Our team cover your frequently asked questions in a series of short videos
I use most of my energy at night, do I need a battery?
How much can solar PV reduce my CO2 emissions?
How much will solar panels save me?
How long until I will see a payback on my solar investment?
How long until I can see a return on my investment?
How much could solar PV save my business?
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How does a solar panel work?
Solar panels create electricity using a photovoltaic (PV) process which converts sunlight into electricity. A Photovoltaic cell consists of two or more thin layers of semiconducting material, most commonly silicon. When the cell is exposed to light, electrical charges are generated and this can be conducted away by metal contacts as direct current (DC). The electrical output from a single cell is small, therefore multiple cells are connected together to provide a more useful output. Cells connected in this way are encapsulated (usually behind glass) to form a weatherproof module or panel. Individual panels are then interconnected to form strings.
How long has Solar PV technology been around?
In 1838 the photoelectric effect was discovered by physicist Edmund Becquerel although it wasn’t until the 1950’s that the technology was developed enough to produce efficient working cells. During the 50’s and 60’s Solar PV was put on satellites and sent into orbit but it was still too expensive for general use. The next few decades brought better technology with lower prices and Solar PV was installed in some remote locations to provide electricity where there was no supply. Grid-connected Solar PV has had a massive growth since 1990’s in the more developed countries of the world.
Are Photovoltaic panels expensive?
Over the last decade, installation cost have fallen significantly, on average a solar PV installation will cost around £1,000 per k/W of in install capacity. But it has the advantage of using highly reliable (largely maintenance free) components.
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Here at Geo Green Power we are passionate about Solar Panels and renewable energy technology and believe that there has never been a better time to invest in generating your own free electricity. We are based in the Midlands, but cover all of the UK and even locations that are further afield too.