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Solar Photovoltaic (PV cells)

Technology Description

Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductor technology.

Energy saving benefit and/or carbon reductions

ssentially carbon free energy generation.

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Faults with Solar PV systems

(PDF, 1.6 MB)

Solar PV systems are generally very reliable, but like all electrical equipment, they can sometimes suffer from a fault. This document sets out to explain what home owners should do to get the fault resolved.

Published 02 May 2019

A Guide to Solar Electricity

(PDF, 408 kB)

All you need to know about how to save money through the UK governments 'feed-in-tariff' and receive payments for the electricity you generate, whether you use it yourself or feed it back into the grid.


Guide to the Installation of Photovoltaic Systems

(PDF, 3.8 MB)

The scope of this document is to provide solar PV system designers and installers with information to ensure that a grid-connected PV system meets current UK standards and best practice recommendations. It is primarily aimed at typical grid connected systems of up to 50kWp (total combined d.c. output).


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