Solar PV is one of the easiest renewable technologies to utilize.
Solar panels generate electricity from the sun’s radiation – this means they can generate electricity even on very cloudy days. Electricity generated is fed to an inverter where it is converted from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC), the type of electricity which can be used in your home or business.
Solar panel installations can be roof or ground mounted and can usually be completed in a matter of days with minimum disruption.
Your system will automatically use any of the free solar electricity generated, then switch back to the grid when needed.
The great thing about solar PV it has a government backed scheme which is known in the industry as a feeding tariff FIT. You are paid for every unit of electricity you generate, plus you are paid a little extra for the units that you feed into the national grid.
The benefits to generating your own electricity is that you can use it in your own home, giving you savings on your current electrical bills, this will depend on the size of the system, how much electricity you use and when.