Photovoltaic (PV) systems make use of the solar radiation to generate electricity. The PV modules produce direct current, that in combination with a solar inverter that transforms DC to AC, can be fed directly into your building’s electrical network.
Photovoltaics is no longer an expensive technology that only a few can afford. The installation of photovoltaic systems is shifting from being subsidy driven to being the most economical option for generating your own electricity. Sunny Mediterranean regions have more solar resources than the more northern European countries, but even in these regions the use of PV to cover part of your own electricity demand is no longer out of the question.
In addition to using rooftops for PV, innovative PV applications make use of existing areas, such as agricultural land or parking lots. The addition of electric storage, e-mobility and electric-based heating systems are essential for becoming less dependent on fossil fuels.