Although solar power has been around for quite a while, it is only now that humans have turned to the idea of utilizing it. Up to now we have been heavily dependent upon energy generated by fossil fuels and this has caused two main problems and countless smaller ones. First, fossil fuels are non-renewable resources and, considering the current demand for energy, they are projected to run out anytime between the next 50 to 100 years. Second, burning fossil fuels releases gases and compounds that are playing havoc with our environment and making climate change a looming reality.
Because of these reasons, we have started looking at alternative energy sources and the most abundant by far is solar power. The sun constantly generates photons which can be used to generate electricity through solar panels – a form of energy generation that is clean and increasingly affordable. India is one of the front runners in this shift. As a result, there are plenty of rooftop solar manufacturers in India who are constantly innovating to bring solar power to everyone. Here are some of them.
Top 5 Rooftop Solar Companies
Tata Power Solar
A subsidiary of the Tata Group, Tata Power Solar leads the pack when it comes to solar energy and manufacturing rooftop solar panels. It is the largest solar company in the country and is based in Bangalore. Its endeavours have already touched over 37 million people and the company has been hugely successful in reducing the carbon footprint by 10 million tonnes.
IComm Tele Ltd.
IComm Tele Ltd holds the rare distinction of being one of the few Indian solar companies that has a global presence. Established in 1989, the company functions in the Middle East, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. IComm provides solar solutions across a wide range of fields such as power, telecom, infrastructure and defence.
Moser Baer Solar Ltd
This company too has a massive presence worldwide, while in India its solar energy is around 250MW. What brings MBSL to the forefront is Kerala’s ANERT program which it was a driver of in 2013. The program’s aim was to install rooftop solar panels on the roofs of the residences in the state. Thanks to this and other similar endeavours, MBSL is one of the primary reasons that India is becoming a global power when it comes to solar production.
Founded in 2008, Indosolar is young compared to its competitors. However, that hasn’t stopped it from venturing into the field of solar energy. Today, it can produce around 450MW of solar power and is heavily involved in manufacturing solar panels and related technology for markets in India and abroad.