Solar takes advantage of a free and powerful energy source – the sun.
Solar panels capture the sunlight and convert it into electricity, just like that! A simple, clean and cost-effective way to power our lives.
It’s dependable, too – because unlike fossil fuels, the sun’s energy is unlimited.
And you don’t need to live somewhere warm and sunny, because solar needs only daylight not heat. Even the UK gets 60% of the sunlight (or solar radiation) found at the Equator. It’s true that the more light the panels receive, the more electricity they can generate. But they still work on cloudy days – just as a solar-powered calculator does.
Secure energy: How solar panels work
Solar could save you thousands over its lifetime, and earn you an income too
What does 3kWp mean?
We don’t want potential solar devotees to be thrown by the maths or jargon surrounding solar. So we thought it may be useful to put together a graphic which contextualises what the numbers mean.