What is Solar PV?

iwe-postitSolar PV modules convert sunlight into electricity for use in the home or business and/or to export to the national grid.

Solar panels generate electricity by using daylight so it doesn’t have to be a bright sunny day for it to work for you. You can still generate electricity on dull overcast Winter days.

How much electricity can I generate?

Just how much electricity you can generate is dependant on the size of your roof and to some extent your budget. Typical domestic systems are around 2.2kW in size, and can provide around 1,833kWh* a year which is over 40% of the electricity used by a typical household. The larger the area you have the more panels can be fitted and therefore more electric is generated.

Further details of the Feed in Tariff and how it works can be found on our Feed in Tariff page and also on the Energy Savings Trust Website at www.energysavingtrust.org.uk

*The Performance of solar PV systems is impossible to predict with certainty due to the variability in the amount of solar radiation (sunlight) from location to location and form year to year. This estimate is based upon the Government's standard assessment procedure for energy rating of buildings (SAP) and is given as guidance only. It should not be considered as a guarantee of performance.

Top 5 reasons to install Solar PV

  • Generate free electricity
  • Reduce energy bills
  • Sound return on your investment
  • Increased value of your home
  • Help to reduce CO2