Members of the society have also placed a net-metering system; this will redirect surplus power to the grid. Annually, the society will pay only for the “net usage' by the supplier.
Animesh Manek, Founder, and Director, Avishakti Rooftop Solar Pvt Ltd, the company that installed the system, said,
“It is not easy to convince people to adopt rooftop solar technology as the initial cost is high. It is generally misunderstood is that the solar system will be battery operated.”
He added that the entire cost of installation of over ₹7,75,000 (including GST) will be recovered in the next 4 years, reports The Better India. According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, an 11.05 kWp system can mitigate 338 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and is equivalent to planting 541 teak trees over its lifetime.