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Photovoltaic panels on the nursery of the Roseraie

Photovoltaic panels on the nursery of the Roseraie

By Staff Writer - October 15, 2018

As part of the energy transition policy of the Prince’s Government, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Councilor of Government – Minister of Equipment, Environment and Urbanism, presented yesterday, accompanied by Georges Marsan, Mayor of Monaco and Thomas Battaglione, Managing Director of SMEG, some 160 m² of photovoltaic panels recently installed on the roof of the nursery of the Roseraie. The City Council and the State jointly decided to make a photovoltaic generator on the building.

The personalities present at the presentation © Michael Alesi - Directorate of Communication
The personalities present at the presentation © Michael Alesi – Directorate of Communication

As solar energy is a major driver of the energy transition in Monaco, the Government has photovoltaic panels installed during the construction of public buildings. The State also encourages the local production of electricity from renewable sources, through a subsidy and the provision of a solar land register (https://transition-energetique.gouv.mc/).

This partnership between Mairie – Etat – SMEG is the result of the common will to develop exemplary projects in Monaco, particularly on public buildings. Marie-Pierre Gramaglia declares: “This equipment illustrates the determination of the Government to support the country in its energy transition”.

The power of the installation is 30 kWp. It will produce locally 35,000 KWh and 3500 kg of annual release of CO2 into the atmosphere will be avoided. A production that covers about half of the building’s consumption and is equivalent to the electricity needs of 7 homes. The technique chosen – a method of integration with buildings, on a roof tile – is a first on Monaco. It is an operational demonstrator that can be replicated to other buildings.

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