Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas: electricity generation, hot water/space heating, motor fuels, and rural (off-grid) energy services.
Rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency is resulting in significant energy security, climate change mitigation, and economic benefits.
The potential of solar power worldwide, with particular reference to photovoltaic (PV) energy, is huge: according to the EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association) the photovoltaic sector has been growing at an average rate of 35% in the last ten years.
Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect.
Solar photovoltaics is growing rapidly, albeit from a small base, to a total global capacity of 40,000 MW at the end of 2010. More than 100 countries use solar PV. Installations may be ground-mounted (and sometimes integrated with farming and grazing) or built into the roof or walls of a building (building-integrated photovoltaics).
Driven by advances in technology and increases in manufacturing scale and sophistication, the cost of photovoltaics has declined steadily since the first solar cells were manufactured. Net metering and financial incentives, such as preferential feed-in tariffs for solar-generated electricity, have supported solar PV installations in many countries.
RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND PARKS
Photovoltaic parks - PV Construction
Our subsidiary Company Solar 24 is specializing in the construction of medium and large scale PV grid connected systems.
More specifically, we focus on the design, supply of high quality equipment and naturally the installation and commissioning of PV projects, offering full «turn-key» services.
Basic PV equipment of a solar Power Plant includes PV panels, inverters, mounting systems, switchboards, DC & AC cabling, lightning protection and grounding.
Besides the installation of PV and other electrical equipment, our Company offers their clients an extensive range of additional services, which includes:
• Composition of technical studies
Preliminary design, technical and economic study & implementation study
• Engineering Works
Topographical plan, soil survey, excavation works, lodge installation, mounting structures fastening and site fencing
Solar 24 photovoltaic systems are specifically designed in order to utilize your space more efficiently resulting in the production of more "clear" electricity.
Solar 24 offers extended guarantees not only for proper operation, but also for the performance of its projects
Solar 24 is a One-Stop-Shop. We accomplish with absolute responsibility all stages of an investment (licensing, design, construction, technical support).
Solar 24 introduces in the market ready solutions for residential photovoltaics, which are designed based on the highest standards and offer guaranteed performance.
Photovoltaic projects of Solar 24 are designed by expert engineers of the company based on the particularities of each site and the requirements of our customers, resulting in better performance.
Based on our long experience on the field, we handle more effectively the bureaucratic procedures accelerating the licensing process of the undertaken projects.
Using internationally accepted standards and specifications we have evaluated and accepted certain manufacturers, with whom we maintain direct cooperation.
Stand-alone photovoltaic systems are used to meet energy needs when it is not possible for the grid to supply. They find application in antennas of telecommunications channels, in summer homes, trailers, weather stations, boats and any place where there is a need for constant energy. Our Company understands the importance of energy independence thus has given great emphasis on stand-alone systems and shares as proof the thousands of installations throughout Greece.
Solar 24 undertakes the design of the system, the supply of materials and the installation of the system. A photovoltaic system consists of a number of solar collectors, depending on the energy consumption, who collect and convert solar energy into electricity. This generated electricity is stored in batteries so that there is sufficient energy day and night, even in adverse weather conditions where sunlight is decreased. A controller is used for the control and protection of the batteries.
Operation & Maintenance
To ensure high performance yield for the entire project lifespan, our Company is offering their customers the option of undertaking the maintenance of the newly constructed power unit.
In such cases, the PV installation is monitored on a daily basis from our own Control Center and to make certain that all possible issues will be traced and solved ASAP, either remotely or -if necessary- by an onsite visit from our engineering team. For more informations please visit the Solar 24 website. www.solar24.gr