What are solar panels?
Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.
How do solar panels (PV) cells work?
PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can either be mounted on your roof or on the ground.
The power of a PV cell is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp). That’s the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in full direct sunlight during the summer. PV cells come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Most PV systems are made up of panels that fit on top of an existing roof, but you can also fit solar tiles.
How can Solar PV help me?
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If you would like to know more about Solar PV, or would like to talk to someone please don’t hesitate in getting in touch, call on 01432 860644 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find further resources in the links below:
- How Solar PV Works
- Funding Solar PV installations
- Feed-in Tariff
- Power Purchase Agreement
- Solar PV Maintenance
- Solar PV FAQs