Wednesday, 5 September 2018

How does a Solar PV system work?

How does a Solar PV system work
Solar Photovoltaics, or Solar PV for short, is the environmentally friendly technology used to capture normal daylight and convert it into electricity for you to use in your home or office.
Solar 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 either be mounted on the roof of your home or on the ground if you have sufficient space.

Solar PV on a House

What are the benefits if I install Solar PV?

Reduce your electricity bills.

The electricity produced by your Solar PV system contributes towards the electricity costs and according to Which can cut an average household electricity bill by about 40%
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Receive an income for the electricity you generate.

The UK government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme pays you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it.

Sell electricity back to the grid.

If your system is producing more electricity than you need, you can sell the surplus back to the grid through the Feed-in Tariff scheme.

Reduce your carbon footprint.

Solar electricity is green renewable energy and doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants. According to the Energy Saving Trust a typical home solar PV system could save nearly two tonnes of carbon per year.
Solar PV on a House

Energy Performance Certificate.

In order to qualify for the Feed in tariff you will need an EPC carried out on your property which must meet a minimum Band . Bluewire Hub are qualified local energy assessors who can produce the Energy Report for you at a fee of just £60.
Call us today to book your Energy Performance Certificate on 01908 991119 or you can get in touch here to arrange for our domestic energy assessor to visit your home and carry out the EPC survey.
Solar PV on a House

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