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Solar Panels harness the only renewable energy, that offer financial benefits for the homeowner and helps the environment.
Building integration of photovoltaics (BIPV)
Photovoltaic solar power is one of the most promising renewable energy sources in the world. The advantages are compelling when compared to non-renewable sources such as coal, gas, oil or nuclear power,: it is non-polluting, an infinite source of energy, and the systems require minimal maintenance. Furthermore, in order to have sufficient energy in the future, part of our energy will have to be generated by photovoltaic (PV) solar power. The technology is currently available; the systems are improving and are becoming increasingly economically viable.
The chief objective of building integration is to achieve a clear and aesthetically pleasing roof or facade integration. This means that the solutions selected should blend in well with the rest of the building. The added value of building integration is not just aesthetic. In densely populated areas building integration means that less space is required. Since PV is multifunctional (solar protection, facade protection, roof covering, etc.), this also saves costs compared with non-integrated PV by offsetting the cost of other cladding materials. In addition, the energy generated is used directly on site, and does not need to be transported elsewhere.
Building integration, as opposed to mounting separate frames, increases the risk of reduced ventilation. Less ventilation behind the modules means reduced output of up to around 10% of the total power. The design phase should therefore take the aesthetic integration, engineering details and ventilation into account.
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No obligation, no annoying sales calls, just a straight forward home survey of your home to see if Solar Energy is right for your house. Click here for our free online survey to see how Solar panels could enhance your home and actually provide an income from the feed in tariffs. Have a 'solar question' then call 0800 678 5040 and Solar Courses will answer it straight away, without trying to sell you a thing.
A house can receive a significant contribution to its electricity requirements from a photovoltaic system installed on the roof. Such PV systems allow homeowners to generate electricity from a renewable and sustainable technology. The opportunity also exists for housing associations and commercial housing developers.
Home solar power pays – and the first 25 years are fully guaranteed
Common questions about renewable energy:
- How much do solar panels cost?
- How do they work, what if there is no sun?
- Feed In Tariffs and energy companies
- Can I expect to receive a grant for switching to Solar Energy
- Are solar panels expensive to install?
Key towns and cities which Solar Courses install solar panels at: Barnsley, Bradford, Bury, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Manchester, Oldham, Pontefract, Rochdale, Rotherham, Sheffield, Stockport, Wakefield. If you have any doubts about whether you are covered, please call us. +44 (0)208 541 1714 see installation areas or for solar panel installations click here.