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Solar Power Statistics in Canada 2019


The Solar Energy Market in Canada

The solar energy industry is having rapid growth in Canada. 

Notably, solar energy in the country has been 20%, which totals 1,804 MW. The largest solar facility is the Loyalist Solar Project with 54 MW capacity, which is undergoing construction in Ontario. 

Canada has substantial solar energy resources due to its vast area. So far, the most valuable resources have been found in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. 

The latitude of Canada, however, causes a relatively low-level of solar irradiance (solar power per unit area). This reason, along with cloud cover, results in a 6% capacity factor, which is much lower compared to a 15% capacity factor in the United States. 

The northern territories in the country have a relatively lower solar potential and get less direct sunlight due to their even higher latitude. According to the National Energy Board’s prediction, solar electricity will account for 1.2% of Canada’s total energy by 2040.

Fig.1: State-wise Solar Energy Capacity in Canada  (Source: energyhub.org)

Particularly, the solar electricity market has grown quite fast. Since 2013; nearly 2,000 MW of capacity has been added in Canada. 

Fig.2: Solar Electricity Capacity in Canada (Source: cansia.ca)

Currently, more than 98% of Canada’s solar power generation capacity is in Ontario, as the province has developed a solar market that is recognized in the world. 

In fact, globally, Ontario is one of the top 20 solar electricity markets based on solar installation capacity.

Commercial Viability of Solar Energy in Canada

A recent report by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), Solar Vision 2020, has looked into various scenarios for commercial use of solar technology. Commercially, the adoption of solar technology has not been as expected. 

The surge in the commercial solar sector in Canada over the coming decade will depend on a wide range of variables such as financial support to technology, costs, and infrastructure requirements. 

If all the plans fall into place, solar energy may account for 20% of the new electricity supply source in the next 20 years. 

As mentioned earlier in this post, the efficiency and competitiveness of solar power generation in Canada depends on its geographic location. It is because the power price range can vary widely between the 10 provinces and the three territories, according to a report by the Canadian National Energy Board.

The local electricity prices largely determine the competitiveness of solar power in a province than the amount of sunlight received. This factor remains static even if local breakeven prices are among the lowest in the country. 

       Fig.3:  Solar Energy Incentives in different Canadian provinces (Source: energyhub.org)

An example of how pricing can vary shows in residential energy charges, which may range from CA$0.068/kWh in Quebec, to $0.167/kWh in Saskatchewan. The reason being the cost in each province related to production or import power, transmitting the energy across large areas, and eventually distributing to residential customers are drastically different.

When it comes to residential solar breakevens, Alberta province has the lowest in Canada. However, because of its current low power prices, it makes more financial sense for the province to purchase electricity from a solar distributor than deploying a solar project. 

Among other regions, the Northwest Territory and Nunavut have competitive solar breakevens compared with relatively high local electricity prices. The pricing has been high as it is expensive to produce electricity in remote areas that depend on diesel.

The rating of solar panels is typically based on their peak power output, which means the maximum amount of power that solar panels can produce under ideal conditions. 

It also depends on the size of the panels, and the size is between 250 and 400 Watts for most commercially available panels. A higher power rating of the panel indicates that you will need fewer panels to offset your energy usage.

Overall, Canada has a bright future ahead when it comes to solar energy. According to the National Energy Board, solar energy has the potential to become a more valuable option. Particularly, in the likely scenario when the energy pricing can be 19.1% higher than current prices in 10 years, and 47.75% costlier than current prices in 25 years.

Canadian Solar Industry compared with the Global Growth

In the global context, currently, solar electricity is the fastest-growing energy source. 

According to a forecast by the International Energy Agency (IEA), that by 2050, solar electricity could account for 27% of the global electricity mix. Thus it may become the largest source of electricity in the world. 

According to CanSIA, solar electricity is likely to be a mainstream energy source in Canada as part of the country’s diversified electricity mix.

By 2020, solar electricity in Canada is expected to:

  • Produce nearly 1% of the total electricity generation, with having almost 6,300 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity. 
  • Create roughly 65,000 jobs annually, employing a labour force of nearly 10,000 people per year. The primary sectors of employment will be construction, manufacturing, operations, and maintenance.
  • Reduce nearly 1.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually, which is equivalent to removing 250,000 cars and trucks off the road every year.  

The solar electricity industry can be sustainable and commercially viable without direct subsidies and operating in a supportive environment and with favourable regulatory policy. 

Worldwide vs. Canada: Capacity of Solar PV – 505 GW (in 2018)

Fig 4: Canada’s Solar Capacity compared with the top nations (Source: www.nrcan.gc.ca)  

Compared with the leading solar energy-producing countries in the world, currently, Canada does not have any solar electricity policy at the federal level. By rolling out a favourable federal solar electricity policy can provide excellent opportunities to Canada’s solar energy industry.

A solar electricity policy, if implemented, could create a framework to open up new markets all over Canada. The foundation will be even more consolidated with the implementation of provincial /territorial solar policy to support the federal policy. 

Solar PV in Canada

Currently, Canada is among the top 10 countries globally in terms of having a total installed solar PV. The country’s solar capacity is estimated to reach around 2GW very soon. 

Recently, Canada has added nearly 444MW of PV, which about a 58% increase compared to the growth in 2012. It is also a cumulative growth of 1.2GW, which is double the capacity compared to previous years, and the extremely low solar capacity of 33MW in 2009.

As mentioned earlier, most of the solar capacity in Canada is centred in Ontario. In 2018, the capacity of the Canadian solar photovoltaic industry was 3,040 MW.

Fig 5: Installed Capacity of Solar PV – Canada (Source: nrcan.gc.ca)

Among other provinces, British Columbia is set to have the largest PV plant. The international contractor, Conergy, will manage the SunMine project in Kimberley with the capacity of 1.05MW. 

Also, solar energy is making its way into the minor markets in Canada. Manitoba and Saskatchewan both have implemented solar net metering programs. The capacity of the program in Manitoba will be 10MW. Net metering is aLso available in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

There are major success stories like the small town Raymond in southern Alberta being 100% solar reliant. 

Also, solar PV is reaching to rural and remote areas. For example, in Vancouver Island, BC, the T’Sou-ke First Nation aboriginal community that began building solar PV in 2009, has now more than 400 rooftop PV solar panels. It is the largest instance of solar installation in the province, which during the peak operation, can produce up to 90% of the total community’s power. 

Solar PV Installers in Canada

The Directory of Solar Companies in Canada has listed 836 solar installers in the country. These companies undertake solar panel installation, including standalone and rooftop solar systems. 

The solar installations are both on-grid and off-grid. On-Grid Systems are solar PV systems that can produce power only when they are connected to the utility power grid. 

Off-grid systems, on the other hand, allow to store solar energy in solar batteries for later use if the utility power grid does not function or someone is not operating the grid. 

The statistics below show the demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) power in Canada between 2009 to 2014, along with a forecast for 2015 to 2020. 

Fig 6: Demand Forecast for Solar PV in Canada – 2009 to 2020 (Source: statista.com)

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Closing Words

Currently, in Canada, remote off-grid solar systems are seeing moderate growth. However,  it can be a viable market by bringing about incentives. As of now, the solar market in the country looks more like a small market segment.

If we talk about grid-connected solar PV, there is a long way to go before becoming cost-competitive compared to other renewable energy options. However, micro-grids that are using multiple energy sources, including solar PV offer positive growth options. Particularly, in remote regions, micro-grids can be cost-competitive with current energy supplies.

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Solar Power Statistics in the USA 2019


In 2018, the US solar industry achieved the feat of installing 10.6 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV for the third consecutive year, according to a report by Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

The Solar Energy Market in the USA

Again in 2018, large-scale PV plants in the US generated 63 billion kilowatt-hours of power, which was 1.5% of total U.S. power generation as confirmed by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA further estimated that smaller systems (mostly rooftop), generated another 30 billion kilowatt-hours.

Fig.1: The US Solar Market by PV Installations until 2019 (Source: Wood Mackenzie)

According to Wood Mackenzie, the US is likely to install 3 million solar panels in 2021 and 4 million panels in 2023.

The total number of solar installations in the US is on its way to get more than double in the next 5 years, and it will consolidate the industry and provide economic strength. 

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The Leading US Cities in Solar Energy in 2019 

Fig.2: Leading US States by No.of PV Installations (Source: Wood Mackenzie)

The total solar PV installation capacity in the US is likely to go up by 14% in 2019. Subsequently, in 2021, the total yearly installations can reach 15.8 GW. 

Among the US states, California was leading in solar installations during the initial years, and it is still one of the major states. Earlier, California made 51% of the first million solar installations, and 43% of the second million.

Now, other states such as Arizona and New York have gained significance due to their growing solar market. 

Also, in recent years, Texas and Florida have emerged in the US solar market and added more capacity than some of the highest solar penetration states. These emerging solar markets are going to be instrumental in the growth of the residential solar market in the US.

In 2018, the non-residential solar PV market witnessed a dip of 8% annually because of policy transitions in major markets. Also, utility-scale solar saw a contraction of 7% in the same year, mainly due to Section 201 tariffs.

Solar Growth Statistics

A report by the International Business Times shows that the US solar industry is likely to witness huge growth in the next 5 years.

In 2018, in the US, the solar PV capacity increased by 10.6 GW, which was in addition to the previous total of 53.8 GW. 

The current total capacity of 64.2 GW can power 12.3 million homes in the US By 2024, and the PV capacity is expected to grow more than double. 

What are the reasons behind the surge of the solar industry? 

The reasons are below: 

  • Unlimited 
  • Clean 
  • The primary potential source to fulfill the growing energy demand 
  • Strengthens the electricity system
  • Cost competitive
  • It provides consumers with greater energy control and choice
  • Creates jobs.

The Economic Index of the Solar Industry

The surge in the solar industry has significantly boosted the US economy by creating job opportunities. Over 242,000 Americans work in the solar industry, which is more than twice the number in 2012. 

In 2018, the solar industry contributed $17 billion as investments in the U.S. economy.

Fig. 3: Jobs in the U.S Solar Industry by Sector (Source: Seia.org

Investment Statistics – Corporate Solar Investments Surge in the US

The Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Means Business 2018 report shows that more than 7,000 MW capacity has been added across 35,000 projects. The report has fetched data from both on-site and off-site installations. 

The report further states that there has been a surge in commercial solar investments in the US. For example, the multinational technology company Apple is currently leading the way in procuring corporate solar energy in the country with almost 400 megawatts (MW) of total solar capacity.

Also, retail brands such as Google, Target, Amazon, and Walmart have made it to the top 10 investors in the Solar Means Business 2018 report. 

The reason why an increasing number of top companies are investing in the solar industry is that solar energy is clean and reliable and makes perfect economic sense.

Fig. 4: Top 10 Corporate Solar Energy Users in the U.S (Source: seia.org)

Solar Manufacturing Statistics 

An interesting fact is that most of the solar panels sold in the US are not manufactured in the country in 2019. Still, several companies such as SunPower, First Solar, and Jinko Solar are making solar panels in the US. 

Recently, several Asian companies have begun manufacturing solar panels in the US. The entering of these companies into the US market is likely to make the solar market more competitive for indigenous companies. 

On January 22, 2018, the current government announced a 30% tariff on solar panels and cells that are imported into the US. This new policy has raised a lot of questions among solar customers. One of the most popular questions has been,Where can I buy solar panels that are made in the US?

Despite the fact that the majority of solar projects in the US use imported solar panels, still, there are quite a few US manufacturers. 

Here is a list of solar panel companies that have some or all of their manufacturing units in the US:

List of US Solar Panel Manufacturers (as of 2019)

  • Heliene – Mountain Iron, MN 
  • Mission Solar – San Antonio, TX
  • Solaria – Fremont, CA (HQ in the US)
  • SolarTech Universal – Riviera Beach, FL
  • SolarWorld Americas – Hillsboro, OR
  • SunSpark – Riverside, CA
  • Silfab Solar – Bellingham, WA 
  • Seraphim – Jackson, MS (HQ in the US)
  • Tesla/Panasonic – Buffalo, NY 

There are two notable aspects about these listed US solar panel manufacturing companies:

1.Many of these companies assemble all or some of their solar panels in the US. However, they import the key components from other countries, and these components too, fall under the new solar tariff except for the first 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar cells imported in a year.

In 2017, for example, the US had installed 12 GW of solar panels, out of which around 2.5 GW was manufactured in the country. 

2. All of the companies listed above do not have their headquarters in the US. Some companies, like Heliene, have headquarters in Ontario, Canada. Others, like SolarWorld Americas, is a subsidiary of SolarWorld Innovations GmbH with headquarters in Bonn, Germany. However, these companies have their solar panel manufacturing units in the US.

Solar Energy Production Statistics 

In the first half of 2018, the production of solar energy increased by 25.4%. 

The third quarter of 2018 saw output from solar capacity topped 8% of total US electricity generation. It was 7% during the same period in 2017.

In 2019, the growth trend is poised to continue. There will also be changes such as emerging policies supporting renewable growth and increased investor interest in the energy sector. 

Also, the implementation of advanced technologies will increase the value of solar energy to asset owners and customers.

As mentioned earlier, solar energy accounted for the largest percentage increase (25.4%) of all renewable energy sources in 2018.

     Fig 5: Annual Solar Energy Production in the US (Source: eia.gov)

Tax Credits Statistics

The Solar Investment Tax Credit or ITC has boosted the solar industry in the US by providing stability and growth since it was rolled out in 2006. 

During the past decade, the solar industry has grown at an average annual growth rate of 50%.  

Before the potential expiration of the ITC in 2006, there was a spike in solar installations. Later the extension given in late 2015 has created stable federal policy around solar energy through 2021.

Fig 6: Annual Solar Installations after in the U.S after ITC ( Source: seia.org

The implementation of the ITC has been quite successful as it has increased installations and lowered the costs of small-scale solar systems. 

The ITC offers a 30% tax credit without any upper limit for solar systems on both commercial and residential properties in service between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2016. Since the implementation of ITC in 2006, annual solar installations have increased at a compound annual rate of 76%. 

The benefits of implementing the ITC is already showing. It has encouraged companies to develop long-term investments that will make the market competitive and drive technological innovation. It will eventually result in lowered costs for consumers.  

ITC, coupled with the US Production Tax Credit (PTC) was rolled out as a federal incentive to provide financial support for developing large-scale renewable energy facilities. The policy was implemented for solar electricity systems that were larger than 150 kW placed between October 22, 2004 and December 31, 2013. Qualified projects received 1.1¢/kWh tax credit during the first 10 years of operation.

Soft Costs Statistics

In the US, small commercial and residential solar businesses have the biggest cost-decline opportunity. Soft costs include:

  • The cost of installation 
  • Labor
  • Inspection 
  • Relevant permits 
  • Interconnection 
  • Customer acquisition
  • Supply chain 
  • Other overhead costs such as marketing/sales and administrative costs.

The US Department of Energy has been instrumental in reducing soft costs. Besides, SEIA and the Solar Foundation are working on two programs to bring down local obstacles that come in the way of going solar.

Fig. 7: Residential Solar PV System Pricing in the U.S (Source: seia.org)  

Closing Words

In Q1 of 2019, the US solar market installed 2.7 GWdc of solar PV, which is a record number in any Q1 ever. This growth is expected to continue in the coming months and years.

The Solar panel market, which includes Poly-crystalline, Mono-crystalline, and Thin-film Solar Panel for both commercial and residential usability, will see positive growth.

Solar panels convert solar energy to produce clean and efficient electricity. Due to this reason, commercial demand for solar panels is increasing significantly in the US, and likely to spike further growth of this industry. 

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Top 10 Solar Ground-Mounted System Manufacturers in India

In the industry of solar installation, people can argue that roof-mounted solar systems are the most popular option. This is partly because roof-mounted systems are the ones that solar customers hear about the most and also partly because these are the ones that they believe are the most optimal. However, roof-mounted systems aren’t always the best options for some people. And should this case happen, you as solar installers should be ready to offer an alternative — which in this case would the ground-mount solar system.

As you can already tell from the name, a ground-mount solar system is a kind of photovoltaic mounting system where instead of roofs and building facades, the solar panels are fixed on the ground. In most cases, ground-mounted solar systems are typically used for large, utility-scale PV stations. But they can be used for other purposes as well because this type of mounting system actually has some advantages under its belt.

To begin with, ground-mounted solar systems are very easy to place because they can be located on open land. Secondly, they are not dependent on the roof, so the ground-mounted solar panels can be set at a perfect angle to maximize energy production. And last but certainly not the least, this kind of mounting system is more accessible for cleaning and maintenance since it’s just on the ground. 

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Top Manufacturers or Wholesalers of Ground-Mounted Solar Systems in India

With all these benefits mentioned, it is no wonder that ground-mounted solar systems are getting a lot of attention these days. And as solar installers, you should pay attention to that. You should be ready to offer this kind of mounting system in your service. But how do you make sure that you’re going to have quality ground-mount solar systems? The answer is simple really: you just have to find a reliable manufacturer or wholesaler.

Luckily for you, manufacturers or wholesalers of ground-mounted solar systems can be found all over the world. India, in particular, has a lot of them. That is why if you’re an India-based solar installation business, you don’t need to worry about going out of the country to find a reliable manufacturer or wholesaler for you. You just have to search for the ones in your country.

To help you in your wide search, here is a list of reputable companies of manufacturers or wholesalers of ground-mounted solar systems.

Accon Technology

Website: https://www.indiamart.com/accontechnology/

Accon Technology is a sole proprietorship firm that is engaged in the manufacturing of high-quality solar panels, solar panel mounting structures, and many more. Since the establishment of the company in 2016 at Rajkot, they have been able to meet every customer’s varied needs. It is of utmost importance to the company that they provide products that are widely appreciated for their sturdy design and incredible strength. 

The company offers a wide array of solar products. Their most famous ones are their solar mounting systems, which can be ground-mounted, on-roof, or BIPV. Other products they offer include solar street lights, solar panel stands, earthing electrode, solar boxes, switch gears, distribution panels, and more. 

Achintya Projects and Services

Website: https://www.achintyaprojects.in/

Established in 2010, Achintya Projects and Services is a leading manufacturer, trader, service provider, importer, and exporter of electrical fuses contractors, solar PV based mounting systems, rechargeable battery packs, and many more. The company has always made sure that all of their products are manufactured using supreme materials and following the guidelines defined by the market. Additionally, the products are also tested on a set of norms prior to the final delivery of the order. 

Advance Steel Tubes

Website: http://www.advance.co.in/

Advance Group has begun its activities in the industry way back in 1974. And as of right now, the company has become one of the leading conglomerates, with a firm foothold in various areas of operation. Their clientele is made up of top-notch companies, government establishments, and leading companies in the export sector. And every year, Advance Group has a turnover rate of around $100 million.

The company offers a wide array of products. For one thing, they provide steel pipes and tubes, steel structures, and highway guardrails, but for another, they also sell solar structures. Their products have been certified by numerous certifications, including ISO9001, thus ensuring Advance Group’s status as a leading provider.

Aeron Composite

Website: https://www.aeroncomposites.com/

Established in 2011, Aeron Composite Pvt., Ltd. is a well-renowned company that caters to various segments, such as the general industry, machine industry, electrical industry, power industry, and more. The company manufactures and exports a wide array of products in these segments. Some of their most commonly known products include FRP profiles, FRP cable trays, FRP gratings, FRP module solar panel mounting structures, and more. Aeron Composite claims that all of its products are manufactured under the direction of their skilled and diligent professionals who make sure to use premium-quality raw materials and ultra-modern methodology in order to assure their excellent quality.

In addition to all of that, Aeron Composite’s products come in enormous dimensions, designs, and finish. All of these will depend on the exact requirements and preferences of their customers. Because of this, the company has earned its great reputation among its clients. 

Anu Structurals

Website: https://www.anustructurals.in/

Anu Structurals was established way back in 1986 with an objective to manufacture and supply industrial infrastructure. During their first years, they had successfully implemented projects for marque customers like the Indian Railways, Central Power and Research Institute, and All India Radio. However, right now, they have branched out to manufacturing other kinds of products, such as cellular tower requirements and ground-mounted solar systems. 

Anu Structurals primarily supplies to customers in India, but they have started to supply to customers in other countries in 2012, starting with Bangladesh. 

Anil Rohit Group

Website: https://www.anilrohitgroup.net/

Established in 1996, Anil Rohit is famously known for being a reputable manufacturer, trader, and wholesaler of HDPE double wall corrugated pipes. However, aside from that, the company also manufactures and sells other kinds of products as well, such as high mast and poles, HDPE push-fit couplers, and solar panel mounting structures. As of right now, they are serving for Turnkey Electrical Projects, Smart City Lighting Project, and LT Cable Laying Services. 

Anil Rohit is not only widely known among its customers but among critics as well. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including India Leadership Awards 2018 and International Service Excellence Awards 2018-2019. All these achievements just prove how dedicated Anil Rohit is in crafting the best products they can for their customers. 

Apna Roofing

Website: https://www.apnaroofing.com/

Apna Roofing, a brand of Budhia Steel, was established back in 2012, and since then, the company has become one of the foremost manufacturers and exporters of roofing sheets and air ventilators. Their primary products include roofing cladding sheets, metal roof flashings, and crimped curve sheets. However, over time, they have also dabbled with other products as well, such as solar panel mounting systems. 

The company assures that they provide products of superior quality to their customers. All of their products get rigorously examined after production so as to ensure their quality. As a result, Apna Roofing is trusted by its customers not just in India but also in other countries as well. 

Aarti Structures

Website: http://www.aartistructures.com/

Established in 2005, Aarti Structures Pvt., Ltd. is a company that specializes in the manufacturing of MS galvanized switchyard structures, substation structures, solar panel mounting structures, and GIS structure. The company’s plant is a state-of-the-art building that is set up with CNC machines, automated handling equipment, and a team of highly skilled and experienced motivated professionals. 

Aarti Structures is well-trusted by its customers. But beyond that, they have earned a great reputation among companies as well, especially since Aarti Structures supplies structural manufacturing to the GIS Division of Siemens Ltd., ABB Ltd., GE Ltd., Hyosung Ltd., and Toshiba Ltd.

Bhagwati Steel Building

Website: http://www.pebsheets.com/

Bhagwati Steel Building is a renowned PEB manufacturer and provider of a wide array of products. Some of their most commonly known products include roofing sheds, roofing sheets, and solar structures. For many years, they have supplied to customers from various cities of India. And according to the progressive rankings that compare them to the rival companies, Bhagwati Steel Building is at the top list of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings Manufacturer of Gujarat. 

Bilmat Engineering

Website: http://www.bilmatengg.com/

Bilmat Engineering was established in 2006 as a company with a workshop for fabrication work at GIDC Makarpura, Vadodara, Gujarat. The company primarily deals with fabrication and hot-dip galvanizing for transmission line towers, substation structures, cable tray support systems, and solar mounting systems. Bilmat Engineering makes sure that they will do everything they can to make their products high-quality. For one thing, they strictly adhere to the requirements set by the ISO9001:2008 certification. And for another, they have specially trained inspectors to check the quality of each and every product of theirs. 

As of right now, Bilmat Engineering has executed various projects of various organizations. Some of the organizations and companies that they have worked for include ABB Ltd., Siemens Ltd., Torrent Power Ltd., Waaree Energe Pvt., Ltd., and more. 

Takeaway: Looking for a Manufacturer or Wholesaler of Ground-Mount Solar Systems?

When it comes to the solar systems that solar installation businesses provide to their customers, roof-mounted ones are the most popular choice. Because of this, it is understandable that solar installers would focus more on this particular kind of solar system. However, even though a roof-mounted solar system is typically the most popular option, that doesn’t mean that it is the perfect product for everyone. And when you meet a customer who won’t be able to have a roof-mounted system, then you have to be ready to offer an alternative. That alternative would be the ground-mounted solar system.

As the name suggests, a ground-mounted solar system is a PV mounting system where the solar panels are fixed on the ground instead of other places like the roof or the building facade. Because of the nature of this kind of mounting system, ground-mounted solar systems are usually used for large-scale PV stations. But they can be used in other areas as well, considering that this system is actually really beneficial. For one thing, a ground-mounted solar system is easy to install, and for another, it is also easy to maintain. 

Long story short, in addition to having roof-mounted solar systems, you as solar installers should also have ground-mounted solar systems. Luckily, there are a lot of manufacturers and wholesalers that will be able to help you with that. India, in particular, is widely known for having a number of these companies. So, if you’re a solar installation business based in India, you don’t have to worry about going out of the country to find a reliable manufacturer and wholesaler. You can definitely find one within your own country. 

The ones mentioned above are only some of the widely known manufacturers and wholesalers of ground-mounted solar systems in India. There are definitely a lot more companies out there, but these ten mentioned are a good place to start for your search. 

So, look into each of the companies mentioned. Read through their history and achievements, and narrow the ones that you like. You can even go research further for other companies if you want to. Basically, put an extra effort into your research for a reliable manufacturer or wholesaler of ground-mounted solar systems. After all, the quality of your products and service — as well as the success of your business — relies heavily on the manufacturer or wholesaler that you’ve chosen. 

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Top 10 Solar Charge Controller Manufacturers in India

A basic rule of thumb for every solar installation business out there is that in order to provide an excellent service, you have to make sure that all your products are excellent as well. This means that every component of your products — whether it is big or small — has to be perfect so that their production capacity will be optimal. Now, we are all aware that solar products are comprised of a number of components, and one of the components that you have to check the quality of is the solar charge controller. 

Simply speaking, a solar charge controller is the one that regulates the energy flowing from the PV array and transfer it directly to the batteries as a DC-coupled system. In other words, this solar component makes it possible for solar batteries to have the longest life that they can possibly have. 

Currently, there are two kinds of solar charge controllers on the market. The first is the “standard,” which is usually small and features pulse-width modulation (PWM). This kind of solar charge controller is old school and not very efficient, so it’s not anymore as utilized. Meanwhile, the other kind of solar charge controller is the one that has maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technology. MPPT charge controllers offer higher performance by extracting all available power from the panels. Because of this, they are the preferred choice when it comes to solar charge controllers. 

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Top Manufacturers or Wholesalers of Solar Charge Controllers in India

As you can see from what solar charge controllers can do, it is no wonder why they are so important to have in any solar system. Luckily, solar charge controllers are also really easy to find because there are so many companies that manufacture and sell them. India, in particular, is famously known for having a lot of these manufacturers and wholesalers. So, if you’re an India-based solar installation business and you’re looking for a reliable manufacturer or wholesaler of solar charge controllers, look no further. You can easily find one within your country.

To help you with your search, here is a list of ten manufacturers and wholesalers of solar charge controllers that you can rely on. 

Emmanuel Electronics

Website: http://www.emmanuelelectronics.com/

Emanuel Electronics is part of a group of companies that are engaged in the manufacturing, installation, and servicing of power conditioning equipment. The other registered brands in this group include Emmanuel Power Solutions Pvt., Ltd., and Ace Electronics. Even though power conditioning equipment is the company’s primary product, they offer other kinds of products as well. Some of the other products that they provide include battery chargers, inverters, constant voltage transformers, solar products, and more.

Emmanuel Electronics make sure that their products meet the challenge of providing pure, dependable electric power to the industry, the government, and the private sector. That is why they strictly adhere to applying world-class standards as well as offering customized solutions to their clients. 

Aditya Solar

Website: http://www.adityasolar.in/

Established in 2000, Aditya Solar Energy Pvt., Ltd., formerly known as Aditya Energy Systems, is one of the leading Indian manufacturers and OEM suppliers of solar products. Some of the products that the company is known for include photovoltaic and lighting systems, solar water heaters, solar power packs, solar charge controllers, solar mobile chargers, and solar fans. 

Aditya Solar has been managed by a team of qualified professionals who have more than three decades of experience in the industry. That is why the company has a well-established and proven track record in the realms of solar product design, development, and installation. As of right now, Aditya Solar has installed over 30 MW of grid-connected utility-scale solar power plants as well as thousands of other solar products to their various customers in the government and private sector organizations.

Allsemi Solutions

Website: http://www.allsemi.in/

Allsemi Solutions was established in 2014 with a goal of further simplifying everyone’s lives with innovative devices. Because of this, the company deals with a wide array of products that include, but are not limited to, vehicle tracking systems, GPS tracking devices, generator monitoring systems, and LEWD drivers. They even offer solar charge controllers, and this proves that Allsemi Solutions really has a well-rounded lineup of products. 

Airkom Electronics

Website: http://www.airkomgroup.com/electronic/

Airkom Electronics Pvt., Ltd. is a company that was incorporated into the Airkom Group in 1987. And though it is a relatively young division of the entire group, Airkom Electronics has still managed to boast a multimillion turnovers as of right now. 

Airkom Electronics was launched with an objective of providing single-source solutions for solving all kinds of power problems that are faced by their customers on a daily basis. That is why this company deals with the manufacturing of solar products (particularly inverters, charge controllers, and converters), static stabilizers, servo-controlled voltage stabilizers, uninterrupted power supply systems, power saver units, and many more. 

To ensure that they gain the trust of their customers, Airkom Electronics strictly adhere to quality control norms and standards, starting from the procurement of raw materials to the dispatch of finished goods. In addition to their product quality and extensive experience, they also provide cost competitiveness to their customers.

Alpha Tech Energy Solutions India

Website: https://alphaind.in/

Founded in 2008, Alpha Tech Energy Solutions India, formerly known as NavSemi, is a company that is dedicated to the field of power, communications, and automotive electronics. The company has a successful track record of developing and deploying complex technologies for world leaders in the aforementioned segments. And as of right now, the company has a goal of becoming the pioneer in the industry of renewable energy harvesting through the development of innovative technologies. 

With the dedication that the team at Alpha Tech Energy Solutions India has to make solar energy affordable through its technology innovation, the company has been recognized by numerous organizations all over the globe. The biggest recognition is when the company was acquired in 2013 by Alpha Technologies Inc., the parent company of OutBack Power Technologies, which is a leading brand in storage-based renewable energy systems.

Alpha India’s current product range focuses on the standalone market with solar charge controllers for home and street lighting, solar BTS systems, standalone battery-based residential and commercial systems, and micro-grid solutions.

Amon Power Controls 

Website: https://www.amonups.com/

Amon Power Controls is a company that deals with the manufacturing of power conditioning equipment, uninterrupted power system, inverters, line interactive ups, stabilizers, and customized power electronic products. Some of their most popular products include hybrid solar inverters, solar charge controllers, solar batteries, solar street lights, and solar power plants. 

It is very important for Amon Power Controls to satisfy their thousands of loyal customers. And in order for them to be able to continue doing that, they have to rigorously check the quality of their products. The team at Amon Power Controls conducts an extremely comprehensive QA program, right from the selection of vendor, incoming raw material inspection, in-process checks, to final post-production and pre-shipment inspection. With everything that they do to ensure the quality of their products, it is no wonder that over 10,000 customers are satisfied with Amon Power Controls. 

Apex Green

Website: http://apexgroup.co.in/

Founded in 2002, Apex Green, which is a subsidiary of the Apex Group, is a leading provider of large commercial and residential solar system solutions all over India. The company is committed to solar power and providing their customers with the best solutions for deriving the greatest value out of solar energy. That is why they deliver complete and cost-effective solutions to their clients and partners with a streamlined approach from project development, design and construction, to financing and operation. 

Apex Green provides a wide array of solar products to its customers. Some of their most popular ones include solar panels, hybrid solar inverters, UPS, solar charge controllers, and solar batteries. 

Arrow Power Controls

Website: http://www.arrowups.in/

Arrow Power Controls is a private limited firm that aims to offer clean electrical energy through solar photovoltaics, thermal, and small wind turbine for domestic, agriculture, and commercial domains. The company was established in 1999, and over the years, Arrow Power Controls has earned a wide acceptance in the UPS industry. 

Some of the products that Arrow Power Control offers include solar charge controllers and their very own RENOU Technology Solar PCU. This RENOU (Renewable Energy Optimum Utilization) Technology Solar PCU is a technology devolved by Arrow Power Controls that helps the end-users in harnessing 100% available solar energy by setting solar PV priority synchronized with the grid. 

ARVI Systems and Controls

Website: https://www.arviups.com/

Established in 1998, ARVI Systems and Controls is an ISO9001:2008 certified company that specializes in the manufacture, exporting and supplying of UPS and other power management solutions. Ever since the company’s establishment, they have managed to have over 10,000 installations all over the country. 

All of their products are designed, built, and tested to perform in the most difficult situations. In addition to that, ARVI Systems and Controls make sure that their manufacturing process, quality, reliability, and after-sales are evaluated and certified by leading testing agencies and consultants. As such, all of their products are certified by numerous certifications, such as IAF, LRDE, ADE, GTRE, and BEL. 

BBN Solutions

Website: https://www.bbnsolution.com/

BBN Solutions is a company that is dedicated to developing innovative products in the Solar Electric Energy segment. This company was founded by highly successful technology experts in Power, Automotive, and Communication systems. Additionally, the company is currently managed by specialists in technology, business, and operations. 

BBN Solutions has a wide array of solar products to offer. Their most popular products are the following: solar hybrid inverters, solar prioritizers, solar charge controllers, LED solar street lights, and many more. 

Takeaway: Looking for a Manufacturer or Wholesaler of Solar Charge Controllers?

Every solar system is divided into smaller components. And each of these components has a big role to play in the overall production capacity of the system, so it is of utmost importance that they are of pristine quality. One of the important solar components which require the rigorous checking of quality is the solar charge controller.

The primary task of a solar charge controller is to regulate the energy flowing from the PV array and transfer it directly to the batteries as a DC-coupled system. Basically, it helps lengthen the lifespan of a solar battery, thus making solar charge controllers really invaluable in any solar system. 

That is why as solar installers, you have to make sure that your solar systems are equipped with solar charge controllers. And you’re lucky that manufacturers and wholesalers of solar charge controllers are literally everywhere to help you. In fact, there are quite a ton of manufacturers and wholesalers in India alone. So, if you’re a solar installation business located in India, you don’t need to worry about finding one. 

Sure, the start of the search always seems daunting. That’s why this post exists — to give you a list of companies that you can use as a stepping ground. The ones mentioned are only some of the very many companies in India, but they’re a good place to start for your search. 

So, delve yourself deep into the research of a manufacturer or wholesaler of solar charge controllers that you trust. You should be deliberate in this decision because the quality of your products — as well as the success of your business — is highly dependent on the manufacturer or wholesaler that you’ve chosen. So, choose wisely.

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Top 10 Solar Battery Manufacturers in India

Every solar system can be divided into smaller components. And every solar installer knows that in order for their service to be excellent, each of these components has to be excellent in quality as well. Some of the solar components that installers prioritize include solar panels, solar charge controllers, and solar smart trackers. But there’s one more thing that you have to add to that list, and that would the solar batteries.

A solar battery is simply a deep cycle battery that is charged with energy from solar panels. In other words, solar batteries provide storage for solar energy, wind, and other renewable energy systems. With that definition established, it is then no wonder why a solar battery is incredibly important in any solar system: because it allows for energy to be stored for later use. What this means is that even when there is little to no sun, your solar system can still produce electricity for you because the battery has stored enough solar energy for you. And as though that is not good enough, solar batteries also allow you to have backup power during a power outage. 

Basically, as a solar storage system, solar batteries offer a long list of benefits to those people who have solar systems at home or any other place.

Top Manufacturers or Wholesalers of Solar Batteries in India

Now that we’ve established what solar batteries do and why they’re so important, it would make sense that you as solar installers would want to have them in your products now. Luckily, there are many manufacturers and wholesalers of solar batteries that can definitely help you out with that. Nowadays, these companies that manufacture and sell solar batteries can be found everywhere, especially in India. So, if you’re a solar installation business located in India, you don’t have to look further. You can find a reliable one within your own country.

To help you with your search, here is a list of ten manufacturers or wholesalers who can provide you with quality solar batteries. 

Vibgyor Power India

Website: http://aaronbatteries.com/

Established in 2013, Vibgyor Power India Pvt., Ltd. is a company that has the sole purpose of providing energy solutions to its customers. That is why the company has a wide array of solar products to help them achieve that goal. Their most popular ones include premium solar batteries, inverters, and UPS batteries — all of which marketed under the brand name AARON since it stands for “Bringer of Light.”

Vibgyor Power India has received numerous recognitions for their hard work. For one thing, the company was conferred the Best Supplier Award and Consistent Quality Product Award from MICO — Bosch Ltd and was awarded Best Distributor Sales for Hi-Power Brand. And for another, they attained the prestigious ISO/TS16949:2015 certification for Pragati Precisions. With all these accolades, it is not a surprise that Vibgyor Power India is trusted among their clients.

Aatous International 

Website: https://www.aatouspower.com/

Established in 1999, Aatous International is a prominent manufacturer of power back-up systems. Their most commonly known products include tubular batteries, traction batteries, and automotive batteries. Upholding the quality of their products is incredibly important for Aatous International, and that is why they have a modern Research and Development Wing. This part of their company is managed by a qualified team of professionals and researchers who help them in improving their products and creating new and innovative ones.

With their dedication to their work, Aatous International has attracted a large number of clients from all over the world. Some of the most esteemed and reputable names in their clientele include Crompton, Bharat Electronics, Exotic, Asai Vishwa, Bank of India, L&T Infotech, and Tata Technologies. 

ABM Batteries

Website: http://www.abmbatteries.com/

ABM Batteries is a company that focuses on manufacturing the best power-packed inverter and solar tubular batteries. Established in 1980, the company has over 30 years of experience, and during their tenure, they have created products at their technological best. Additionally, they also take pride in their totally integrated manufacturing facility that has passed rigorous quality inspections at every stage of production. And ABM Batteries has also made sure that all of its products exceed expectations and are ideal for home, offices, and business centers. 

Eastman Group

Website: https://www.eaplworld.com/

Founded in 1970 by Mr. Jagdish Rai Singal, Eastman Group started out as a humble Bicycle Brake Shoe manufacturing plant in Ludhiana. However, over time, the company has grown to become a global leader in the power industry, offering solar products (especially for energy storage) as well as solar solutions and automotive solutions. 

All of their products have a 5-year warranty at 80% of the discharge. Their product ranges are available from 100 Ah to 250 Ah in TTC with different warranty segment, such as 18/24/30/36/42. Additionally, Eastman’s solar batteries, arguably their most popular products, have a set of unique features, which are completely maintenance-free because of the use of special Ca alloy and higher cycle life in PSOC condition. 

In order to continuously earn trust and respect from their customers, Eastman Group has religiously invested in their Research & Development Units and their manufacturing facilities. As a result, the company has an active global presence, especially in South America and Africa.

Amara Raja Batteries

Website: https://amararajabatteries.com/

Amara Raja Batteries Ltd., the flagship company of the Amara Group, is one of the largest manufacturers of lead-acid batteries for both industrial and automotive applications in the Indian storage battery industry. ARBL has reputable original equipment manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Hyundai Motors India Ltd., Ford India Ltd., and many more. In addition to their long list of prestigious clients, ARBL’s industrial and automotive batteries have been exported to 32 countries all over the world.

In India, Amara Raja is the preferred supplier to major telecom service providers, Telecom equipment manufacturers, UPS sector (OEM & Replacement), Indian Railways, and Power, Oil, and Gas, among other industry segments. 

Amon Power Controls

Website: https://www.amonups.com/

Amon Power Controls deals with the manufacturing of power conditioning equipment, uninterrupted power system, inverters, line interactive ups, stabilizers, and customized power electronic products. Some of their most well-known products include hybrid solar inverters, solar charge controllers, solar batteries, solar street lights, and solar power plants. 

Amon Power Controls takes its customers’ satisfaction seriously. And in order to achieve that, they have to thoroughly check the quality of their products. The team at Amon Power Controls conducts an extremely comprehensive QA program — right from selection of vendor, incoming raw material inspection, in-process checks, to final post-production and pre-shipment inspection. Because of this, the clients of Amon Power Controls give their utmost trust to the company. 

Apex Green

Website: http://apexgroup.co.in/

Founded in 2002, Apex Green is a subsidiary of the Apex Group, and the company is a leading provider of large commercial and residential solar system solutions all over India. They are dedicated to solar power and providing their customers with the best solutions for deriving the greatest value out of solar energy. For this reason, they deliver complete and cost-effective solutions to their clients and partners with a streamlined approach from project development, design and construction, to financing and operation. 

Apex Green offers a number of solar products to its customers. Some of their most well-known ones include solar panels, hybrid solar inverters, UPS, solar charge controllers, and solar batteries. 

Armak Batteries

Website: http://www.armakbatteries.com

Armak Batteries is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles, solar, and tubular stationary batteries for automobiles and inverters. The company has two decades of manufacturing experience, and because of this, they know what it takes to provide products with excellent quality. 

The company’s batteries have been compiled in the most sophisticated point equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology. In addition to that, Armak Batteries makes sure that they continue to be driven by the spirit of innovation and to continue making complex technologies simple and more affordable for their customers.

Autobat Accumulator

Website: http://autobat51.com/newsite/index.html

Established in 1996, Autobat Accumulator Pvt., Ltd. is a company that is dedicated to the manufacturing of tubular stationary batteries, thick plate batteries, InvaTower batteries, solar application batteries, and automotive and motorcycle batteries. The company makes use of the latest technologies, such as heat sealing and welding through Japanese Miyachi Controller, in manufacturing their batteries. 

It is important for Autobat Accumulator to constantly improve the quality of their products. And for that reason, they always deploy skilled staff on various pre-production and post-production processes. Special attention is always given to the quality of the raw material that they will use for their products. That way, the efficiency of their batteries is ensured. 

Ayushmaan Solar Enterprises

Website: http://www.ayushmmaansolar.com/

Established in 2012, Ayushmaan Solar is a leading manufacturer, supplier, and exporter of quality solar products. Some of the products that they are known for include solar panels, solar street lights, PCUs, solar batteries, solar water heaters, biogas plants, and many more. Ayushmaan Solar is heavily a technology-based company, with strong execution and incredible manufacturing teams that allow state-of-the-art designs to become a reality. 

Ayushmaan Solar takes pride in the fact that their products are highly appreciated among its customers due to their premium quality and longer shelf life. Additionally, the company has continuously made sure that the products are manufactured using high-grade materials and are tested for their quality assurance under the supervision of their quality controllers.

Takeaway: Looking for a Manufacturer or Wholesaler of Solar Batteries?

Solar batteries are simply deep-cycle batteries that are charged with energy from the solar panels. In other words, they act as a form of energy storage for solar energy, thus providing a host of benefits. Its primary benefit is the fact that with solar batteries, generating energy even when there is little to no sun is now possible. And plus, solar batteries also allow people to have backup power when there is an outage in the area. Long story short, solar batteries offer energy storage that can be used later, thus making solar energy an even more attractive option for people. 

Because of this primary task that solar batteries do, it is no wonder that they should be included in any solar system that solar installers offer. And thankfully, you don’t have to worry too much about that because there are manufacturers and wholesalers who can provide solar batteries for you. In fact, manufacturers and wholesalers can literally be found all over the world, and India is one of the countries that house a number of them. So, if you’re an India-based solar installation business, you should start looking for a reliable manufacturer or wholesaler within your own country.

You might think that starting your search is a little intimidating, and that might be true. That’s why this post exists: to give you a starting point on where to start. The companies mentioned are only some of the most popular and reliable manufacturers and wholesalers of solar batteries, but they’re a good place to start for your search. 

So, look into each of the manufacturers or wholesalers of solar batteries. Narrow them down into the ones that you trust. If you want, find other companies out there. Just make sure you’re exerting the extra effort to your research.  Remember: you should be careful about this decision. The quality of your products — as well as the success of your business — is highly dependent on the manufacturer or wholesaler that you’ve chosen. 

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