Roof-top PV

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[2]
*Insolation is a measure of solar radiation energy received on a given surface area and recorded during a given time
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Rooftop photovoltaic power station

Rooftop photovoltaic power station at Googleplex, California