Deriving energy from the sun is perhaps the most obvious choice of renewable energy source. The solar energy that reaches the sunny island of Sicily in one year is twice the annual worldwide electricity consumption. The sun has proved to be a most predictable source of energy year on year. It can be used to generate solar power or to heat up water or other liquids..
Solar Thermal ModulesSolar thermal modules utilise the sun's energy to heat water, which is then pumped into residential central heating.
Focus on Africa
At Green Rhino Energy, we are very passionate about solar energy projects in Africa. The continent seems to be destined for solar energy due to the most favourable solar irradiation values. Annual irradiation hovers between 1,700 - 2,300 kWh/m2, which is roughly twice the amount enjoyed in Europe north of the Alps. The map below depicts countries ranked by irradiation of their best locations.