In cooperation with mini solar panel suppliers, and solar module and inverter manufacturers, the city of Seoul will support the installation of mini-solar power plants on the roof of security rooms in small-scale apartment complexes (up to 300 households) which are vulnerable to heat.
The city decided to support mini solar panel subsidies for apartment complex security rooms which cannot use air conditioning due to electricity expenses despite this year’s heatwave. Up until today, 27 security rooms have been equipped with such panels and from August, it has been decided that such apartment complex security rooms be classified as “Poor Energy Facilities” so that they are all equipped with mini solar panels free of charge.
Until 2022, a total of 9,000 mini solar panels will be installed on 4,500 security rooms free of charge, with two 300 W panels per room.
With most apartment complex guard rooms being around 20 m2, installing two 300 W mini solar panels would allow to supply enough energy to operate a “20 m2 wall air conditioner” for up to 4 hours or an electric fan all day.
Meanwhile, the number of enterprises and organizations wishing to participate in the mini-solar panel installation project for apartment complex security rooms is continuously on the rise.
Indeed, eight companies are participating in the project this year, including Solar Terrace Co., Ltd., a mini solar panel supplier, and Seoul Citizen’s Solar Power Coop, as well as module and inverter manufacturers.
With an expected continuous growth of the number of companies and organizations wishing to participate in the project, the city accordingly plans on opening an application reception counter at the Green Energy Division of Seoul Metropolitan Government and also receive applications from companies and organizations through Seoul Energy Corporation’s Solar Center.
Individuals, companies, and organizations wishing to support the installation of solar panels in areas that lack energy can participate in the energy sharing business by making donations for solar panel installations through the Energy Welfare Fund.
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