What is Solar PV?


Each cell is made from one or two layers of semiconducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced.

The power of a PV cell is measured in kWp. This is the rate at which energy is generated at its peak, i.e. running at full power at noon in the height of summer.

  1. Solar Panels: The sun's energy is captured by the solar panels and converted into direct current electricity.
  2. Inverter: The inverter converts the Direct Current into 240 volt alternating current (AC) suitable for household appliances and feeding into the Grid.
  3. Generation Meter: The generation meter records everything produced by the solar PV system (this is used for your feed in tariff payment).
  4. Utility Meter: The utility meter measures the flow of electricity between the house and the electric utility company (when the solar system produces excess power, the meter spins backwards).
  5. Smart Meter: This is an optional meter that enables the monitoring of the PV system's energy creation and complete household consumption.

CJ Solar Solar Installers

CJ Solar supply and install complete solar PV systems. We are an accredited experienced solar company having installed over 3000 domestic and commercial solar installations combined.

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If you are considering a solar PV system for your house or business, please contact us for a free no-obligation site survey or call us on 01473 276688.

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