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Solar PV End-User FAQs

  • Can I expect a positive return on investment from my photovoltaic system? +

    The cost of PV technology has dropped dramatically in the past ten years and, thanks to government incentives or subsidies
  • Can I produce my own electricity? +

    If your home has a roof with some shadow-free space, a PV system can generate electricity for your consumption. With
  • Can I sell excess solar electricity back to my utility? +

    The householder of a PV system has two choices: either to sell all the output to the local power utility
  • Can I walk on photovoltaic modules on my roof? +

    PV modules are most often encapsulated in two layers of tempered low iron glass or between glass and tedlar (a
  • Do I have to change my boiler if I install a photovoltaic system? +

    PV is a technology that generates electricity, not heat. Therefore, the existing heating system remains unchanged. As a measure to
  • Do I need to contact my electricity supplier when installing a photovoltaic system? +

    This depends on the country legislation in question. For example, in Germany the supplier needs to be asked concerning the
  • Do photovoltaic systems need to be cleaned? +

    Most PV modules don’t need to be cleaned and are easy to maintain. When installed on roofs, the PV modules
  • Does my grid-connected photovoltaic system have to include batteries? +

    Batteries are only essential if power needs to be ‘stored’ in case of a utility outage. However, most grid-connected PV
  • Does the manufacturing process of a photovoltaic system not need more energy than it itself produces during its lifetime? +

    PV systems, like every other product, do require energy during the manufacturing process. However, PV systems pay back this energy
  • How do I know what size photovoltaic system I need? +

    The best indicator for sizing a PV system is your historical electrical usage, or the number of kilowatt hours (kWh)
  • If I install a photovoltaic system on my roof, will it attract wasp nests? +

    PV modules are generally very dark in colour (blue or black, depending on the technology) and can become quite hot.
  • In the choice to produce green electricity, why should I use a photovoltaic system? +

    PV is a renewable energy source that produces electricity. Electricity can be used for all home appliances and lighting. Moreover,
  • What happens if the sun doesn’t shine? +

    A PV system needs daylight to work but not direct sunlight. Indeed, if a PV module is exposed to an
  • What do I need to take into account to properly size a photovoltaic system? +

    The first step is to find out the customer's wishes. This has to match the existing space - shadow-free roof.The roof
  • What do I need to take into account to properly size a photovoltaic system? +

    The first step is to find out the customer’s wishes. This has to match the existing space - shadow-free roof.The roof
  • What knowledge do I need to install and maintain photovoltaic modules? +

    In order to install Photovoltaic systems, knowledge about electricity is required, especially about dimensioning and protection. It is also necessary
  • How do I calculate the kWh from the watt peak? +

    The yearly value of kWh that a system will produce depends on the system size (in kWp), design, the irradiation
  • What kind of loads does a photovoltaic installation involve on a building? +

    Standard mono-crystalline modules are relatively light, around 10 to 15 kg per square metre. This load must be carried by
  • How can I predict the CO 2 reductions for every watt peak? +

    The CO2 savings of a solar roof will depend on many factors, including:• The energy source the solar production is
  • What if a photovoltaic roof/facade develops a leak or is damaged by hail? +

    This should be covered by your home or building insurance. Some insurers will automatically cover the system as it is
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