Solar PV panels use energy from the sun and convert it to electricity. They can provide enough to power 100% of your property's requirements.
Solar panels, also known as solar photovoltaics or solar PV, have been a popular renewable energy choice for over two decades. There has been various funding and schemes over the years to encourage and support property owners who install solar panels. But even without these incentives, solar PV panels still remain an excellent choice for reducing your carbon footprint and saving money on your electricity bills.
Solar panels do work on cloudy days. The stronger the sunshine the more electricity is produced, but even on overcast days the cloud is still penetrated by a sufficient amount of solar radiation, enough to generate electricity.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are made up using photovoltaic cells that capture solar radiation (energy) from the sun and covert it into electricity. The cells are set between semi-conducting materials, usually silicon. When light shines on the material it becomes energised and creates a flow of electricity. The solar cells don’t need direct sunlight to generate electricity as they react to visible light therefore allowing them to work even on cloudy days.
The electricity must then pass through an inverter to make it suitable for use in the home. The solar cells initially generate a DC current (direct current) which must be converted to an AC current (alternating current) before being useable. The inverter is normally positioned inside your home and as close to the solar panels as possible, such as the loft or garage.
Benefits of Solar PV Panels
If you’re interested in solar PV panels, but unsure if it’s the right thing for you, here are a few reasons to choose solar panels.
* Solar power is a renewable energy source.
Your energy bills will be reduced as you’re generating your own electricity.
* Solar panels protect you against future energy price rises.
*Reduced energy bills appeal to buyers and will increase the value of your property.
* Most solar panel installations don’t require any planning permission and can be installed in 1-2 days (depending on the project).
* Once installed, solar panels require very little maintenance.
* When used with solar battery storage, you can store and use the generated power at night.
* Solar panels generate electricity silently – no noise for you or your neighbours
Battery storage, or solar batteries, give you the added benefit of storing your solar energy. The battery extends the use of your solar PV system by storing the unused power for use when the panels are not generating electricity, such as at night / after dark. This gives you a free renewable energy source at all times, which is not reliant on the solar panels alone. This will also help reduce your consumption from the grid and further protect your home or business from future energy prices rises.
This rapidly advancing technology will enhance your solar PV panel system substantially. It takes generating your own electricity to the next level and allows you to store power for when it’s really needed, when everyone is at home after dark and running multiple appliances for example. If you already have solar panels installed in your property, or you plan to install in the future, battery storage must be considered.
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