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Manishsanghavi
Manishsanghavi • Jun 26, 2011

Solar panels on factory roof for electricity generation

I am living in a tropical country with maximum sunlight, I have a large factory roof. I am interested in harnessing the sunlight for electricity generation for purpose of lighting and any other possible use.

Would like to know the feasibility & if anybody has any ideas or experiences in this context?
nice you can as our NASA is doing
Emanresu
Emanresu • Jun 27, 2011
There is a lot of work in the UK on this subject. The growth in the number of installations is because the government is subsidising installations for up to 25 years.

The main issue is cost. Typical domestic users pay GBP0.10 per KwH but the generators get paid GBP0.45 or more. A subsidy of GBP0.35/KwH. In fact, there has been so many installations, the government is cutting back on the subsidy.

Have a search for Ovesco Lewes or the Brighton Energy company. These are based on the south coast of england where there are 2,500 to 3,000 hours of sunlight each year. The Ovesco project is to put solar panels on the roof of a brewery.

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