A solar PV panel consists of cells of one or two layers made from a semi-conducting material like silicon.
- When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers, causing electricity to flow.
- The electricity flows through a cable and is collected at a central point often located in your roof space.
- The electricity is then converted from a direct current (DC) to an alternating current (AC) and carries on into your home for you to use.
If you don't use all the electricity that you have generated it will be fed into the National Grid automatically.
With Fuzion Sun Power you'll get peace of mind from start to finish. We use all our own installers to ensure high standards and help guarantee you get all the support you need.
Solar panels are mounted to the property roof or ground mounted via secure fixing system that will easily outlast 25 years. The optimum angle for the panels to maximise the suns energy is 30 degrees in southern England, but also works very well at 45 degrees. The two main types of panel used in the domestic market are monocrystalline and polycrystalline.
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The inverter converts DC electric power to AC electric power, the position of the inverter is normally within the roof space or garage. Positions will vary from one property to the next, the inverter has no moving parts and will turn itself on during daylight hours and off once dark. Unfortunately the inverter does not store any of the electricity generated during the day for night time use.
The generation meter is what we install for the electricity company to take a meter reading 4 times a year so you can claim your FIT’s payment. The location of the meter should be as close to the main fuse as possible.
There will need to be a dedicated circuit from your existing fuse board (if possible) otherwise we would install a small 1way fuse board to accommodate the new circuit. The cable will run to the inverter position and connect to a safety isolator first then connect to the inverter.
The cabling from the inverter to the solar panels (array) is with specialist DC rated cables. It connects to the panel with special solar connecters that are fully waterproof and are made to last 25 years.
The installation for a standard domestic job will normally take 2-3 days the installation is very clean and tidy. 90% of jobs will require scaffolding for us to gain access to the roof. This will be installed the day before we are due to start and will be taken away approx 2 days after we finish.
We will take care of all the paperwork involved with liaising with the “distribution network operator” and your existing electricity supplier so you can benefit from the FIT’s scheme as soon as possible.