Solar PV (Electricity) Northern Ireland

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Feed in Tariff The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government grant announced in November 11, initially targeted at businesses to encourage them to generate heat in a more environmentally friendly way whilst reducing their overall energy costs.

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PV solar panels are photovoltaic panels which allow you to effectively generate cheap, green electricity from sunlight.

These capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells which don't require direct sunlight to work - they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day.

How do PV Solar Panels Work?

Photovoltaic solar panels are usually made from silicon or other layers of semi-conducting material. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. Electrons are passed from the negative to the positive layer of cells. This movement of electrons generates electricity for your home.

Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can be mounted on your roof. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced.

The most efficient (and most expensive) PV solar panels are cut from a single silicon crystal, while the more common polycrystalline PV panels are constructed from a number of crystals.

The latest type of PV solar panel is the 'amorphous' panel, cut so thin as to retain flexibility for easier siting. Currently, the efficiency of solar panels averages around 20% - but this is markedly higher than at the turn of the century, so it can be expected to increase again as technology improves.

Benefits Of PV Solar Panels?

Save significantly - by creating electricity for free, you'll save on your electricity bills.

Get paid - the Government offer Feed in Tariffs that mean you can be paid for the electricity you generate (even if you use it).

Earn even more - you can actually earn more if you create more electricity than you require at home. This will be exported to the grid.

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