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Solar Panel Photovoltaic vs Solar Thermal Technology

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You may be aware that there are two types of solar panels: solar PV (photovoltaic systems) and thermal. Both function on harvesting solar energy and converting it into power for your home. While both are often used on rooftops, the similarities end there. So, let’s compare a solar PV system with a thermal solar system […]

Integrated Solar Panels – Ultimate Guide

solar panel installation man

Solar panels have come a long way from when first arrived on rooftops. From being overly large and obtrusive, they are now more aesthetically appealing to the eye, and indeed the pocket, providing the opportunity to power your home with renewable energy from the sun. Integrated solar panels combine a high level of energy efficiency […]

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need in the UK?

how many solar panels do you need uk?

We have all noticed solar panels on neighbouring rooftops, but many have dismissed them in the past as over expensive and offering minimal benefit. Things are changing, and we, as consumers, are becoming much more conscious of our environment, our carbon footprint and energy consumption – especially at a time of sky high energy prices. […]

Solar Panels Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Panels

The benefits of having a solar panel system installed in your home are becoming increasingly obvious to homeowners, especially at a time of escalating energy prices and a need to reduce household carbon emissions. It is difficult for many people to decide whether or not it would be beneficial to install solar panels because there […]

What is a Solar Diverter UK

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Many UK properties have Solar PV systems installed to benefit from free, clean electricity. But did you know that a solar system can potentially be set up with a solar diverter to bring you additional benefits and savings in the form of free hot water. What Does a Solar Diverter Do? A solar diverter is […]

Solar Panels for Sheds – The Ultimate Guide

solar panels for shed

The use of solar panels on sheds seems an almost obvious solution to getting power to your shed, workshop or even man cave, and it is surprising that many haven’t considered it sooner. Getting your electricity from the sun through a solar set-up can be a perfect alternative to having to go to the expense and […]

Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline Solar Panels

Monocrystalline vs polycrystalline solar panel energy

In terms of solar energy receptors, monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels are the two most popular options. Both incorporate silicon photovoltaic cells, the same material found in the chips of modern devices. However, the silicon’s crystallinity determines whether a solar cell is in fact monocrystalline or polycrystalline: Solar panels with a single silicon crystal make […]

Flat Roof Solar Panels – Do They Work?

do flat roof solar panels work?

Many homeowners with flat roofs don’t even consider installing solar panels on their flat roofs because they believe their roof does not receive enough direct sunlight to justify the expense. What if, on the other hand, we told you that installing solar panels on a flat roof is completely feasible? Solar energy should be available […]

Solar Inverters – Pros, Cons & Costs

Solar Inverters – Pros, Cons & Costs

Solar Inverters – Pros, Cons & Costs A solar inverter is a component of a photovoltaic (PV) system that acts as a connection point between your solar panels and your house. Before it can be used to power your building, all of the electricity that is generated by your solar panels needs to go through […]

How to Clean Solar Panels and How Often

how to clean solar panels

As a solar panel owner, you might think that once your system is in place, you can forget about it. While this is partially true because your solar panels will create electricity without your intervention, there may come a point when you want to know how to clean your solar panels and how frequently you […]