How do solar panel (PV) cells work?
When light shines on the cell it creates an electrical field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are grouped together in panels (sometimes called modules) that can either be mounted on your roof, in your roof or on the ground. The main types of panel are monocrystalline and polycrystalline - this refers to the structure and composition of the silicon cells.
The power of a solar array is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp). That's the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in full direct sunlight during the summer. PV cells come in a variety of colours (frame and face), efficiencies, shapes and sizes.
On Roof Solar Panels
Most of the work we carry out is of this type: your existing roof tiles are eased back to expose the roof spar onto which we secure a mounting bracket. The tiles are then slid back into place and the panel mounting rail is bolted on ready to accept the panels.
In Roof Solar Panels
If you’d prefer not to position your solar panels just above your roof, we can mount them in special tray system that sits almost flush with your tiles. This method is a little more expensive than on roof systems but reduces the profile and sight-line of your array.
Ground Mounted Solar Panels
If your roof doesn’t suit an array, we have a variety of ground mounted options for you. These range from high quality plastic mounting boxes to a framed system, concreted into the floor.
JLeaf Ltd, Eastwood End House, Schoolfold Lane, Adlington, Cheshire
Technical and Mounting Options
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