Types of solar power plant?

What is Solar Power Plant?

Solar power plant also known as solar energy system, solar system, solar power system and solar plant. It is basically a modern technique to generate electricity by solar panel using sunlight.

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This system consists of an arrangement of several components including solar panel to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity, solar inverter to change the electricity from DC to AC as well as monitoring the system, solar battery and other solar accessories to set up a working system.

Solar Power Plant Installations

In other words you can say solar power system is based on the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly by using photo-voltaic (PV) panel or indirectly by using concentrated solar power (CSP).

Technologies in Solar Power Plant

There are three major technologies that are successful in solar power plants. These are as mentioned below.

  1. Concentrated Solar Power Plant
  2. Thermal Solar Power Plant
  3. Photo-voltaic Solar Power Plant

Concentrated solar power

Concentrated Solar Power Plants: These solar power plants use lenses, mirrors and tracking systems to focus on a large area of sunlight into a small beam. This focused light is used to run conventional steam turbines or power generating engines.

Thermal solar system

Thermal Solar Power Plants: This is basically a heat dependent solar technology that was used in solar power plants. In this technology, the sun rays are focused to a point by using solar collectors so that appropriate high temperature can be obtain to generate electricity.

Photovolatic solar power plant

Photo-voltaic Solar Power Plant: It is the most common and popular technology that is used in solar power plants. In this technology, solar panel converts sunlight into electric current by using photoelectric effect.

In above mention technologies, photo-voltaic is main and most usable technology that is still used with great new inventions. This technology is also successful even in small power plant.

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Types of Solar Power Plant

Basically, solar power plants are mainly available in three different types. The first one is the on grid solar power plant, second is off grid solar power plant and the third is hybrid solar power plant. All type of solar power system is different from each other on the basis of their specifications and features while all solar power system works on same principle. If you're ready to switch the solar but you're not sure what kind of solar energy plant to get than have a look over the types of solar power system below.

On Grid Solar Power Plant Off Grid Solar Power Plant Hybrid Solar Power Plant

All of above mention types of solar power system can further be divided into two sub-categories. These two category is:

(1) Solar Power Plant for Home (On grid/Off grid/Hybrid)

(2) Commercial Solar Power Plant (Mainly in on grid & hybrid)

You can see the complete details of these solar power system like their area requirement, working, technical specification, govt. subsidy on solar, net-metering system and cost below.

Off Grid Solar Power System

"If you don't have electricity connection or a reliable grid and you want to store electricity, than off grid solar power plant is system recommend for you."

Off grid solar power plant is a system with battery bank. This type of power plant store unconsumed power in batteries, provided with the solar system. The addition of solar inverter allows this system to convert DC electrical current coming from the batteries into AC (alternating current). AC is the standard form of electricity for anything that "plugs in" to utility power and is the appropriate current for common household appliances.

Off-grid Solar Panel System

For more details, like technical specifications, advantage & disadvantage and best prices of 1kW solar system to 10kW solar system in off grid solar power plant.

Off Grid Solar System.

On Grid Solar Power System

"If you have a reliable grid but your electricity bills are high, then on grid solar power plant is recommend for you."

On grid systems are solar pv system that only generate power when the utility power grid is available. They must connect to the grid to perform its function. This type of solar system will automatically send excess power to the grid when solar panels are overproducing. You will get credited later for this through net metering system by Indian govt.

On-Grid Solar Panel System Price List

To know more about technical specifications, advantage & disadvantage and best prices of 1kW solar system to 10kW solar system in on grid solar power plant category.

On Grid Solar System.

Hybrid Solar Power System

"Hybrid solar system provides you both the feature of on grid solar system as well as on grid solar system. If you want to store power along with export facility, hybrid system is best for you."

Hybrid solar system or power plant is a combination of both above said solar system. We can say that, on grid solar system + off grid solar system = hybrid solar system.

Hybrid Solar Panel System

For more information about technical specification, advantage & disadvantage and best prices of 3kW solar system to 20kW solar system in hybrid solar power plant category.

Hybrid Solar System.

Commercial Solar Power Plant

Commercial solar systems are on grid systems that generate power when the utility power grid is available. These commercial solar systems are high capacity PV system. They can send excess power into the grid when the solar panel is producing extra power than your consumption through net metering. You will be get credited for the same the by government.

Commercial On-Grid Solar Power Plant Working Diagram

If you want to know more detail about commercial solar systems like their technical specifications, advantage & disadvantage and best prices of 20kW solar system to 100kW commercial solar system. click here: Commercial System.

Ground Mounted Power Plant

Mostly, these type of projects are established to sell electricity to govt or any company. According to a latest survey, concentrated solar power can provide enough electricity when the demand is high. These solar power plants are huge in capacity.

Ground Mounted Solar power Plants Working Diagram

To know more details about technical specifications, advantage & disadvantage and best prices of ground mounted solar power plants.

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Solar Power Plant Price

Investment on solar power plant is a little heavy and just like one time investment. In near future, you will found that solar energy is less expensive than conventional electricity. The price of a solar power plant depends upon its type and capacity as well. However, we are listing the prices of all type of solar power system below.

On Grid Solar Power Plant Diagram

Various capacity on grid solar power systems are also available. Read more about:

On Grid Solar System

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Off Grid Solar Power Plant Price List 2020

Solar Power Plant Model

Off Grid Solar Power Plant Diagram

Various capacity off grid solar power systems are also available. Read more about:

Off Grid Solar System

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Hybrid Solar Power Plant Price List 2020

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Hybrid Solar Power Plant Diagram

Various capacity hybrid solar power systems are also available. Read more about:

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How To Choose Best Type Of Solar Power Plant?

There are 3 types of solar power plants. When it comes to install a solar system, than it become a great confusion for many peoples to select a type of solar system. While choosing a type of solar system you must consider some points in your mind:

Off grid solar power plant= Saving + Power backup

If you don’t have a reliable grid or if you are suffering from long electricity cuts on regular basis. Then an off grid solar system will help you to get rid out of this problem. In off grid solar system there is solar battery which provides you power backup and it also reduces your electricity bill as well.

On grid solar power plant= Saving + Export to grid

On grid solar system is best for those people who are facing the problem of heavy electricity bills. An on grid solar system provides you the facility to export extra power into the grid via net metering. Government will adjust exportation of electricity in your upcoming bills.

Hybrid solar power plant= Saving + Export to grid + Backup

If you want both the features of net metering as well as battery backup then go for hybrid solar system. Hybrid solar system has solar batteries in it and you can also export unconsumed electricity in to the utility grid. This solar system will reduce your electricity bills and it also provide you backup.

Pros-Cons of Solar Power Plant

Solar power plant offers many benefits to home and property owner, most notably a reduction in electricity cost and usage. However there are some other benefits of solar power system that are as mentioned below.

Pros & Cons of Solar Power Plant

Pros- Benefits

  • Save up to 100% electricity bills.
  • One time Investment and free power for life.
  • 30% to 90% subsidy on solar panel.
  • Return on Investment in just 3-5 years.
  • Eco friendly technique of power production.
  • Increase the value of property and your goodwill also.
  • Cost effective method of generating electricity.
  • Easy to install and low maintainence.
  • Provides backup in off grid and hybrid solar power system.
  • Benefits of solar net metering is also available.

Cons- Limitations

  • Needs one time heavy investment.
  • Required only shadow free area for installation.
  • Regular maintenance is must for regular generation.

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