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    Solar thermal is something that has not received as much attention as solar photo voltaic. Haave a look at how it is being used for industrial sized projects inb this article:

    Anyone who has been seriously looking at off-grid technology will probably recognixe some of the stuff, but its amazing how far it has been taken in Europe. This article has prompted me to devise additonal projects.


    Thank you for your thread. Actually I’ve been living in Europe for a couple of months and thus got to know how far Europeans have taken the solar energy question. There are two recognizable forms of gaining solar energy: the simple solar thermal energy that is used primarily for water heating (summer and winter). Photo voltaic is used for electricity production purposes. Both forms can be subsidized by the European Union. So even small households can benefit from having a solar device on their roof.


    Photovoltaic solar panels, also called PV modules, offer a dizzying array of technology choices in terms of cells, panels and configurations. Even the cells themselves can use monocrystalline, polycrystalline, metallurgical grade or a hybrid mix of silicon materials. With so many different manufacturers and so many different panel types, much of the ultimate purchasing decision will be done with the guidance of a trusted professional installer.

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