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Thomas Edison, 1931.

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Photovoltaic panels work when the sunlight, that is made up of photons, hits the semi-conductor metal of the PV panel, electrons are released; these electrons form a direct current.

People have been using PV for years; your pocket calculator for example typically has a number of PV cells. NASA has been using and developing this technology for years; satellites and other space going bodies rely on this technology to produce the power in order to run


A typical solar PV systems consist of three main elements:

The inverter is an electronic device that converts the DC electricity produced by the solar array into AC with the same voltage and frequency as the mains supply. The inverter also performs various safety functions, constantly monitoring the grid and switching off in the event of a fault or major fluctuation in mains supply.

The output of the inverter goes directly into the building’s fuse box – feeding solar electricity into the building’s conventional electricity supply which means you will not have to buy so much electricity from your electricity supplier.

The appliances in the building will use the free electricity generated from your solar PV system and any surplus power will automatically be exported into the grid so that others can buy the “green” electricity you have generated.

Most solar PV systems are grid connected, which means that the electricity generated is fed directly into (and synchronised with) a building’s existing mains supply. On a sunny day, the power generated by the solar PV system reduces the amount of electricity that needs to be bought from the electricity supply company. On very sunny days, or at times when not many loads are turned on, the PV may generate more power than is needed in the building, and the surplus will be exported out into the grid.

Universal Energies Ltd offers a full range including all the components needed for an operational solar installation.


Universal Energies Ltd offers support structures and a range of components for various types of installations. Whether for sloped roofs, flat roofs or the open ground, we will have a solution to suit you.

All system are modular in principle, the same individual components are contained in all solar mounting solutions. It only takes a few steps to install roof fasteners, hanger bolts and many other mounting systems for solar technology systems. Universal Energies Ltd are an authorized distributor of K2 Mounting Systems.


The inverter converts the direct current generated by the solar module into grid-acceptable alternating current. Thus they form the heart of every solar energy system

Universal Energies Ltd distributes market leader brands for solar inverters: they ensure maximum yields and the highest user convenience. We offer you the right device for each application; for grid-connection and feeding into stand-alone grids, to hybrid applications and solutions for Megawatt parks.

As the PV industry matures, there is an increasing appetite for PV system monitoring, visibility and data granularity, as the value of the kWh produced is increased due to feed-in-tariffs and the trading of Solar Renewable Energy Credits. A solar PV monitoring solution is composed of a set of activities and tools allowing stakeholders to track the output and assess the performance of a solar PV system and to detect system issues as they arise. In some cases it is also possible to control the PV system, this is important for remote applications.


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