The proliferation of new buildings and the large number of existing building offer a ready platform for roof-top PV. Enerlogy is ideally placed through its network of designers, panel providers and other suppliers to capitalize on this yet undiscovered opportunity. Roof- top PV will be a major part of what Enerlogy will initially do and the projects that it will develop will form a significant part of the energy assets that it will hold.
For more roof-top solar PV follow the link to Wikipedia here (or just read some extracts below)
Rooftop photovoltaic power station
A Rooftop photovoltaic power station is a system which uses one or more photovoltaic panels, installed on rooftops of residential or commercial buildings, to convert sunlight into electricity. The various components in a rooftop photovoltaic power station include photovoltaic modules, mounting systems, cables, Solar inverters and other electrical accessories.
The urban environment provides a large amount of empty rooftop spaces and can inherently avoid the potential land use and environmental concerns. Estimating rooftop solar insolation* is a multi-faceted process, as insolation values in rooftops are impacted by the following:
- Time of the year
- Weather conditions
- Shading from adjacent buildings
- Shading from overhanging vegetation
- Roof slope
- Roof aspect
- Shading from adjacent buildings and trees