Welcome to Solar Panels Scotland.
As solar cell manufacturing continues to grow at a record-setting pace, increasing demands are placed on universities to educate students on both the practical and theoretical aspects of photovoltaics. As a truly interdisciplinary field, young professionals must be fluent with the science, engineering, policy, and market dimensions of this technology, in the context of a growing renewable energy economy
Solar Panels Scotland: Main Benefits
Switching to solar panels for renewable energy could see you reduce your carbon footprint by 95% per unit of energy.
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Solar energy is completely natural, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re using a renewable energy source.
The energy produced by solar panels is extremely cheap and can help save you money on utilities. Although initial costs of installing solar panels can be expensive there are government funded schemes to help people who want to switch to renewable energy.
Smart Energy Networks
Smart Meters can drastically reduce your energy usage but tracking how much energy you use, helping you cut back.
Solar Panels Scotland is an Expert Installer
Our solar panels are quick and easy to install, so you don’t have to worry about extensive and timely installation periods.
Clean and Silent
Once installation is complete, you won’t even notice your solar panels, but they’ll be doing a lot of work for you.
Solar Photovoltaic Technology
Solar cells, also called photovoltaic (PV) cells by scientists, convert sunlight directly into electricity. PV gets its name from the process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage), which is called the PV effect. The PV effect was discovered in 1954, when scientists at Bell Telephone discovered that silicon (an element found in sand) created an electric charge when exposed to sunlight. Soon solar cells were being used to power space satellites and smaller items like calculators and watches.
Traditional solar cells are made from silicon, are usually flat-plate, and generally are the most efficient. Second-generation solar cells are called thin-film solar cells because they are made from amorphous silicon or nonsilicon materials such as cadmium telluride. Thin film solar cells use layers of semiconductor materials only a few micrometers thick. Because of their flexibility, thin film solar cells can double as rooftop shingles and tiles, building facades, or the glazing for skylights.
Third-generation solar cells are being made from a variety of new materials besides silicon, including solar inks using conventional printing press technologies, solar dyes, and conductive plastics. Some new solar cells use plastic lenses or mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto a very small piece of high efficiency PV material. The PV material is more expensive, but because so little is needed, these systems are becoming cost effective for use by utilities and industry. However, because the lenses must be pointed at the sun, the use of concentrating collectors is limited to the sunniest parts of the country.
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Energy Funding Options through Solar Panels Scotland
If you are interested in switching to renewable energy but are unsure if you will be able to afford the initial upfront cost, there’s no need to worry. There are government funded schemes in place to help people switch to renewable energy. By choosing Solar Panels Scotland for your install, you may be eligible for funding.