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How Do Solar Panels Work in the UK?
Solar energy is a truly renewable energy source, and the need for renewable energy is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s modern world. But for those who are new to solar energy, how do solar panels work in the UK?
Solar PV panels generate electricity directly from sunlight, which is a limitless energy source. It doesn’t even need to be direct sunlight for solar panels to generate energy, as they can even work on a cloudy day. The panels are made from multiple solar cells consisting of many layers of a semi-conducting material which is silicon based. As light shines on the material, it generates a flow of electricity.
This electricity is then transferred to an inverter that is installed at your property. The inverters essentially convert the electricity from DC electricity, to AC electricity. It’s this AC electricity that you use on a day-to-basis.
What are the benefits of having solar panels?
By utilising solar power, it reduces the reliance on fossil fuels, helping to create a greener environment. Solar panel systems can also save homeowners and businesses money on their energy bills. How much you save on your electricity bills depends on a few factors, including the property usage and the system size. Having adequate battery storage will impact your savings as it boosts your solar usage allowing you to store excess generation.
As well as reducing your electricity bills, it is important to remember solar PV systems can increase the property value. So, for those who are put off by the price of the installation, this investment will bring you money in the long run. Plus, our price match guarantee ensures you are receiving the best value.
If you would like to know more about how solar panels work, or you’d like to get a quote for any of our solar power products, get in touch with us today or get an instant quote below.