What is PV?

Simply put, photovoltaic solar panels harness the sun's energy and convert it into electrical power, which you can use in your home, workplace or building.

This electricity replaces the power that would have been purchased from your energy supplier, which would have been generated in conventional power stations running on gas, oil, coal or nuclear fuels. This will thereby reduce your energy costs and help the environment.

In brighter conditions, or when there is a low electricity demand in the building, the electricity production may be greater than is required or used. Modern Solar PV systems are designed to export any excess electricity back into the grid, earning additional revenue for the user.