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A Goa-based professor explains how he pays zero rupees for electricity

Madhusudhan pays no rupees for his electricity bill…Know more…

Friday, 13th August 2021

When Hurricane Tauktae hit the west coast earlier this year, many houses in Madhusudhan Joshi in Goa faced power outages for three days. However, your house has enough electricity to power basic appliances and charge the cell phones of several neighbors.

This is thanks to the hybrid solar system you used to power your home.

In 2018, when the 58-year-old was building his own house, he decided to turn it into a green house. To this end, Goa residents visited various home exhibits. "As a professor at Goa College of Pharmacy, I have been teaching a course on renewable energy for the past 25 years. However, I have not used any of the exercises I have taught before. But when I build my at home, I decided to use solar energy

Today, at his home in Panaji Merces, all electrical appliances in it are fully solar powered. Because the power system is a hybrid mode, it can not only save electricity bills, but also return energy a The government earns 350 rupees a year.

Zero Bills and Excess Income

When Madhusudhan decided to build an environmentally friendly building, he began visiting family exhibitions that were held around the city. In one of them, he met a company called Solar360 in Vasco, Goa.

"Although most solar energy providers provide grid-connected and off-grid systems, the company is installing hybrid systems. This means that solar energy is stored in batteries and connected to the grid, and the energy is returns to the local electricity supplier. "Madhusudhan said.

Simply put, when using a hybrid system, the energy produced by the sun is first stored in the battery. If there is surplus energy, it will be exported to the grid, and the government will compensate based on the amount of electricity generated. The cost of the system is 5.80,000 rupees, which is higher than the cost of installing traditional solar panels.

"We use solar energy to power all kitchen appliances, including refrigerators. Madhusudhan said that other heavy equipment such as washing machines and TVs also use solar energy.

However, during the monsoon period, Goa experiences heavy rain and there is not enough sunlight for several days . At that time, the power supply system will automatically switch to the grid and be supplied by the government.

"Two weeks ago, it rained heavily and my solar installation only produced 1 kW of power for a full week. But all my appliances are still working because when the battery is dead, the system will automatically get power from the grid," Madhusudhan Say.

In order to check your power and usage, a battery management system is installed on your phone.

Throughout 2019, Madhusudhan used solar energy to power his entire home and did not incur any electricity bills.

"My electricity bill was zero rupees. But by the end of the year, the government compensated me 350 rupees for providing excess electricity to the grid. This amount is calculated based on the cost of electricity per unit and the remaining units," Madhusudhan said And added that he pays up to 800 rupees a month for electricity bills for his old house.

Madhusudan said that he has no complaints about the use of solar systems. Talking about how other people learn from his example, he said: "It makes my life go smoothly. I don't have to worry about power outages, which may affect my daily life."

The News Talkie Bureau




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