Lack of access to modern forms of energy in the rural areas is a major barrier to inclusive growth of the country. Large numbers of households use kerosene for cooking and lighting requirements. JNNSM Phase II has envisaged to give a major thrust to off-grid solar power applications in areas where grid has not reached, or the areas where electricity supply is poor. GK Solar System plans to focus on Solar off grid generating systems, solar home lighting systems and various other forms of solar based heating/cooling/thermal applications in domestic, commercial and industrial segments.
An off-grid solar system (off-the-grid, standalone) is the obvious alternative to one that is grid-tied. For homeowners that have access to the grid, off-grid solar systems are usually out of question. Here`s why:
To ensure access to electricity at all times, off-grid solar systems require battery storage and a backup generator (if you live off-the-grid). On top of this, a battery bank typically needs to be replaced after 10 years. Batteries are complicated, expensive and decrease overall system efficiency.
The main advantages of Off-grid solar power plant is need not acess the grid, and energy self sufficiant.