What are solar panels?
What are solar panels? Free Electric
Solar panels generate electricity from daylight. They have silicon cells laid in a row, which when daylight falls on them electricity is produced.
You can use this power to run//
Pool pumps, A/C units, fridges freezers, TVs, Fans, ovens etc...
You can even charge an electric car from solar panels.
We explain it all in plain English at your home on a Free no obligation home visit.
What's solar hot water? Free hot water.
Solar hot water allows you to have hot water 24 hours a day Free.
There are two main ways of heating water. A flat plate panel and solar tubes.
Tubes are more efficient and work very well in winter but all situations are different and we will advise you of which is best for your home.
Unlike Gas, this gives you lashings of hot water no cold spots with lots of pressure. And even an immersion back up.
The tank can be outside or in the home.
Inverters come in two types. (needed to change the electric from DC to AC)
Micro inverters. These are used when you have panels installed in lots of 2's. 1 Micro inverter per two solar panels.
This inverter is great for installations of up to 12 panels
You can start with just two panels and add more at any time.
Build your system as you can afford it, or as your needs change.
Micro inverters are located under the solar panels.
This is an inverter for larger systems.
It is able to connect lots of panels together, in whats know as a string.
The cables come from the panels, and into the inverter Hence
"How longs a piece of string"?
Answer. How many panels do you have....!!
These inverters are located indoors.
Both inverters can be connected to the internet if required for monitoring purposes.
There are two main types of battery for solar in stalls.
First is the traditional lead acid/gel battery
This has been tried and tested and used for decades
It is reliable and affordable.
Mainly used in off grid situations and at home as well.
The other type of battery is the Li-ion battery.
Looking like a stereo or sound system, it is very reliable fast to charge and is used mainly in grid-tie.
This means you can have it at home. It will run your power needs at night and times of no solar power.
Like the lead acid/gel batteries you can build as you go and add batteries as you build your system.
These are very reliable and are also used in electric cars.