Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Panels
What is solar electricity?
Electricity produced using solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is also known as solar electricity. Solar Panels are used to collect the sun’s free, renewable energy and convert it to electricity.
Do I need permission to install a solar PV system?
As “permitted developments,” solar PV systems frequently don’t need planning approval. However, there are exceptions, so it’s advisable to seek advice from your neighbourhood planning office. Additional limitations can be in place if you reside in a listed structure, conservation area, or national park.
You must register your solar PV system with your distribution network operator if you intend to install one in your house (DNO). The DNO is the organisation in charge of supplying power to your house. The device will typically be registered for you by your installer.
What is a solar battery?
Solar panels typically produce more energy than is needed at any given moment for home use. You are losing out on energy produced by your solar panels since all the extra energy is transmitted to the electrical grid. The unused energy from your solar PV system can be stored in a solar battery so that you can use it at night when your solar panels aren’t producing any power.
Do solar panels still work on cloudy days?
Definitely! Solar PV panels are able to produce energy because of solar radiation, not temperature, heat, or direct sunshine. Solar panels will undoubtedly collect more energy in hot, sunny nations, but don’t be deceived into thinking that they won’t function properly in the UK. They can still produce power in cloudy conditions because they don’t require continuous direct sunlight to function. Don’t forget that Germany, which is not exactly famed for its profusion of sunshine, is currently the world leader in the production of solar energy.
Has the Feed-in-Tariff been replaced?
The Smart Export Guarantee has taken the position of the Feed-in Tariff, which expired in 2019. Through the SEG, an electrical supplier may pay homeowners who generate sustainable solar energy. The tariff is based on each unit of electricity supplied to the National Grid.
Read more about the Smart Export Guarantee