Solar Photovoltaics (Solar PV)
‘A place in the sun’ (guide number CTG038) provides advice and tips on installing solar photovoltaic (solar PV) panels. It covers lessons learned from low carbon buildings with photovoltaic electricity generation, and includes:
• What are photovoltaic modules?
• Why choose solar PV
• Assessing site feasibility - including solar access, planning and technology choices
• Procurement and installation
• Ensuring best performance
‘A place in the sun’ is part of the ‘Sharing our experience’ series. These booklets provide advice and tips to help you plan, build and manage cost-effective low carbon buildings that really work to save you money and carbon. The insights are based on real data from 28 case studies from the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Low Carbon Buildings Programme and The Carbon Trust's work on refurbishments. The projects cover many sectors including retail, education, offices and mixed use residential buildings.