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Solar Suitability
- How suitable is the climate in the country for solar electricity

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Sep 3rd 2013Highly suitable as there is abundant Solar energy supply and one time cost to harness this energy for long periods.

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Sep 3rd 2013I think India is blessed with one of the most abundant sunshine hours in the world

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Feb 15th 2016With 300 sunny days in an year, India is one of the best geographical destinations of the world.
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Financial Incentives
- Feed-in tariffs and other government financial incentives

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Sep 3rd 201330% Government subsidies offered by Indian government and also state specific subsidies are available.

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Sep 3rd 2013Indian Government is giving a 30% subsidy on the capital cost of the system. Power purchase agreements with different state governments are in between Rs 8-11/Kw

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Feb 18th 2016Feed-in-tariffs (provides price certainty & the long term contracts help finance renewable energy investments)  and other government financial incentives such as, tax-breaks, accelerated depreciation benefits, easier lending terms through nationalized banks etc help achieve better project feasibility
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Return on Investment
- What sort of return on investment can homeowners installing a solar power system expect

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Sep 3rd 2013ROI can vary from 3 years till 7 years depending on the investment made and the Taxation benefits offered by the government are used including 80 % + 20 % accelerated depreciation available for Solar buyers. Also Solar is a one time investment for Panels and if the quality of inverters is good, then the system would become a one time investment model with a change in batteries about 7 ~ 8 years later.

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Sep 3rd 2013Returns are low at the moment but yes future is definitely bright.

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Nov 20th 2014One time investment earn money,  your income will be able to get on start for next 25 years.
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Planning Requirements
- Government regulations relating to installations of solar power systems on homes and commercial buildings

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Sep 3rd 2013Government need to encourage more participation of the masses and provide better incentives for commercial buildings and home owners.

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Sep 3rd 2013There are no major hurdles for installation of Solar power systems at homes, and for commercial buildings there would be a design approval required from one of the departments and this would be undertaken by the installers as part of their services.

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Nov 20th 2014Yes Our government 
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Grid Connection
- Overview of the process to get a rooftop solar power system connected to the grid

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Sep 3rd 2013Many states in india do not have the net metering policy in place once the sky is clear we will be able to understand the process in a better way,

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Sep 3rd 2013Yes, many state governments have announced this facility to connect homes to the grid and for which there are several ways adopted by respective states which includes Bi-directional meters, export meters etc and also the most important thing here would be the INVERTERS as they should have the capability to export the excess power to the grid. Again this all is the work of the installer company and the higher the quality of components and system, the better the system will function and the higher the units exported to the grid, which will further reduce your ROI on the system.

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Nov 20th 2014Yes but you have the capacity to supply solar energy
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Other Benefits
- Eg. Energy Performance Certificate benefits for homes in UK

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Sep 3rd 201380 + 20% accelerated depreciation
Generation based incentive by State governments
Grid export option by several state governments

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Sep 3rd 2013Yes we have some benefits in India like concession in electricity bill on installation of solar water heater

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Nov 20th 2014Not applicable

Recommended Sites
- Useful non-commercial solar websites for homeowners and businesses that want to learn more

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Sep 3rd 2013www.enfsolar.com

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May 5th 2014sauryaenertech.com/answers

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Nov 20th 2014www.atdl.in
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I want to start my business of solar panel installation.Kindly guide, whom to contact, what is the minimum investment, where to get the material from and if there is any training provided?

Sep 19th 2016 by bhalla.sunny69@gmail.com

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Jun 8th 2017Material you can order from www.evolveindia.in or call their offices all over India and Srilanka / Bangladesh.

You can get SOLAR PANELS, SOLAR INVERTERS, CABLES, STRUCTURES and assistance for complete systems.

I have planned to set up my own solar installation unit at Hubli. Kinldy provide me the capital requirement & Other details to start the business

Aug 31st 2016 by ashwinhbi@yahoo.com

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Feb 23rd 2017Dear Sir / Madam,

Thanks for writing to us. You shall drop your queries @ solar@lntecc.com and we shall respond it through proper channel.

Regards,

L&T Solar.

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Jun 8th 2017Material you can order from www.evolveindia.in or call their offices all over India and Srilanka / Bangladesh.

You can get SOLAR PANELS, SOLAR INVERTERS, CABLES, STRUCTURES and assistance for complete systems.

i want to start my own business. i will get the order will you help me for installation.

Jun 10th 2016 by jamuarashok@gmail.com

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Nov 3rd 2016yes why not

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Feb 23rd 2017Dear Sir / Madam,

Thanks for writing to us. You shall drop your queries @ solar@lntecc.com and we shall respond it through proper channel.

Regards,

L&T Solar.

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Jun 8th 2017Material you can order from www.evolveindia.in or call their offices all over India and Srilanka / Bangladesh.

You can get SOLAR PANELS, SOLAR INVERTERS, CABLES, STRUCTURES and assistance for complete systems.

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