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The ins and outs of solar PV installation for your Dorset & Hampshire property

Photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels generate electricity from light. The brighter the light, the greater the amount of electricity that is produced. This means that they work best on a south-facing roof since they will be exposed to the maximum amount of sunlight available. If you install PV solar panels on your Bournemouth home, they will still work on cloudy days, but at a reduced efficiency. The highest efficiency is obtained when the sunlight strikes the panels at right angles. So, if your Dorset property has a flat roof, or if you locate them in your garden, the solar panels will need a framework to angle them towards the Sun.

Solar PV panels are just one part of a ‘green electricity’ set-up. There is just not enough light around at night, even when there is a full Moon, to generate electricity. During the day, your solar panel array will generate electricity whether you use it or not. In order to gain the maximum return on investment, you need to store the electricity generated when you are not using it or using less than it is producing. Since the output from solar panels is direct current (DC) it can be used to charge up a battery back-up.

The third aspect of your Dorset solar PV installation will be an inverter. This changes the DC from the battery to 230V AC. In other words, the inverter matches the battery output to your home appliances running on mains electricity. The inverter needs to be the best quality that you can afford, any instability in the voltage output has the potential to damage delicate electronic devices like computers and TVs.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call on 07378 449 449 and find out how MRG Electricians in Dorset can help with your solar PV installation – local electricians with local knowledge helping local people.


Why install a solar photovoltaic system at your home in Dorset & Hampshire?

There are 3 key reasons really. Firstly, with all the hype surrounding climate change, we should all be striving to reduce our carbon footprint. Exact figures are hard to come by but various studies agree that the PV carbon footprint is many times smaller than conventional electricity generation. These have taken into account manufacture, transport and disposal (including premature replacement of panels).

Secondly, a decent PV system will save the average Croydon household several hundred pounds per year. Government figures suggest it could even be as high as £1000. Depending on your electricity usage and size of installation, payback of your initial investment could be in as little as 3 or 4 years. The expected life of a system is 25 – 30 years … imagine the long term savings from that.

Thirdly, since you will no longer be reliant on mains electricity, you will be protected from huge increases as energy companies hike their prices.


Help and advice for Dorset & Hampshire DIY solar PV installations and projects

Our company philosophy is to provide our customers with the perfect solution to their needs. We listen to your energy saving concerns and then offer you solutions that are relevant to you. You can contact us at any time on 07378 449 449




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