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How do solar panels work?

A solar PV panel consists of many cells made from layers of semi conducting material, most commonly silicon. When light shines on this material, a flow of electricity is created.

The cells don’t need direct sunlight to work and can even work on cloudy days. However, the stronger the sunshine, the more electricity generated.

Solar PV systems are made up of several panels, with each panel generating around 355W of energy in strong sunlight. Typical systems contain around 10 panels and generate direct current (DC) electricity. Because the electricity used for household appliances is alternating current (AC), an inverter is installed along with the system to convert DC electricity to AC. This electricity can be used throughout your home, or exported to the grid.

Benefits Of Solar PV

Solar electricity panels, also known as photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity that you
can use in your home.

By installing solar panels, you can generate your own renewable electricity.

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You can provide yourself with 50 – 70% of your hot domestic hot water requirements with a well sized solar panel system. Not only does this reduce your carbon footprint, but it can cut heating costs too. The remaining percentage of your hot water requirement will be provided by a more traditional boiler.

We can combine a Worcester Greenskies solar panel with any of the condensing Greenstar regular and system boilers. Models are available in both oil and gas, which require a separate cylinder for the storage of hot water. The boiler system and solar system can then work together to provide you with both heating and hot water.

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