Solar PV energy is clean and renewable. It not only lowers the cost of your electricity bills, but also reduces negative impact on the environment.
PV technology has many benefits. It’s a quiet, clean source of energy, is reliable, requires minimal maintenance, and lasts for decades. Itâs not only competitive with other sources of energy in terms of costs, but directly contributes to reduction in greenhouse gases. In addition, the government feed-in tariffs reward you financially for producing green energy!
Read more about feed-in tariffs here.
Photovoltaics have become an increasingly attractive option for a variety of small and large scale uses. They are in use from outer space to the polar ice caps, and are a desirable source of electricity in rural areas and developing countries. Although PV is still a small part of the worldâs energy, more and more businesses and homeowners are turning to PV systems to supplement their conventional power utility.
Photovoltaics (PV) are solar cells that convert sunlight directly into electricity. Semiconducting materials such as silicon produce an electric current when exposed to sunlight. Metal contacts on the top and bottom of the PV cell allow the current to be drawn off for external use. Rows of PV cells are combined to make a solar panel.
Despite the cloudy weather, Solar PV is incredibly effective in the UK climate. Solar panels rely on intensity of light as opposed to direct sunlight, so even if it is overcast, your panels will still produce electricity. In fact, PV modules work more effectively in cooler temperatures, meaning a bright February day could produce as much energy as in the height of summer.
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