SOLAR MODULES ON FRENCH CHURCHES
December 28th, 2016
French church with AXITEC solar modules.
Solar modules supplied by the German manufacturer AXITEC for in-roof rack photovoltaic installations on French churches. Churches, community centers, parish houses and ecclesiastical education institutions in France are equipped with a photovoltaic system on the roofs in a broad-based program. A dozen bishoprics have joined the initiative. All projects are developed and funded by the Société Patrimoine Environnement.
STANDARDIZED SOLAR MODULES AND PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
Equivalent, coordinated components are used in each case. The solar modules are supplied by the German solar module manufacturer AXITEC, the in-roof rack systems GSE in cooperation with Krannich Solar. Over hundred systems with around 9 kW each and a total output of around 1 MW have been already installed.
INSPIRED BY THE POPE
The initiative takes up the inspiration of Pope Francis from 2015. In his Encyclical on Ecology, the Pope had given a detailed opinion on environmental and climate protection. Going from the conclusion that the earth, our common house, evolves into an immeasurable dump, he demanded a new dialogue on the way in which we want to shape the future of our planet. He called global warming one of the most important current challenges to mankind and called for the decarbonization of the world economy. Thus solar modules and photovoltaic installations are a good support for reducing the impact of the global warming.