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Solar Photovoltaic

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The benefits of solar electricity 
This method of solar converts the sun’s energy into electricity. Solar panels collect the energy and convert it to useable electricity, when the light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The more powerful the sunshine is the more electricity is produced for your home.

Reduce your electricity bills – Sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your electricity costs will be greatly reduced. A typical home solar photovoltaic (PV) system can produce around 40% of the electricity a household uses in a year, which can equate to between 1,700 and 3,400 kWh (units) of electricity per year.

An extra income and tax-free - Owning a solar PV system on your roof can not only drastically reduce your rising electric bills; it's also an extra source of income. Thanks to the guaranteed Government's Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs), owners of a solar PV system get paid for the electricity they generate as well as receiving a further payment for any surplus energy generated. The 3rd saving you'll make will be the reduction in your electric bill as you'll use the generated energy by default, therefore reducing your dependency on the national grid and reducing your electric bill. These payments are guaranteed for 25 years.

No maintenance - Unlike many other forms of renewable energy, a solar PV system has no moving parts therefore requires very little maintenance. Additionally, many panels have a self cleaning film applied to the surface so when it rains, dust, particulates and small debris items are washed off.

Cut your carbon footprint – Solar electricity is green and does not release any harmful carbon dioxide.  A typical home solar photovoltaic system could save around 1 tonne of CO2 per year, which is around 25 tonnes over its lifetime.

Sell electricity back to the grid – If your system is producing more electricity than you need or you cannot use it, it will be sold back to the national grid where you will receive a further export tariff - another form of income.

Store electricity for a cloudy day – If your home is not connected to the national grid you can store excess electricity in batteries to use when you need it.

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