Land Use and Biodiversity
PV panels can be installed on homes (residential), on large commercial/industrial rooftops and they can be ground-mounted. A rough estimate shows that the share of the ground-mounted segment is usually below 20% in all larger markets. Ground-mounted solar power plants, or ‘solar parks’, have contributed considerably to bringing the costs of solar PV down. They currently reach costs levels of biogas and offshore-wind generation and are expected to be the most affordable clean energy source in the mid-term.