Why Solar PV
In a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, sunlight generates DC electricity in solar cells which are assembled in solar panels. The panels are connected up in an array which is connected to an inverter converting the DC electricity to AC electricity.
The system connects up to the electric supply and from where all electric appliances in the property can use the generated electricity. When the system generates more electricity than required, the surplus goes to the grid or, if a battery is installed, in to the battery.
A Generation Meter keeps track of the amount of electricity produced by the system.
The electricity from the system is used to run appliances in the property. Any surplus goes back to the grid.
The PV array produces Direct Current (DC) while the electricity from the grid provides Alternating Current (AC). All our installations are grid connected which means that DC electricity has to be converted into AC. This is done by an Inverter.
Note – permitted development rights for solar panels are available for both single houses and buildings which consist wholly of flats.
Note – If you are a leaseholder you may need to get permission from your landlord, freeholder or management company.