Solar Panels

How Does Solar Work?

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Solar PV
(PV – is the conversion of light into electricity) cells on the panels turn the light into direct current electricity (DC)
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Inverter
The current flows into an inverter. Which converts it to alternating electricity (AC) ready to use
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Meter
The current is fed through a meter and then into your home’s consumer unit
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Consumer Unit
Your system will use the free electricity from your panels. Any electricity you do not use will be exported to the National Grid

Interesting Facts About Solar Panels

Fossil fuels just can’t compare to solar. It takes years to create fossil fuels, and it’s a limited source of energy and its extremely harmful to our environment. But solar energy produces no pollution when generating electricity, and with just one hour of sunlight it is equivalent to one year’s worth of energy for the planet.

There are just so many advantages to using solar energy whenever and however possible, that’s why we have made it our mission to meet the climate targets by converting our society’s energy profile to net-zero. Here are just some of the benefits of investing in solar panels:

Benefits of Solar

No Matter
the Weather
The sun gives off light even on cloudy days
Smart
Export Guarantee
Earn money from your
solar panels
Property
Value
They can increase the value of your building
Reduce
Carbon footprint
You are tapping into an unlimited, clean energy source

Smart Export Guarantee

The Smart Export Guarantee launched on 1 January 2020 and is a government-backed initiative. The SEG requires some electricity suppliers to pay small-scale generators for low-carbon electricity which they export back to the National Grid.

Earn money from your solar panels – by signing up to the SEG system and do Grid trading. Note that the SEG only applies to people who installed their solar panels after 31st March 2019. Some energy providers are offering around 5.5p/kWh of exported electricity, with a 4kWp solar panel system could make around £340 per year! This is just another great way to encourage people to use renewable energy to power their homes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need planning permission to install solar panels?
Is there any maintenance required for solar panels?
I am out at work all day, will solar work for me?
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I heard the government stopped the subsidies for solar, is it still worth doing?

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