Friday, 14 August 2009

Photovoltaic (PV) Roof Panels

Photo courtesy of Becosolar Ltd

Photovoltaics (PV) has an important part to play in micro renewable energy generation. The roof on the side of the Riseley Eco House which is not visible from Riseley High Street, provides an ideal site for the solar PV modules.

Buildings use almost half of the UK’s generated electricity and account for 30% of CO2 emissions. PV is the most useful form of micro renewable energy to counter CO2 because the conventionally generated electricity which it replaces has a relatively high carbon density of 0.43kg/CO2/kWh.

Systems typically range from 2 kWp to 5 kWp and can be installed on almost any building. Beco supply a range of products from leading manufacturers.

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