Solar cells, also called photovoltaic cells, convert the sunlight directly into electricity. This electricity is then fed through an inverter that converts the DC current into AC power.
Photovoltaics (often called Solar PV) gets its name from the process of converting light (photons) to the electricity we use. This was first used in 1954 by scientists at Bell Laboratories who created a working solar cell made from silicon that generated an electric current when exposed to sunlight. Over the years the process and technology has improved and now electricity from solar cells has become cost effective due to the drop in prices in recent years.
The vast majority of PV cells now sold are made from Silicon, these cells are then placed within larger modules that you find on roofs and even mounted to the ground. These modules are the most cost effective solution as well as being a very efficient and practical option. There are new types of solar cell being developed and improved all the time, such as thin-film and flexible cells, however they are not yet in wide use for most applications yet.
However the latest technology improvements to the standard silicon modules have included: use of percium cell technology; use of half cells to improve daylight collection; use of optimisation to reduce the impact of differential output from individual modules; use of back plate and multi-busbar technology to improve the efficiency of electricity collection from solar cells.
Our solar panel projects are undertaken in partnership with Amelio Solar Energy.
How It Works
Solar panels will collect sunlight (even on cloudy days). The panels on your roof will collect this daylight and turn it in to usable power in the form of DC electricity.
An inverter then turns that DC electricity into AC power to use in your business. Inverters typically get placed in or near your distribution board and can range in capacity from 2kW single phase to 83kW three phase.
The electricity is then fed through a meter and into your property’s distribution board where it then powers your business.
Why Come To Us
A Personal Service
Chartered Surveyor Richard Jones is fully involved from the point of providing initial advice through to a successfully completed installation.
Winners of the Lincolnshire Energy Awards as Installer of the Year for 2014 and 2015.
Knowledge & Experience
Solid pedigree – we have undertaken hundreds of installations around the UK for schools, petrol filling stations, Pipers Crisps, McDonalds restaurants, recycling centres, farms, business parks, universities, council offices, village halls, hospitals and, of course, for homeowners.
We are experience in battery storage installations from Tesla, LG Chem, SolaX and others. We can advise on the situations where they are appropriate and what the best technical solution would be for your circumstances.
Smart Export Guarantee & Energy Tariffs
We provide advice on the new tariff structures which are becoming available this year. An MCS Accredited installation will enable a claim to be made for the Smart Export Guarantee or Export Tariff.
Quality All The Way
Use of the latest technology Solar PV modules and the world’s best inverters. Our professional installation team delivers a fully accredited quality service.
Safe and quality assured working practices through our MCS Accreditation.
Just Automotive approached Amelio Solar Energy on recommendation from previous work. They were keen to establish whether investing in Solar PV was still worthwhile for their business in the light of changes to the renewables sector.
Burton Hathow Preparatory School
Burton Hathow Preparatory School is an award-winning preparatory school in Saxilby, Lincoln. At the time the school was founded Amelio installed a biomass boiler, however the school had to wait for the installation of 3-phase electricity before solar panels could be added.
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