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How do Solar PV Systems Work

As solar PV is made up of connected modules, typically around 1m x 1.5m, an array (the full solar PV installation) it can be designed to accommodate virtually any size and shape of roof. Solar PV can also be mounted vertically and horizontally allowing the system to form part of the wall and roof structure.

Solar PV systems convert light into electrical power using a thin layer of semiconducting material, usually silicon, encased between a sheet of glass and a polymer resin.

Whe exposed to daylight electrons in the semiconducting material become energised. These electrons are then able to flow through the material generating a direct current (DC). The DC is carried through wiring to an inverter which converts the current to alternating current (AC) so it can be connected to your home’s main electricity supply.

SES Solar PV can be easily incorporated into most homes. The most common option is to use standard solar PV modules in a frame fixed to an existing pitched roof or a tilted frame on a flat roof.

If you are replacing your roof we can now supply and install solar PV integrated roof tiles that can form part of the weatherproof membrane or structure.