A lot of the hype surrounding solar panel installations centres around the money they can generate for you. However, there is far more to it than that, both in terms of the science behind the panels and how it actually works in your home.
Solar panels in essence are made up of lots of photovoltaic cells which are able to convert light energy into electricity. These cells can use any kind of light energy, whether it is artificial or natural, and most importantly do not stop working if the sun is blocked by clouds, as is so often the case in Britain! The reality is that the solar panels don’t actually require the sun in order to perform and create solar electricity; they just need it to be light. This means that the only time the panels don’t work is at night.
So, where does this newly created solar electricity go? Once generated the solar panel installation is designed to feed the solar electricity into your normal household circuits. This means that when you use your TV, your lights or your electrical appliances for making lunch you won’t be paying a penny for your electricity, instead you will be using your own solar electricity! With this in mind many people have been inclined to make the most of the free solar electricity. They have for example made sure they use the washing machine, dishwasher, tumble drier and any other energy thirsty appliance during the day. By doing this you will not believe how much your energy bills will reduce!
Remember, all this is on top of the financial benefits you get from the feed in tariff! If you are interested in learning more about generating and taking advantage of your own solar electricity and getting yourself a solar panel installation, contact Solar Days now, we are always more than happy to help!