In April 2010 the Government introduced a new financial incentive to support small-scale renewable energy generators. The aim was that the FIT structure should provide the right level of simplicity and certainty to encourage non-energy professionals to invest in small-scale generation
Is my Roof Suitable? A south facing (or south west or south east facing) – while not essential, a roof facing these directions will provide more electricity than those facing other directions. A measurement of your roof facing angle will be taken during survey and used to calcu
If you’re considering installing solar photovoltaics (PV) one of the factors affecting the final price and performance of the system is which type of solar panels to choose. There are several different types of panel available, but it is worth describing some key factors first.
If you have got a question about Solar PV and how it works, you may find your answer in our FAQ’s. If not please feel free to email or call us with any questions you may have. How do Solar PV Cells work? Photovoltaic (PV) cells convert radiation from the sun into electricity.
Monocrystalline solar panels are made from cells using a single silicon crystal and do not have the multiple grain boundaries which you can sometimes see in polycrystalline cells. The cells are black, but have small areas of white at the corners of each cell. Monocrystalline solar pan
Amorphous or Thin Film solar panels Amorphous silicon does not contain the same structure as poly or monocrystalline silicon, with atoms forming a more random network which is less effective at absorbing energy from daylight. This means that thin film solar panels typically only have
Hybrid solar panels consist of a combination of monocrystalline cells and thin film layers. This allows more energy to be extracted from the same size of panel, with the result that hybrid panels are typically 20% smaller than mono or polycrystalline panels of the same power output. F
Generate free, green electricity from sunlight using Solar panel systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. T
Our step-by-step guide to solar PV should help you understand what to expect from making those initial enquiries to the day we install solar PV on your home. Step 1 Book a free Solar PV home survey: Give us a call or send us an email and we will be able to advise you if your home is s
We are a well established solar energy company based in Havant, Hampshire. We serve commercial clients throughout the UK and domestic customers in the Dorset – Hampshire – Sussex – Surrey regions.
Contact our main office:
Havant (Head Office)
Tel: 02392 006161
Solar Voltaics Ltd. Weston Lodge Yard, Main Road, Nutbourne, Chichester. West Sussex PO18 8XA