>What Is Solar PV?

Solar photovoltaics (known as PV) are solar panels which capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells convert the sun’s energy into electricity, which can be used in the home to operate household appliances and lighting. The solar panels are fuelled by daylight and whilst they will create more energy on a clear day they do still work when it’s cloudy.

They will therefore work all year round, not just during the summer months. PV solar panels generate electricity that is both safe and environmentally friendly. When exposed to daylight, the silicone structure of the panels generates Direct Current (DC) electricity, which is similar to that produced by batteries. The electricity that has been generated by the PV panels is fed directly into your home through an inverter, which turns the DC electricity into AC electricity.

This electricity can be utilised in your home, avoiding the need to purchase electricity from the National Grid through utility companies. It is therefore like having your own mini power station. Our systems ensure that at times when the panels are not producing electricity, like at night, then your normal electricity supply will be used, and you can pay for this in the usual way.

2017-10-26T11:34:55+00:00