Solar Electricity Panels
Solar electricity panels generate electricity, in many applications this is preferable to the historically popular thermal systems which generated hot water. These systems are usually grid connected. Both wind power and Solar electricity panels can generate electricity that can be sold back to your electricity supplier. Since April 2010 feed in tariffs have been available that pay larger sums to system owners, this can give a return on investment (ROI) of more than 10%.
Solar PV Panels and Domestic Solar PanelsPhotovoltaic solar panels work in a similar way to the solar cells sometimes found on a calculator. The free electricity generated by the sun can either supplement your existing electricity supply or be designed to provide the sole source of electricity for appropriate electrical equipment.
The sunnier the position the more electricity that can be generated. This often, but not always, means positioning the panels on a south facing roof.
Solar electricity systems can be installed on both new and existing properties. Our trained team of solar panels installers will survey your property and advise you about the best position to take full advantage of your potential solar energy. A well positioned 1kW peak power solar PV system will generate between 700 and 850 kWh of electricity per year. 1 unit of electricity is equal to 1 kilowatt hour (kWh).
This means that with the Government's incentives a 4kW solar electricity system could save and generate over £800 per year.
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Exported Electricity and FIT
Once the solar PV system is installed, the electricity generated will automatically be used in your home. If more electricity is being generated than is being used then the surplus is exported back onto the national grid. The Government's Feed In Tariff (FIT) will pay 12.06p/kWh (systems less than 4kW peak power) for all electricity generated even if this electricity is used in the property. This then gives the system owner a further saving as they do not have to purchase electricity from the grid when the system is generating more than required by the property. Any surplus electricity is exported onto the national grid, the rate that is paid for this electricity varies between electricity suppliers.
These improvements to the export tariffs mean that the payback for photovoltaic solar panels is becoming very rapid.