Solar Photovoltaics or solar PV is a system for converting the sun’s (‘solar’) light (‘photo’) into a form of electrical energy with voltage (‘voltaic’).
Solar PV modules are made up with a positively doped semiconductor material and a negatively doped semiconductor material, typically silicon (or sand – the most abundant material on earth). When sunlight hits the module, a stream of electrons starts to flow from the positive to the negative material, creating an electrical current.
Save on your energy bills
Install a Solar Photovoltaic System and you save on your electricity bill by reducing the electricity that you have to buy-in from a 3rd party supplier. The amount you save depends on your installation’s output and your usage of the electricity it generates. The Energy Savings Trust has estimated that a 4 kWp system in the South of England can generate around 3,700 kWh a year – roughly equivalent to a typical household’s electricity needs – and save nearly 2 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Benefits of Solar (PV):
- Use sunlight to generate electricity
- Save on your energy bills
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Smart Export Guarantee available
If you are interested in having a solar PV system installed or maintained, don’t delay, call Air Earth Energy today on 01761 414 356.
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