The solar cells are made of several thin layers of silicon. When sunlight strikes, the electrons within the cell are knocked loose. By the absorption of a photon (light particle), the negative electron gets shunted away from the silicon atom, and a positive ‘hole’ remains. The freed electron and the positive hole together are neutral.

Therefore, to be able to generate electricity, the electron and the hole need to be separated from each other. This is done by giving layers within the cell opposite charges so that the freed electrons cannot return to the positively charged holes.

When the electrical contacts on the front and rear are connected through an external circuit, the freed electrons can only return to the positively charged holes by flowing through this circuit, thus causing electricity to flow. This means that the greater the intensity of light (larger number of photons), the greater the flow of electricity.

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We found the whole process from start to finish well organised and very professional. The team took care of all the H&S implications and ensured the installation in no way affected the day to day operation of the site.

The communication was proactive, and the whole installation was completed ahead of schedule.  The system is operating well and contributing over and above the return, we expected prior to installation.  Technical support has been very good, and we will well supported in after sales support.

Albert Darnell Ltd would recommend “Flixborough” to anyone looking to solar power solutions, for reducing energy costs for your business whilst supporting the environment.

Albert Darnell, Grimsby
22% Return on Investment
Reducing Grid Reliance by Generating 153.18 MWh

A recent project with Albert Darnell is expected to product a 22% return on investment, and pay itself off in approximately 6.2 years as well as reduce the impact of rising electricity prices and grid dependency.

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What are the financial incentives?

If you install an electricity-generating technology from a renewable or low-carbon source such as solar PV or wind turbine, the UK Government’s Feed-in Tariffs scheme (FITs) could mean that you get money from your energy supplier.

You can be paid for the electricity you generate, even if you use it yourself, and for any surplus electricity you export to the grid. And of course, you’ll also save money on your electricity bill because you’ll be using your electricity.


What happens if the sun isn’t out?

Even if the sky is overcast, PV still produces electricity. This is because PV cells use not only direct sunlight, but also diffuse solar radiation, which is light that has been scattered by dust and water particles in the atmosphere. The amount of useful electricity generated is proportional to the intensity of light energy which falls into the conversion area. However, you can still have an electricity supply even without the sun!

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Scunthorpe Office

Normanby Gateway, Lysaghts Way,
Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire,
DN15 9YG
01724 230 240

Lincoln Office

Resolution House, Crusader Road,
Lincoln, Lincolnshire,
01522 244 554

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