How It Works
Solar PV systems convert daylight into electricity using Photovoltaic (PV) cells, usually fitted on a south facing roof although they can also be self-standing.
When sunlight hits the cell it excites the electrons within the silicon, creating an electric field across the layers and causing a flow of electricity.
The panel’s electric fields force electrons to flow in a certain direction, which is called a direct current (DC).
The direct current (DC) is converted into an alternating current (AC) through an inverter, connected to the mains and the power is sent to your electricity switchboard for use as the default supply.
BENEFITS OF SOLAR PV
- Reduce or even remove the need to purchase electricity from your energy provider: This will save you an average of 50%, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
- Reduce your carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuels.
- Increase the value of your property: Adding solar panels will make your property more valuable and eco-friendly.
- Return on Investment: You can expect to repay your initial investment within six to eight years and continue to generate free electricity for many years afterwards.
- ‘Fit and forget’: Once installed on your property there is nothing else you need to do. Solar PV systems are maintenance free.