In 2017, renewable energy sources demonstrated the biggest growth among other energy sources currently in use, shows the statistics of the International Energy Agency.
The growth in the number of these electric power plants, which is promoted by the support conditions which are favourable even today, seems to be forthcoming in the future.
“The solar electric generating plant is a worthwhile investment which allows to reduce the user‘s expenses. It is important to note that the solar energy guarantees the energy independence – the user becomes dependent on the energy prices, which may grow from time to time. Today, even businesses are becoming increasingly interested in solar energy, taking into account the possibility to reduce activity costs, payback period and the opportunity to contribute to creating a purer environment in Lithuania and in the whole world“, – says Adas Ridikas, sales manager at solar energy company “Saulės grąža“.
Should you decide to install a solar electric generating plant, it is important to clearly define needs and expectations. Solar modules – electric power generating solar batteries framed and connected to general system – may be an option. The modules may be either single or connected to a more powerful photovoltaic system, which is installed on the roof of a house, land or other surface. However, by installing “Necrat Sun“, the innovative photovoltaic water heating system produced in Lithuania, it is possible to “employ“ solar energy for water heating purposes.
“In these latter days, solar energy is being used more widely, while the systems themselves are becoming easier-to-use and more user-friendly. The perfect example of that is water heating using a “Nectar Sun“ controller. It is an alternative, efficient and reliable method of water heating, while the system itself is very simple – it consists of a solar battery, a “Nectar Sun“ controller and an electrical water heater present in the majority of households. The device is connected to the heater directly, without the need to change the existing electric installation, while its controller is compatible with all the heaters used in households,“ A. Ridikas said.
Lithuania shares its experience
The legislative framework for solar energy in our country allows both private individuals and legal entities to use the advantages provided by solar energy, for which reason the successful experience encourages the businesses to avail themselves of the opportunities to share this experience with other countries. The Ministry of Environment develops bilateral co-operation projects and “Saulės grąža“, which shared the gathered experience with Georgia, contributes to one of them. Our country has perfect climate conditions and legislation for the development of solar energy; however, there is still a lack of comprehensive public education, pro-activeness and examples of how to properly implement projects.
In order to implement the project in Georgia, the company picked six public objects. All these objects are equipped with solar electric generating plants designed to produce energy. One of the objects as well has unique “Nectar Sun“. The total price of the project is almost € 300 000 with more than a half being the funds of the Climate Change Special Programme of the Ministry of Environment. “We hope that sharing such good practices with Georgia will allow making a sure step towards the development of solar power plants. Furthermore, the participation in the project is a perfect opportunity to open gates to the markets of other countries, encourage more intensive social and economic co-operation and export of Lithuanian products,“ A. Ridikas summarized.