The solar energy on the earth is widely spread – the sun is shining everywhere. Thanks to the sun, the earth receives energy 4 000 times more than it is necessary for all mankind. How can we use it? Sunlight-to-electricity conversion, both from the scientific and technological point of view, is the way that has passed the test of time.
Prime advantages of the photovoltaic solar stations
Photovoltaic solar stations do not include mechanical elements, which significantly limit the susceptibility of the system. Simple design means that the installations are practically maintenance free. They also do not need fuel and regular maintenance – the manufacturer’s warranty period is 25 years.
The reliability and independence of photovoltaic solar stations is so high that their photocells are the main electric power source for spacecrafts (for example, probes) that should function continuously for more than a decade.
Full use of the electrical power, energy balance
Photovoltaic solar stations can also function under diffuse solar radiation, in other words in cloudy weather. This means that they can produce electricity when it is most needed – during the day. Thus, the need for electricity is filled during the peak hours of the loads, and the connection of solar stations with the conventional power grid is improved.
Reduction of CO2 emissions
Photovoltaic modules produce electricity without emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases, in other words, they do not cause pollution of the environment. Of course, power is required for the production of parts and modules, but after 2-3 years of operation they close this power account due to the absence of harmful emissions. Excessive production of CO2 has recently become one of the largest environmental problems in the world. Photovoltaic solar stations are the best tool at the struggle with this process.
- Trostenets Photovoltaic solar station, at the nonworking ground, 2.0 MW, initial operation – 2018
- Mogilev Photovoltaic solar station, 1.6 MW, initial operation – 2018
- Nesvizh Photovoltaic solar station, 1.6 MW, initial operation – 2018
- Vitebsk Photovoltaic solar station, 1.6 MW, initial operation – 2018