Solar Panels, also known as Solar Photovoltaics or PV Panels, generate electricity by capturing the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. Whilst they perform to their optimum with the sun shining directly on to them, they don’t need direct sunlight to operate and will generate electricity on an overcast day too. The PV panels convert sunlight into electrical energy, which in turn can be used to power your building.
As a Zero Carbon Technology, Solar PV is eligible for the government incentive Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) paying you for the amount of electrical energy that is generated locally on your building. If you don’t use all of the energy that you generate then this is fed back into the National Grid and you receive payment via the FiT.