Solar panel electricity system, also known as solar photovalatics (PV) captures the suns energy. The cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day, which converts to electricity which will aid your running of all household or business appliances and lighting.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays are a fantastic investment usually giving returns of between 10-15% year on year. We have first hand experience of large commercial installations and small domestic systems alike. As a result, we are very proficient at delivering solar PV projects of different sizes, designs and specifications.
With the introduction of the FEED-IN-TARIFF (FIT), a solar electric system is also a great financial investment whether it’s for your home, or small business, or farm-scale solar power station. To get the most from your system and the benefits of he FIT, it is important to understand how the system will work on your site.
The advantages of this are:
- You have already paid for all the electricity your PV system will ever generate.
- You are then paid more than this per unit in FIT payments – making you money.
- Every unit of solar energy you use is a unit of expensive grid energy you don’t use – meaning big savings.
- You also get paid a small amount for anything you export.
- The solar panels are fitted on your roof and convert the Sun’s energy into DC electricity.
- A machine called an inverter then converts the the DC electricity into AC electricity that can be used on the premises.
- We install a meter that records the amount of energy produced by the panels.
- This energy flows into your fuseboard and is then distributed around your home’s circuits.
- If you are using electrical appliances at the time, you will be using the solar electricity generated by your panels.
- If there is any extra electricity it flows back, via your fuseboard, into the national grid to be used elsewhere.