Frequently Asked Questions
Since renewable energy sources, like solar and wind power, emit close to no greenhouse gases, they can help reverse the effects of climate change. Climate change is caused by global warming, or when excess greenhouse gas molecules in the atmosphere absorb heat and radiate it back towards the earth’s surface.
To further mitigate climate change and help the nation reach net zero, Jakson green is on the path to new energies that will impact the environment. In this pursuit, we have registered our strong presence in net-zero offerings like Green Hydrogen and ammonia, Waste to Energy, Electrolysers and Fuel cells, Utility-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), Solar and related Operation and maintenance services across all these lines of business.
Thanks to central government policies and initiatives, technological advancements, and significant foreign investments, India has witnessed remarkable growth in renewable energy capacity. In 2023, India has already surpassed 174 GW in 2023, accounting for about 37% of the country’s total energy supply. The nation has exceeded its target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, with a projected capacity of 280 GW by 2025.
To focus more on sustainable goals and work towards net zero, Jakson Group, one of India’s leading energy and infrastructure companies, launched Jakson Green. This venture focuses on Green Hydrogen and derivatives, Waste to Energy, electrolyzers and Fuel cells, Utility-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), Solar and related Operation and maintenance services across all these lines of business.
Jakson Green’s business strategy centers around creating environmentally friendly Hydrogen and ammonia. It involves developing and incorporating renewable energy facilities at the initial stages and managing the mid-to-late-stage processes of electrolysis and ammonia synthesis.
Jakson Green aims to be a 7.5GW renewables platform by 2027 (cumulative) and a 18GW platform by 2030 while targeting over 1 million tons per annum (MTPA) of Green Ammonia/Green Hydrogen globally by 2030.
Distributed Energy Business
Generators are still the lifeline of the power needs in India. Whether in the commercial or residential sector, generators are still the preferred choice as they come with a low-installation cost, no dependency on weather, and easy availability.
Jakson, with a legacy of almost 4 decades in manufacturing best silent diesel generators in India, is delivering the Gensets with the best efficiency for a wide range of industries, including Infrastructure, Realty, ITES, Healthcare, Hospitality, Agrochemical, Automobile, Manufacturing and Agro & Aqua.
If you’re wondering how to select the best silent diesel generators, Jakson Group stands out by offering generators with the lowest decibel levels and highest fuel efficiency. Jakson offers a comprehensive range of powered by Cummins engine ranging from 7.5 kVA to 3750 kVA in a single node. This can meet the diverse energy needs of industrial, commercial and individual customers.
With July 2023, India has now transitioned to CPCB IV+ emission standards for gensets up to 800kW from CPCB II. Jakson, with its legacy and excellence in energy solutions, has a legacy of four decades in Indian diesel gensets in innovation & customer centricity. Being one the pioneers in the diesel generator industry, the company introduced the concept of acoustic gensets in India. Together with Cummins, Jakson is a market leader across India’s low, medium and high-capacity diesel generator market.
Jakson BESS Equipped with a hybrid inverter, lithium-ion batteries and smart energy systems, it combines grid power, Solar and DG (Optional). Its modular construction makes it easy to transport and install, while fast-charge capability and low-system energy consumption make it practical and user-friendly. It is scalable to any battery and a new energy platform.
Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) stores electrical energy in batteries for later use typically during low-demand periods and provides backup power during periods of high demand or power outages. It requires about two hours of charging and can be optionally remotely monitored with encrypted data logging.
Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) offer many benefits over traditional grid storage solutions. including enhanced flexibility, greater scalability, reduced costs, and higher efficiency.
Regarding the installation aspect, Jakson’s experts are there for you right from the project’s outset. We analyze your business scenario, design, and develop the required systems.
We continue to offer support during your commercial operations and even beyond that.
To get a BESS installed, you can reach out to Jakson, where our experts will conduct an energy assessment to understand specific needs and goals for energy storage. They will then design a BESS that meets the identified needs.
Solar Products & Module Business
Solar energy is renewable, environmentally friendly, and can help you save significantly on electricity bills. India is blessed with abundant sunshine throughout the year, making it one of the world’s top solar energy potential areas.
Jakson offers a variety of high-efficiency solar modules suitable for both residential and commercial applications. These modules are designed to withstand the Indian climate and provide optimal energy generation.
Full-cell Polycrystalline Modules, MonoPERC Modules, and DCR Solar Modules ranging from 160 Wp to 405 Wp.
Solar rooftops consist of solar panels mounted on the roof of a building. These panels capture sunlight and convert it into electricity, which can be used to power your home or business.
A solar inverter converts the direct current (DC) generated by solar panels into alternating current (AC), which is the standard form of electricity used in homes and businesses.
Solar installations generally require minimal maintenance. However, it’s good to regularly clean the panels and ensure that they are free from shade or obstructions. Jakson also offers maintenance services to keep your system running efficiently.
Installation regulations can vary by state and locality. However, Jakson’s team will guide you through any necessary permissions or approvals required for your specific region.
Yes, with the addition of a solar battery storage system, you can store excess energy generated during the day to be used during the night or cloudy days.
Jakson stands by the quality of its products and offers comprehensive warranties. The specific warranty period and terms vary by product, so it’s best to check with our sales or support team for details.
The space required for a solar array is influenced by various factors, including:
Roof Slope & Design
Unfortunately, not every square foot of your roof is usable space for a solar installation. The slope of your roof can make it impossible to install solar panels in certain areas, as can design elements like a chimney or skylight. Ideally, you’ll want a large plane of empty roof space.
The amount of sunlight your solar panels receive will determine how much power they can produce. Solar panel output will be reduced if they receive shade. To compensate for the decreased output, you’ll need more solar panels to produce the same amount of electricity as you would in direct sunlight.
Obstacles like trees and surrounding buildings can cast shade on your solar panels. While you can’t knock down buildings to get better sunlight access, you may be able to trim trees or branches to reduce shade. We can help you determine whether tree removal will improve your solar viability.
The direction your roof faces also impacts its solar viability. South-facing roofs are best for solar panels, but we can get creative with your solar design to maximize production no matter what direction your roof faces.
So, when you consider installing a solar array on your roof, please consider experts from Jakson Solar to harness the maximum solar potential.
For instance, each square foot of roof area can produce about 15 watts of solar energy. Consequently, a modest residence may only necessitate around 200 square feet of roof space for a solar panel installation, whereas a larger home could require over 1,000 square feet to effectively counterbalance electricity consumption
An on-grid system indicates your solar setup is linked to your utility company’s network. It is more prevalent because users receive coverage from their utility company even if their solar systems underperform or experience malfunctions. Additionally, in cases where users generate surplus energy, it can be fed back into the grid, earning the user credits. These credits can be utilized or cashed out after the billing cycle, subject to state net metering policies. This reciprocal process is commonly known as net metering.
On the other hand, an off-grid solar power system is not connected to the utility grid and uses an additional battery system. Usually, an off-grid system is designed to generate some excess electricity during the day, which is transferred to the battery systems for storage. The energy stored in the batteries can then be used at night or when it is cloudy. The users can opt for off-grid solar power systems per their energy goals. Based on the energy estimates, solar systems can be sized to generate enough energy to meet the user’s energy requirements around the clock. The essential advantage of using off-grid solar panels is that the user is not dependent on grid energy, which means a power failure, or an outage would not affect the user in any way.
The amount you can save on your electricity bills each month by using solar energy depends on various factors, including:
System Size: The larger the solar power system, the more energy it can generate, potentially covering a higher percentage of your electricity needs.
Sunlight and Location: The amount of sun your location receives directly affects the efficiency of your solar panels. Regions with more sunlight generally result in higher energy yields.
Energy Consumption: Your current energy consumption is a critical factor. Higher usage may require a larger solar system to offset your needs and achieve significant savings.
Local Utility Rates: The rates you pay for electricity from your utility company impact your potential savings. Higher rates often mean more substantial savings through self-generated power.
Incentives and Rebates: Government incentives, tax credits, and rebates can substantially reduce the upfront costs of installing solar panels, contributing to overall savings.
Net Metering Policies: Favourable net metering policies in your area enable you to earn credit for the excess energy your solar system produces, potentially leading to additional savings.
System Efficiency and Maintenance: The efficiency of your solar panels and how well you maintain the system over time can directly influence its performance and, consequently, impact your overall savings.
Apart from cost benefits of up to 50% with Jakson Solar Products, it helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. And to get a precise estimate of potential savings, it is highly advisable to consult with a solar energy professional from Jakson, or you can use the online calculator for the self-evaluation.
Let’s understand this with an instance. In standard Indian scenarios, a 1 kW solar system is anticipated to produce around 4 units of electricity daily on an annual average, totaling 120 units monthly.
For residential consumers, electricity rates can vary from 4 to 9 rupees per unit. Assuming it to be 8 rupees per unit, the calculated value of 120 units is (120*8) = Rs. 960.
Consequently, the installation of a 1 kW solar system is projected to result in monthly savings of Rs. 960.
The “solar panel payback period” refers to the duration it takes to fully recover the cost of your solar power system through the savings achieved on your electricity expenses. The calculation involves subtracting solar incentives and rebates, along with monthly savings on your electric bill, from the total installation cost until the entire expense has been covered. The return on the solar investment depends on the factor like:
Total system cost
Solar incentives, rebates, and the federal tax credit
Energy production from your solar system
Cost of electricity and the rate of increase in that cost
Typically, with the combined savings on electricity bills and potential government incentives, many homeowners see a return on their solar investment within 3 to 7 years. The exact time frame depends on your installation’s specifics and local electricity rates.
Yes! Jakson understands that the upfront cost can be a concern for many. We offer various financing options to suit different budgets, making solar energy accessible for all.
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While solar installations are designed for long-term use in one location, it’s technically possible to move them. If you’re relocating and wish to take your system with you, our team can assist with the process.
Jakson has a rich legacy of 75 years, providing reliable and innovative energy solutions. Our commitment to quality, combined with impeccable customer service, makes us a preferred choice for thousands across India.
Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic (PV) panels, are devices that convert sunlight into electricity. They consist of solar cells that absorb sunlight and generate an electric field, resulting in the flow of electricity.
More light hitting a solar cell increases the electricity produced, as higher light intensity leads to more electrons being excited, resulting in a stronger electric current.
Solar power is abundant, renewable, and clean, making it an eco-friendly energy source that reduces reliance on fossil fuels and contributes to a sustainable energy future.
Solar power aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and Goal 13 (Climate Action), by providing clean and accessible energy while combating climate change.
Sunlight hits the solar PV panels, creating an electric field. This generated electricity flows through wires to an inverter, where it is converted from DC to AC. The AC electricity powers buildings, and excess energy can be fed back to the grid.
Jakson is one of the top 10 solar panel manufacturers in India, with a state-of-the-art facility in Greater Noida producing up to 600 MW annually, set to increase to 1 GW.
Jakson’s solar products include solar panels, Module Mounting Structures, and Solar Power Packs. These cater to both B2B and B2C customers, including residential, commercial, and MSME clients.
Jakson provides a range of solar power packs from 1 KW to 60 KW, designed for solar rooftop installations in residential, commercial, and MSME settings.
What is Jakson's Independent Power Producer (IPP) portfolio, and where are its solar projects located?
Jakson has a solar IPP portfolio of 200 MW, including operational plants in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, with plans for an additional 120 MW in Assam and Uttar Pradesh.
Jakson’s solar energy projects deliver sustainable and green power to the grid, aligning with India’s renewable energy goals and reducing carbon emissions while contributing to energy security.
India has implemented a solar subsidy program to increase the adoption of solar energy in residential areas. This initiative alleviates the financial strain associated with installing solar panels by offering financial aid to consumers.
In late 2022, the Indian government unveiled the initiation of the second phase of the Rooftop Solar Programme. In this program, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is set to extend Central Financial Assistance to residential consumers to install rooftop solar systems (RTS).
The execution of the program will be overseen by DISCOMs (Distribution Companies) and the relevant state agencies. The Central Financial Assistance has the added advantage of a direct benefit transfer (DBT) mechanism. It means that consumers will receive the incentive directly credited to their bank accounts.
The details are as follows:
- Solar energy systems with a capacity of up to 3 kW qualify for a subsidy of up to ₹14,588 per kilowatt.
- Systems with a capacity between 3 kW to 10 kW receive ₹14,588 per kilowatt for the initial 3 kW and ₹7,294 per kilowatt for the remaining capacity
- Installations exceeding 10 kW are eligible for a fixed amount of ₹94,822
- Resident Welfare Associations/Group Housing Societies (RWA/GHS) are entitled to ₹7,294 per kilowatt for shared facilities, up to 500 kWp, with a maximum of 10 kWp per residence.
Note: The incentive amount is equal for consumers from all states, except the northeastern states and certain union territories.