Solar Installation

A solar panel installation has three typical elements.

Solar Panel






Inverter


Battery


The panels generate electricity in a DC form. The inverter converts that raw electricity into an AC form which we use for all our appliances in the home.

Any excess electricity generated and not being used to power the home is diverted into the battery to be used on demand when required.

When electricity generated by the panels exceeds the home requirements and the battery is fully charged, the excess electricity is diverted to the National Grid for which you are paid by your energy provider.

This process is all managed by your inverter and set up by our engineers, so the process is all automatic. You even have an App for your phone to monitor the electricity generating from your panels to how much storage you have in your battery.

How does a home solar system work?

A solar array installed on your roof is very simple. The silicone cells in the panel absorb light, this is turned into electricity in a DC (direct current) form. The generated electricity is fed into an inverter which converts the electricity into an AC (alternating current) form which is what we use in our homes. The electricity is fed to the household appliances that are in use. Any energy generated and not required by the home appliances is stored in a battery, this stored energy can be drawn down on demand.

The system allows for overnight cheaper energy to be stored in the battery and used when required at up to a third of the cost during the peak times. Any energy produced when your consumption is below requirements and your battery is full can be sent back to the grid which you will be paid for.