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PV in Africa helps people to save energy costs – but only if they can afford the investmet. maxx solar has set up a PV rent concept for a school for deaf children. This is just one of our four candidates chosen for the Installation Innovation Award – Europe, presented by Hanwha Q CELLS and pv magazine. The video pitches have been online for more than a week now, but for those who prefer to read about these innovations, we have put together here the most important information about each project and candidate.

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(Once you are confident you can correctly answer one of the four questions posed)

Candidate 1, maxx-Solar:

What does the school earn with the rented PV installation if the self consumtion rate is 90%?

(400, 800 or 1200 Euro)

the answer you can find here

Candidate 2, BIG:

How many containers are required to build an urban rigger?

(3, 6 or 9)

the answer you can find here

Candidate 3, Solartechnik Mitteldeutschland:

How much do the inhabitants of the 16 houses save thanks to the almost-autonomous mini smart grid?

(5% energy costs, 10% energy costs or 15% energy costs)

the answer you can find here

Candidate 4, Intellisol:

What percentage of the dealership’s energy use is covered by the Intellisol PV installation?

(70%, 85% or 100%)

the answer you can find here

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