Solar PV Panels

Published on Thursday, 23 January 2014

A range of photovolaic (PV) modules suitable for use in all applications from small remote power needs to utility power generation.

Photovoltaic Modules

Photovoltaic (PV) modules consist of a number of semiconductor PV cells connected together to provide a 'standard' voltage of 12V DC. Current and hence power output varies with light level up to peak output in full bright sun. Although the output could be used to directly power DC appliances, such as pumps, due to the variability of sunlight PV modules are usually connected to charge batteries for DC stand alone off grid systems or connected to the mains grid through an inverter for AC grid connected systems.

These maintenance free panels have no moving parts, make no noise, cause no pollution, and will produce useful power even under a grey overcast sky.

A solar electric system has the advantage of being quick and easy to install with a minimal requirement for site preparation. Also their modular design allows the easy expansion of a smaller system if needs change.

Simple and reliable, they are ideal for:-

Off Grid Stand Alone Applications

Grid Connected Applications

Photovoltaic systems are the only form of renewable energy that can be widely deployed in towns and cities. Where appropriate hybrid’ systems combining PV with wind turbines or other forms of power generation can give a balanced supply all the year round.

Over it's estimated life, a PV module in a sunny climate can produce at least 20 times the electricity used in it's production.