|sun2live shelter being constructed, Ireland|
The Swiss-based clean energy provider The meeco Group is spreading its solar energy solutions worldwide. Even countries with low radiation – such as Ireland – can benefit from highly customised clean energy systems. One very recent example is a sun2safe solar generation and storage project in South Ireland. On a private property in the country region of Cork meeco has installed a sun2live solar shelter in form of a carport. The roof of this construction consists of 40 polycrystalline solar modules of 250 Wp each providing the main and the guest house with clean energy from the sun.
The 14 metres long and six metres high aluminium substructure was thoroughly designed and installed by meeco’s technical experts. The optimal dimensions of the construction have been carefully assessed in order to protect the modules and the wiring from animals and give the property owner also the possibility to store goods underneath.
This two-component installation combines the solar power generation system – sun2live – with a nominal capacity of 10 kWp and the energy storage and management system sun2safe. The sun2safe unit is equipped with high performance batteries that can be charged by the sun2live as well as by the grid. By utilising this efficient hybrid concept a steady and reliable energy supply can be guaranteed even during cloudy days, the winter season or in cases of blackouts.
|sun2live shelter completed, Ireland|
“Due to the low radiation and the big differences between summer and winter solar energy is not very common in Ireland”, explains Claudio Alberti, technical expert and head of storage solutions of meeco. “But nevertheless, this hybrid concept allows for a profitable application of a sun2live photovoltaic system since it keeps the electricity costs low and predictable and avoids any electricity cuts, which are not unusual in these remote areas.
Thus, solar energy likewise entails big opportunities and possibilities for northern countries, such as Ireland. The solutions just need to be highly individualised and tailored in order to meet the clients requirements.”
As the costs of fossil fuels are increasing and those of renewables are droppi ng, investors and homeowners are more and more interested in finding smart and green energy solutions. Acting worldwide, meeco will keep supplying its clients with eco-friendly solar systems and investments.