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What is Solar PV? – Photovoltaics

Solar Photovoltaics, or Solar PV for short, is a technology in which daylight is converted into electrical power. Solar PV takes advantage of energy from the sun to create electricity, that will operate electrical appliances and lighting.

The benefits of solar energy

  • Cut your electricity bills: Sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your electricity costs will be reduced.
  • Get paid for the electricity you generate: The government’s Feed-In Tariffs pay you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it.
  • Sell electricity back to the grid: If your system is producing more electricity than you need, or when you can’t use it, you can sell the surplus back to the grid.
  • Cut your carbon footprint: Solar electricity is green, renewable energy and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide, or other pollutants.
  • A typical home solar PV system could save over a tonne of carbon dioxide per year, that’s more than 30 tonnes over its lifetime.

 

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How Photovoltaics(PV) works


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Put simply, the technology behind solar panels relies on photovoltaic (PV) cells to turn sunlight into electricity. Several of these cells connected together and fixed in a frame make a solar panel.

How solar power works for you


solar panel home diagram

The electricity produced by your solar panels will be used to power your home. Any additional power which you do not use will be sent to the grid.


Embrace a greener future with Electric cars

It has never been a better time to adopt a greener approach to transport… Due to the recent push by the government to prohibit the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, as well as the need to meet climate targets, there are now huge incentives to running an electric car – Notably the government grant on the purchase of a brand new low-emission vehicle… Plus you’ll also save a lot of money on fuel, and you’ll be doing your part for the environment, what’s not to love?

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The benefits of running an electric vehicle

  • Cheaper to run: Electric cars have much lower running costs. The cost of charging the battery of your electric car would be on average, a third of the cost of a conventional petrol engine.
  • Cheaper to maintain: A battery electric vehicle (BEV) has a lot less moving parts than a conventional petrol/diesel car. Therefore the need to service parts is reduced.
  • Better for the environment: It goes without saying a car that runs on electricity does far less damage to the environment than a petrol/diesel engine.
 

A cheaper, cleaner solution


charging electric car

You can charge an electric car at home using a standard 3 pin plug with a EVSE cable or wall mounted home charging point. It can be fully charged overnight and will cost you around £3.64 (on average) – Significantly cheaper than traditional petrol or diesel fuel costs.

Charge up your EV using solar energy


solar panels on a roof

By charging your car from your own Solar PV setup, you will save even more money on fuel costs, whilst further reducing your carbon footprint.

 

Being eco-friendly doesn’t mean compromising on style

Thanks to the evolution of the electric car, there are plenty of options available when choosing the right car for you. There are cost effective options if you are more concerned with saving as much money as possible (ontop of saving on fuel and maintainence) – there are also plenty of premium options for those in search of a more stylish eco car.

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