Multi-energy solar panel on detached house - Aix en Provence (FR)

  • 2016
  • Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Power output : 1.5 kWp + 2.24 kWth
  • Panels : 6 hybrid

Jean-Marc and his wife bought their house in 1998 with an oil-fired boiler. At that time, an engineer specializing in energy efficiency came to advise them and explained that fuel oil would soon become more expensive than electricity, but that in 5 to 10 years electricity would catch up with the price of fuel oil.

Faced with these general energy price rises, they purchased a heat pump for their heating system.

Following on from these developments, they now use DualSun hybrid solar panels for their electricity and domestic hot water self-consumption.

This is how Jean-Marc became interested in solar energy, which he describes as “inescapable and indispensable”.

Jean-Marc’s motivations are clear: combine comfort with technology and renewable energies, and what better way to do so than with our 2-in-1 panel?

A look back at this 2016 project ⬇️

The fact that your panel is French and designed by French engineers was very important to me, because our engineers are the best in the world!

Jean-Marc a former schoolteacher and MAIF boss for 30 years, has been retired since 2011. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing in the Marseilles harbor. It was his interest in the marine world and nature in general that prompted him to go solar.

As the grandson of a fisherman, this enthusiast of the sea wondered for a long time why a 2-in-1 solar panel didn’t exist… until he discovered our technology on the Internet! For 5 years, Jean-Marc carefully followed our news before equipping himself in May 2016.

His house is equipped with 6 DualSun multi-energy solar panels, enabling him to produce his own water and electricity in a completely renewable way.

“My grandfather was a fisherman in Martigues, which leaves its mark! Back then, this generation made a living from fishing, but things have changed a lot today.”

“I think that the phenomenon of self-consumption will evolve enormously in the years to come. Jean-Marc

Absolutely replace fuel oil

“Fuel oil quickly became expensive, so we decided we had to upgrade our equipment. Solar energy fits in with our philosophy: it’s free and renewable! In our house, each need corresponds to a piece of equipment. I would have liked to install more panels, but I couldn’t due to a lack of roof space.”

The fact that our hybrid panel is French and designed by French engineers was also a very important argument for them. Their 2 children being engineers “we’re therefore sensitive to this issue, many French engineers developed inventions long before the Americans!”

An installation based on trust and proximity

In addition to being put in touch with his installer, Jean-Marc and his wife were able to contact a DualSun customer for advice and to benefit from the concrete, outside opinion of a customer equipped with DualSun panels near their home: “The initial contact went very well, and we embarked on this project with complete confidence. Installer Nicolas Bailly from Provence Energie Solaire Service is himself the son of an installer, so he knows what he’s talking about!

They were also reassured by the installer’s proximity: “Having a competent professional on site is an asset”.

Jean-Marc and his wife have a clear vision of the future of renewable energies: “It’s inevitable, indispensable. The northern countries are the most advanced in terms of renewable energies, and it’s a shame that in France there isn’t more momentum in this direction.

Technical information

Characteristics House for 4 people
Number of panels 6 DualSun hybrid panels
Power output 1.5 kWp + 2.24 kWth
Rooftop installation Superimposition on Renusol system
Thermal system 300L tank with PAC A/E
Photovoltaic system Self-consumption of electricity