EVs have become quite common on the Indian roads. People nowadays are not only exploring ways to bring down their fuel consumption but also cut down their carbon footprint.
However, the cost of charging an EV can add up to your already significant electricity bills.
Though, what if you could charge your vehicle with a cheap resource like solar power? Better yet, what if you could harness this power right from your parking lot?
Let us introduce you to solar carports- a unique solution that can have a significant impact on India’s net zero mission!
What are Solar Carports and Why are They Needed?
Reports suggest India is on its way to becoming 100% electric by 2030. But, the rising number of electric vehicles has begun posing a serious problem- increased demand for electricity.
Since electricity is primarily sourced from fossil fuels, the EV movement is not making much of a dent in India’s sustainability goal. Presently, electric vehicles (EVs) contribute more to pollution than petrol vehicles.
The best way to change this scenario and make a real impact is by combining the dual worlds of EVs and renewable energy.
Solar carports represent one of these points of intersection.
A solar carport is a multi-functional solution. It provides shelter to your vehicle. It will also act as a mini powerhouse that generates cheap and clean electricity, which can be used to charge your EV or power your building!
Turn your Parking Lot into a Mini-Powerhouse with Solar Carport!
Why should you be setting up Solar Carports?
Solar-based parking structures can be a great investment for both residential and commercial consumers. Here’s why:
For Residential Consumers
1. Energy Savings
Since you are essentially charging your vehicle with the energy generated overhead, you are eliminating the cost of fuel.
Furthermore, when your vehicle is not charging, you can channel the surplus power to fulfill your daily energy needs, ultimately lowering your monthly electricity expenses.
2. Long Term Investment
A solar plant is a one-time investment that will meet your energy needs for more than 25 years and act as a buffer against future tariff hikes. And, there is hardly any maintenance involved in the system apart from regular cleaning sessions once every two weeks.
3. Government Subsidy
The Indian government also provides a solar subsidy of up to ₹14588/ kW to residential consumers. The incentive is available across India and individuals can avail it directly through the online portal called the National Portal for Rooftop Solar.
Apart from this, several states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu, etc. offer a separate incentive in addition to the central subsidy.
4. Increased property value
Homes with solar panels are more attractive to buyers because they offer long-term energy savings. Additionally, having a modern carport with electric vehicle charging is a great asset for future owners.
5. Reduction in Carbon Footprint
India has an ambitious goal of developing 500 GW of renewable energy by 2030. By transitioning to clean energy, you can reduce your reliance on fossil fuels and contribute to the nation’s sustainability targets.
For Commercial Consumers
Apart from some general benefits such as reduction in fuel costs, carbon footprint, and protection against tariff hikes, businesses can unlock several other benefits such as:
1. Space Utilization
Businesses often have access to sunlit outdoor spaces. These areas can be optimally utilized by setting up a solar-powered carport. Unlike ground-mounted systems, a solar carport structure will not only generate clean energy but also work as a fully functional parking lot.
2. Lower Operational Expenses
Organizations can use the energy generated by the carport structure to power operations in office buildings. By generating power on-site, businesses can reduce their dependence on grid power and bring down their operational expenses.
3. Enhanced ESG Rating
By meeting even a portion of their electricity demand through renewable energy sources, especially through innovative technologies such as solar carport, businesses can improve their sustainability portfolio and elevate their ESG (environment, social, governance) rating.
Set up Your Solar Carport
If generating energy through your parking structures sounds like an idea you want to explore, we can assist you.
We offer a comprehensive solar carport solution that can be installed in a matter of hours! In this plug-and-play carport, the solar panels become the primary roof, eliminating the need for sheet/metal roofing.
The structure also boasts an integrated drainage system that makes maintenance extremely easy.
This reliable carport system will not only utilize your space better but also enhance its aesthetics.
About Ornate Solar
Ornate Solar is a leading solar company with 8+ years of experience in the industry and the mission to reimagine the way solar is installed worldwide.
By not only partnering with the best-in-class solar brands but also developing our high-quality solutions, (panels, inverters, accessories, InRoof), we develop and deliver solutions that are modern, reliable, and effective.
If you are looking for a carport solution for your home or business, reach out at 011 43536666 to discuss your options.