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SSolar PV on your Home in Bolton, Wigan, Greater Manchester and the North West

Generate cheap, green electricity from sunlight.

We are a dedicated renewable company who offer all renewable technologies. We cover the whole of the UK.


Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don't need direct sunlight to work - they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.

The benefits of solar electricity
How do solar panel (PV) cells work?

Costs, savings and maintenance

The benefits of solar electricity

Cut your electricity bills:
sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation your electricity costs will be reduced.

Get paid for the electricity you generate:
The government's Feed-In Tariffs pay you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it.

Sell electricity back to the grid:
If your system is producing more electricity than you need, or when you can't use it, you can sell the surplus back to the grid.

Cut your carbon footprint:
Solar electricity is green, renewables energy and doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide] or other pollutants. A typical home solar PV system could save over a tonne of carbon dioxide per year - that's more than 30 tonnes over its lifetime.


How do solar panels (PV) cells work?

PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can be mounted on your roof. The power of a PV cell is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp). That's the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in full direct sunlight during the summer. PV cells come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Most PV systems are made up of panels that fit on top of an existing roof, but you can also fit solar tiles.

Solar tiles and slates

Solar tiles are designed to be used in place of ordinary roof tiles. A system made up of solar tiles will typically cost around twice as much as an equivalent panel system, although you will save the money you would have spent on roof tiles or slates. Solar tile systems are not normally as cost-effective as panel systems, and are usually only considered where panels are not considered appropriate for aesthetic or planning reasons.


Costs, savings and maintenance

Costs

The average domestic solar PV system is 3.5 to 4kWp and costs around £7,000 (including VAT at 5%), with the typical cost ranging from £5,500 to £9,500.

 

 

We were commissioned to design the Electrical connection for the Solar PV farm by CarbonZero Renewables and to undertake the installation of the Solar PV project. We delivered the project on time and in budget installing 350m of 95mm armoured cable through the national trust park.

All Panels were installed so they looked as part of the landscape floating around the hillside. Bodnant Garden has gone electric since installing 175 solar panels on a hillside.

Now that the Conwy Valley attraction has its own source of power, it has installed two car charging points and ordered in a series of rechargeable electric power tools. Even the garden’s leaf blowers are now battery-powered.

A 350m long cable from the Panasonic solar panels is also feeding electricity to Bodnant’s Pavilion café.Sunshine in every cuppa at Bodnant Garden café

General manager William Greenwood was initially worried the solar array might look like an industrial blot on the landscape. Now he’s a convert: “It blends in beautifully,” he said.“Some people have even told me it looks like a piece of modern art because of the way it serpents round the hillside in a sinuous line.”

Capable of generating 43,000kW hours-a-year, the solar array is part of the National Trust’s drive to reduce its use of carbon fuels by at least 50% by 2020.

This project Won 1 place in Wales Solar Installation of the year award, all brought in by Nightingale Electrical and Carbon Zero.


Feed Back from Client

Gareth Jones

25 February at 21:25 ·

Joint award with the National Trust for Modern Art Solar at Bodnant Garden. Thank you Craig Nightingale and your team for the installation works