No roof, no problem for new plug-in solar PV system
Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on Earth. In terms of global installed capacity, solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is the third most important renewable energy source after hydro and wind power. Today, PV is entering the realm of plug and play systems. The EU-funded SolMate project designed a first working protype being tested in 30 city apartments. Designed especially for small city apartments, it does not require any hardware installation or even a roof to install the solar panels. The project is currently gathering feedback (technical and customer satisfaction). Advantages of SolMate is its price (30 % cheaper than its closest competitor) coupled with a savings of up to EUR 300 per year in electricity costs.
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