HOW IT WORKS
Solar (PV) Photovoltaic systems use the sun’s energy to create free, clean, no emissions electricity
Solar Panels collect the sun’s energy (the sun does not have to be out for the solar panels to generate electricity) and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity
An inverter converts the DC electricity from the panels into the type of electricity we all use at home known as alternating current (AC). The inverter constantly monitors the electricity imported from the national grid and then modifies the DC produced by the solar panels to match the usable energy
A single AC wire will run directly to your consumer unit (fuse box) onto a single MCB (miniature circuit breaker). The location of the inverter and wire runs will be determined during the site survey of your property, but they can usually be hidden away in a loft space, cupboard, or garage.
Electricity produced by solar cells is clean and silent, as they only require energy direct from the sun
As energy costs keep rising, and energy bills keep going up and up, one of the benefits of PV is reducing your dependence on the big energy companies. As you generate your own electricity you will draw on this free electricity before drawing from the grid.
Solar PV powers nearly every satellite circling the Earth because it operates reliably for long periods of time with virtually no maintenance. Your Solar PV Technology can be expected to last well beyond 25 years
Although more energy can be generated through summer months, energy can be produced all year round because Solar PV works on light, not heat. This means that even on a cloudy winter day you can still get good generation, with the seasonal reductions having more to do with light levels than weather conditions.
INTEGRATED SOLAR PV SYSTEMS
Roof Integrated system for optimal aesthetics
Building integrated solar PV systems are often considered a more aesthetically acceptable option for installing solar. We offer a wide range of either ‘in roof’ or ‘integrated’ solar PV systems to meet these concerns.
‘In roof’ and ‘integrated’ solar PV systems are those in which the solar PV array itself forms the weatherproofing barrier of the roof, and as such, they replace the conventional tiles or slates. Such systems are aesthetically more sensitive and are often specified in locations where planning restrictions precluded the use of traditional framed modules installed ‘above’ the roof.
Combine your solar PV system with a battery storage solution to make the most of the energy you generate
With affordable battery storage systems now available, the surplus energy generated by your solar PV system during the day (which would otherwise have been exported) can now be stored for use when energy demand is greatest i.e. in the evenings. Battery storage therefore helps to maximise self-consumption and cut your bills.
Battery storage is not just ideal for new solar installations, it can also be added to existing solar PV systems with the addition of a charge controller (or inverter) and a battery.
There are a wide range of Solar Battery Storage options on the market and MBL would be pleased to give you a no obligation consultation