Photovoltaic solar energy refers to electricity generated by converting a portion of the sun's radiation using a photovoltaic cell. This energy is inexhaustible and available worldwide. France has the fifth largest solar energy reserves in Europe.
Solar energy now represents around 2% of the French energy mix. It is however the first electrical capacity connected in the world. The electricity produced can be injected into power grids but also consumed locally.
VSB and solar !
Our design office, which is part of the VSB teams, allows us to be reactive and creative to meet your expectations in the current regulatory and pricing context.
We are developing a wide portfolio of rooftop power plants, car park shades, but also ground power plants on degraded sites or natural areas, as well as floating power plants (bodies of water).
VSB also offers its customers a wide range of services (design office, project management assistance, project management contracts, general contracting).
What we produce :
1. Is a photovoltaic panel polluting ?
A photovoltaic panel has an impact on the environment only during its manufacture (industrialization of the module). On the other hand, its operation is completely neutral and has absolutely no impact on the environment. Moreover, when it is dismantled, all the basic materials can be recycled or reused. It is estimated that after 3 years of operation, the solar cell has compensated for the energy required for its manufacture.
2. Are photovoltaic panels profitable only in the south ?
Solar energy is available throughout the country. A photovoltaic power plant does not run on heat but on light. It is therefore the level of sunshine that will determine the profitability of a project. Even if the sunshine is stronger in the "South" than in the "North", a photovoltaic project is still profitable everywhere in France.
3. What is the lifespan of a photovoltaic pane l?
It is estimated that a photovoltaic panel has a lifespan of about 20 years or more. Also, the malfunction of one cell does not affect the functioning of the other cells. It should also be noted that the modules are designed to withstand very harsh weather conditions such as ice, abrasion, hail or sudden changes in temperature.