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Solar PV FAQ’s

Welcome to our Solar PV FAQ’s page, your comprehensive resource for answering all your questions about solar PV technology! Whether you’re a homeowner considering installing solar panels, a business owner exploring renewable energy options, or simply curious about how solar PV works, you’ll find answers to our most common inquiries here.

How does solar PV work?

Solar PV systems convert sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic cells, which are typically made of silicon. When sunlight hits these cells, it excites electrons, generating a flow of electricity.

What are the components of a solar PV system?

A typical solar PV system includes solar panels (modules), an inverter to convert DC electricity from the panels into AC electricity usable by your home or business, mounting hardware, and often a monitoring system.

How much maintenance do solar PV systems require?

Solar PV systems are relatively low maintenance. Periodic cleaning of the panels to remove dirt and debris, as well as occasional inspections to ensure proper operation, are usually sufficient. Our systems come with 25 years product, ammonia resistance and salt mist corrosion warranties.

What factors affect the efficiency of a solar PV system?

The efficiency of a solar PV system can be influenced by factors such as the angle and orientation of the panels, shading from nearby objects like trees or buildings, local climate conditions and the quality of the components used. We only use the best quality components and with our experts on hand they will create bespoke plans and quote that will make the most of your efficiency.

What are the financial benefits of installing a solar PV system?

Installing a solar PV system can lead to significant long-term savings on electricity bills. Additionally, generating your own clean energy can reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to environmental sustainability. Each quote will tell you details of the payback period and the carbon saving for your home or business.

What permits and approvals are required for installing a solar PV system?

Solar PV usually requires no planning permission. There are exceptions to this, such as AONBs and Listed Buildings. GreenGenUK advises when planning consent is a requirement.

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