Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
Producing FREE electricity direct from the sun
Solar PV systems utilise the sun's free potential energy and use photovoltaic (PV) cell technology to turn the sunlight into useable electricity, which in-turn can be used in a domestic capacity to run lighting systems and regular household appliances.
One off the main benefits to the UK renewable market is that you do not need direct sunlight to generate energy; the PV system has the capacity to produce a certain amount of electricity even in overcast conditions.
Photovoltaic panels (PV Cells) can be attached to your walls or roof depending on the optimum angle required for acheving the greatest energy return.
The cells are made up of double or single layers of semiconducting material which create electric fields when sunlight is applied, the greater the amount of sunlight hitting the material the more electricity (measured in kWp) will be produced, therefore increased financial savings.
- Generate an income from Feed-in-Tariffs (FIT)
Every kilowatt of electricity you produce will be rewarded regardless of whether you use it yourself, or sell it back to the grid.
- Reduce your electricity bill
The sun's energy is a free and renewable source, meaning that when you have covered the installation cost of the technology; your electricity bills will be reduced.
- Reduction in your carbon footprint
Solar energy systems do not discharge any carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. It is estimated that a solar PV system installed on a typical residential property could save around 1 tonne of CO2 per annum. (Source: Energy Saving Trust)