Photovoltaic technology converts solar energy into electricity by applying specific semiconducting materials (like silicon), capable of generating electricity when exposed to solar radiation.
Since solar energy is largely available, photovoltaic systems are widely spread worldwide. They offer many advantages, including:
- lack of polluting emissions;
- fossil fuel saving;
- extreme reliability and safety;
- very low maintenance costs;
- system modularity.
In Italy, photovoltaic technology has experienced a huge growth in recent years. In Serre Persano (Salerno) Enel has built one of the world's largest photovoltaic plants, with an installed capacity of 3,3 MW.
Our research is strongly committed to developing photovoltaic technology and increasingly innovative projects and solutions. The aim is to encourage the use of alternative semiconducting materials capable of increasing production by 30%.