Thus, 65 m2 of DualSun hybrid solar panels, both photovoltaic and thermal, were deployed on the roof. These 40 PVT solar panels, together with the 60 photovoltaic panels, will produce 30 MWh of electricity and reduce the building’s consumption by 15%. As for the 40 hybrid solar panels, they provide thermal power for the heat pump.
The hot water produced by the “back” of the DualSun panels will be used for the building’s sanitary needs. The collective solar water heating system developed by DualSun and Heliopac will reduce the energy consumption for the production of domestic hot water by more than 50%.
It should be remembered that the production of domestic hot water represents a large part of the building’s energy bill. This offer is therefore a great ecological and economic opportunity. By using “free” energy, the tenants’ charges will be considerably reduced.
In addition to this, EDF has proposed an innovative system of collective self-consumption. Let’s imagine that the electrical production of the solar panels is higher than the needs of the first building. At that point, the surplus will be redirected to two other buildings managed by La Nantaise d’Habitations. That’s 98% of the electricity produced on site will be consumed on site!