The installation of solar panels is slowly gaining ground, as homeowners and businesses alike are on a mission to address high energy costs and find ways to deal with environmental damage.
Solar panels for offices, or large buildings are a great way to reduce costs, have control of consumption, and above all to be part of this new green wave.
Where to install solar panels?
Photovoltaic panels can be installed in any type of building that has a space or roof that allows it; offices, shopping centers, libraries or single-family buildings and houses, so they can have a more sustainable consumption.
We can classify the installation of solar panels:
- Installation in houses
More than 20 years of lifetime, installing a self-consumption system at home is ideal, so you will not depend on the electrical system, or suffer the high costs.
- Installation in buildings and communities
Buildings and communities are ideal for lighting the staircase, elevator, and common areas. In addition, if there is enough space on the roof and there is energy left over, it can be shared among the neighbors of the building.
- Installation in businesses and companies
For businesses and companies, there are self-consumption systems that will benefit the company; in addition to making it a company that bets on green energy.
- Installation in public buildings
In public buildings, the possibilities of installing solar panels are very important, as they usually have large roof spaces with daytime consumption, which is perfectly suited to solar production.
What are the types of solar panels available on the market?
Not all photovoltaic panels are the same; let’s take a look at the different types of solar panels:
- Photovoltaic solar panels
These types of panels are made up of cells, which transform photons of light into energy, thus converting solar energy into electricity.
- Thermal solar panels
These panels convert solar energy into thermal energy. They are mainly used to cover domestic hot water needs.
- Hybrid solar panels
These types of panels combine both types (photovoltaic and thermoelectric) to obtain electricity and thermal energy. Thus, with a single installation, we cover all our energy needs.
Solar panels in the office
We can all contribute to a better planet, and as a company or business owner, you can make a big difference by transitioning to solar power.
The reduction you will achieve in energy costs, coupled with the reductions in carbon emissions, make this alternative something that any business should take seriously. There are many ways you can make your business more energy efficient.
Before converting to solar energy, we recommend that you improve your company’s energy efficiency. It is advisable to carefully study the use of electrical devices in every office area.
By optimizing your energy consumption, you can ensure that the cost of installing a solar power generation system is as low as possible.
By investing in solar energy, you will have a return in savings in approximately five years, and eventually, you will eliminate the dependence on private electricity.
Aspects to take into account regarding the profitability of solar panels installation:
- The revaluation of the property.
- Discounts in institutions.
- The combination of several elements which help to save energy.
- The contribution to the green sector in terms of emission reduction and low consumption.
Any installation of a sustainable photovoltaic solar energy system implies optimizing the resources to use. It is the basis for the design, and installation of solar panels; to improve the production of renewable energy.
Where to install solar panels?
To maximize the most from solar radiation, it is essential to know the solar trajectory, the profile of the needs, and the conditions of the location of the solar panels.
All this entails determining the orientation and inclination of the solar panels in fixed installations to achieve the minimum cost per kilowatt-hour of this type of renewable energy.
Solar modules are usually on rooftops; even if this is not the closest area to the storage system. For safety and architectural integration reasons, the roof of the building is usually determined as the area to install the photovoltaic solar panels.
The requirements of the location and inclination of the photovoltaic solar panels are common to solar collectors used to obtain solar thermal energy.
The available surface will be determined by the roof space, on which the property chooses to locate the photovoltaic panels. This area should be easily accessible for maintenance operations and should be protected from vandalism or falling objects.
If you would like to receive a detailed evaluation, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can help you take a step into the future.