Photovoltaic solar panels use materials that display the photovoltaic effect to convert solar energy from the sun into usable power for a variety of purposes. Solar energy is a sustainable form of energy that has not yet been fully exploited in the UK. Photovoltaic solar panels or ?PV Solar Panels? can be connected in series or in parallel to achieve a specific voltage or current respectively. As well as the initial purchase of a pv solar panel system, qualified and experienced solar panel installers need to be contacted for price and service comparisons.
PV Solar Panels
Solar panels are constructed of photovoltaic materials. They are generally connected together to form what is known as a photovoltaic array and such arrangements are either called photovoltaic arrays or pv solar panel systems. The configuration of the photovoltaic solar panel system is designed according to the average number of good daylight hours and how powerful the solar panels need to be to store the required amount of hours of power needed. The sunnier the weather, the lower the power of the solar panels need to be to achieve the same number of hours of power required in a less sunny location.
Finding PV Solar Panel System Installers
Photovoltaic solar panel installers can be found fairly easily across the UK and choosing the best photovoltaic solar panel installers can be done by comparing solar panel prices whilst inspecting past customer references and installations previously carried out by the firms under consideration. The type of workmanship guarantee offered by solar panel installation firms will vary and many firms will replace any faulty parts and claim costs from the manufacturer instead of the customer having to deal with the manufacturer themselves.
Solar Panel Installation Certification
Up until 2007 the Energy Saving Trust Solar PV Certification Scheme used to handle certification training for solar panel installers and make sure that suppliers were kept up to date with recent advances in solar panel technology. Since then the Microgeneration Certification Scheme or MCS has been responsible for certifying solar products and installers and it would be wise when choosing solar panel systems and installers to check whether the installers have been certified by MCS. MCS uses very stringent criteria to ensure that the consumer receives the best solar energy products and installation service available. For consumers in the US the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) handles installer certification achieved through study and exam conditions.