Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
Photovoltaic systems use the sun's energy to create electricity,
and only require daylight, not direct sunlight, to operate. PV
systems convert solar radiation into electricity. The simplest
systems provide electricity to a building directly.
PV panels can be used with a battery store or connected to the
main grid to sell back. They can be installed on or within the roof
tiles, or even on the ground. Check with the planners and consider
Design and location considerations...
You can fit PV systems to most buildings. They need a suitable
south facing area to fit the panels onto. A worthwhile investment
will require over 10m2 of roof space. Over-shading at any point in
the year on any of the panels will affect the efficiency of the
You may need planning permission. Please check with the local
You will need to check that the roof is strong enough to take
the weight of the system and that there is loft access.
The complete package
Jewson supply solar PV standard kits comprising: collectors,
mounting brackets, inverter, 32A isolator, cables and adaptors to
suit. The following kit outputs are available:
- 0.54kWp = 3 collectors
- 1.44kWp = 8 collectors
- 1.80kWp = 10 collectors
- 2.10kWp = 12 collectors
- 2.52kWp = 14 collectors
- 2.88kWp = 16 collectors
- Larger systems are available
- Becoming an MCS approved installer could open new business
- Quick and easy to install, they come in kits and are great for
new build or existing properties.
- PV systems do not emit greenhouse gases or CO2 and carry points
for the Code for Sustainable Homes.
- The Government Feed-in Tariffs make PV an attractive
- A PV system can increase the value of your property.
- Helps to avoid fuel price hikes.
Jewson has everything you'll need...
- Products; Jewson understands the importance of being able to
supply our customers with the very latest renewable technologies.
We have links to many suppliers and are able to offer a wide choice
of options. In addition we are able to connect you with a local MCS
installer. Jewson supply sizes and formats from various
- Greenworks; Jewson have a network of regional sales centres
across the UK, with Greenworks trained specialists who can help and
advise on this technology.