If you are intending to use solar modules and energy storage, you should be absolutely certain: How is your investment covered from a legal standpoint? Who is liable if something goes wrong? What happens in case of faults or wear and tear? Your hard-earned money is worth you putting it into the right hands, so that you do not have any nasty surprises. Because if you economise at the wrong point, you will suffer – eventually.
pv Europe and Swiss data specialist Meteotest offer an interactive map of Europe for solar planners and installers. This service gives you the monthly sum data of solar irradiation in your region. You can zoom in or out, jump across the continent to another region where maybe you or your solar business partners are working. Or want to work.
To increase self-consumption, some manufacturers offer special heating elements for heating water. The control units can be integrated into a smart home system. This in effect creates hybrid energy storage, consisting of a solar battery and a heat collector.