At D.R. Electrical we specialise in solar PV installation across the North West. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, we offer solar installations for both commercial and residential projects.

With a 25-year guarantee, solar installations are a worthwhile investment which can save you money long term. As a sustainable energy source, you can both cut your energy costs and become more environmentally-friendly.

Find out more about solar PV installations here.

What Are Solar PV Panels?

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are solar devices that convert sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic cells. These panels, often referred to simply as solar panels, are made up of multiple silicon-based solar cells which are interconnected within a protective material such as glass and aluminium.

When sunlight strikes the surface of a solar PV panel, a flow of direct current electricity is generated. This electricity is then collected by the electrical contacts within the panel and routed through wiring to an inverter, where it is converted into alternating current (AC) electricity suitable for use in homes, businesses, or the electrical grid.

The solar PV panels we install come in various sizes, shapes, and configurations to suit all needs, whether for installation on a residential property or a large scale commercial project.

Benefits of Installing Solar PV

Investing in solar PV has a number of benefits including cost savings, environmental sustainability, and energy independence. See more about the benefits of installing solar energy:

Renewable Energy Source

Solar PV systems create energy from the sun which reduces the reliance on fossil fuels and contributes to a more sustainable energy future. Particularly for companies with a pledge to sustainability, solar PV panels are a great option.

Cost Savings

Once installed, solar PV systems generate electricity at no ongoing fuel cost, offering long-term savings on utility bills. The systems we install do not sell back energy to the grid but instead use battery storage, saving you money.

Energy Independence

By generating electricity onsite, solar PV systems provide greater energy independence and a reduced vulnerability to fluctuating utility prices. Solar installation ensures a reliable source of power and energy.

Environmental Impact

Solar energy is clean and produces no greenhouse gas emissions or air pollutants which helps to mitigate climate change and improve air quality which both contribute to a healthier environment, both residentially and commercially.

Low Maintenance

Solar PV systems have minimal maintenance requirements other than occasional cleaning and periodic inspection from experts. Solar PV panels require very minimal operational costs and hassle-free ownership.

Solar PV Installation with D.R. Electrical

At D.R. Electrical we have worked on a number of small- and large-scale projects. We recently collaborated with Birkenhead Sixth Form College installing a number of solar PV panels across their campus.

Our team are professional experts at solar panel installation and can complete projects quickly and efficiently. The service we provide involves installation of solar panels and batteries to give you the best possible energy output.

The energy your solar panels generate does not get sold back to the grid but is instead used as battery storage. This means that you will receive all the benefits of the energy that is generated.

FAQs

See some of our frequently asked questions about solar PV installation here!

Where are Solar PV Panels Installed?

They can be mounted on rooftops, ground-mounted in solar farms, integrated into building facades, or even incorporated into portable devices and vehicles.

What is Involved in the Solar PV Installation Process?

The installation of solar panels includes a site assessment, system design, obtaining permits, panel mounting, electrical wiring, inverter installation, and connection to the electrical grid or battery storage system.

How Long Does it Take to Install a Solar PV System?

The duration of solar PV installation varies depending on factors such as system size, complexity, and site conditions. On average, residential installations may take a few days to a couple of weeks, while commercial or large-scale installations may take slightly longer.

How Much Space is Needed for Solar PV Panels?

The amount of space required for solar PV panels depends on factors such as system size, panel efficiency, and energy production goals. Typically, a residential solar PV system requires approximately 100-400 square feet of roof space per kilowatt (kW) of installed capacity.

How Long Do Solar PV Panels Last?

Solar PV panels are designed to be durable and long-lasting, with a typical lifespan of 25-30 years or more. We offer a 25-year guarantee, ensuring peace of mind and reliable operation over the life of the system.

What Maintenance is Required for Solar PV Panels?

Solar PV panels require minimal maintenance and are typically limited to periodic cleaning to remove dust, debris, or bird droppings that may accumulate on the surface. Additionally, routine inspections and monitoring of system performance are recommended to ensure optimal operation.