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What Are Solar Panels?

Solar panels, made of silicone and glass, harness energy from the sun, first proposed by Edmond Becquerel in the 1800s. He proposed "The Photovoltaic Effect" and his idea led to advancements such as the first solar cell in 1893 and the first silicon solar panel in 1954. Solar panels now power homes, buildings and crops. A revolutionary invention.

Are Solar Panels
Worth The Investment?

Installing solar panels saves money and offers a worthwhile investment. Reduce energy consumption to speed up payback. Use appliances during the sunniest time to rely less on the grid and make use of your panels. Government scheme, the Smart Export Guarantee, lets you earn money by returning excess energy to the National Grid.

How Are Solar Panels Installed

Solar panel installation involves scaffolding, a panel mounting system, activation of the electrical system, connecting the inverter and battery, and turning on the system. Result: saved energy and money.

How Efficient Are Solar Panels

Photovoltaic technology advancements have dramatically increased solar panel efficiency, from 10-12% to 15-20% in the past 15 years. Solar panels now feature longer-lasting cells, night functionality and sun-tracking capabilities, continually raising the bar for solar technology.

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels use sunlight to generate electricity. Sunlight is converted into an electrical field by solar cells, producing a current that can power homes. This is known as the Photovoltaic Effect.

Does Solar Systems Provide Home and Commercial Systems?

Solar Systems helps businesses install solar systems to reduce energy costs. Our team works with industrial, commercial, and housing entities to provide sustainable and cost-saving solutions. We aim to empower businesses to take control of their energy expenses.

Do You Need Planning Permission For Solar Panels?

Solar panel installation may not require local authority permission if it meets "permitted development laws." Flat roof installations, listed buildings, and wall installations in front of motorways require planning permission. Installs in conservation areas may not require planning permission.

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

Calculate the number of solar panels needed by multiplying your energy use by peak sunlight hours and dividing by panel wattage. Consider roof size, sunlight, and direction when using online calculators or working with installers.

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