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Solar Photovoltaics (PV)

Solar PV capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.

Solar PV

There are a few different types of solar panels that can be installed in homes in Scotland and we can help select the correct type for your property, the choices are Poly, Mono, Amorphous Thin Film and Hybrid it is important to select the right type of panel so that it give the best performance. It is also important that you home is full insulated property as this will help retain the energy that the solar panels are helping to produce. In order to get an RHI renewable heat incentive your property must be above a band D rating on an EPC so it would help to have your home evaluated prior to getting them installed. Think Energy can also provide this service.

Article from Solar power in the United Kingdom

At the end of 2011, there were 230,000 solar power projects in the United Kingdom, with a total installed generating capacity of 750 megawatts (MW). By February 2012 the installed capacity had reached 1,000 MW. Solar power use has increased very rapidly in recent years, albeit from a small base, as a result of reductions in the cost of photovoltaic (PV) panels, and the introduction of a Feed-in tariff(FIT) subsidy in April 2010. In 2012, the government said that 4 million homes across the UK will be powered by the sun within eight years, representing 22,000 MW of installed solar power capacity by 2020.


Think energy Ltd are proud MCS Accredited installers of Solar PV panels, this is crucial if you are wanting to claim a feed in tariff as the property must be signed off by a qualified installer. We use a software building tool to make the best design possible for your property, this takes in to consideration what direction your property is facing, property type and size and trees or buildings that are in close range and may block out the sun. This is the best way to determine how many panels can fit on to the property and the best lay out for you. Once the solar panels have been installed you should receive the certification through the door within 3 working day of the job being registered with MCS.

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