Energy from the sun is the cleanest and most abundant form of energy available. As prices for traditional energy sources rise and there is a growing concern about CO2 emissions, the potential for solar energy is huge.
According to the the local energy authority, effective use of solar energy over the next 30 years could cover up to 1/3 of the total energy consumption and ultimately 2/3, if we invest rationally in low-energy buildings and seasonal storage solutions.
So let the sun work for both your economy and the environment – solar energy is the future.
How a PV System functions
A complete PV system consists of 3 parts:
- Solar panels
- Mounting system
- An inverter
When a PV System is mountened, the panels are connected and placed on the desired location with the mounting system selected. Via a power cable to the inverter, the generated power is converted from direct to alternating current. The power can then be used directly in the home or uploaded to the network, depending on whether there is a surplus. When the sun is shining the PV System produces electricity.
Positioning of the panels
he optimal location of a PV System is directly toward the south and with a slope of 25-45 degrees. The solar panels can also be mounted on flat roofs or directly on the soil by means of special mounting systems.
Shadows and fallout
If possible try to avoid shadows on the solar panels, i.e. be aware of trees, surrounding buildings or objects on the roof which may be in the way. Shadows reduce the performance of the panels. With a slope of at least 15 degrees, the panels are self-cleaning.