Slideshow about existing equipment
Exploration « Solar 2009 »
Thank you to people that permit easy access to equipment.
Particularly inside private sites and natural parcs.
Dominique Deschamps firstname.lastname@example.org +33676085501
Aim of the exploration « solar 2009 »
The aim is to have a look on the diversity of
existing equipment in photovoltaïc and
solar water systems.
Why to choose solar?
Necessity of producing electricity.
To be independant from network.
Wish to produce electricity.
Innovative capacity and exemple.
Education and ecology thinking.
Strategy of sustainable development.
Power and finance saving.
Response to customer's needs
Equipments available since 20 years.
Permanent tecnology evolution.
Partnerships for installation.
Regional financing grants.
Financial return is not the only reason.
To compensate the electric consumption.
The free ressource is a reason to invest in
Financial return is one of the reasons.
Electric autonomy is an advantage for
restaurants managers and other housing in
Unavailable connection to ground electric
network is part of the problem, because
some businesses are seasonal. Presence
of two or three months.
Perspectives for development
Evolution of solar equipment and
investments currently made in large
surfaces enable us to count on strong
development of this industrial sector.
Installations seen in 2009
Solar equipment must be illuminated by day
light, then it is quite easy to look at it
without entering inside locations. Only
electric devices like ondulators or pipes and
hot water tanks must be locked inside
Pictures were shot during august and
Installations presented (1)
Aix les bains. Center of help through work.
Chambery. Solar plant on monts.
Beaufort. Private house.
Gittaz. Chalet in remote valley.
Roselend. Montain housing.
Mont Cenis. Castle at frontier.
Mercedes. Camping van.
Petraporzio. Restaurant and hostel solar plant.
Petraporzio. Private house.
Installations presented (2)
Castello. Private holliday house.
Road sign in Alps.
Molières. Remote village in natural parc.
Molières. Milk and cheese factory.
Saint Martin de Vésubie. Private houses.
Boréon. Milk and cheese factory.
Valensole. Swimming pool and football field.
Vinon sur Verdon. Solar plant.
Saint Maximin la Ste Baume. Private school.
Hot water in Corsica ?
Aix les bains, work center
Concept for energy producing building, this
complex contains full energy management
to improve performances.
Center for help through work, Aix les bains,
It is a solar plant installed on the top of two
water tanks. It allow to save space and to
benefit from security zone.
Chambery hills, Savoie.
Beaufort, private house.
This house has a complex system with
priority to solar electricity. Heat is provided
by three level tank wich is using both solar,
wood pellets and usual network.
Mr Gilles Gonthier, Village of Beaufort sur
Gittaz, remote valley.
This montain chalet has three second-hand
panels in order to make up for lack of usual
Gittaz housing, Beaufort, Savoie.
Roselend, mountain housing
This mountain housing needed electricity to
prepare meals, it is also an altitude housing
during summer. The elected solution is
mobile and foldable.
Roselend housing, Beaufort, Savoie.
This altitude restaurant has solar panels on
each part of the roof, this do not optimize
the efficiency of installation. An electric
choc has harmed the system and it is also
reducing the efficiency.
Roselend restaurant, Beaufort, Savoie.
Mont Cenis castle
This castle of napoleonian times benefits of
restauration et experimental solar panel
Mont Cenis, frontier summit, Savoie.
Mercedes camping van
This couple from Nice is using camping
vans for 20 years, they increased their
autonomy by installing a solar battery linked
to original battery of the vehicle. This first
generation panel was widely profitable.
Mercedes, camping car, Ubaye valley.
Petraporzio, hostel restaurant
This familly installed his buildings with hot
water supply and is reselling electricity to
italian network. Parking, roofs of the hostel
and restaurant are covered with last
generation photovoltaïc panels.
Petraporzio hostel, Piemonte, Italie.
This house of Petraporzio is equiped with
four solar panels for water heating.
Petraporzio house, Piemonte, Italia.
This house is equiped with water heating
panels. Built on the edge of the mountain,
this equipment is settled over an other
house. This very well oriented equipment
could be usefull all year long, but the familly
is living in Milan, more than 60 miles away.
Castello house, Piemonte, Italy.
Solar panel road sign
Due to a close worksite and distance from
the village, a solar panel solution has been
choosen for this road sign.
Road sign, Alps.
Mercantour parc has regulations about
building haouses. The former village was
burn down because of german defeat in
1945 et famillies are rebuilding over ruins.
Solar energy is actualy the only solution.
Molières village, Alpes Maritimes.
Molières milk and cheese factory
Edo Colombero breeds cows for meat
during summer and cheese factory has
settled here since decades. This equipment
provided by village enable a good
autonomy in case of bad weather. It is the
only solution allowed in natural parc of
Molières cheese factory, Mercantour parc.
Saint Martin de Vésubie house
Two different equipments for hot water, one
for a pool, another for sanitation of private
Saint Martin de Vésubie house, Alpes
Boréon cheese factory
This milk and cheese factory is using solar
energy for freezer and light network in 12
volts. Solar energy is still not powerfull
enough to supply milking equipments with
Cheese factory Boréon, Alpes Maritimes.
Valensole swimming pool
This village has choosen solar heating
system for water used in swimming pool
and football stadium facilities. All panels
have been changed this year. The water
system is a closed circuit with filters. There
are three tanks, one beeing use for facilites
heating during winter, autumn and spring.
Valensole, swimming pool and stadium,
Alpes de Haute Provence.
Vinon sur Verdon solar plant
Built by solaire direct company, this solar
plant is actualy the largest in france. This
sunny region is very convenient for these
Vinon sur Verdon, solar plant, Var.
St Maximin's private school
The private agriculture school has setup a
partnership to instal a large surface of
photovoltaïc panels. 100 square meters out
of 651 are used to supply the school with
electricity. The equipment is managed by
Mr Christian BRAYER, Private agriculture
school, Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume,
Hot water in Corsica ?
With a sunny weather, Corsica island
should be a place where to develop solar
tecnology. There are actualy few panels
visible, but i did not focus on this subject
during the trip. Only one water panel came
in front of my camera.
Conclusion of solar panorama
By this choice of field work, i met several
opinions about solar solution. All were
positives about using the sun, i only had one
discussion about unsightly reasons.
Difficulty is still on financial subject because
it keeps a part of personal investment for
famillies even in partnership with
Internet and specialized websites.
People met in villages.
Solar industry syndicates and managers.
Private persons using solar solutions.
Equipement for field work
Clean vehicle with green card.
PDA, digital camera.
Cables, and 12 volts/220 volts transformer.