Take a step towards self sufficiency by generating your own electricity with solar panels.

Solar Photovoltaics (Solar PV) form a pivotal part of the government drive to widen access to low carbon electricity generation. The UK currently produces 33% of its electricity from renewable sources. 

Light commercial photovoltaic arrayIn-roof installation of a schuco photovoltaic arrayInstallation of a on-roof photovoltaic array4kWp on-roof array with polycrystalline panels

How do solar (Photovoltaic) arrays work?

Solar panels comprise of silicone cells, framed in aluminum, which energise when exposed to daylight to produce a current of electricity. The process of converting light energy into power is called the 'photovoltiac' effect.

A typical array comprises of roof mounted panels/collectors, an inverter and a electrical meter ('Generation meter'). The roof mounted collectors energise when exposed to daylight producing a current of electricity (DC 'direct' current), the generated electricity is fed via cables ('Strings') to the inverter which converts the DC electricity into a simulated AC current (which then can be used to run appliances in the home). The inverter sends the generated electricity directly into your fuse board to be used throughout the property, any un-used electricity is the 'fed' back to the grid.

They work best on a southerly facing roof that is clear from any shading (i.e.. from adjacent buildings or trees).

At Griffiths we use a range of top quality PV panels and inverters.  Installations on existing buildings are usually on-roof i.e. over your existing roof finish. New buildings can either have on-roof or in-roof systems that are level with the roof finish.

What do Griffiths offer?

Griffiths offer a no obligation survey and quotation; which a surveyor shall visit a property to determine the feasibility of installing a system. Provide a bespoke system design depending on the property and occupancy requirements, a full clear quotation which estimates the systems benefit to the customer including the amount of government funding the system may attract.

What are the benefits of Solar PV Systems?

  • Lower electricity bills
  • Improvements to a home's energy efficiency rating
Polycrystalline photovoltaic panels.Solar array on Griffiths 'solar store'Local customer with a four kilowatt array