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Title: Assessing the potential of installing photovoltaic panels in car parks to reach 2020 EU targets
Authors: Tanti, Rachael
Keywords: Photovoltaic cells -- Malta
Parking lots -- Malta
Renewable energy sources -- Malta
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Tanti, R. (2018). Assessing the potential of installing photovoltaic panels in car parks to reach 2020 EU targets (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: Malta is obliged by the EU to reach a 10% share from energy obtained from renewable sources. So far, Malta is only at 5% and hence, it must encourage commercial and residential sectors to invest in sustainable energy. Photovoltaics are the most promising source of energy due to Malta’s climate, offering sufficient solar radiation. By investing in solar panels in car parks, the public shall benefit from a huge reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, as well as offer shelter for cars. A decrease in market price for photovoltaics makes them ever more attractive for sizeable projects. Malta’s large land use coverage calls for sites such as car parks, disused quarries and other open areas within the development zone to be appointed as areas ideal for solar investment. Financial schemes issued by the government encourage the public to invest in photovoltaics as a means to increase the production of electricity from clean sources. Furthermore, solar car parks can house within them a number of electric vehicle charging stations. This will of course encourage more individuals to opt for cleaner transport sources too. To conclude, decision makers should devise a legislation protecting the solar rights of individuals who already own photovoltaic systems.
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