As more people choose solar energy, hearing of solar panel installation around us is becoming more prevalent. Due to its uniqueness from the conventional systems, you can expect the difference in skill and cost required to handle it. Issues like low performance, shadow problems, or breakdowns are very common and need solar panel experts to fix them.

To understand better the installation process and solar panel cost in India, we need to get some insights first.

What is a solar panel system?

A solar panel system can be of two major types based on your requirements and location.

A complete solar panel system, also known as a solar energy system, consists of 4 key components.

  1. Solar panel: It is the board type structure with grids that you usually see on rooftops. It is the main component that converts the energy from the sun into electricity.
  2. Solar inverter: It converts the Direct Current (DC) generated by the panel into Alternating Current (AC).
  3. Solar battery: It stores the energy generated from the sun and utilizes it when the grid turns off.
  4. Panel stand: It is a basic metal structure usually made of galvanized iron. It holds the panels firm at a certain angle and protects them from getting blown away by the wind.

and other solar panel installation accessories.

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What are the key installation accessories?

There are several minor and major accessories required for a solar panel installation.

  • DC wire: A PVC coated wire with configurations –  less than 3kW and a Cable Tray of 3kW and above.
  • AC wire: It connects the inverter with grid power and home load.
  • DCDB: It protects the panels from the DC side and can be placed with an off-grid solar inverter or a grid-tie solar inverter.
  • ACDB: It takes care of the AC side and is usually used with a grid-tie solar inverter.
  • MC4 connectors: Required to connect DC wire with the panels. It is the most critical component among these accessories.
  • Lightning Arrester (LA): It protects the solar panels and connected appliances from lightning. You can use it with both off-grid as well as a grid-tie solar inverter.
  • Earthing kit:
    1. 1kW to 3kW: It is done with two earthing. One is for Inverter, and the second one is for LA.
    2. Above 3kW: It is supported by three earthing. Here, the extra one is for PV modules

Read more: How Many Solar Panels Do You Need?

Solar panel installation costs in India, 2023

The current rate of solar panel installation is approx. Rs. 7 per watt. Now depending on their size, let’s see how much solar panels cost.

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According to solar panel experts, if the initial solar panel installation is done correctly, it can improve its lifespan to enjoy long-term benefits. Thus always contact professional solar panel installers. With a dedicated team of 50 technical personnel, Waaree energies provides you with all kinds of solar panel installation and maintenance. For additional safety, you can also opt for our annual maintenance plans available at reasonable costs.

Read further: Tax Rebates and Grants on Solar Power in India

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