Generate your own electricity with Solar PV technology
The sun is an abundant source of clean, renewable energy. This can be converted into electricity using ‘solar photovoltaic panels’, usually referred to as ‘Solar PV’. Electricity generated by a solar panel system can be used to power your home, your office, your production facility or your warehouse.
Solar PV (Solar Photovoltaics) is the generation of electricity using energy from the sun. Modern solar panels produce electricity from daylight and do not require direct sunlight, although more electricity is produced on bright, sunny days.
Did you know that enough sunlight falls onto the earth every hour to meet the world’s power demands for an entire year, so harnessing and using this free energy can help reduce our reliance on other sources of energy and reduce our impact on the environment as well.
By installing Solar panels you can produce free, green energy for your home or business.
What are the Benefits
Solar PV Panels connect directly to your existing electricity infrastructure, so the power they produce can be used for all and any day to day activities. Solar Panels offer a low carbon and environmentally friendly / renewable energy source, they provide a clean, sustainable and waste free system that efficiently converts energy from the sun, even on a cloudy day.
This clean and renewable energy helps to reduce overall energy costs and provides you with protection from ever fluctuating energy prices. On top of this, they are easy to install and virtually maintenance free.
Find out how much you could save by installing a Solar PV system with this quick calculator.
This tool (from the Energy Saving Trust) provides estimates for fuel bill saving and financial payments you may receive by installing a Solar PV system. These figures are based on information you provide, using a number of assumptions to indicate potential benefits. This is to help you decide whether a PV Panel system is suitable for you. Obviously this is only a very rough guide, for a more accurate savings analysis please contact the office
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Here’s how it works
Solar PV systems turn sunlight into electricity through the ‘solar cells’ they contain. These cells are made from thin layers of a ‘semiconductor’ material (traditionally silicon) between layers of glass. Electricity leaves the panel as direct current (DC) and passes through an inverter that converts it to 240V alternating current (AC), so that it can be used in your home or business.
Solar Panels FAQ’s
Please find a handy guide to some of our frequently asked questions. If you’re looking for an answer to a question you don’t see listed below, just ask. An experienced member of our solar panel installation team is on hand and ready to help.
The ideal scenario is a south facing roof but they can also be mounted on an east/west split, it is best to avoid putting panels on a north facing roof.
We slide a tile out of the way so that roof hooks can be attached. They’re screwed into the rafters of the roof so the weight of the panels rests on the load bearing beams. We then put the tiles back and attach rails to these hooks which the solar panels can then sit on.
Yes it will. Panels are set up in strings, so if one panel is fully shaded, it will limit the performance of the whole system.
Yes, we do.
Not really, if we lift the panels up, it creates a risk of casting a shadow on the other panels, which can have a big impact on performance.
The best angle is around 35 degrees.
Yes, it is possible.
The panels will be set at an angle on frames or pre-cast plastic moulds to optimise solar gain.
Yes, we do in roof systems.
About 0.5mx0.5mx0.2m and 25kg on average.
If you go for a standard inverter, and you change your mind in the future we will have to put in a new inverter which would be an expensive change so installing a hybris battery initially will give you flexibility.
We use Lithium-Ion.
No, unfortunately your battery system won’t power you in the event of a power cut.
An inverter converts the power from your panels into power you can use. The inverter can then connect to a battery, and put excess power into it, or pull from the battery when there is not enough solar. They can also connect to the internet and give you values on how the solar is performing.
The same as batteries, so about 0.5mx0.5mx0.2m and 25kg.
All inverters have Wi-Fi dongles included – also known as a Data Logging Stick.
The typical string maximum for panels is 10. Each inverter has two slots for strings, hence a maximum of 20 panels.
Each roof needs it’s own string. There is some flexibility here, however:
If a roof is the same direction and only 2 or 3 degrees different in pitch, these panels can be placed on the same string.
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If you want to place a single panel on a different roof, but don’t want to add a second inverter, this can be achieved by optimising this single panel, allowing it to be placed on the string for another roof.
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For larger inverters (Solis 8.0kW, for example), the slots can support more than the usual 10 panels.
Solar PV Installation
Wright Renewable Heating has the necessary experience and accreditations to install and commission the very latest solar PV panel technology.