Solar PV

Why Choose Galaxy Solar Energy?

Galaxy Solar Energy applies many years of scientific research and manufacturing expertise to best serve our customers in polysilicon and silicon wafers. We are a customer-focused company with an extensive portfolio of over 750 patents and a world-class research and development department that we are utilizing to drive technical innovation in solar PV technology.

Why PV Energy:

The advantages of a PV Energy Home
There is no energy source more environmentally friendly than the sun and there is no other company in the UK as well qualified to deliver the benefits of this energy into your home as PV Energy.
Clean and green solar power is a renewable, sustainable and non polluting source of energy and solar PV (photovoltaic) panels are the most efficient way of capturing this energy.
The best way to deliver maximum cost benefits with minimum fuss is by installing the unique PV Energy Solar Home system.
It is easy to see the appeal of solar power but there is more to it than that. Turn your home into a PV Energy HOME and it will.

Brief History of Solar PV

The photoelectric effect was first noted by a French physicist, Edmund Bequerel in 1839, who found that certain materials would produce small amounts of electric current when exposed to light. In 1905, Albert Einstein described the nature of light and the photoelectric effect, on which photovoltaic technology is based, for which he later won a Nobel Prize in physics. The first photovoltaic module was built by Bell Laboratories in 1954. It was billed as a solar battery and was mostly just a curiosity as it was too expensive to gain widespread use. In the 1960s, the space industry began to make the first serious use of the technology to provide power aboard spacecraft. Through the space programs, the technology advanced, its reliability was established, and the cost began to decline. During the energy crisis in the 1970s, photovoltaic technology gained recognition as a source of power for non-space applications.

How does PV work?

Solar PV systems convert light into electrical power using a thin layer of semi-conducting material (usually silicon), encased between a sheet of glass and a polymer resin. They range in size from a few square centimetres (e.g calculators and watches) to systems of hundreds of square metres made from interconnected modules that form an array of intertwined solar modules created with the intention of generating large amounts of power (solar farms). When exposed to daylight, electrons in the semi-conducting material become energised, these electrons are then able to flow through the material generating a direct current (DC). The DC is carried through wiring to an inverter which converts the current to 240V alternating current (AC) so it can be connected to your main electricity supply and then used in your home. Today Solar PV has come a long way since 1839 and modules are becoming smaller, lighter and more efficient.