s efficiency is directly proportional to the quality of silicon. If your top priority is the efficiency, you should go with the monocrystalline solar panels with micro-inverters build-up of purest silicon material ensuring the highest absorption of sunlight and hence generating the highest possible electrical energy. Whereas polycrystalline and amorphous uses a homogenous mixture of metals and silicon and should be compared to the industry average of 16-18%.

4. Temperature coefficient:  

This specification refers to the panel degradation caused due to the continuous trapping of heat affecting the operational efficiency. Opt for a panel having a lower percentage per degree Celsius with central solar inverters as they operate well in extreme climatic conditions. Amorphous panels have the highest percentage, and hence they failed to stand out in the extreme heat caused due to direct sunlight.

Now, once you are clear on this ground of needs, identify the best manufacturer that seres the purpose. Saving the stress and struggle, trust Jakson which is amongst a few players in the industry and country that has an integrated solar portfolio of IPP plants, EPC, solar products and manufacturing. In Solar IPP, Jakson owns three power plants with a total installed capacity of 60MW. For solar EPC segment, it has a prolific team of engineers and executioners catering to both lands as well as rooftop projects need. Its wide range of on-grid and off-grid solar power packs, solar water filtration systems, solar street lights, solar water pumps and solar generator amongst other products are for B2B and B2C products which are widely distributed in India and overseas. The company is named amongst the top three utility-scale solar EPC players and second in rooftop solar EPC segment in the country.

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