SOLAR PV

Solar PV (Photovoltaic system) is a popular way to capture solar energy directly from the sun in order to produce AC electricity and feed directly into your home consumer unit and back into the grid.

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Why should I invest in Solar PV?

Sunlight is free so after you initial installation costs you can reap the benefits. With the UK government renewable heat incentive payments alongside the cut in fuel bills using PV panels, you can receive an excellent return on your investment. Up to 10% per year for 20 years!

Providing you have a southerly facing roof or garden with the space available to install Solar PV panels, you can gain from free electricity along side some great investment returns.

Solar PV installations can be covered under the FIT Scheme so you can earn extra income simply by installing solar panels on your roof.

How does Solar PV work?

Solar PV panels work using a combination of solar cells made from layers of semi-conducting material, typically silicon. When sunlight shines on the panels it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can be mounted on your roof, on A-Frames on flat roofs or on the ground.

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The power of a Solar PV cell is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp). That is the rate at which it generates energy at the panels peak performance in full direct sunlight in the height of summer. Solar PV cells come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Most Solar PV systems are made up of panels that fit on top of an existing roof, but you can also fit smaller solar tiles with a more costly route. These are usually less effective as they do not collect as much solar energy!
 

To benefit from peak performance, Solar PV panels are usually advisable to install in a southerly direction.

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Benefits of Solar PV

Off-grid power – not reliant on energy suppliers
Works all year round
Extremely low maintenance
Fully automated
With our intelligent control system you can maximise the FREE electricity your panels produce