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PV on the northern roof – a proposition for the cold season

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In this pv magazine Webinar, Sungrow will show a range of case studies exemplifying when and where it makes sense to also utilize the northern side of the roof. We will discuss the sizing of the generator and run through a few examples of such installations in Europe, analyzing the costs in each region and for each use-case.

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PV on the northern roof – a proposition for the cold season

The heating season is about to start in the northern hemisphere. And that puts a rather odd proposition on the table. Adding solar modules to the northern face of the roof, in addition to a southern roof utilization can generate enough power during the heating season to use a solar-powered heat pump, without being too dependent on grid power.

The idea is that by oversizing the generator on the northern side, there will be little excess production on days with lots of direct light content, as would be the case during the summer months. But on overcast days, as they are common during the cold season, diffuse light content could be picked up on the north and south, equally, generating enough power for heating also during the winter months.

In this pv magazine Webinar, Andrea Polini, Product Manager Hybrid and ESS distribution at Sungrow will show a range of case studies exemplifying when and where it makes sense to also utilize the northern side of the roof. We will discuss the sizing of the generator and run through a few examples of such installations in Europe, analyzing the costs in each region and for each use-case.

Ramping up rooftop utilization and depending on the rooftop solar power for heating makes storage a more viable proposition, as well. Hence Andrea will also demonstrate how the economics of residential storage systems change when they are also being utilized for space heating and cooling. In this vein, we will also take a little tour of batteries’ longevity and warranty terms.

pv magazine Webinar content:

– Correctly oversizing the generator for heating applications

– Using heat pumps for space heating and cooling and its economics

– Correctly sizing the storage battery

– Storage batteries’ longevity and warranty

– Q&A

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Marian Willuhn, Editor at pv magazine, will be the moderator of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.

Speakers

Andrea Polini | Product Manager, Hybrid/ESS Distribution, Sungrow

Andrea Polini is a Renewable energy engineer, with experience in R&D and Product Management for Residential Solar+Storage solutions. Additionally also knowledgeable in grid scale energy storage systems and their role in building the future of the electricity grid.

Moderators

Marian Willuhn | Editor, pv magazine

Covering news on power electronics, start-ups and inverters, Marian writes for pv magazine’s international, Australian and German news platforms. He also helps edit the German print magazine. Marian previously worked as a PR-advisor for different clients in the renewable energy business.