Solar panel electricity systems, also known as Solar Photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun's energy using Photovoltaic cells. These cells don't need direct sunlight to work – they still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household and commercial appliances and lighting.
The PV cells are usually made from layers of silicon and when the sun light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The power of PV cells that are mounted together in panels / modules are mounted on the roof and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
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During daylight hours, you’ll be generating electricity even on cloudy days, but during the evening you’ll be using electricity from the mains grid or via a Tesla Powerwall Battery Storage system. Reducing your electricity use can help lower your bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
When introducing a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system it is more advisable to use more electricity during the day. As your PV system will be working at its peak during daylight hours, it’s a good idea to think about reorganising domestic activities such as washing, dishwashing and ironing. If you’re home most of the day, then this will be easier to do, but if you work during the day then try setting up timers for your dishwasher and washing machine.
You can combine PV with other renewable and low carbon technologies and battery storage systems including Air Source and Ground Source Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal systems, Electric Vehicle Charge Points and Tesla Powerwall Battery Storage system. These technologies work well with each other, as PV can be set up to help power a heat pump and work in conjunction with a Tesla Powerwall system as they can store and discharge energy at the cost-effective period.