Going Solar in Four Easy Steps


Step 1: Identify the potential of installing a solar power system on your facility

To begin with, solar power plants can be installed on rooftops (Metal or RCC) or unused lands within premises.

Step 2: Contact a solar developer if you to decide to go solar without investing in the asset

Developers could be selected based on technical and financial competency, projects executed, national and regional presence etc. A capable solar developer will work with you to figure out the capacity of the solar power plant based on the electrical load and area available.

Step 3: Signing a power purchase agreement

Once agreed on the terms, you and the developer sign a power purchase agreement. This ensures that you buy green power cheaper to the grid price for a long period of time (typically 25 years) ensuring saving right from the day the plant starts producing electricity.

Step 4: Sit back and relax

Once you’ve signed a power purchase agreement and handed over your idle rooftop or land, just sit back and relax! A developer will take it forward from here.

Developer’s scope of work

  • Get a working system design

Post PPA signing, detailed engineering work would be done and layouts would be prepared for the actual installation on-site.

  • Ensure quality equipment is used
    Developers typically reduce your hassles in choosing and procuring the best equipment needed for installation. Their incentives are also perfectly aligned with yours as their return on the asset is dependent on generation. For example, CleanMax Solar uses globally recognized tier 1 modules and inverters, with warranties that cover the conversion efficiency for 25 years.
  • Actual installation and challenges

Once the material is delivered on site, the site is prepared (i.e. civil pedestals for RCC roofs and rails for metal sheets) for the installation. This is followed by equipment installation, with site specific challenges. Worker safety is of utmost importance in this. CleanMax has managed 100% accident-free man hours for work on site.

  • Electrical connections and cabling

After erecting the modules, electrical connections are made within the building up to the LT point to allow seamless distribution within the facility. The solar electricity is synchronised with the grid electricity.

  • Statutory approvals

Post installation, the developer will seek statutory approvals from the Chief Electorate Inspectorate General (CEIG), which is a routine approval.

  • System activation and maintenance

Lastly, the solar developer will ensure regular maintenance and periodic technical checks to ensure high plant performance.

CleanMax Solar has been recognised as the #1 Rooftop Solar and EPC Player by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. To simplify your journey to solar, connect with us at www.cleanmaxsolar.com or mail at info@cleanmaxsolar.com.

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