Public sentiment in solar energy has changed a lot from the last decade due to the decline in solar panel price in kerala.More people afford to purchase solar pv systems in india .KSEB tariff rates for domestic customers increases propotional to consumption so that each unit of power you saves can primarly reduce your monthly electricity bill.
Using LED lights for the home lighting system, BLDC fans, replacing your old refrigerator, inverter batteries, water pump, water heater, Air conditioner with new power-saving models can help a lot. You should also need to check wiring and switch boxes for power efficiency.
Solar panels can overcome consumers’ limitations in saving electricity by producing electricity.
In this type of pv system, power output from solar panels is stored in batteries, making it expensive; system size depends mainly on the power rating of appliances and how long you run them.
Since the power output is connected to the grid without storage,grid-connected solar pv systems are more popular now. You need to check your maximum monthly usage and connected load to choose the desired system size in on-grid pv solar panels.
Cheapest among the categories, a grid-connected solar panel system includes panels, solar inverter , wiring, structure, connectors, junction boxes, etc. This type of solar panel unit would cost anywhere between ₹ 50,000 to ₹ 75,000 per 1 kW without subsidy.
An off-grid solar panel system needs a Charge controller and batteries in addition and would cost anywhere between ₹ 75,000 to ₹ 1,40,000 per kW depending on the type of solar panels and inverter that you choose.
The downward trend in rooftop solar panel prices are expected to continue in the coming years. Within 4 to 5 years, solar panels price in Kerala is anticipated to decline ₹ 5-7/watt, making solar energy much cheaper.
Central Government programs provide a 40% subsidy to all domestic consumers; for buildings rooftop PV solar power system projects above 2 kW capacity, the installation must be done by authorized vendors.
3 kW on grid solar system is ideal for mediem sized homes with power consumption less than 12 kW h.
3 kW on grid solar system is now available at an attractive price of ₹ 134000 inclusive of taxes , This package includes best quality Mono-Perc PV modules highly efficient 3.3 kW grid tie invertor, GP structure ,fastners and all other accessories.
WAREE/VIKRAM/ADANI or equivalent brands with 25 Years warranty
8 years warranty
Best quality Distribution broads, circuit breakers, cables, fastners and other fittings
Best qualty GP steel
The leading Distribution company in Kerala, KSEB solar policy, Provides four schemes customers can choose from according to their investment and monthly consumption. In model 1, KSEB and customers share the expense of rooftop solar power installation and power production.
2 kW solar – ₹ 10,320
3 kW solar – ₹15,120
2 kW solar – ₹ 17,200
3 kW solar – ₹25,200
2 kW solar – ₹ 21,500
3 kW solar – ₹31,500
2 kW solar – ₹ 51,600
3 kW solar – ₹75,600
Consumers pay only a part of the total installation cost of the project, and total solar power generation will be shared based on your investment; 25 years of maintenance will be done by KSEBL. These solar panel plans are expected to generate twice the return of your investment.
Your Contribution – 12% of total cost(Maximum-₹6;200/kW)
Your return – 25% of power Generated.
1 kW solar system can produce an yearly average of 4 units of electricity per day,3 units will be taken by KSEB you can consume 1 kW h unit of power in this plan.similarly 2 kW plan will produce 2 units of free power every day,This plan is for customers with monthly consumption of 120 units.
Your Contribution – 20% of total cost(Maximum-₹11,000/kW)
Your return – 40% of power Generated.
In This plan you can consume free electricity of 3.2 kW h daily for a 2 kW solar plant.
customers with monthly consumption less than 150 units can apply for this plan.
Your Contribution – 25% of total cost(Maximum-₹14,000/kW)
Your return – 50% of power Generated.
Similarly you get 4 units for 2 kW plan.
customers with monthly consumption less than 2000 units can apply for this plan.
Your contribution 60% of the total cost
Your return – 100% of power Generated.
Five years maintenance by KSEBL
Visit the KSEB website to download solar price list here.
Open terrace of your house measuring 100 Sq-ft is enough to produce 1 kW solar power if the solar system area is under direct sunlight, not covered by shadows, and inclined southwards at 16-18 degrees,additional frame should be fabricated according to the module design parameters . Monocrystalline panels got more efficiency than Polycrystalline solar panels
There are many distributors of solar systems in Kerala, Since installations made under the schemes from KSEB are only eligible to get up to 40% discount; majority of home owners naturally prefer KSEB plans.
From the 2.8 lakhs application received till 2020 for the roof top solar program 4600 applications were selected after the screening process , Kseb plans to start the installation from first quarter of 2021.
The delay in the installation is due to the laborious screening process. Parameters such as flat rooftops with no external interferences such as tall trees, road access to the site, network connectivity and assurance that building owners would not undertake any rooftop modifications in the next five years were considered
1, KSEB has not provided enough information regarding space occupancy rights,performance warranty,maintenace obligation conditions,contract withdrawal options etc;this create confusion among customers causing delay in project execution.
2, Applicant has to provide additional structure incase their roof top is not flat asper the design requirements this addititional expenses ofter distracts the cutomers and delay the project execution.
Check which solar module you need using the Tata power solar calculator app.
Tata solar power has been the prominent dealer of KSEB for its domestic solar power plant projects; the Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT), along with the Government of India and Kerala, initiated a program to install solar power systems in all cities and rural areas in Kerala.7700+ customers choose tata power solar for their solar power pv system.
Vikram solar limited, Waaree Energies Limited, Adani solar, Renewsys solar, etc., are some other leading manufacturers of solar panels in India.