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The job role of any consultant is to help an lorganization or individual to create value, solve issues, improve their business performance and expand their growth. And just like any the other consultants, the job role of a solar consultant is also the same, i.e., to provide guidance to the solar companies. The work of solar consultants is divided into two parts, one is technical, and the other is marketing.
1.   Technical consultant
They are the ones who provide drawings, design and engineering plans of the solar module manufacturing facilities and the solar plants.  
2.   Marketing consultant
The job role of a marketing consultant includes preparing techno-commercial reports, DPRs, selection, and evaluation of vendors and much more.
There are plenty of companies which appoint freelance consultants for getting impartial project recommendation and opinion. So, the job of solar consultants is to technically and commercially assess the solar companies to make the investment and make strategic decisions. Doing market research and following the market trends is an important part of the job role of a solar consultant.
Job Description of solar consultants in India
1.    Project proposal preparation, interacting with solar PV clients and vendors, DPRs, market research
2.    Designing and developing the policy and regulatory framework for the deployment of the utility-scale and rooftop PV.
3.    Managing the tender and bids of the solar PV panel
4.    Studying the techno-commercial feasibility and assessing resource for the Solar PV project.
5.    Preparing engineering drawings and designs.
6.    Providing consultation support to the agencies and the state level entities for program developing and design as well as providing implementation support to solar PV projects, rooftop PV, solar parks, and etcetera.
Business ideas for solar consulting companies in India
Over the years, the demand for solar-powered energy has noticeably increased. Moreover, it has also created a lot of job and business opportunities for the people. Let us have a look at the advantages of working as a solar consultant and why it is a wise choice:
1.   The solar market is still growing
If you see around, you can find that there is substantial growth in the installation of solar panels than before. So, people who are getting interested after knowing about the benefits of solar would definitely like to go for some consultation before installing the solar panel.
2.   Area in demand
Though not all part are still adequately educated about solar, there is a rise in demand for a solar consultant who could help them to understand about the benefits of using solar and also advise for business planning.
3.   Go online
People are getting dependent on online consulting. So, selling your service online would be a great opportunity to raise your business quickly. Moreover, whenever you go online, you can reach out to more customers than just the locals.

10 Most Promising Solar Energy Consultants - 2018

Recently in the month of October, the first-of-its-kind solar panelled e-boats commenced its operation from the Ghats in Varanasi while Rajasthan owns India-One Solar Thermal Power Plant, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai holds the world’s largest solar rooftop and Kerala possesses the largest floating solar power plant generating 7.5 lakh units of power annually. Clearly, the potency of solar energy in India is proliferating with passing times thereby paving its way towards achieving the Government’s target of generating 100 GW of solar energy by 2022. Ranked fifth in terms of solar capacity, India is making great strides to demarcate as the leader in the clean energy realm besides connecting 121 countries rich in solar resources over a common platform ‘International Solar---

Company Name
Company Management
Company Description
Asterix Energy
Praveen Hariram, Partner
Specializing in niche solar project installation areas such as Solar Mounting Structures, Solar EPC, Solar O&M, Solar Rooftops, Solar Thermal, Solar Street lights, and many others
Piyushkumar Babubhai Thumar, Chairman & MD
A front-runner in developing, assembling and selling high-quality products that run on the clean and cost-friendly solar energy
Green Strategy Services
Avadhesh Mittal, Director
Energy consultants bolstering power-generation systems, energy management & emission-reduction in-line with global imperatives to counter climate change challenges
G. S. Raghavendra, Founder & MD
Proffering distinctive concepts, and engineering procurement and construction, servicing utility scale power-plants for solar/wind/ waste to energy (W2E) and bio-energy, among others
PowerXP Consultant
Aman Verma, Director
Specializing in solar inverter installation, solar panel installation and solar power plant installation across Rajasthan
DV Satya Kumar,, Founder & MD
Offering diverse solar asset management solutions for improving the efficiency of large-scale projects, as well as small-scale installations
Nishant Singhal, Head - Sales & Customer Service
One of the best solar energy consultants of North India specializing in consulting, execution & services and EPC services into renewable energy, and is an end-to-end solution provider for any solar solutions
Anurag Mishra, Director
A solar energy consulting firm enabling businesses implement solar projects by assisting them in Design & Engineering, Project Improvement, Advisory, and Asset Management areas
Raghav Agarwal, Co-Founder
Enablers of judicious deployment of energy resources created with greatest degree of precision and care that help conserve energy
Veracity Energy
Roger Moore, CEO
An end-to-end consulting company offering project management and field support services to a wide range of energy projects

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Solar PV system Sizing: Step by step approach to design a roof top system and software analysis

Solar photovoltaic system or Solar power system is one of renewable energy system which uses PV modules to convert sunlight into electricity. The electricity generated can be stored or used directly, fed back into grid line or combined with one or more other electricity generators or more renewable energy source. Solar PV system is very reliable and clean source of electricity that can suit a wide range of applications such as residence, industry, agriculture, livestock, etc.
Major system components                                                                                                                                                                                                        Solar PV system includes different components that should be selected according to your system type, site location and applications. The major components for solar PV system are solar charge controller, inverter, battery bank, auxiliary energy sources and loads (appliances).
PV Modules: Converts sunlight into DC electricity.
Solar Charge Controller:  Regulates the voltage and current coming from the PV panels going to battery and prevents battery overcharging and prolongs the battery life.
Inverter: Converts DC output of PV panels or wind turbine into a clean AC current for AC  appliances or fed back into grid line.
Battery:  Stores energy for supplying to electrical appliances when there is a demand.

Example:  A house has one 18 Watt fluorescent lamp with electronic ballast used 4 hours per day,one 60 Watt fan used for 4 hours per day and one 75 Watt refrigerator that runs 24 hours per day with compressor run 12 hours and off 12 hours.The system will be powered by 12 Vdc, 100 Wp PV modules.
Solar PV system sizing
1.Determine power consumption demands:The first step in designing a solar PV system is to find out the total power and energy consumption of all loads that need to be supplied by the solar PV system as follows:
a. Add the Watt-hours of all appliances together to get  total Watt-hours per day which must be delivered to the appliances.        Total appliance use = (18 W x 4 hours) + (60 W x 4 hours) + (75 W x 24 x 0.5 hours) = 1212Wh/day.                                                 b. Multiply the total appliances Watt-hours per day times 1.3 (the energy lost in the system) to get the total watt-hours per the day which must be provided by the panels.Now the total PV panels energy required is 1212*1.3= 1575.6 Wh/day.[ezcol_1half]
2.Size the PV modules:Different size of PV modules will produce different amount of power. To find out the sizing of PV module, the total peak watt produced needs. The peak watt (Wp) produced depends on size of the PV module and climate of site location. We have to consider “panel generation factor” which is different in each site location. For India, the panel generation factor is around 4.32. To determine the sizing of PV modules, calculate as follows:                                                                                                                 a.Calculate the total Watt-peak rating needed for PV modules and the total Watt-hours per day needed from the PV modules  by 4.32 to get the total Watt-peak rating needed for the PV panels needed to operate the appliances.i.e 1575.6/4.32 =364.72 Wp.                                  b.Calculate the number of PV panels for the system and divide the answer obtained in before point by the rated output Watt-peak of the PV modules available   to you. Increase any fractional part of result to the next highest full number and that will be the   number of PV modules required.i.e 364.72/100 = 3.64 which is fraction so we will take as 4. It means that this system requires four 100Wp modules of 12 volts.[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]
Result of the calculation is the minimum number of PV panels. If more PV modules are installed, the system will perform better and battery life will be improved. If fewer PV modules are used, the system may not work at all during cloudy periods and battery life will be shortened.
3.Inverter sizing: An inverter is used in the system where AC power output is needed. The input rating of the inverter should never be lower than the total watt of appliances. The inverter must have the same nominal voltage as your battery.For stand-alone systems, the inverter must be large enough to handle the total amount of Watts you will be using at one time. The inverter size should be 25-30% bigger than total Watts of appliances. In case of appliance type is motor or compressor then inverter size should be minimum 3 times the capacity of those appliances and must be added to the inverter capacity to handle surge current during starting.For grid tie systems or grid connected systems, the input rating of the inverter should be same as PV array rating to allow for safe and efficient operation.i.e. Total watt of all appliances = 18+60+75 = 153W.For safety it shold be 25-30% more. So the value of inverter rating is 190W.[/ezcol_1half_end]
4.Battery sizing:The battery type recommended for using in solar PV system is deep cycle battery. Deep cycle battery is specifically designed for to be discharged to low energy level and rapid recharged or cycle charged and discharged day after day for years. The battery should be large enough to store sufficient energy to operate the appliances at night and cloudy days. To find out the size of battery, calculate as follows:
 Calculate total Watt-hours per day used by appliances which is 1212Wh/day and divide the total Watt-hours per day used by 0.85 for battery loss.Now divide the answer obtained  by 0.6 for depth of discharge. Divide this answer obtained  by the nominal battery voltage.(generally 12 volts. Multiply the answer obtained  with days of autonomy (the number of days that you need the system to operate when there is no power produced by PV panels) to get the required Ampere-hour capacity of deep-cycle battery. (Generally min 3 days).Overall formula can be written as below:
Battery Capacity (Ah) = (Total Watt-hours per day used by appliances x Days of autonomy)/(0.85 x 0.6 x nominal battery voltage)  i.e. (1212*3)/(0.85*0.6*12) = 594.11 Ah.So the battery should be rated as 12V, 600Ah, 3 days autonomy.

The calculation above was done manually and it can also be done in software (PVsyst).The procedure is as follows:
[ezcol_1half]1.Upon starting of PVsyst we will get page as below:
In the above there are 3 options to choose and in that preliminary design is used when full data is not available with us and project design is used when data is available and tools for extracting data from software.
2.Now as data is available with us we will click on project design. Upon clicking that it will open next page as below:
Now in project design we have four options as per the requirement we can click on the preferred option and now we are doing for standalone system.Clicking on standalone system will open the page as below:

This is the page where we will select required data and we can enter data which we have to input.
First we should click on project. It will open another page and in that first we should select New Project option.Now we should select where we are going to install the system.
3.Then it will ask for selecting site and meteo where we want to install the stand alone system.So we should select site and meteo then it will open another page as below.Here I selected for India, Delhi site
Here we can select country, site area and meteo file and then click  next. It will open another page and in that page we should click on OK, then will open another page where it will ask for save option and we should click on save.Then it will open previous page and there we should click on back and it will open the home page for project parameters.[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]4.Now click on orientation it will ask for how much tilt we want to keep, It should be nearly equal to latitude angle of the site. Delhi latitude angle is 30 degrees that’s why I kept 30 degrees.And then click on OK then it will open again home page for project parameters.
5.Now click on systems and it will open a page like below:
In the above page we can select the daily consumption like I have selected 1 flouroscent lamp of 18 watts which will run for 4 hours per day and 1 fan(domestic appliance) of 60 watts which will run for 4 hours per day and fridge which consumes .9kwh/day. And then click on Next.
6.Then it will open the page as shown below:
In the above page we can select the battery as per requirement and as our requirement is 600Ah I selected 150 Ah of 12 volts  batteries of 4 which are connected in parallel.
Modules are also selected which are four 100Wp of 12 volts are selected which are connected in parallel.
And then click next then it will open another page and click on default regulator and click on OK. In this page we can also click what ever tracking system we want and then we should click on OK and it will open again home page for project parameters.
7.Now click on simulation it will open another page and there also click on simulation again then it will be simulated and opens another page where we should click on OK. Then it will show the results page as below

In the above page we can get the production in whole year as 613kWh/year i.e. on an average 1.68kwh/day where as our normal requirement when calculate manually we got 1.6kWh/day is equal.So our data analysis is approximately equal to the software report.
Solar market of India is poised for growth. Saurya EnerTech is one of India's leading solar consultants with an expert leadership team. We will handle your solar project the way it is meant to be handled; with the utmost precision and care. Our team consists of experienced engineers who have undertaken projects across JNNSM and off grid.    

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Saurya is a leader for Solar EPC  in India; We provide EPC for both off grid and grid interactive solar power plants. Saurya has taken several MW level and KW level EPC projects across India. We have some of the best team in the industry with over 300MW of experience.

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Saurya is one of the few solar engineering firms in India to specialize in providing O&M (Operations and Maintenance) solutions for solar power plant. We have a dedicated team of trained engineers who work on O&M projects.

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Energy Auditing

We provide energy audits for companies, buildings, factories, offices and more. Our team will conduct extensive inspection, surveillance and analysis of the site and give recommendations on upgrades with detailed and in-depth analysis of the site.

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We  evaluate every nook and cranny to make sure that your solar power plant/system is of acceptable international standards. The evaluation includes an array of inspections and tests.

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We conduct extensive analysis using modern tools to generate reports that will help your solar project kick start. We can provide reports ranging from optimized technology reports to site assessment survey.

Why Saurya?

300MW Solar EPC

The Saurya consulting team has worked on over 300MW of solar EPC projects. With, both off-grid and grid interactive solar power projects.

10 Patents

Saurya is very research focused and invests continuously in innovations. Our leadership has multiple patents in solar and other related fields. We are always in the forefront of technological innovation. Meet our team.

28Years of Experience

Our founders have 28 years of solar energy experience. Our other team members have atleast 10 years of experience in the industry. /two_third_last]

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Solar Energy Consultant: Job Description & Salary

Solar energy consultants help solar companies develop business strategies, improve operations, locate clients and generate sales. Continue reading to learn more about the role of solar energy consultants.
Solar energy consultants can be employed by solar energy companies or by consulting companies. Their specific duties can have a different emphasis based on where they're employed. Solar energy consultants may take on clients that need an assessment of how much energy they use. Solar energy consultants can evaluate different aspects of company or client operations to develop strategies that clients can put in place to reduce energy demand. They can also use this information as part of a sales strategy to demonstrate the financial benefits of switching to solar power.
Solar energy consultants also do a lot of sales-related work. They may serve as the primary contact for customers who are considering solar power. Their role is to increase solar power clients through effective sales strategies. They may also pursue opportunities by monitoring local business developments and identifying potential clients they can approach.
Educational RequirementsBachelor's degree
Job SkillsInterpersonal skills, customer service skills, analytical skills, computer skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills, ability to work well with a team, technical knowledge
Mean Salary (2017)*$56,085

Required Education

A bachelor's degree in a field of study that emphasizes analytical and research skills is needed to become a solar energy consultant. Options for studies include engineering, business, science and operations. Some employers may prefer applicants who have studies relating to solar power or who have earned a master's degree.

Required Skills

Solar energy consultants must have strong customer service skills so they can effectively interact with clients and potential clients. They also need to have good analytical skills so that they can effectively process information and use it to reach reliable conclusions. Computer skills are needed to use analytical software and produce reports. Solar energy consultants should also have technical skills so they can understand the technology they are researching or promoting. Problem-solving skills are an asset when they are providing energy use assessments and developing energy cost savings strategies.

Career Salary

Glassdoor.com indicated that in 2017 the average income for solar energy consultants was $56,085 per year.

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