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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Know, Solar Subsidy of Water Pumps by NABARD & its guidelines.

MNRE has revised its guidelines for procuring subsidy from NABARD for Solar PV systems and Solar Water Pumps in OCT 2014, below are few highlights from the revised guidelines

  • Only individuals, SHGs, NGOs and Farmer Groups are eligible under this scheme
Benchmark Costs / Subsidy Percentage – Minimum available subsidy is Rs 24 / Wp
  • Rs 75 / watt Subsidy for systems up-to 300Wp
  • Rs 39 / watt with Battery Power Plant 
  • Rs 24 / watt  without battery bank
  • Rs 28800 / HP for solar water Pumping system 

Loan and Margin Money
  • 20% of system cost has to be paid as margin money
  • 40% cost of the system can be financed from the bank in minimum rate with term of 5 years
  • Remain 40 % Subsidy
  • Submit an application to procure a loan for Solar home lighting system/Solar water pumping available from NABARD at your local bank
  • After your loan application is approved, you would have to deposit 20% of the margin money, depending on the size of your solar system/solar water pumping system
  • Your Bank Manager forwards your application to an approved Vendor/Channel Partner
  • Channel Partner completes the installation process
  • Bank Manager/Field Officer inspects your installation to ensure that only MNRE approved components are installed
  • Your application will be sent to NABARD to release the subsidy amount
  • After Subsidy amount is released from NABARD, Bank keeps the subsidy amount as a collateral towards your loan
  • If you default on the loan, you will not be eligible for subsidy amount, you will be responsible for repaying entire loan amount for your system
Practical IssuesAs you are aware there are several practical issues involved in getting your loan application approved, your system installed and your subsidy application is submitted/approved and subsidy amount procured from NABARD, below are few practical issues and solutions to circumvent those issues
Local BankIf you are living in an urban or semi-urban area, your local bank manager might not respond favorably to your request for solar loan, most urban and semi-urban banks are overloaded and they would not be interested in processing your loan application for following reasons
  • Your local bank is not aware of the procedure involved in processing your solar loan application under NABARD Scheme
  • Your local bank is not sure if they would be able to get your subsidy approved from NABARD
  • Your local bank is not interested in processing solar loans as there is a lot of paperwork involved and there is no incentive for the banks to process your loan
  • Your local bank does not have any directive from their regional or corporate office to offer solar loans
  • Your local bank does know/have any NABARD approved vendors to install these solar systems
  • Reach out to other interested parties in your area who are interested in these solar systems
  • Form a group of 10 to 15 interested parties approach your bank as a group
  • Reach out to one of the approved vendors/manufactures and let them know that you have a big group of interested individuals
  • Approved vendors will advice your local bank on the process involved and they will handle necessary paperwork
Authenticity of Vendors
There are several individuals and companies who claim to be authorised dealers and sub-dealers of NABARD approved manufacturers and you are not sure which of these individuals and companies are authentic
All NABARD approved manufactures provide a letter of approval to their authorized dealers for NABARD program, request a copy of approval letter from the individuals/companies
NABARD program requires 25 years of warranty for Solar Panels and 5 years warranty balance of the system including solar inverter and batteries
  • Ask for warranty cards for all the components including solar panels, inverter and batteries
  • Ask these companies to provide references from their previous installations
  • Make sure that these companies have significant local presence and make sure that they are not fly-by-night companies
Solar Plant Capacity
You are not sure about solar plant capacity that you need to install to support your usage
Visit our website to configure your solar plant size based on your actual usage
You want to become a dealer
You are interested in becoming a dealer for installing solar systems as there are no companies in your area offering these services
Most NABARD approved manufacturers have their dealer network through out the country, select a manufacturer whose dealer network is the strongest in your area, approach the local dealer and express your interest in becoming a sub-dealer, ask the dealer to provide you with necessary training on the solar products and technology
  • Build a team of electricians and get them trained on how to install and wire solar panels, inverter and battery banks
  • Rent a physical location and offer a service point and post installation support for up-to 5 years
Other issues
If you have any other questions/issues in getting these NABARD systems installed let us know, we will add additional sections to this article addressing those questions/issues

Contact L'obel Solar Power System

Our knowledgeable staff are readily available to discuss your solar requirements. Please e-mail us at

L'obel Solar Power System

Technical Engineer & Sales:
Mr Chintan      +91 93270 07854

Services / AMC / Complain:
Akshay Gandhi      +91 093270 07852

Office Address:
"Lobel House" 65 Mihir Park, O P Road,
Opp Mitta Apartment,  Nr Tube Company,
Vadodara - 390020, Gujarat - India.

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Monday, 3 November 2014



As Lobel Solar Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid.

Net metering allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power  to feed electricity they do not use back into the grid.

How It Works as per Lobel Solar Power System ?

Let’s say that you have a solar Photovoltaic (PV) system installed in your home. That system is generating power, and that power is converted from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) via an string inverter or micro inverter so that it can be used throughout your home.

However, while you’re away from home; at work and the sun is strongest, not all the energy your home solar PV system generates is actually being used by your home, and this is where net metering comes into play. 

Benefits & Advantages of NET Metering
  • Reduction in Energy Bill
  • Become your own Energy Source
  • Less Pay Back period
  • Less Dependence on Utility Company
  • Conservation of Nature – No Carbon fuels – No Green House Gases Emission
  • No Maintenance– Hassel Free Power for next 15 years
With a net metering system, your electric company will absorb all the extra energy your home generates which matches the voltage of the electricity flowing through the power line and use it to power other homes where power is demanded.

As that excess energy is being generated, your power meter spins backward rather than forward, giving you a credit that you can use to pay for your future energy use.

In exchange, your electric company will give you credits that will apply to your monthly electric bill, thus saving you money. You can roll over excess electricity to your next bill, just as many cell phone companies let you roll over minutes).

If you've generated more energy than you've used at the end of the year, your electric company may pay you back for  the extra power at the retail rate.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

New Solar Micro Parallel Inverters MPI which Reduce System Costs & Improve Efficiency

New technology Lobel provides is "solar micro parallel inverters" with a thermal survival feature that improves reliability, availability and energy harvest. 
This feature is a unique patented power output throttling circuit that protects the MPI against heat-related failures. Other benefits enter due to its abilities to be activated remotely or programed to maximize energy harvest and prevent over generation when limits are imposed. This improved energy harvest increases the payoff associated with using oversized panels. Instead of clipping generation at a set wattage the throttling adjusts generation based on circuit temperature providing the maximum energy harvest for the system’s panels.   
With less cabling, a more simplistic just plug and play installation approach, and better activation and monitoring abilities, the micro parallel inverter stands to bridge the gap between micro and string inverters, while reducing the associated installation costs by 75 percent. 

Extra Benefits :

Incorporates the Latest Communication Technology

MPI Installation Is Simplified

Efficiency and Maximum Harvest

Self-Mapping and Automated Control

Rugged and Durable

Monday, 21 July 2014

Lobel Solar Water Pumping System


Submersible Pump

Lobel Solar Water Pumping Systems is a stand-alone system operating on power generated by Solar Photovoltaic Panels.
The power generated by Solar Panels is used for operating Solar Submersible pump for lifting water from open well, water reservoir or tube well for irrigation and drinking water purpose. The system requires a shadow-free area for installation of the Solar Panels.

System Components

  • Solar Photovoltaic Panels
  • Structure & Accessories
  • Solar submersible pump
  • Solar Controller / VFD

Special Features of Solar Powered Pump

  • No inverter - D.C. motor connects directly to solar array
  • Rugged construction
  • Simple installation and maintenance
  • Highly reliable


  • Village water supply
  • Livestock watering
  • Water supply to remote homes / agriculture
  • Micro-Irrigation


  • No conventional grid electricity required
  • Long operating life
  • Highly reliable and durable
  • Easy to operate and maintain
  • Eco-friendly
  • No fuel cost- uses abundantly available free solar energy

Thursday, 10 July 2014

New Lobel+ Domestic series

Lobel Solar Power System is committed to serve energy industry with innovative approaches to renewable energy generation – smart, sustainable, reliable and efficient. By combining the power of distributed solar energy solutions with smart grid technology we create a unique product for the utility market.

Lobel solar power system is designed with advanced technology by creating a completely new energy value chain that links renewable and traditional power generation to improve reliability, reduce pollution, and enhance utilization.

Lobel Solar Power systems are known for handling high quality solar panels system to meet the needs of everyone. These solar panels systems are also quite affordable and make solar energy very appealing in every way. 

Now get a solar power system just to reap of its wonderful benefits personally. The release of the very new Lobel+ Home Series is beating its own outstanding record and this means that a lot more people in Gujarat will be able to afford getting a solar power system for their homes to escape high cost of electricity bills.

Whenever the cost of electricity goes up, a person’s disposable income goes down, and now is the time to take back control of your energy demands. We are able to give customers all that they do need and what they are seeking. People want a working solution for their going up energy bills. The answer to this issue is to get a Lobel solar PV system installed for your residence or business. . Therefore, do contact us, if you are seeking a solution to your expensive electricity bills. The Lobel+ Home Series is a much better deal than just getting regular standard solar power panels.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Typical Components of a Lobel Grid Interactive- Solar PV System

  • Solar Lobel PV modules
  • Lobel Power Conditioning Unit or Inverters
  • Module Mounting Structures
  • Step Up Transformer
  • DC & AC Power Cables
  • Lightning Protection
  • Earthing System
  • Combiner/Junction box
  • Communication Interface
  • The grid connection interface
  • Solar Comparison With Other Sources

    • Thermal :
      • International prices of coal are going up and it’s a non renewable polluting resource
    • Hydro electric :
      • Hydroelectric power projects in India's mountainous north and northeast regions have been slowed down by ecological, environmental and rehabilitation issues, coupled with public interest litigations
    • Nuclear :
      • Polluting Source of Power Generation. Problem of disposal of toxic by product. Globally activists are opposing it due to recent Fukushima disaster in Japan
    • Gas :
      • There is shortage of gas supply. Also gas pricing issues are there.
    • Wind Energy :
      • Benefit of Accelerated Depreciation has been withdrawn by the government
    • Thus, Solar Energy generation emerges as a clear winner
      • Since it is clean non polluting and abundant supply.
      • With rationalization in prices and increased yield and government incentives like REC etc., this is the best time to invest in Solar Energy Generation.

    Solar Energy Proposition in India

    Solar Energy Proposition in India

    • India is blessed with Solar energy
    • Most parts of the country receive very good solar irradiation-especially in states such as Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Harayana, Tamil Nadu etc
    • There after Gujarat is the only State with highest irradiation and available potential
    • According to the national action plan on climate change,” if India were to convert 1% of the 5,000 trillion kilowatt-hour of solar energy that it receives in a year into energy, the country would have enough to meet its energy needs, which are now a growing concern”
    • Economic Value :
      • Mitigates peak energy costs, the energy bills are reduced drastically
      • Obviates the need to build as much additional generation and transmission capacity
    • Geographical Location :
      • India receives adequate Solar radiation for 300 days , amounting to 3000 hours of sunshine
      • Almost all of the regions receive 4-7 KWh of solar radiation per sq meters

    Irradiation figures around Ujjain(Near our site)

    *measured in kwh/m2/day onto a horizontal surface,  data were obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center; New et al. 2002

    Government Solar PV Policies

    Government Policies - What’s happening?

    • Many experts believe solar energy would meet about 15% of global energy requirements by 2050
    • Indian National Solar Mission- to set up 20GW by 2022
    • State governments plans over 5GW
      • MP solar energy generation is likely to reach up to 650 MW by the end of 2013
    • Many Grid opportunities Like solar park developments
    • Solar cities & park will be established all around India
    • State controlled NTPC to add 315 MW solar energy capacity
    • Currently India has slightly above 12 megawatts of grid-connected solar generation capacity developed since 2009
    • As part of the National Solar Mission, government is eying to boost the annual solar power generation to at least 1,000 megawatts by the year 2013

    India National Solar Mission Roadmap

    S. No.Application SegmentTarget for Phase 1 (10-13)Target for Phase 2 (13-17)Target for Phase 3 (17-22)
    1.Grid Solar Collectors7 Million Sq Mts15 Million Sq Mts20 Million Sq Mts
    2.Off grid Solar Applications200 MW1000 MW2000 MW
    3.Utility grid power, including roof top1000 – 2000 MW4000 – 10000 MW20000 MW

    National Tariff Policy, 2006 would be modified to mandate that the State electricity regulators fix a percentage for purchase of solar power. The solar power purchase obligation for States may start with 0.25% in the phase I and to go up to 3% by 2022. This could be complemented with a solar specific Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) mechanism to allow utilities and solar power generation companies to buy and sell certificates to meet their solar power purchase obligations

    Why Madhya Pradesh?

    • Madhya Pradesh is one of the largest power consuming States in India with a peak demand of nearly 8 GW and a peak deficit of close to 10 per cent.
    • The State’s RPO demand for solar power is expected to rise to 400 MW by 2016
    • Is a neighbor to both Rajasthan and Gujarat — States with the highest solar irradiation and the largest areas of arid lands
    • Offers good sites having potential of more than 5.5 to 5.8kWh/sq m for installation of solar based power projects.
    • As per MPERC regulations 2008, RPO has been specified as 2% for cogeneration and other sources for FY-2010 -11 and 2011 -12.
    • Purchase of electricity from solar projects to form part of 2% subject to any amendments/ regulations of MPERC
    • 10-year exemption in electricity fee and cess, four per cent subsidy by the state government in the wheeling charges, banking of generated power and exemption as per rules in VAT and entry tax, among others

    REC - Renewable Energy Certificate

    REC & How it works?

    • Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) mechanism is a market based instrument to promote renewable energy and facilitate compliance of Renewable purchase obligations (RPO)
    • Places an obligation on electricity supply companies to produce/consume a specified fraction of their electricity consumption from renewable energy sources
    • REC mechanism is aimed at addressing the mismatch between availability of RE resources in state and the requirement of the obligated entities to meet the renewable purchase obligation (RPO)
    • Solar RECs are issued to eligible entities for generation of electricity based on solar as renewable energy source.
    • REC would be exchanged only in the CERC approved power exchanges IEX and PXIL
    • Floor Price varies between Rs 9.30 to Rs. 13.40 per unit

    Scope of REC & RPOs

    RPO Status: - FY 2007 - 08
    StateRPO TargetRPO Met
    Tamil Nadu10%11%
    Madhya Pradesh10%0.07%
    There is a Huge scope for REC trading in coming years

    REC Price on IEX Power Exchange