Solar energy is the conversion of sunlight into usable energy forms. Solar photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal electricity and solar heating and cooling are well established solar technologies.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems directly convert solar energy into electricity. Solar PV combines two advantages. On the one hand, module manufacturing can be done in large plants, which allows for economies of scale. On the other hand, PV is a very modular technology. It can be deployed in very small quantities at a time. This quality allows for a wide range of applications. Systems can be very small, such as in calculators or off-grid applications, up to utility-scale power generation facilities.
Concentrating solar power
Concentrating solar power (CSP) devices concentrate energy from the sun’s rays to heat a receiver to high temperatures. This heat is then transformed into electricity – solar thermal electricity (STE). From a system perspective, STE offers significant advantages over PV, mostly because of its built-in thermal storage capabilities. CSP plants can continue to produce electricity even when clouds block the sun, or after sundown or in early morning when power demand steps up. Both technologies, while being competitors on some projects, are ultimately complementary.
Solar heating and cooling
Solar thermal technologies can produce heat for hot water, space heating and industrial processes, with systems ranging from small residential scale to very large community and industrial scale. The required temperature to meet the heat demand determines the collector type and design.
Reduced Dependence on Fossil Fuels. Solar energy production does not require fossil fuels and is therefore less dependent on this limited and expensive natural resource. Although there is variability in the amount and timing of sunlight over the day, season and year, a properly sized and configured system can be designed to be highly reliable while providing long-term, fixed price electricity supply.
Environmental Advantages. Solar power production generates electricity with a limited impact on the environment as compared to other forms of electricity production.
Matching Peak Time Output with Peak Time Demand. Solar energy can effectively supplement electricity supply from an electricity transmission grid, such as when electricity demand peaks in the summer
Modularity and Scalability. As the size and generating capacity of a solar system are a function of the number of solar modules installed, applications of solar technology are readily scalable and versatile.
Flexible Locations. Solar power production facilities can be installed at the customer site which reduces required investments in production and transportation infrastructure.
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
Diversify our energy supply
Improve public health
Provide individual energy independence
Help overcome present crisis of the dominant energy resources
VIDAL Vision and Philosophy
Our Renewable Energy Vision
We aim to bring all conventional power users closer to abundant renewable energy available
VIDAL Renewable Energy Philosophy
We believe that Government/public/personal policies would steer the evolution of Green energy systems which are compatible and are in restorative relationship with the Ecosystem, without any environmental or social impacts.
Perspective of Solar Power
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has vision of 100 Gigawatt (GW) solar energy by 2022
VIDAL is keen to stand with every Person, Group, Organization, who is willing to make a change and committed to
revive the ecological system for sustainable growth and development.
How solar energy works
The sun – your natural source of free energy
1. Solar panels
Solar panels capture sunlight and convert it into DC (Direct Current).
2. Solar inverter
A solar inverter then converts DC into AC (Alternate Current) – which then powers your home in real-time.
3. Solar battery
If you install a solar battery, excess energy is stored here (rather than pushing out to the grid).
4. Digital meter
Your energy use and habits are easily tracked with a digital meter.
5. Power grid
Any excess energy that you generate is pushed out to the grid. This energy is measured and calculated (feed-in tariff) to credit your
Solar is real time
When the sun is out, you’re generating power. So when clouds draw in or the sun goes down – you’re most likely going to be drawing from the grid.
There are of course options. You can install a solar battery such as the Tesla Powerwall, store any power you didn’t use in real time, and use it later.
It’s a long game
If you’re planning on moving in the next couple of years, you may not reap the full benefits of your initial investment. To help estimate your quarterly
saving and ROI, check out our solar calculator.
Floating Solar Projects
IIn Association with C&T and MHPP, VIDAL Solar is offering the latest technologies with best quality services to their elite customers.
BUSINESS MODELS for Industrial/Commercial
VIDAL offers many options/ models to our customers to suit their needs.
CAPEX/ EPC Invest your own, be an independent producer (LOAN facilities are also available)
LEASE MODEL Pay for your installation over several years
OPEX/ RESCO MODEL Buy solar power without investing
End user/customer is best judge for their conditions, needs and VIDAL helps their customers to choose the right model as per conditions and requirements.
Comparison Study with I MW
Assumptions based on 1MW Project –
|Unit production by 1Kw/ day||= 4.25 kwh|
|Unit production by 1Mw/ day||= 4250 kwh|
|Unit production by 1kw/ year||= 4250 x 365|
|= 1551000 kwh/ Year|
Total Expenditure for 1MW project for 25 Years
|CAPEX||25 Years (Resco)||PSPCL|
|Investment by institute||42,000,000||Maintenance||Nil|
|Unit Cost for Energy (approx)||-||3.32||8.29|
|Approx units produced in 01 Years||1,551,250||1,551,250||1,551,250|
|Total Expenditure For 25 Y||CAPEX||25 Years (Resco)||PSPCL|
Cheapest Option – CAPEX with accelerated depreciation tax benefits
No Cost/ Optimum risk- 15 Years OPEX model
No Cost/ No Risk Option- 25 Years OPEX model