Pv Benefits

Photovoltaic is emerging as a major power source due to its numerous environmental and economic benefits and proven reliability. Here are 10 reasons to go solar in Seychelles.

1 - The fuel is free

The sun is the only resource needed to power solar panels. And the sun will keep shining until the world’s end. Also, most photovoltaic cells are made from silicon, and silicon is an abundant and nontoxic element (the second most abundant material in the earth’s mass).

2 – Solar (PV) systems are affordable

The cost of producing solar (PV) modules is decreasing steadily in part due to, new innovations in module design and the manufacturing process. There are also Government incentives to encourage buyers to go green.

3 - Solar (PV) systems are very safe and highly reliable

The estimated lifetime of a solar (PV) module is 30 years. Furthermore, the modules’ performance is very high providing over 80% of the initial power after 25 years which makes photovoltaics a very reliable technology in the long term. In addition, very high quality standards are set at a European level which guarantees that consumers buy reliable products. 

4 - Solar (PV) systems require little maintenance

Solar (PV) modules are almost maintenance-free and offer an easy installation.

5 – The Renewable Energy sector creates jobs

The solar (PV) sector has an average annual growth of 40% and is increasingly contributing to the creation of thousands of jobs worldwide. 

6 – Solar (PV) systems improve the security of Seychelles’ energy supply

By diversifying into renewable energy we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and improve the security of our energy supply. 

7 – Solar (PV) modules can be recycled

The materials used in the production process (silicon, glass, aluminium, etc.) can be reused. This is not only beneficial for the environment but also helps to reduce the energy needed to produce those materials and therefore the cost of fabrication. More information is available on www.pvcyle.org

8 - Solar (PV) systems produce no noise, harmful emissions or polluting gases

The burning of natural resources for energy can create smoke, cause acid rain, pollute water and pollute the air. Carbon dioxide CO2, a leading greenhouse gas, is also produced. Solar power uses only the power of the sun as its fuel. It creates no harmful by product and contributes actively to reduce the global warming.

9 - Solar (PV) systems brings electricity to remote areas

Solar (PV) systems give an added value to remote areas. House lighting, hospital refrigeration systems and water pumping are some of the many applications for off-grid systems. Telecommunication systems in remote areas are also well-known users of solar (PV) systems.

10 - Solar (PV) systems can be integrated in your buildings design.

Solar (PV) systems can cover roofs and facades contributing to reduce the energy buildings consume. They don’t produce noise and can be integrated in very aesthetic ways. European building legislations have been and are being reviewed to make renewable energies as a required energy source in public and residential buildings. This fact is accelerating the development of eco-buildings and positive energy buildings (E+ buildings) which opens up many opportunities for a better integration of solar (PV) systems in the built environment.