Renewable Solar Photovoltaic Installation
Solar PV Explained
The photovoltaic cells found in a solar PV panel will convert sunlight into electricity, which can then be used to power domestic and commercial properties.
Solar PV panels, also known as solar photovoltaic panels, only need daylight to create energy, not sunshine. Although their effectiveness would be slightly reduced, solar PV panels can still collect energy on a cloudy day.
Solar PV takes advantage of free energy produced by the sun and allows you to generate your own electricity that will operate electrical appliances and lighting.
Solar panels, an inverter and a generation meter make up a solar PV system. These three main components together, will create electrical energy.
As the electricity made by solar panels is totally FREE, try to use as much as you can to reduce energy bills. You will soon learn how to get the most out of your panels by watching your electricity meter when using things like washing machines and kettles during the day.
The solar panels will be fitted to your roof or a ground mount to create free electricity from sunlight. The electricity generated is fed through an inverter (usually installed in your loft) which coverts the variable direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) that can then be fed into a commercial electrical grid or used by a local off grid electrical network.