Introducing Volta Solar
Ten years ago, installing solar technology to produce energy in your home was the preserve of the eco-show-off or the wealthy and super-committed environmentalist. Things are different today. Rising energy prices, advances in technology and government legislation have all made the task of producing energy simpler and more cost-effective and beneficial.
By converting daylight into electricity the technology behind solar energy is relatively simple. Solar electricity systems, also called photovoltaic (PV) systems, use solar panels made of interconnected silicon cells that convert energy from the sun into direct current (DC) power. The power is converted into alternating current (AC) power — the type we use in our homes — through an inverter. The system is wired into a household’s existing electrical set-up and a meter records how much energy is being generated. (This technology is not to be confused with existing solar water heating systems that are less efficient, requiring water pipes and storage tanks).
Modern solar panels are much more sensitive and in general have never made such financial sense. Until now the UK has lagged behind the rest of the world when it comes to the installing of solar panel technology, but what has changed are the economies of scale — installers are doing more business, so installation costs have come down making solar panels far more mainstream.
Just look at the obvious benefits of Solar Panels:-
- Simple to install, no maintenance and no moving parts
- Your own clean power – reduce your carbon footprint and cut emissions.
- Be involved in Climate Change
- Reduce utility bills by up to 50%
- Energy prices will rise continually, install solar panels now and start reducing the cost of your electricity bills immediately
- Works all year round
- Adds value to your property
- Sell surplus electricity to the Grid at good rates
- No planning permission (for roof mounted systems below 200mm from surface of roof).
- Capital payback of system approx. 8 years