Photovoltaics, or PV, work by converting light energy to electrical power through the means of a solar cell. It is the process used when utilizing solar panels to create power for your home.
When photos hit a solar cell, electrons migrate causing an electrical direct current between the side facing the sun and the side facing away. An inverter is then used to transform this current into an alternate current which can then be fed into the main electrical grid.
Photovoltaics are the future because it comes from an everlasting power source, the sun. As the sun's light will not run out, the energy coming from it will always be available. Using photovoltaics to power your home is the way to get free power and say goodbye to power bills!
If you would like to know more about how photovoltaics work, read our photovoltaics page on the website. We go into detail about how it works and how it will provide power for your home. For more information call us on 0800 765 270.