Solar Photovoltaics (PV)

Solar power is one of the world’s fastest-growing renewable energy technologies. By 2050 Solar PV is expected to produce around 22% of global electricity: the equivalent of saving more than 3 Gigatonnes of CO2.

Solar power is renewable energy derived from the sun. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) cells in a solar panel convert radiant energy from sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. This electricity then flows into an inverter which converts the DC electricity into Alternate Current (AC) which is used our homes.

Solar panels can be used for small-scale rooftop installations that feature just a few solar panels to large scale solar parks comprised of thousands of linked PV panels capable of powering thousands of homes and businesses.

Solar energy generation has many benefits: it harnesses proven technology; solar panels have no moving parts and they make no noise. Solar power is one of the most favoured renewable technologies with 89% of the British public’s in support of solar energy development.

Learn more about Low Carbon’s solar parks here.

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