Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels generate electricity from the sun’s energy that can be used to run electrical appliances. This can be anything from household appliances to larger industrial equipment; therefore appropriate for both domestic and commercial situations.
Edge Renewables are specialists installing large Solar PV structures from 30kW to 1MW. We can install Solar PV systems either on to a building with, ideally, a roof facing 15-30° south or on a similarly-facing ground-mounted system. When choosing a suitable site for an installation it is essential to make sure that there are no other large buildings or trees overshadowing the prospective area. If there are any large objects obstructing the sunlight it will result in less energy being generated due to shading.
How can Solar PV benefit you?
- A reduction in your electricity bills.
- Get paid for every KWh of electricity you generate. The Feed in Tariff (FIT) is a financial incentive available to renewable energy generators.
- Sell the electricity back to the grid *
- Reduce your carbon footprint.
- Receive a return on investment between 15-25%.
Types of PV Panel
Monocrystalline cells are cut from a chunk of silicon that has been grown from a single crystal. These are used in more expensive types of solar panels and are more efficient in converting the sun’s rays to electricity.
Polycrystalline cells are cut from multifaceted silicon crystal. Due to this type of panel having a lower level of efficiency, more surface area is required. However, polycrystalline cells are closing the gap in on monocrystalline cells in relation to performance recently.
Edge Renewables currently utilises solar panels by well-known household names such as Sharp, Sanyo and Hyundai. We also offer some of the popular economical panels from Upsolar. Our team has installed solar PV systems on to a wide range of buildings including - poultry sheds, industrial premises, farm buildings and domestic houses.
* If you are generating more electricity than you consume you are able to sell the surplus energy back to the grid. (If your installation is under 30kW you will receive a level of export deemed to be 50%. If your system exceeds 30kW you can have an import/export meter installed and be paid for all of the electricity exported into the grid.