Solar PV stands for 'solar photovoltaic' and refers to a process of electricity generation which uses semiconductors to convert solar radiation into electricity. Solar PV panels are amongst the most effective and popular means of renewable energy generation available and due to their simplicity, durability and efficiency – are being installed in ever increasing volumes.
Even though the British Isles may not be famed for levels of sunlight – the high efficiency of PV panels allows them to convert even the light on a cloudy day into substantial amounts of electricity. This direct current (DC) electricity is converted into alternating current (AC) electricity which can be used in the home – or exported to the national grid if not used. Electricity exported to the grid is charted by an export meter which ensures that the home owner is paid for the power they sell.
In addition to providing homeowners with a source of free electricity, PV Solar panel systems are also a guaranteed means of income thanks to the Feed in Tariff Scheme which pays Solar PV system owners a set rate for every unit of electricity they produce (whether it is used or sold back to the grid). For more information about the benefits of domestic solar panels visit our Home Solar Panels page.
Solar PV panels are not just commonly installed on homes, but also commercial premises. Dependent upon the size and generation capabilities of the PV panels; a company can greatly reduce their energy costs whilst also generating supplementary revenue through the Feed in Tariff Scheme. In addition to the financial benefits – the installation of a solar PV system also helps organisations to get a step closer to attaining carbon neutrality. To find out more visit our Commercial Solar Panels page.
Here at Solar Choice we are firm believers in the financial and environmental value of solar PV for personal and commercial applications alike. If you would like to discuss any aspect of Solar PV then please get in touch with our expert team using the form to the right of this page or by phone on 0800 028 3241 – alternatively, to find out more about the Solar PV process and the equipment and services we provide at Solar Choice then please take a look at our Solar PV FAQ page.
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