Since a couple of months, we are proud to have one of the largest solar panel installations in Haarlem in operation. Have a look at the cool drone images of the supplier here
Data PV installation and what does it yield?
The installation consists of 864 panels with a theoretical capacity of 330 Watts each. The total theoretical power is therefore 285 kiloWatt (kW), though the actual maximum power is always lower. This year the installation has already produced 170,000 kiloWatt hours (kWh) and a total of about 240,000 kWh per year should be possible. To give you an idea of how much that is, a few comparisons follow, for convenience, we convert 240,000 kWh to Joules. That comes to 864 billion Joules, one billion Joules per panel. We assume that we can determine how fast that energy can be used.
864 billion Joules is enough to put a 1 tonne satellite in orbit. You can also drive a Fiat Panda with a speed of 100 km/h with it to the moon and almost back but it’s also possible to power almost 100 smaller households for a year. The best thing is of course to build hard turning machines with it, about 50% of the total number of machines can be built with the generated energy.
More environmentally friendly process
The significant contribution to a more environmentally friendly process was a great motivator. We will use about 30% less energy from the grid connection than in 2019 and the expected reduction in CO2 emissions will amount to approximately 160 tons annually!