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Solar future is bright

Due to the fact that recently the price for Photovoltaic (PV) panels worldwide has dropped significantly, because of massively increased production, solar farms can now be feasible developed in many countries. Therefor solar has become a serious competitor to wind energy developments, yet can work in perfect harmony with wind energy or other eco energy sources.

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Increasing energy yield

Not only has the cost of solar panels recently declined over 30%, due to increased mass production, but also rapidly increasing efficiency improvements for solar harvesting are established constantly, solar power has now become increasingly feasible as a major source of electricity.

Concentrated even better

Concentrated for deserts

If we would only develop 1% of our deserts worldwide with Concentrated Solar Parks we would generate enough electricity to provide our entire planet. By concentrating solar power in places where solar radiation is high, the energy collected heats up a liquid, which is then channeled through a steam turbine to generate electricity, given a higher energy yield and possible storage of energy.

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100% Solar Energy

Solar Energy is Clean and Renewable
Solar power should now be considered an important and vital part in the matrix of any long-term energy strategy made by governmental policy makers. This because solar power generation uses a powerful, natural and inexhaustible source of eco power —the sun— to produce electricity. Also the conversion of solar energy to electricity is today so efficient; while fossil fuel powered plants have a much lower efficiency, yet relying on becoming more expensive and polluting fuels.

And solar power generation is clean; it doesn’t cause air-, soil- or water- pollution. That’s an important difference compared to fuel powered plants and even other renewable energy sources, such as nuclear power, which produces a vast amount of hard-to-manage waste. Due to cheap available raw material and to fast expanding production lines solar is becoming a mainstream source of energy.

Minimal Environmental Impact
We at Vida Eco Energy, choose our eco energy sites carefully. A huge advantage of solar power is that we can mount PV panels basically everywhere, likewise rooftops with no visual impact, but Vida prefers to develop on a larger scale in so called PV parks or fields outside urban areas. Because these locations are remotely situated visual impact in minimal. When developed in desert areas with high solar radiation, countries situated in our Sunbelt, we choose concentrated solar power.

Also solar systems has a very light carbon footprint; they have no CO2 emissions into air during operation. Small, indirect emissions are mainly coming from the manufacturing process of the PV module. Also raw material needed for production of panels, silica, is a material which is plenty full available on our planet and doesn’t need much energy to prepare for production. Also minimal energy used for the mass production of panels, creating a minimal environmental impact and sustainable solution.

The Future Growth of Solar Energy
As the need for clean, renewable energy increases and the world more urgently seeks alternatives to unstable prices of oil and to be expected decreasing production of oil, coal and/or natural gas, priorities will change.

And as the cost of solar power has recently declined immense, due to mass production, increasing efficiency improvements and better generation techniques improving every year, solar power has become increasingly feasible as a major source of electricity for private, industrial or governmental use all around the world, especially those countries residing around our equator.

The proven lifetime of solar generation plants are minimal 30 years. Furthermore, the modules’ performance is very high providing over 80% of the initial power return even after 25 years our in the field, which makes solar energy very reliable and cheap form of eco energy in the long term.  Another advantage is the accurate solar radiation maps we have for all countries, proving to be reliable and making solar projects shorter develop period and better bankability.

Photovoltaic Parks

A photovoltaic power station, also known as a solar park, is a large-scale photovoltaic system designed for the supply of merchant power into the electricity grid. They are differentiated from most building-mounted and other de-centralized solar power applications because they supply power at the utility level, rather than to a local user or users. They are sometimes also referred to as solar farms or  photovoltaic fields, especially when sited in agricultural areas. The power conversion source is via photovoltaic modules that convert ambient light directly to electricity.

When photovoltaic panels are grouped in a number of series linked to each other and connected to one or more power inverters on the same site, this is known as a photovoltaic park or field. Our solar parks are developed at a scale of at least 1 MWp.

  • High energy yield
  • Low degeneration
  • Fixed mount on land or using heliostats
  • Long lifetime, shorter development time

Concentrated Solar Parks

In deserts where there is a high level of solar radiation, another type of solar technology called concentrated solar power is even more efficient. Concentrated solar Parks (also called concentrating solar power, concentrated solar thermal, and CSP) uses mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight, or solar thermal energy, onto a small area. Electrical power is produced when the concentrated light is converted to heat, which drives a steam turbine connected to an electrical power generator.

Because Concentrated Solar Parks warm a thermal fluid, unlike photovoltaic solar, they inherently have the ability to smooth out the effect of passing clouds. By integrating thermal storage into the solar plant, the power production can be extended for many hours after dark. During the day, a fraction of the heat captured from the sun will be stored in a thermal storage medium (molten salt).

In the absence of the sun, the process is reverted and the stored heat is used to produce steam for continued power generation – a major advantage over photovoltaic solar.

  • High energy yield in deserts
  • Compliant to environmental regulatory framework
  • Energy Storage optional
  • Low cost per kWh generated

How to buy Vida Solar Energy

Governmental planning
If you are a decision maker within the government of your country, we are interested to get to know you, because solar parks should be part of the energy policy. Vida Eco Energy is willing and able to realize solar projects from 1+ Mwp.  Solar energy production, which doesn’t cause air-, soil- or water- pollution or noise.

Industry
Industries could establish a rooftop or ground solar installation to provide for their own energy needs. Also our eco friendly generated energy is available through commercial markets via our brokers. Get in touch if you would to know more.

Distribution
Utilities looking for investors in solar energy projects should consider to offer Vida Eco Energy sites and /or adequate PPA’s, in order to ensure production of green energy. Vida Eco Energy is interested in purchasing developments, “ready to build” and operating solar parks.