Domestic Solar PV in Dorset
Solar PV Panels generate renewable electricity from the sun by converting daylight into Direct Current (DC) which is then transferred to an Inverter, which in turn changes the current from DC to Alternating Current (AC) which is needed to power your home. Solar PV Panels can supply a substantial proportion of the electricity needs of a typical household. Solar PV Panels provide clean, affordable electricity apart from reducing your electricity bill, you also get paid for any units of electric the PV system produces, whether you use it or not.
- PV panels are securely mounted onto your roof.
- The PV panels are connected to an inverter, normally positioned in your loft space. The inverter converts the direct current generated by the panels to alternating current that is needed to power your lights and appliances and export to the national grid.
- A generation meter records how much electricity you are producing.
- The electricity flows into your existing consumer unit, where it is either used to power your lights and appliances, or exported to the grid.
Frequently asked questions:
Do I have enough sunlight for PV?
Solar power depends on intensity of light, not necessarily direct sunlight. This means that even when it's overcast, your solar PV panels will be producing electricity.
To get maximum output, of our 3 Energies PV system should be installed on a roof that faces east, west, south, or anywhere in between, how much you could earn after having a Solar PV system installed will depend on the size of the system we install for a free complete technical survey, Please complete the form to right hand side.
The majority of houses in the UK have zero or very little over shading, and are suitable to have a solar PV system installed on their roofs. However, shading such as large trees or buildings can result in significant loss of energy. During the site survey, our system designer will check and discuss with you if your house is shaded and what impact it might have on installing your solar PV system.
Is my roof strong enough?
Most roof structures are designed to take the increase in weight from solar PV panels due to over-engineering and original snow loading factors. Our system designer will check the existing structure and construction of the roof and discuss with you if any additional survey is required.
Will I need to upgrade my electrical system?
Our solar PV systems are installed by qualified electricians. During the initial site survey the system designer will complete a visual inspection of the existing electrical system to enable the installation of your solar PV panels. We will identify any issues at this time and indicate any remedial work that is required. In the vast majority of homes, only very minor upgrades are required (if any at all) and these can be undertaken at the same time that the solar PV system is installed.
Is planning permission required?
In England and Scotland, planning permission for solar PV systems are only required if your home is a listed building, or is in a conservation area or World Heritage Site. In these instances you should check with your local authority. Your system designer will be able to help you.
If you want to install a solar PV system onto your existing roof, 3 ENERGIES can design a system for you that will provide the ideal solution. To find out how a Solar PV system actually works, please read the below:
3 Energies Solar PV system consists of:
1) Photovoltaic (PV) Panels
Photovoltaic panels are mounted onto your roof using a discrete framing system. The number of panels will depend on the size of your roof, how much electricity you want to generate, and how much you wish to spend. The layout of the panels is also flexible and can be laid out in either a portrait or landscape configuration.
This is to convert the DC to AC which will depend on the size and configuration of your system to which inverter is compatible.
3) On Roof Mounting System
The mounting system has been designed as a universal fitting system for installation for minimal disturbance to the roof area.
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We look forward to assisting you with your enquiries about Domestic Solar PV. If you have any questions please call us today on: 0800 756 7587 to find out more.