PV (Photovoltaic) solar panels & installations
"Learn about photovoltaics in the UK or PV solar panels for your home that average a lifespan of thirty years. An in-demand technology that last longer than your mortgage."
Quick fact - Contrary to popular belief, pv solar panels work more efficiently in cooler climates and last longer as a result.
In a nutshell.
PV solar panel (Photovoltaic) installations produce electricity from daylight through a process called photovoltaic streaming. "Photo" refers to light and "voltaic" to electricity. Photons are converted to electrons and streamed into your power supply.
Photons from the sun can penetrate clouds allowing you to generate even on overcast days.
Photovoltaic arrays can be roof or ground-mounted. The panels on your roof will be southern/ or East or West facing or close to at an angle of 30 degrees for the best performance.
The panels produce a DC current which an inverter fitted in the loft space changes the DC into AC. A wall mounted display unit will allow you to check on performance and usage.
The science bit.
Solar panels generate due to the sun's ejected photons which hit the panels and create electrons.
Monocrystalline or polycrystalline.
Size: 1318 mm x 994 mm x 46 mm.
Weight: 6.5 kg.
1-100 KW sizing options.
Power: 180-300 Watts per panel.
Beat the banks with a better return on your money.
Beat the energy companies who don't want you to self-generate your own electricity.
Reduce your electricity bills by up to 85%, depending on your energy consumption rate and size of system.
Sell power to the National Grid at better rates than your bank, even if you use the electricity yourself.
No maintenance with a long lifespan of 30+ years. PV solar installed in the 1960s is still working today.
Contributes all year round, even in the winter months.