We have done a lot of research into Solar Power including writing our own Solar Book. We have also installed for both home and business small DIY solar projects.
In this section you will find links for further information, which explains how solar power works, facts and what it is, we also have links to useful tools for DIY projects.
The sun is 93 million miles away and yet it can produce enough power to generate electricity. Find out how photons work.
We can use the sun's power in so many different ways including heating water and producing electricity, find out how it works.
Do you want to know some interesting facts, here is the place.
Use our solar irradiance calculator to find out how much power you can get from the sun on an average day for each month. If you are planning your own DIY project this is a good place to start
Solar Electric Panels
Information on different panels, how they can be used and how they are made.
Our diagram shoes the basic set up of a solar electric system and what each component does, including controllers, inverters, batteries and panel.
Do you have a project in mind? We have listed some of the most useful projects and a link to a solar calculator.
DIY Solar Power
Do you want to make your own solar power, this is the place to find out how to do your own project and produce free electricity. Find out how to make your own small generator, which will generate 240v electricity to run small appliances.
There were government grants available, these have now stopped when the Feed-In Tariff was introduced. Full details of the UK Feed-In Tariff are available including rates and where to apply.
Find out the history of the panels which are available today.
If you produce your own solar electricity it is possible to feed it back in on the national grid and get paid on a feed in tariff.
A brief history behind solar panels and power.
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|Did you know?|
The world uses 16,830,000,000 Megawatts of electricity per year of which the UK uses 348,700,000 Megawatts
|Solar Electricity Handbook|
The Solar Electricity Handbook is a simple, practical guide to using electric solar panels and designing and installing photovoltaic PV systems.
The Solar Electricity Handbook assumes no previous knowledge of solar power systems, it explains how panels work, how they can be used and explains the steps you need to take to successfully design and install a electric photovoltaic system from scratch.