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1.5KWp Solar Power Plant

April 22nd, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Another Solar Power Plant project @Mogappair, Chennai

This time, I have helped a friend of mine to setup up the power plant for his home.  He had given a requirement to run everything in his home except the heavy duty equipment like A/C, Microwave Oven, Water heater & Washing machine. While measuring the load requirements, he had a peak load of about 1.5KW and an average load of ~600W and at nights the load was <200W average.

This time, I wanted to get a simplified inverter solution that does not require and interaction per se for the end user. So, we have procured a 2KW ESU inverter from Emerson, which was priced as Rs 55000/-.This inverter model comes with an inbuilt 48V/35A MPPT controller and a unity PF 2KW power inverter.  So, for these models of Emerson 2KVA is 2KW as the PF is 1.

Although Emerson has a good track record of quality products, their service customer care is outsourced, who do not function very well. Also the delivery time for the inverter is 5-6 weeks, but on paper they say 4 weeks. For the Mogappair area, the service is handled by Sri Nandees Technologies, who technicians on call are pretty good and responsive.

As usual, we procured the batteries (4x180Ah) from Sharana batteries for Rs 54000. Since my last installation, the price of batteries went up by ~5% for all the battery brands.  And the panels (24v/250Wp x 6) were procured from Akshaya Solar @42/watt for Rs 63000 and the structures for planting the panels were also got from Akshaya Solar for additional ~Rs 10000. And for the electrical works and civil works, we spent another Rs 18000.  Overall, we have finished the entire project for Rs 200,000 all inclusive.

Thanks to our electrician Mr. Raja  & vendors (Mr. Raju @Akshaya Solar, Mr. Aruldass @Sharana batteries, Mr. Karthik @Sreenandees, Mr. Jayaraj @Emerson) who helped us see this project through.  Incidently, this is the only domestic installation in the 1.5KWp range in the entire Ambattur, Avadi, Mogappair, Padi, Anna Nagar range AFAIK. 🙂

  1. JAGAN N
    December 24th, 2013 at 00:33 | #1

    for 1kw its was around 1.5lakhs only… any was you done a great job

  2. sudarsun
    December 24th, 2013 at 08:27 | #2

    yes. i think the cost should be much lesser now! thanks for the appreciation

  3. Sidambaram
    June 20th, 2014 at 13:56 | #3

    I would like to set up a solar plant in my rooftop. Can you please provide me with your contact details.
    Mine is mmsidambaram@gmail.com

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