“Solar photovoltaic (also known as solar PV) systems convert energy from the sun into electricity, which can then be used to power household appliances and lighting.”
Solar PV systems can be relatively simple, with their main components being solar panels or modules. You can install solar PV systems for a building with a roof or wall that faces within 90 degrees of south, as long as no other buildings or large trees overshadow it.
Less energy will be generated if the photovoltaic surface is in the shade for parts of the day, but it will still generate some electricity.
The more panels you can fit on your roof, the more expensive the system will be to install, but the more electricity you will produce.
Panels are pretty much maintenance-free and should last for at least 25 years. If your roof has a fairly shallow pitch or is flat, it may accumulate bird droppings, leaves or dirt, so the solar panels will need occasional cleaning.
There are number of benefits in installing a PV system. These include:
-Only daylight is needed to create energy – not sunshine.
-Solar PV systems can be connected to the national grid and any excess electricity sold back taking advantage of the FIT tariff.
-Solar PV systems can cut an average household electricity bill by about 40%.
We work closely in partnership with our preferred suppliers to properly survey and advise on the best, renewable energy system for your situation. This may be an air or ground heat pump, solar PV, or solar thermal or a combination of all of them.
We will explain to you the costs involved but more importantly the excellent returns you can receive through fuel savings and of course the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive!
Call us today for a free and frank discussion on your options based on your particular circumstances or ask us a question via our contact page.