Author Archives: Vishal Singh

Case Study: Cost Of installing a 1 kW solar rooftop system in Chennai

This case study is an actual detailed financial analysis for a 1kW solar rooftop system in Chennai. Through this case study, we will also be discussing other financial parameters such as Payback period, Internal rate of return(IRR) and total savings … Read More

A technical review on: Methods of building rooftop edge detection.

This is Part 3 in the series of article on large scale solar potential estimation. In the previous article we have discussed about Part1:A beginner’s guide to solar potential and its estimation and Part2:Large Scale Solar Potential Analysis: Indian Overview … Read More

Large Scale Solar Potential Analysis: Indian Overview

This article is Part 2 in the series of article about solar potential estimation. In this article we will be mainly discussing about different types of solar potential estimation and various efforts   made by India in large scale solar potential … Read More

A beginner’s guide to solar potential and its estimation

This article is Part 1 of a series about solar potential estimation. In this article we explore the fundamental aspects of solar potential. What is solar potential and what are the major factor on which it depends? We have also … Read More

Case Study: Zero Export Device Used For Residential Solar By OffCarbon

This project was completed by OffCarbon and the case study is authored by Praveen Sridharan ( Co-Founder and CTO, OffCarbon) About OffCarbon OffCarbon is an end to end home solar energy consultancy that enables customers to switch to solar. Apart from just acquiring projects and … Read More

Case Study: Detailed financial analysis for a residential home owner

This case study is an actual detailed financial analysis for a residential home owner who has recently installed a 6kW On-Grid Solar Plant. Introduction Cost is one of the most important parameter which influences the decision of a residential home … Read More

Most common mistakes during a solar site survey

Site survey is the first and most crucial step in the solar design process since the data collected during survey serves as a foundation for making further detailed proposals. Therefore an accurate site survey is a must for any solar … Read More

Top 5 myths about rooftop solar

There are various myths going around in the consumer’s mind regarding rooftop solar. Let’s look at the top 5 myths and try busting them with facts. Myth 1: Solar panels efficiency decrease during winters or when it is cloudy Fact:  No, in … Read More

Case Study: Solar Potential estimation at IIT Mandi

Introduction:  Solar potential estimation for IIT Mandi campus comprising of total 96 buildings, spread over 538 acres and grouped into 3 clusters has been carried out using our TSL design Studio software.   Drone site survey was for accurate 2D and 3D modeling. For viewing the … Read More

How drones are proving to be a “Game changer” in Renewable Energy Sector?

“Drones- Providing Bird’s-eye view for all”, but which sectors are employing drone-services in India? How can drones be specifically used in solar industry ? We will try to address these questions below. But before diving in, let’s just quicky have an overview about history of … Read More