Solar technology is very robust. After years of operation, the thermal panels are still functional. Indeed, it is not uncommon to see solar panels working after 30 or even 40 years. In fact, the owner of the house has reinstalled them in another location.
On the verandah, a dozen additional photovoltaic solar panels are added to the installation.
On this installation, we can see that the hybrid solar panels are facing west. This allows them to benefit from a nice sunny afternoon.
The westerly orientation of the solar panels is not perfectly optimal, but it is possible. Moreover, it allows you to consume your solar production when you go home in the afternoon. This is an option that some clients choose, as was the case for the Arpont hut.
To find out more on this subject, read the article: which inclination and orientation of the solar panel to choose?
The installation has a large mixed storage tank to provide both heating and domestic hot water.