Solar PV Panels

Photovoltaic systems use cells to convert sunlight into electricity. The PV cell consists of one or two layers of a semi conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers causing electricity to flow. The greater the intensity of the light, the greater the flow of electricity. 

In order to reach Code 6, energy must be created to accommodate electricity demand from lighting, pumps and appliances. Our Code 6 home will have a demand of 3.52 Kwh peak. The PV panels used are a 72 tile system that provides 3.74 Kwh peak.

3m2 of solar hot water panels have been added to both plots. Calculations suggest that these panels will provide 70% of the overall demand. Solar panels have been supplied by Viridian Solar


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Fact 25

Almost 150 MtCO2 could be saved if all dwellings in the UK were zero-carbon.
Source: Energy Saving Trust 2008