Better Homes Yorkshire, Leeds PV Case Study

Photovoltaic panels (solar panels) are currently being installed throughout Leeds on a variety of properties in a number of different areas.

The renewable energy source doesn't need direct sunlight to work, meaning that they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The photovoltaic cells capture the sunlight and convert it into electricity. This electricity can then be used to run your household appliances.

As a result of this benefit, these residents are now seeing a reduction in their energy bills as well as reducing their carbon footprint. Any electricity generated by the solar panels which isn’t used is sold back to the grid meaning that these home owners can actually earn money due to having the renewable energy source fitted.

The photos displayed below were taken at Disraeli Terrace, in the Beeston area of Leeds, and show the different stages involved in the fitting of the solar panels.

A row of terraced houses with completed PV installation   

The process involves erecting a scaffold to the property in advance of the works being carried out.                         

The scaffolders are then followed at a later date by the installation team.

The process continues with the fitting of roof anchors to the rafters which are then used to attach the frame.

The PV panels are then laid onto the frame before being clamped down to secure them in position.

At this point, the panels' wiring is connected to each other before being connected to the inverter. After this, all further works are completed inside the property.

 

   

Rails are attached to the anchors to make the frame            The PV panels are clamped down on to the assembled frame        The PV panels are wired together and to the inverter

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