Solar energy from Parker Energy. A very bright idea.

Not so long ago the thought of producing your own electricity from natural resources was little more than a future flight of fancy. But times change. Today, the financial challenges for every household and business are evident, but the prospects are bright, because the sun keeps shining.

With solar panels, you now have the opportunity to use sunlight to generate much of the electricity you use. You can make tax-free money for every unit of electricity you produce. You can also get paid for surplus energy you export back to the national electricity grid. You not only make big savings on your electricity bills, but also on carbon dioxide emissions.

And no one is better placed to show you how than Parker Energy.

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How does solar electricity work?

The system is basically a series of panels made up of photovoltaic (PV) or solar cells which sit on the roof. Each cell is made from one or two layers of semiconducting material, such as silicon.

When light strikes the cell it creates an electric field which is collected as direct electric current (DC). This is converted to alternating current (AC) by an inverter and passed into your property for you to use wherever you need it. The electricity you don’t use is automatically passed into the National Grid.

The stronger the sunlight, the more efficient the cells and the more electricity you generate. It’s interesting to note that the intensity of the light, rather than the heat of the sun, is the important factor here and that PV cells work well even on an overcast day.