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Solar Panels

Solar panels take advantage of the radiant energy that’s emitted by the sun in order to generate electricity. Systems that make use of solar panels are commonly referred to as solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and are a popular choice for property owners who are looking to either ‘go green’, reduce their energy bills, or reduce their dependency on energy providers.

Solar photovoltaic systems should not be confused with solar thermal systems, as that type of system is designed to help warm a water supply.

In this section you’ll find various articles covering the different topics surrounding solar photovoltaic panels.


A diagram of a solar panel.

Solar Panel Diagram

If you’ve ever wondered how a solar panel works, why not take a look at our solar panel diagram. The diagram shows the process of converting solar energy to electricity.

A solar panel being used to provide power in a garden.

What Are Solar Panels Used For?

Solar panels allow us to generate electricity which we can then use in a variety of ways. This article helps to explain the different ways in which we can make use of solar panels.

A factory line where solar panels are made.

How Solar Panels Are Made

Ever wondered how solar panels are made? This article takes a look at the entire process from manufacturing the components to the assembly of the panel.

An array of used solar panels.

Used Solar Panels

Used solar panels are perfect for those on a budget or those looking to provide power to outbuildings. This article provides information on used solar panels including what you can expect from such items.

A housing development that could feature free solar panels.

Free Solar Panels

Free solar panel initiatives may be available in your country/region as a result of carbon reduction schemes launched by many countries and councils over recent years.

Solar power panels in a field.

Solar Power Panels

Solar power panels are perfect for providing a source of clean, cheap and renewable electricity for a variety of uses including in homes, businesses and in remote locations of the globe.

A basic solar panel that can be bought.

Buying Solar Panels

If you’re looking into buying solar panels to reduce your carbon footprint then this article can help you understand what options are available to you when purchasing solar panels.

Solar panels fitted to a recreational vehicle (RV)

RV Solar Panels

Fitting solar panels to a recreational vehicle (RV) is perfect for accessing a source of electricity in remote locations where power points for your RV may be unavailable.

A golf cart that could run on solar panels.

Solar Panels For Golf Carts

Solar panels can be used to power golf carts. This modern solution is available as a viable alternative to gas powered golf carts or battery powered carts that are charged via the mains.

Solar roof tiles blending in with existing roof slates.

Solar Roof Tiles

Solar panels have come a long way since they were first introduced. Take a look at how manufacturers can now produce solar roof tiles that can be incorporated into the design of a building.