What is Solar PV?
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems provide free electricity to your tenants, helping to combat fuel poverty but they also generate potentially lucrative returns on investment through subsidies and power purchase agreements.
Solar PV systems consist of several photovoltaic cells built into a solar module, of which many are installed upon a roof. The modules are connected via DC cabling and feed back to inverters which transform the DC power to AC electricity ready for the property to consume. The generated power is metered and used as the primary source of power to the building, with any excess demand being topped up by the national grid, any excess supply of solar power is exported back to the grid.
Why install Solar PV?
Reduce electricity bills - Solar Photovoltaic systems produce FREE electricity meaning property owners can reduce their electricity bills by utilising this FREE electricity generated during daylight hours which therefore means purchasing less from the national grid year on year.
Easy way to meet building regulations - For builders or developer in the new build market, solar photovoltaic systems are a great way to help meet SAP targets, energy reports, The Code for Sustainable Homes, BREEAM ratings, Part L and local planning requirements such as the London Plan.
Reduce your carbon footprint - Solar PV generates renewable energy, meaning it doesn’t produce any harmful pollution. This technology is a way that each property can help towards protecting the environment and tackling climate change by utilising natural sustainable resources.
Why maintain Solar Photovoltaic Systems?
Solar panel servicing will ensure any natural deterioration within the system is identified and rectified before more extensive damage can occur, preventing expensive system repairs and hazardous faults.
On top of this, PV servicing will prevent losses and damage due to external factors such as shading and dirt; via module cleaning, system inspections and shading management.
This form of preventative maintenance will prove much more cost-effective than reacting to faults after they have already caused problems, and we can guarantee at some point – problems will occur.
Besides keeping your system healthy and your investment safe, there are actually cost saving benefits to servicing your PV. Inverter servicing and module cleaning will prevent the amount of solar power generated by your system from slipping below what it should be.