Renewable energy and plants
Renewable energy and plants

Renewable energies and plants

The use of renewable energies in architecture is now widespread and represents one of the main trends in modern building, but the advantages and disadvantages of these technologies must be considered, which vary from situation to situation.

For example, the use of renewable energy sources combined with building efficiency can lead to significant economic savings but it can also be inconvenient if the initial investments required are too high compared to the previously incurred energy bill. In addition to the initial cost, it is also necessary to consider the periodic maintenance to be carried out on the systems installed in order to possibly avoid sudden stops caused by technical faults which could jeopardize the efficiency of the same.

As far as the practical aspects are concerned, it must also be kept in mind that the optimal dimensioning of renewable plants depends above all on the specific conditions of the site where they will have to be installed; type of buildings to be served; structural and functional requirements of the project; conformation of the surrounding area; presence/absence of particular urban planning and regulations.

The decision to use alternative energy sources is driven by the desire to reduce polluting emissions and have a lower impact on the territory, with clear benefits on air quality.