Ultimate Solar specialists in off-grid & grid-tied solar PV solutions throughout South Africa.
Solar PV Installations: There are two main types of solar energy technology: photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal. Solar PV is the rooftop solar you see on homes and businesses - it produces electricity from solar energy directly. Solar thermal technologies use the sun’s energy to generate heat, and electricity is generated from that.
The Solar Photo-voltaic panels are installed in a location that has the best exposure to the sun and connected to inverters. These inverters are tied into your electrical network to reduce your monthly consumption from the supplier.
Solar PV Facts:
A PV module is an assembly of photo-voltaic cells mounted in a frame work for installation.
PV cells consist of at least two semi-conductive materials, such as silicon, one of which has a positive charge while the other is negative.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) is a technology that converts sunlight (solar radiation) into direct current electricity
Solar cells are packaged behind glass to form photovoltaic modules, which have typical service lives of 20 to 40 years.
Solar PV electricity is now less expensive than both domestic and commercial retail electricity from the grid. It is approaching cost-competitiveness with wholesale conventional electricity in many places.