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Generating Solar Electricity with PV Cells

How exactly do photovoltaic solar panels work?

Photovoltaic solar panels can be attached to either a roof or a wall, in position which maximises exposure to sunlight. The photovoltaic cells then produce electricity directly from the sun’s energy. The panels themselves are usually made of silicon, and consist of two separated semiconducting layers.

The panels come in various shapes and sizes. Your installer will be able to advise on the options available and the one most suitable one for your property.

Surely they won’t work if there’s no sun?

Not at all! Modern panels are so efficient that they can comfortably produce electricity all year round. On average, Solar PV will comfortably cater for 50% of your households electricity usage throughout the year.

The feed-in-tariff scheme

The government’s feed-in-tariff scheme in active now and provides a fixed tax-free payment for each unit of heat generated from your solar PV system. Payments are made directly from your electricity supplier, and equate to around £25,000 in total over 25 years.

Reducing your CO2 footprint

It’s possible to save a huge 30 tonnes of energy over the lifetime of a solar thermal system, and the energy is 100% sustainable! You’ll also see significant savings on your energy bills. Every kWh of electricity generated can be used directly, with an excess sold to the grid for an additional payment (the export tariff).

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How Solar Thermal Panels Work

How exactly do solar thermal panels work?

Solar thermal panels work are similar to photovoltaic cells, but rather than using the sun’s energy to produce electricity, the heat they absorb is transferred directly into your water system.

As with solar PV, the panels come in differing forms and sizes. Your accredited and approved installer will be able to advise the most suitable installation for your property.

Will they give me hot water all year round?

Generally, solar therma installations will comfortably cater for all your hot water needs during the peak sunshine season of April through to September. For the remainder of the year, the heat produced will contribute significantly to your hot water heating requirements.

The renewable heat incentive

The government’s renewable heat incentive will be launched from April 2011 and will provide a fixed tax free payment for each unit of heat generated from your solar thermal system. It applies to all systems installed by our accredited installers after April 2009, and payments are made directly from your electricity supplier.

Reducing your CO2 footprint

It’s possible to save a huge 30 tonnes of energy over the lifetime of a solar thermal system! That’s not to mention the savings on your energy bills. With heating taking up a majority share of most households’ energy expenditure, cutting directly into this can save up to 50% on energy bills every year.

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