Solar Photovoltaic Panels

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels allow you to generate your own electricity. With the current high energy costs the amount you save can be very attractive. In addition as of April 2011 the UK goverment will now pay you 43.3p for every kWh your solar panels generate and feed back into the National Grid.

How Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels Work

PV panels work on roofs that face in a southerly direction and are unshaded. When sunlight hits the PV panel an electric charge is created across the layers. The more panels you have the more electricity will be generated. The brighter the sunlight, the more electricity is produced, even on a cloudy day.

Using Visual Building, you can create a roof plan, establish its position relative to the  sun and calculate the likely energy to be generated.