Solar panels or photovoltaic panels harness energy from solar radiation (the sun) and convert it into usable electricity by using semiconductors displaying the photovoltaic effect. The photovoltaic effect is displayed by semiconductors such as cadmium telluride and crystalline silicon. These semiconductors absorb photons from sunlight and react by emitting electrons in the form of DC voltage. Solar panel systems include an inverter in their design to convert the DC voltage to AC or alternating current for use in powering domestic appliances. PhonoSolar solar PV panels are used internationally as part of photovoltaic panel systems to generate renewable energy for homes and businesses.
PhonoSolar products are manufactured by Phono Technologies of Switzerland, a company with more than 30 years experience in renewable technologies including solar panels and wind turbines. PhonoSolar solar panels are supplied with a 5 year product warranty and a 25 year performance guarantee. Phono Technologies AG is a partner of the largest photovoltaic projects around Europe so experience and expertise is guaranteed. PhonoSolar solar panels are also approved by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) for inclusion in the UK Feed in Tariff for renewable energy.
Solar Feed in Tariff
The UK Solar Feed in Tariff for renewable energy will pay up to 41.3 pence per kilowatt hour of electricity generated by PhonoSolar solar panels. Not all solar panels are eligible to receive cash payment for homes under the Feed in Tariff for renewable energy. Only solar panels and installers accredited by the MCS can be included in the Feed in Tariff for renewable energy so those considering making the change to renewable energy should choose installers carefully. Comparing energy suppliers accredited by the MCS and able to supply PhonoSolar solar panels is a good start in the search for the best energy company. Finding the best PhonoSolar solar panel suppliers can be easily done by using one of the more reputable energy supplier comparison websites.
Why Use Solar Power?
The earth has a finite amount of fossil fuels such as Coal, Oil and Gas. The rate at which oil and gas are being consumed they could begin to run out within 20 years. Although it may be true that coal is in much greater supply now, the over use of coal that may result if and when oil or natural gas run out, could accelerate the depletion rate of coal. Apart from the unsustainability of fossil fuels, the harmful emissions caused by the burning of fossil fuels are thought to be major contributors to global warming.