Domestic PV We supply and install high efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which enables you to utilise the natural energy resource generated from the sun. Solar PV systems will generate electricity which you can use to run your household appliances; you will also generate some income through the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) and see a return on your investment.
Domestic Solar Photovoltaics (PV)
Solar PV (photovoltaic) panels convert sunlight into electricity. The free power generated from your solar panel array can then be used to power your home or business, store the surplus energy not being used in the building by using battery storage systems or send the power back to the grid for others to use! A generation meter is installed to monitor the volume of electricity generated by your solar photovoltaic system.
All solar PV system is made up of several components: solar panels (or ‘modules’), an inverter, a generation meter and your existing consumer unit.
How solar panels work
Photovoltaic cells in the panels turn the light into DC electricity.
The current flows into an inverter, which converts DC to usable AC current.
The current is fed through a generation meter, then into your consumer unit ready for use.
Any electricity you don’t use is exported to be put directly into the grid.
PV systems are usually (but do not have to be) mounted on the roof of the property either on roof or in the roof flush with the tiles by using flashing kits. They can be retrofitted on existing premises or built into roofs of new developments at the time of construction. They are suitable for single dwellings right up to large industrial and commercial buildings.
Systems are normally connected to the National Grid but can be standalone or off grid. We offer a full design, supply, installation, maintenance and fault finding service. We design tailor made systems that make use of multiple renewable technologies that would complement the use of your solar panel installation.
At Solartech we strive to use the very best Solar Panels on the market for example, JA Solar, Canadian Solar or Risen. Optimum performance and energy production achieved is our main aim. When we survey we will aim to maximise PV power, reducing your energy bills.
The panels that are selected for each install are bespokely designed to get the best out of the inverter and maximise generation through the winter months when sunlight is at a premium.
Shaded Roof - If your system has any shading from trees, chimneys or other buildings then don't worry, we've got you covered. We would add TIGO optimisers to the panels that would be shaded and affect the rest of the panels output in that string or set of panels. The optimisers simply make the panels work independantly from the rest in that string thus ensuring the panels not in shade generate as they should. If one panel is in shade on a traditional string system then it affects the performance of all the panels in that string.
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Benefits of PV Solar Panels
Generate your own clean green electricity throughout the year
Reduce your electricity bills and avoid rising fuel costs
Get paid an income via the Smart Export Guarentee (SEG)
Average system pay back 7 years
Reduce your carbon footprint
Reduce your independance on the grid
Store power for use at night
Force charge batteries at a cheaper rate at night (beneficial in the winter months when that solar production is at its lowest)
Solar PV needs little maintenance – you'll just need to keep the panels relatively clean and make sure trees don't begin to overshadow them. In the UK panels that are tilted at 15° or more have the additional benefit of being cleaned by rainfall to ensure optimal performance. Debris is more likely to accumulate if you have ground mounted panels. It's a good idea to keep an eye on your solar generation meter, there is a red light on there that must flash 1000 times for 1kW, if this light is solid RED and NOT flashing during the day when the sun is shining its a good indication that there is a problem with your system, normally the inverter has become faulty. Please contact us.
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How to get the best out of your solar panel installation and utilise the energy you are producing.
If you have a Photovoltaic (PV) system you have probably noticed that you are exporting to the grid over 50% of your energy.
Now with the use of a Marlec Solar iBoost you can have PV Water Heating, - you can ‘heat your water for free’ using your own green energy. Surplus energy from your PV panels can be diverted to heat your water using your immersion heater, turning your PV system into a solar hot water heating system.
How it works.
Optionally, the surplus free and green energy can be used to heat your rooms using storage heaters, infra- red panels, electric panel heaters and electric under floor heating.
The Marlec Solar iBoost water heating system is a simple and straight forward option to heat water and your house with solar PV panels. In essence the iBoost water controller is a solar water heater.
Additionally the iBoost can cascade the free energy to a second heat source; e.g. the unit can divert your free PV energy to a storage heater, electric under floor heating or electric panel heaters once the first source is satisfied.