Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work by creating a flow of electricity when the semi-conducting layers are hit with sunlight. There is a misconception that solar panel systems only work on sunny days, but they generate power even when it’s overcast. It doesn’t have to be direct – modern solar panels work on cloudy days too, which is ideal for us here in the UK – but the stronger the sunshine, the more energy generated.
This current is then passed through an inverter, which converts it into an alternating current. You can then use this to power your home, so you’re able to rely on a renewable source of energy and can therefore start saving money on your bills too. Plus, not only do solar panels save money, they can make it too. You can look into selling unused energy to the National Grid! Solar panels for home use are a great way to take control of your household energy bills, get your free quote now.