Solar Exploration France 2009


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Visit of 20 solar instalations in french alps, italian border and south of France.

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Solar Exploration France 2009

  1. 1. 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 +33676085501
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Response to customer's needs  Equipments available since 20 years.  Permanent tecnology evolution.  Finance solutions.  Partnerships for installation.  Regional financing grants.
  5. 5. Motivation analysis  Financial return is not the only reason.  To compensate the electric consumption.  The free ressource is a reason to invest in that equipments.  Financial return is one of the reasons.
  6. 6. Advantage  Electric autonomy is an advantage for restaurants managers and other housing in altitude.  Unavailable connection to ground electric network is part of the problem, because some businesses are seasonal. Presence of two or three months.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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 secured rooms.  Pictures were shot during august and september 2009.
  9. 9. 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. Roselend. Restaurant. Mont Cenis. Castle at frontier. Mercedes. Camping van. Petraporzio. Restaurant and hostel solar plant. Petraporzio. Private house.
  10. 10. 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 ?
  11. 11. 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, Savoie.
  12. 12. Chambery hills  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.
  13. 13. 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 Doron, Savoie.
  14. 14. Gittaz, remote valley.  This montain chalet has three second-hand panels in order to make up for lack of usual network.  Gittaz housing, Beaufort, Savoie.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. Roselend restaurant  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.
  17. 17. Mont Cenis castle  This castle of napoleonian times benefits of restauration et experimental solar panel equipment.  Mont Cenis, frontier summit, Savoie.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. Petraporzio, house  This house of Petraporzio is equiped with four solar panels for water heating.  Petraporzio house, Piemonte, Italia.
  21. 21. Castello house  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.
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. Molières village  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.
  24. 24. 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 Mercantour.  Molières cheese factory, Mercantour parc.
  25. 25. Saint Martin de Vésubie house  Two different equipments for hot water, one for a pool, another for sanitation of private houses.  Saint Martin de Vésubie house, Alpes Maritimes.
  26. 26. 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 electricity.  Cheese factory Boréon, Alpes Maritimes.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. 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 solutions.  Vinon sur Verdon, solar plant, Var.
  29. 29. 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 ENEOVIA.  Mr Christian BRAYER, Private agriculture school, Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume, Var.
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. 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 companies.
  32. 32. Information sources  Internet and specialized websites.  People met in villages.  Solar industry syndicates and managers.  Private persons using solar solutions.
  33. 33. Equipement for field work  Clean vehicle with green card.  Laptop computer.  PDA, digital camera.  Cables, and 12 volts/220 volts transformer.