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How to Go Solar in 4 Easy Steps (Infographic)

Installing solar panels is one of the best ways to beat the rising cost of electricity that has been steadily on the rise since the last decade. In this article, we'll explain how you can go solar as well as what the Developer’s scope of work is once you sign up a power purchase agreement. So to begin with, let’s take a look at the below-mentioned infographic, that will walk you through the entire process and explain to you briefly on how you can go solar in 4 easy steps.

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1. Steps to Go Solar

Step 1: Identify the potential of installing a solar power system on your facility

To begin with, solar power plants can be installed on rooftops (Metal or RCC) or unused lands within premises.

Step 2: Contact a solar developer if you to decide to go solar without investing in the asset

Developers could be selected based on technical and financial competency, projects executed, national and regional presence etc. A capable solar developer will work with you to figure out the capacity of the solar power plant based on the electrical load and area available.

Step 3: Signing a power purchase agreement

Once the terms are agreed upon, you and the developer sign a power purchase agreement. This ensures that you buy green power cheaper to the grid price for a long period of time (typically 25 years) ensuring saving right from the day the plant starts producing electricity.

Step 4: Sit back and relax

Once you’ve signed a power purchase agreement and handed over your idle land or rooftop for solar installation, just sit back and relax! A developer will take it forward from here.

2. Developer’s scope of work

A. Get a working system design

Post-PPA signing, detailed engineering work would be done and layouts would be prepared for the actual installation on-site.

B. Ensure quality equipment is used

Be it for land or rooftop solar installation, developers typically reduce your hassles in choosing and procuring the best equipment needed for installation. Their incentives are also perfectly aligned with yours as their return on the asset is dependent on generation.

For example, we at CleanMax Solar uses globally recognized tier 1 modules and inverters, with warranties that cover the conversion efficiency for 25 years.

C. Actual installation and challenges

Once the material is delivered on site, the site is prepared (i.e. civil pedestals for RCC roofs and rails for metal sheets) for the installation. This is followed by equipment installation, with site-specific challenges. Worker safety is of utmost importance in this. CleanMax has managed 100% accident-free man-hours for work on the site.

D. Electrical connections and cabling

After erecting the modules, electrical connections are made within the building up to the LT point to allow seamless distribution within the facility. The solar electricity is synchronized with the grid electricity.

E. Statutory approvals

Post installation, the developer will seek statutory approvals from the Chief Electorate Inspectorate General (CEIG), which is a routine approval.

F. System activation and maintenance

Lastly, the solar developer will ensure regular maintenance and periodic technical checks to ensure high plant performance.


To sum it up, as you can see from the above infographic and explanation, going solar is a hassle-free experience once you select a right solar developer. Thus, as a recognized Rooftop Solar and EPC Player by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, CleanMax Solar - the #1 Rooftop Solar Developer, can help you in your endeavor of going solar. To know more and to simplify your journey to go solar, contact us or mail your query at