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Solar PV

Generate cheap, green electricity from sunlight

TEE electrical contractors are accreditated by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) to install solar panels in compliance to industry standards.  We’ve helped many businesses and homes across Cornwall to save energy through the use of solar PV.

Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.

Photovoltaic cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day.

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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 national grid
  • Cut your carbon footprint: solar electricity is a green, renewable energy – a typical home solar PV system could save over a tonne of carbon dioxide per year


Costs & Energy Savings

The average domestic solar PV system is 4kWp and on average costs between £5,500 and £7,000 (including VAT at 5%).

The more electricity the system can generate, the more it costs but the more it could save.  A 4kWp system can generate around 3,700 kilowatt hours of electricity a year – roughly equivalent to a typical household’s electricity needs.

If your system is eligible for the Feed-In Tariff scheme it could generate savings and income of around £750 – £900 a year.

Solar PV needs little maintenance – you’ll just need to keep the panels relatively clean and make sure trees don’t begin to overshadow them.

For more information on Solar PV, please call us on 01872 553541.