Solar PV Installers in London & Essex
- A Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) module absorbs and converts daylight into electricity.
- Reduce your electricity bills
Earn money on the electricity that you produce by selling excess energy back to the grid using the Smart Export Guarantee.
- Store excess electricity
Cut your carbon footprint
- Invest in the future and reduce your reliance on the National Grid
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HOW DO SOLAR PANELS (PV) CELLS WORK?
PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can be mounted on your roof. The power of a PV cell is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp). That’s the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in full direct sunlight during the summer. PV cells come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Most PV systems are made up of panels that fit on top of an existing roof, but you can also fit solar tiles.
SOLAR TILES & SLATES
For systems where the user would prefer that the roof retains a ‘traditional’ look and feel, solar tiles are designed to be used in place of ordinary roof tiles. A system made up of solar tiles will typically cost around twice as much as an equivalent panel system, although you will save the money you would have spent on roof tiles or slates. Solar tile systems are not normally as cost-effective as panel systems, and are usually only considered where panels are not considered appropriate for aesthetic or planning reasons.
ADVANTAGES OF USING SOLAR POWER
Save money generating your own electricity
Gain access to solar panel grants from local authorities
Requires very little water for maintainence
Solar Energy is applicable everywhere
Make some extra cash selling back surplus energy to the grid
No production of greenhouse gasses
No noise effecting wildlife and day to day activities
Decreases energy loss through transport