Solar Panel Installers in Swansea, Cardiff & West Wales
Biofutures are MCS Approved Solar PV Panel Installers based in Swansea and installing Solar PV Panels in South Wales, Cardiff, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire West Wales.
Read the Biofuture Solar PV Guide downloadable from this page for more information about Solar PV Installation.
Solar PV Panels Installers in Wales
Biofutures offer Solar PV Panel installation in Wales, from Swansea and Cardiff to Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire West Wales.
We offer any size of Solar PV installation from a small residential Solar array to a large commercial Solar array. Our staff are highly qualified and MCS approved engineers, their knowledge and advice about Solar PV installations can help you find the best Solar system for you and your property.
We only use products that qualify for the governments Feed-In-Tariff.
Currently, a single return on your investment of around
8% to 14% can be achieved on a Solar PV system.
Call 01792 348 203 or contact us online and talk with a Biofutures representative about Solar PV Installation in Wales.
Turning Light into Solar Electricity
The process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage) is called the solar photovoltaic (PV) effect. Photovoltaic solar cells convert sunlight directly into electricity.
These solar power cells are commonly used to power everything from calculators, watches and battery chargers to road signs and security alarms.
PV solar energy cells are made of semi-conducting materials similar to those used in computer chips. When sunlight is absorbed by these materials, solar energy releases energy from their atoms allowing the electrons to flow through the material to produce solar electricity.
There are 4 main components in most solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
- The first is the solar array which is a collection of power producing cells. This converts the suns energy into DC electricity.
- The second is the roof mounting structure consisting of aluminium or stainless steel components that are used to mount the solar collector system onto the roof of the building.
There are two major types;
- Roof integrated where the solar electricity panels replace the tile and become flush with the rest of the roof.
- On-top mounting where the solar electricity panels sit above existing roof tiles.
- A special solar energy inverter is then required to convert the DC (direct current) electricity into AC (alternating current) electricity, which can be used by most home appliances or sold back to the grid.
- The final part is when the solar collector system is linked to your fuse box and an electric meter so you can tell how much energy you have produced and how much un-used energy you have sold back to the grid.
Cells, Modules and Arrays
The basic PV building block is the photovoltaic cell. Referred to as a "cell", because it produces direct current (DC) electricity like a battery, a PV cell converts energy from the sun directly into solar electricity. In practical applications of photovoltaic energy, groups of cells are unified to form a module (modules may be connected into an array).
Storage of Energy
Photovoltaic PV systems can be designed to sell any surplus energy back to electricity grid rather than store the energy. This overcomes many of the shortcomings of using batteries; including high cost, storage, limited useful life span and environmentally unfriendly components.
In some remote areas, however, there may be no connection to the grid available making the use of batteries a necessity.
EARN £1000's TAX FREE
Invest in a system today and receive 41.3p from your utility company for every unit of electricity (kWh) you produce GUARANTEED FOR 25 YEARS.
Our typical domestic customers are earning £600-£1250 each year, plus saving from reduced electricity bills.
Good for the environment - great for your wallet.
Plus receive extra income by selling any surplus electricity you generate.
- Government incentive Feed in Tariff
- Guaranteed Income for 25 years
- Free Electricity - Reduce your energy bills
- Sell surplus electricity back to the grid
- Reduce you CO2 emissions
- All weather - All year round
Biofuture Solar PV Guide