Q. How can Solar energy be used optimally?
As per current technology scenario, Solar energy can be optimally utilized during the day time. As seen in the graph above, for typical day time load (e.g. offices, institutions, workshops, etc.) power consumption peaks around the time when Sun energy is received the maximum (yellow area in graph). This scenario allows us to consume the Solar energy as it gets generated. So, the requirement to store energy in batteries gets reduced and results in substantial reduction in initial and running cost of solar power system. Solar energy is the perfect alternative to DG sets for daytime loads with upto 60% savings.