Solar PV consists of cells that convert sunlight into electricity, which can be used as energy to power lighting and other electrical appliances
Climate change is not only a massive threat to the global environment but also perhaps the greatest economic challenge in the 21st century. The UK is the first country in the world to makke a legally binding commitment on cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. The UK has also pledged to ensure at least 15% of its energy comes from renewable sources by 2020. To achieve this goal, Solar PV will play an important role.
Each solar PV cell is made from one or two layers of semiconducting material, that create an electric field upon being hit by solar radiation. Individual cells connected together form panels, which when linked to form a system produce a substantial amount of direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter is used to convert the DC to alternating current (AC) or mains equivalent electricity which can be used to power lighting and appliances.
Systems that are connected to a grid can export excess electricity back to the grid. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Nonetheless the solar PV cells will still produce electricity even during winter or on a cloudy day because there is always a silver lining behind the clouds!
Being a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited installer, solar PV installations by the company qualify to receive the governments Feed in Tariff. The installations as a result, not only provide a renewable source of elctricity, but in addition generate multiple streams of tax free income and cut energy bills for the home owner.
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