We recently installed this solar PV panel system on a 3 bedroom detached home in the West Midlands. The customer had a large South facing pitched roof and wanted a large PV panel system in order to take advantage of the feed in tariff.
After an initial site visit with the customer, Live Solar recommended the maximum installation of a 3.69 kWh system. This system consisted of 18 Schuco solar PV panels connected to an inverter with a wireless display console which provides detailed information on the performance of the system anywhere in the property.
The 18 panels were secured in place by two rows of roof rails. You can see the installation of the first few solar PV panels in the photograph above.
Here you can see the inverter which converts the Direct Current (DC) from the panels into usable Alternating Current (AC). The inverter along with all of the other controls and meters were placed conveniently with in a cupboard in the garage.
The inverter has a wireless connection to a display module which can be located anywhere in the property and shows both current and total output of the system, as well as other benefits such as showing how much electricity the home was currently using, a handy device to demonstrate just how much leaving a light on in other rooms will be costing you.
The chart below shows the expected electricity generation of this system and the income that is produced by the feed in tariff. Note also that an electricity saving is made since the client no longer has to pay for the amount of electricity that his system produces.