Established technology with financial returnsSolar Photovoltaic (or Solar PV as it is commonly known) convert light into electrical power using a thin layer of semi-conducting material (usually silicon) encased between a sheet of glass and a polymer resin. When exposed to daylight electrons in the material become energised and flow through the material generating a direct current (DC). This DC is carried through wiring to an inverter, which converts the current to 240V alternating current (AC) so that it can be connected to the home’s main electricity supply. Reflect Energy work with a range of manufacturers and recommendations on the make and number of modules will be made during the consultation process. To encourage Solar PV the Government has introduced Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) which mean you not only benefit by using the energy that your Solar PV system produces, but you also get paid for the electricity you produce.
The payments you receive vary depending on the size of the system and when it is installed. With the Reflect Energy we not only produce a quotation, but also detail information on the likely returns based around the applicable FIT. All Reflect Energy systems are installed with experienced MCS installers and NICEIC electricians. The solar panels come with a 25 year performance guarantee and Reflect only use market leading invertors. Some of the myths around solar PV? ‘With the reduced FITs it no longer makes economic sense.’ It is true that the Government has reduced the amount paid back under the FITs, but over the last 12 months PV modules have come down by over 50%. Add to this predictions that domestic energy bills could double in the next 5 years and you can see why a Solar PV solution still make great economic as well as environmental sense. ‘Solar PV is no good in the UK as it’s always rainy and we do not get enough sun.’ Germany is an major user of Solar PV in Europe; a place with sunshine levels similar to those in the UK. Even on a cloudy day PV generates significant amounts of electricity. ‘Solar PV is no good north of Watford.’ It is true that power is slightly reduced as we move north up the country, these reductions can be negated with the right installation characteristics. An installation in the north of the country with an installation angle of 30 degrees and no shading will offer an excellent return on investment.