What is solar?
Solar takes advantage of a free and powerful energy source – the sun.
Solar converts this energy into electricity, this is a clean and cost-effective way to power our homes and businesses.
How do solar panels work?
A solar panel system works using an array (a number of panels), either mounted on your roof or ground mounted. Each solar panel is made up of photovoltaic cells which are usually made of wafer-thin layers of silicon. When daylight hits the cells it creates an electric field – the brighter the sunlight, the more electricity is produced. This direct-current (DC) electricity then flows to an inverter, which converts it into alternating-current (AC) electricity for you to use.
During daylight hours the power will automatically feed to your premises and any additional electricity required above what your solar panels are producing at any given time (or at night) will be taken from the grid. Similarly, as solar panels can’t store electricity, any power generated that you don’t use at the time will be exported back to the grid.
Is my Roof Suitable?
A qualified structural surveyor will conduct a detailed report of your roof space including, size, type, orientation and pitch. This will ensure that your roof is suitable for solar. Our team will then assess your current electricity costs to ensure that your site is suitable for a power purchase agreement (PPA).