Solar Grid-Connected Residential Systems
A growing number of homeowners in Europe and other parts of the world are expressing a desire for "green electricity."
The German photovoltaic market: Current legislation offers higher remuneration for solar power than for power from the public grid. This subsidises grid connection solutions where solar system operators receive more for their solar power than they have to pay for power from the local utility (purchase/sale principle). This is regulated respectively guaranteed by the Photovoltaic Electricity Feed Law dated 27 November 2003. The CO2 diminution programme by the Reconstruction Loan Corporation for example offers further incentives for fitting photovoltaic modules to residential buildings.
Together with local partner companies Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH has designed and built several megawatts of small-scale solar power plants and installed rooftop solar-power arrays on thousands of grid-connected homes. These rooftop grid-interactive systems not only produce electricity for households, but also allow surplus energy to be sold back to the utility.