How Solar PV Works
The process of creating clean and free energy is really quite simple.
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1) The Sun
In the simplest sense, the same sunlight that allows plants to grow here in Britain is captured using a silicon-based technology and converted into usable electric energy (even on a cloudy day) for your home or business to use. The Government will pay you an average of 15.44 p per KWh (kilowatt hour) of electricity you generate.
There is something very satisfying about seeing your own electricity as it's being generated. Not only are you creating your own energy and lowering your bills, you are also helping to cut carbon emissions by using less of the 'dirty' energy the big companies produce.
2) Solar Panels
A Yokk solar PV system consists of panels of a special material that converts the light energy from the sun into electricity. How PV panels work
3) Solar Inverter
Solar inverters change the current of the electricity (DC) into something your home appliances can use (AC). We use Fronius inverters
4) The Meter
Once the inverter does its job, the AC electricity travels into your main fusebox.
This is one of the parts of installation where we will need access to your home. Our electrical engineer will need to come inside to hook up the inverter to your fusebox, install some safety breakers and make sure everything is working as expected.
5) Household Appliances
Any lights or appliances you have running will use the solar electricity immediately.
6) The Grid
Any 'extra' electricity is sent back into the National Grid, to be used by others. This extra power you generate is helping to reduce carbon emissions and you get the extra 4.5 p per KWh paid to you for whatever you export back to the Grid.