solar PV uk


Solar energy can be produced anywhere in the world, regardless of the weather conditions – even if the days are cloudy, solar energy will still be produced. It is an energy system that has been designed to capture energy from the sun and transform it into electricity by using photovoltaics, which is also known as solar panels.

While the installation costs might be a little higher than the average energy system, you are not charged for any of the energy produced by your PV solar panels that can power your home efficiently for FREE. You can even generate further income by selling excess energy back to the National Grid or your energy provider.

On average, people in the UK find themselves saving over £350 a year by using solar energy.

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Gain independence from non-renewable energy sources, increase the value of your property and help the environment.

The photovoltaic system (solar PV system) allows you to gain independence from non-renewable energy sources, increase the value of your property and help the environment.

It is an incredibly safe system to use, as well as low-maintenance – which is great if you want something easy to look after and won’t cost you a fortune in repairs. The solar photovoltaic system falls into two main categories – grid connected and off grid system.

Grid connected allows you to send excess energy produced by your solar panels back to the National Grid, where it can be used to power the homes of others. Of course, this excess energy is not just given to them; you sell it to them instead.

Off-grid systems are only for personal use and cannot have excess energy sent away. They are only installed in remote locations where there is no access to the grid.

In addition…

In addition to the solar panels, there are other important components of a photovoltaic system which are commonly referred to as the “balance of system” or BOS.[3] These components [which typically account for over half of the system cost and most the of maintenance] can include inverters, racking, wiring, combiners, disconnects, circuit breakers and electric meters.

Most inverters have conversion efficiencies of 90% or higher and contain important safety features including ground fault circuit interruption and anti-islanding – these shut down the PV system when there is a loss of grid power.