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Generate your own renewable electricity with Solar

Solar electricity panels, also known as photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity that you can use in your home or business and sell back to the National Grid.

Solar PV has proven one of the best ways to cut your carbon footprint and cut your energy costs.

Is Solar PV right for you?

For the average UK home or commercial roof Solar PV panels work very well.

For most people Solar PV is the best investment you can make in renewable energy. Once you’ve paid for the initial installation your electricity, generated by the sun, is free.

Solar electricity will also cut your carbon footprint. The Energy Savings Trust calculates a typical home solar PV system could save around one tonne of carbon per year, depending on where you live in the UK. 

How good the investment is depends on your energy usage and how much sunlight your roof receives. 

Most importantly your installer needs to design the best system for your unique situation.

Brite Energy understands every situation is different and we work with you to achieve the maximum value from your Solar PV array.

Find the best Solar solution for you by starting our 3 Step Process today.

Our 3 Step Process For Solar

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Solar Survey

This is a comprehensive, no-obligation survey provided at no cost to you.

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Solar Report

Using advanced software modelling we provide you with a comprehensive report with detailed analysis of how solar can be best installed for your unique situation.

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Solar Quotation

No obligation quotation detailing the cost of installing Solar, payment options and the payback you can expect.

Step 1

Solar Survey

This is a comprehensive, no-obligation survey provided at no cost to you.

Step 2

Solar Report

Using advanced software modelling we provide you with a comprehensive report with detailed analysis of how solar can be best installed for your unique situation.



Step 3

Solar Quotation

No obligation quotation detailing the cost of installing Solar, payment options and the payback you can expect.

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How does Solar Work?

Solar PV panels work by converting sunlight into electricity through a process called the photovoltaic effect. Sunlight hits the panels, causing electrons to move and create an electric current. The electric current is then converted into usable electricity.

Key factors affecting efficiency:

Sunlight intensity

More sunlight means more electricity.

Angle of sunlight

Panels work best when sunlight hits them directly.

Shading & Dirt

Shadows decrease efficiency & Clean panels work better.

Temperature & Conversion

High temperatures reduce efficiency.

Different panels have different efficiencies.

Quality of materials: Better materials mean better efficiency.

By considering and optimizing these factors, solar panels can generate more electricity efficiently. Space considerations are crucial when installing solar PV systems. On average, a system size of approximately 3.5 kWp will typically require about 20 square meters of roof area.

For optimal electrical output, an unshaded, south-facing roof is ideal. While east or west-facing roofs are still viable options, north-facing roofs are not recommended as they result in lower energy output. A system oriented toward the east or west will generate approximately 15-20% less energy compared to one facing directly south.

Shading from nearby buildings, trees, or chimneys can significantly diminish the performance of your solar PV system. It’s best to find an unshaded location for installation. However, in some cases, shading may be unavoidable. Certain solar PV systems can mitigate the impact of shading using “optimisers.” If shading isn’t an issue, the use of optimizers isn’t necessary or beneficial for generating more energy, although they do provide enhanced monitoring capabilities.

What People Say About Brite Energy

"Based on our positive experience, I would highly recommend Brite Energy to other landlords looking to install solar panels and reduce their electricity costs. "

    Khahlid – Reading

    Landlord

    "I am really pleased with my EV charger installed by Brite Energy, they gave me a competitive quote and the job was done really well and really quickly. I am very happy to recommend Brite Energy to my friends."

      Ben – Aborfield

      Domestic Customer

      "I am very happy to recommend Brite Energy to anyone who is thinking about Solar panels. They took time to understand what was important to me and were very easy to deal with. Their expertise helped me understand what was possible and what system would work best for me. I am really pleased with the results!"

        Francesca - Woodley

        Domestic Customer

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