Solar PV Services
At Comfort Electrical, we understand that switching to solar power can seem like a daunting task, but we are here to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Our solar PV services are designed to make the process easy and hassle-free for our customers.
Solar PV panels are a clean and sustainable energy source that can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and save you money on your energy bills. By harnessing the power of the sun, you can generate your own electricity and reduce your reliance on fossil fuels.
Our team of experts can help you plan for the installation of rooftop PV panels on your home or business. We can provide you with a detailed assessment of the suitability of your property and estimate the potential output of the solar panels. This will save you time and money by ensuring that you make an informed decision before any installation takes place.
At Comfort Electrical, we use the latest technology and equipment to ensure that our solar PV installations are of the highest quality. We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service and ensuring that they are completely satisfied with the work we do.
If you are considering switching to solar power, Comfort Electrical is here to help. Our team of experts can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision and help you every step of the way. With our solar PV services, you can enjoy the benefits of clean and sustainable energy while saving money on your energy bills. Contact us today to find out more about our services and how we can help you make the switch to solar power.
What are PV panels?
Photovoltaic (PV) panels, also known as solar panels, are devices made from semi-conducting materials that allow the transformation of sunlight into electrical energy. The most commonly used semi-conducting material in PV panels is silicon, but other materials such as cadmium telluride and copper indium gallium selenide can also be used.
PV panels are made up of solar cells, which are responsible for converting sunlight into electricity. When sunlight strikes the solar cells, it excites the electrons in the material, creating a flow of electrons that can be captured as an electrical current. This current is then sent to an inverter, which converts the DC current produced by the solar cells into AC current that can be used to power homes and businesses.
How does a PV panel work?
The basic operating principle of a PV panel is based on the photoelectric effect, which was first discovered by Albert Einstein in 1905. When light falls on a metal surface, it causes the emission of electrons, which can be captured as an electrical current. In the case of a PV panel, the metal surface is replaced by a semi-conducting material, which is capable of absorbing sunlight and generating an electrical current.
The electrical current produced by a PV panel is DC current, which is not compatible with the AC current used in most homes and businesses. To make the electricity generated by PV panels usable, an inverter is needed to convert the DC current into AC current. The inverter is connected to the electrical grid, allowing excess electricity generated by the PV panels to be sold back to the utility company.
PV panels are a popular choice for renewable energy because they produce no emissions or pollution, require little maintenance, and can generate electricity even on cloudy days. They are also becoming increasingly affordable, making them an attractive option for homeowners and businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on their energy bills.
Planning for Rooftop PV panels on London’s Homes
The Greater London Authority has made suggestions for each borough in London for the installation of rooftop PV panels. You can find the report here.
The Mayor of London has created an interactive map called The London Solar Opportunities Map, which allows Londoners to estimate the potential for both PV solar panels and solar thermal installations on buildings and open land around the capital. This map can be an invaluable tool for homeowners and businesses who are interested in installing solar panels, as