Solar PV Product Range
Solar panel efficiency is a measure of the amount of solar energy (irradiation) which falls onto a panel surface and is converted into electricity. Panel efficiency is determined by two main factors; photovoltaic cell efficiency determined by the cell design and silicon type and the panel efficiency based on the cell layout, configuration and panel size. Significant improvements have been made in efficiency which now means today’s standard panel has increased output from 250W to 340W.
Panel efficiency and quality is determined by an industry tier system and Caplor guarantee to install panels only from Tier One Manufacturers.
Options are available to install panels using the standard blue or black design. All panels supplied are also the more expensive and more efficient monocrystalline solar panels.
Options for roof or ground mounted are available. A large range of bracket designs are available to accommodate the pitch of the roof and also importantly the roof materials. Specific care is taken on traditional slate roof installations.
Power generated by a string of Solar Panels is DC (direct current) and needs to be converted to AC (alternating current) using an inverter. The inverter is the most sophisticated part of any Solar PV system, but sadly is also most likely to be the area where any systems has issues. Often this is caused by inverters working in harsh weather conditions while generating thousands of watts of power for up to 10 to 12 hours per day. Caplor Energy only install very high quality inverters. Three broad options are available:
- Standard inverters
- Hybrid Inverters. Where the property would like to store energy in a battery system for later use.
- Smart inverters. Where there is a requirement for continuous monitoring of the system. In these cases Caplor Energy recommend a Solar Edge inverter.
Increasingly onsite electricity storage is also a feature of the system. This enables the storage of electricity for later use onsite and will become increasingly important as we develop smart grids and also expand electric vehicle use.
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