Palm Yorkshire

Central Heating Specialists

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

Phone Number: 0113 204 7708

Office Number: 0800 122 3363

Solar Panels (PV)

As you may know, Solar PV can be used to provide electricity for your home. They convert the Sun’s energy into electricity.

With the Government’s feed-in tariff and your household using the electricity generated from your system, big savings can be made on your utility bills.

How do the solar panels work?

Solar PV panels are made of Photovoltaic Cells. These cells are constructed from layers of semi-conducting material, usually Silicon. The stronger the sunlight, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that are normally mounted on your roof.

The electricity generated by the solar panel is called Direct Current. This can’t be used in your home, it needs converting using an inverter to alternating current which is used throughout the UK. Anything you generate through the day can be used straight away, it can only be stored to use later by adding a battery system. 

Any electricity you don’t use can be sold back to the main electricity grid. Currently the UK Government is running the feed-in tariff scheme which pays you a set amount for all the electricity you generate.

What are the benefits of photovoltaic solar panels?

Once you have PV panels installed, the benefits really speak for themselves. The major advantage is that they will cut your electricity bill down. 

You may also be able to sell electricity back to the grid if you generate more electricity than you need. This allows you to reduce your carbon footprint and a lot more.

PV panels require little maintenance as well. So once they are up you can just leave them to get to work.

A great benefit of PV solar panels is that they work all year round. Since they do not use the suns heat but use its energy, even on a cloudy day the system works. This is because the system doesn't need the sun but simply sunlight to work. So even on the most overcast day the system will still give you electricity.

Are you interested in Solar PV?

Call us if you would like to know any more about Solar PV, and how it can benefit your home. We can provide a free, no obligation quote for us to fit PV solar panels to your home. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements with one of our renewable energy experts. 

New Build Properties

We can help the energy rating of new build homes by installing Solar PV. We have a complete team that can install the whole system tailored to your requirements.

Smart Meters

We can replace your generation meter for a Smart meter enabling you to see real time information on what you are generating.

Call us now if you are interested in our Smart meter installation service