Earn and save money with your own electricity
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels allow you to generate your own electricity using energy from the sun. They don’t need direct sunlight, only daylight, so they also work on cloudy days.
By generating your own electricity you could save on your energy bills. Plus with the Government’s Feed-in Tariff, you could be paid for every kilowatt hour (kWh) you generate. The rate you will receive depends on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating your home achieves.
Feed into the National Grid from your home
Any electricity you don’t use will earn you extra income by feeding energy into the National Grid.
For more information on the feed-in Tariff visit the Government website HERE.
How solar PV works
Your solar PV system will consist of solar panels, an inverter and a generation meter. When light hits the silicon cells in your solar panels, electrical energy is created. This electricity then flows through a cable and is collected at a central point (usually located in your loft).
Here the electricity is converted from DC to AC current and is carried on into your household electricity system. The electricity you generate works using your existing circuitry to help power household appliances and lighting.
The benefits of fitting a solar PV system
- Help save on your energy bills by not having to buy all your electricity from your supplier
- Earn money by generating your own electricity through the Government’s Feed-in Tariff
- Hassle free installation and we handle your Feed-in Tariff registration
- 25-year manufacturer’s panel performance warranty
- See your energy production and Co2 saved with an in home display
- Five year PV system warranty including Home Electrical Care – only available from Eco Greenenergy Solutions. This includes home electrical repairs to wiring, fuse boxes and more, a 24-hour, 365 days a year customer helpline and all parts and labour
How Much Does It Cost
Our Energy Experts will recommend a system tailored to your specific needs. We only use the best products in the industry ensuring total peace of mind years to come.
Most properties will not need planning permission, but you should contact your local authority at an early stage to notify them of your proposed installation.
Safety Risks and Solutions
Maintenance and Firefighting Safety
Once modules are linked in a string, the voltage can reach high levels for both domestic and commercial systems and even higher for simply industrial commercial systems. After attaching the strings to a inverter the PV system will operate at these high voltages.
Installers, maintenance employees or firefighters who need to focus on or near to the system face these high voltages. Shutting down the primary circuit breaker will turn off traditional string inverters but won’t turn off the DC voltage, that may remain high so long as the sun has gone out.
Several safety precautions may be employed in such cases, but do not eliminate the high voltages:
1. Shutdown functions in traditional inverters only interrupt current movement while voltages stay dangerously high.
2. Auto DC breakers on the inverter cannot detach the voltage at the modules (only at the inverter), adding cost without decreasing the chance.
3. PV component covering (during firefighting):
a. Squirt Foam – this process has shown to be inadequate because the foam evaporates or slides off of the modules prior to the fire
b. Covering the component with an opaque materials – this process requires the firefighters to climb onto the consuming roof, risking electrocution.
Installation Protection Info
PV modules routinely have an end result voltage of 30-60V. Hooking up a number of these modules serially in a string creates a higher voltage which is often dangerous to installers during system unit installation. Traditional string inverters cannot reduce this voltage even if they’re turned off.
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