How PV Solar Works
Electricity generation in the UK today is still largely sourced from fossil fuels, which causes the release of harmful gases into the atmosphere – including CO2. The use of solar electricity generation will help to reduce the emission of these gases thereby helping government to meet their binding 2020 emission reduction targets.
We use a system called Photovoltaic (or PV for short), which generates electricity by converting daylight into electricity. The solar panels which are normally located on your roof are comprised of solar cells.Each cell is made from one or two layers of semiconducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced.
But hurry, the coalition Government is now chipping away at the feed in tariff every two months now; so we predict that the feed in tariff will disappear altogether sometime during 2013. Buy now before it’s too late!
What is an EPC?
The Energy Performance Certificate records the efficiency of a property. It provides an energy efficiency rating, as well as CO2 emissions, and ranges from A to G (A being the most efficient, while G is the poorest level of efficiency).
The methods for producing an EPC are standard, to enable the efficiency of one building to be easily measured against another. The certificate is useful for owners, buyers, tenants and occupiers, as they are able to see how energy efficient, and how high or low the CO2 emissions are from a building which is essentially their investment.
The EPC is valid for 10 years and now applies to anyone who wishes to install Solar PV panels, or other source of renewable technology. With energy costs rising in the UK, energy saving methods are an ideal way for households to be compensated and to even be better off.
The institute of Domestic Energy Assessors (IDEA) are a not for profit organisation who represent energy assessors throughout the UK. Their website has a useful “Find a Member” directory and this is an ideal way of searching to an accredited DEA in your area. You can also use other online searches for DEAs or your local phone book.
There has never been a better time to buy PV solar.
With interest rates remaining low and the stock markets worldwide still unpredictable and volatile in the aftermath of the global credit crunch it is difficult for people to know where they can safely invest their capital to get a good return on their investment without risking their capital. The UK government Clean Energy Cashback Scheme is the answer. It provides you with a guaranteed, tax free, index linked income for 20 years and equates to a return on capital of 10% plus. Simply put, there is no better investment vehicle available anywhere in the UK.
The Feed-in Tariff allows homeowners, businesses and communities to receive money from the government for every unit of energy they generate through green technologies, and an extra payment is available for any surplus electricity that’s fed back into the grid.
Get a Quote
Solar PV is sophisticated technology and is not “one size fits all”. We therefore come to your home or business premises and conduct a thorough survey of your property. We will then provide you with a written quotation and a SAP calculation which will confirm the amount of electricity the installation we recommend would generate.
There is no charge for this service and you are under no obligation to proceed with any quotation we provide