Did you know?

Photovoltaic comes from ‘photo’ from the greek meaning light and voltaic from ‘volt’ which is the unit used to measure electric potential at a given point.


What is Solar PV?

The sun provides a free source of clean energy in the form of light and warmth. It is possible to capture some of this free energy directly to convert sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic (PV) panels made up of cells.

The Solar PV cells convert energy from the sun into electricity. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across its layers, causing electricity to flow. A solar PV system requires only daylight and NOT direct sunlight-to generate electricity.

The UK receives 60% of the amount of solar energy that the equator receives, which is the same as parts of Spain and France. Solar panels actually work from sunlight not sunshine or heat. Sweden and Denmark have healthy solar industries, and they are in more northerly latitudes than the United Kingdom. Solar panels can generate more energy on a cloudy day than in bright sunshine, thanks to the reflective properties of clouds.

Solar PV produces no noise, harmful emissions or polluting gases. The burning of natural resources for energy can create smoke, cause acid rain, pollute water and pollute the air. Carbon dioxide, CO2, a leading greenhouse gas, is also produced. Solar power uses only the power of the sun as its fuel. It creates no harmful by-products and actively reduces global warming.

How does it work

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