Your Local Solar PV Installer
Solar panel installers Energy Creation work within three major disciplines solar panels, solar battery storage systems and electrical efficiency solutions. One of our strongest selling points is that we can offer a neat package to our clients that can include; Solar PV, Solar battery storage, roofing and Electrical installations.
So if your looking to hire a solar panel installer then you have come to the right place. The owners of Energy Creation have been installing solar panels for years now both in the commercial and domestic market. We offer a turn key solution in the installation of solar panels from design, installation right through to commissioning and maintenance.
I’m sure you are curious to delve deeper into solar PV, so can I interest you in some further reading?
What are Solar Photovoltaic Panels?
Solar photovoltaic panels generate electricity. They work by converting daylight into energy, even on days where it is overcast. Solar panels are sometimes referred to as solar photovoltaic’s or Solar PV for short.
A Solar panel is made up of photovoltaic cells. A Solar array is made up of a group of solar panels.
Solar PV is used to power many different things such as calculators, torches, boats and even planes. In the UK we have seen a huge increase in the use of solar panels to power our homes and business. This is largely due to the introduction of the feed in tariff back in April 2010. Consumers are also protecting themselves from rising energy prices.
How do solar panels work?
As stated above Solar panels are made up of solar cells. Solar Cells are made from Silicon which is a semi-conductor. Light given from the sun energises electrons inside the silicon cells. The electrons are manipulated to flow in a uniform manor creating a useful electric current.
The electric current created by the solar cells are connected to a series of other cells creating a solar panel. Generally solar panels create Direct Current also known as DC. This can be used to power DC appliances or batteries but this is not very common. Most homes and business in the UK require Alternating current also known as AC. A typical solar installation will have an inverter that converts the solar power from DC into AC.
The history of Solar Panels
You will probably agree Solar PV feels like modern technology. It seems only recently that both homes and businesses started covering their buildings with solar panels. In fact solar energy has been around for decades.
It was in 1767 that a Swiss Scientist first came up with the concept of a Solar Collector. Solar photovoltaic was first founded in 1839 by a French scientist. Solar power started becoming a popular concept in the USA after the Second World War. In 1958 Solar Power was used in space for equipment such as satellites and space stations, a major step in the use of solar panels. From then on it was the mission of scientists and engineers to make solar panels more efficient and more cost effective.
The early 80’s saw the invention of the first solar powered car and airplane. Solar Power Plants soon followed with further breakthroughs in relation to cost and efficiency.
In 2000 Germany introduced the feed in tariff and it was not long until other countries such as Spain, Italy and the UK followed with their own version of government funded tariffs.
Fast forward to today solar PV is widely used to supplement our electricity usage in our homes and businesses. Millions of people in the UK have had solar panels installed and are benefiting from free electricity.
Follow the links below to find out even more about Solar PV.
The benefits of Solar
The cost of Solar Panels
It’s in the back of your mind I’m sure! How much does Solar PV cost? Is it a good return on investment?
Solar Panels for New Builds
Perhaps you’re a main contractor or builder needing to have solar panels installed for the building code for sustainable homes. It’s a good option for gaining valuable points. Check out our solar panels for new builds page.