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Solar PV

Solar photvoltaic panels are a highly efficient means of generating electricity for domestic use from the sun's rays. Solar electricity generation is dependent on light intensity, not on heat or direct sunlight - so it works even on overcast days.

Solar PV panels use free renewable energy from the sun and convert this into electricity, which can then be used in the home and the excess exported to the national grid. You are paid for both the production of electricity, the Feed in Tariff (FIT) and for excess power put into the national grid (Exported Energy).

Our solar panels carry a 25 year performance guarantee with most manufacturers projecting a life span of 30 to 35years. They are designed to be maintainence free with self-cleaning glass, durable components and weathering capabilities. Our client base of owners includes domestic houses, social housing, businesses, schools, charities and swimming pool owners.

We have considerable experience of both domestic and commercial arrays mounted on sloped and flat roofs plus ground mounted arrays and can design & install an integrated PV solar system to suit most requirements.

We are not tied to any specific manufacturer and offer a wide range of both Polycrystalline, Monocrystalline and Hybrid panels for different locations and uses. Including the Black – Black range which is specifically designed to minimize the visual impact of panels on slate and black tile roofs.

The REC (Renewable Energy Corporation) panel from Norway, winner of the 2011 Photon Laboratories field performance test against 45 competing brands and is our preferred commercial - premium branded panel. For roofs requiring un-balanced twin string arrays we suggest the ABB Power One series of inverters and for awkward and shaded roofs we supply the Solar Edge optimized system. (Please see Solar Edge under SERVICES for details).

We are firstly technical advisors and do not believe in pressure selling. Our first visit is purely a survey to advise on the suitability of a system for your property, from this will prepare a full technical specification and income forecast.

As passionate solar power enthusiasts we fully believe in the technology’s financial and environmental benefits and as an experienced, expert and professionally run business, we pride ourselves on delivering each installation on-time and budget.

How do Solar PV panels work?

The answer to the question is “very well!” Basically, a photovoltaic system consists of solar pv panels and support equipment which converts received sunlight into green electricity. This can then be used to power your home or sold back to the national grid. The diagram below is an illustration of how a solar pv system works.