How Solar Energy Works

  • Convert daylight into FREE electricity
  • Become more independent from the National Grid
  • Receive Government Payments
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
The Sun

How does a Solar PV System Work?

Solar Panels use sunlight to produce electricity you can use in your home. Photons from the Sunlight hit the silicon cells in the solar panel and cause electrons to generate a DC current. To use the Solar Electricity in your home you have to convert the DC (Direct Current) into AC (Alternating Current), which is the job of a Solar inverter. The electricity is then usable in your home. Any excess electricity that is not used is passed into the National Grid.

The Benefits of Solar PV

  • Reduce your carbon footprint and consumption from national grid.
  • You get paid for the energy you produce.
  • You get paid to export energy to the national grid.
  • Save on energy bills - using less energy.
  • Make a great return on investment.
Solar PV Diagram
  1. Light

    The sun gives off light, even on cloudy days
  2. The Panels

    PV cells on the panels turn the light into DC electricity
  3. The Inverter

    The current flows into an inverter, which converts it to AC electricity ready to use.
  1. The Electricity

    The current is fed through a meter and then into your home's consumer unit.
  2. Powering the home

    Plug in and switch on. Your system will automatically use the free electricity you've generated, then switch back to the grid as needed.
  3. The National Grid

    Any electricity you don't use is exported to the grid for others to use.

Feed-in Tariff Payments

The Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme is a UK Government scheme designed to encourage uptake of a range of small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies.

Under FITs, you are be paid for the electricity you generate when you have installed a renewable energy source such as solar PV.

When you have applied for the FITs and it's been accepted you will receive payments each quarter based on your generation. This payment is index linked and is guaranteed for 20 years.

Feed-in Tariff Info

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