How a Solar Photovoltaic installation can work for your home (in brief) –
The systems we install capture the sun’s (solar) energy using photovoltaic cells.
The cells convert the sunlight into electricity. (PV cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they still generate electricity on a cloudy day). This electricity is then used to run your household appliances and lighting.
If installing a battery system, excess solar production is stored in the batteries, for use later on. A battery system can also compliment the solar production, compensating for temporary overcast weather, and discharging and charging throughout the day as required by the household demand. (Have picture of battery next to this)
The PV systems are designed to ensure you benefit from the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) (see below).
The Benefits – you can benefit from a Solar-rise PV system in at least 3 ways:
- Earning you money through the SEG – Via your energy supplier you receive payment for each unit (or kWh) of electricity you export.
- Batteries – Batteries offer a way to store generated electricity that can be used at a later date when necessary.
- Power diverters – If you have a hot water tank we can divert excess energy from your solar power straight into your hot water system, saving money on your gas bill and utilising your excess power yield.
Electric vehicle (EV) charger – we are registered to install EV chargers which offers an additional way to divert the yield from your solar PV to your vehicle.
Reduce your carbon footprint: solar electricity is green, renewable energy and does not release any harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) or other pollutants. A typical home PV system could save around 1 tonne of CO2 per year – around 25 tonnes over its lifetime – AND contribute to the advancement of clean technology.
Cut your electricity bills: sunlight is free, so your electricity costs will be greatly reduced.
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