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    How does solar power work?

    So how do the sun’s rays get converted into electricity? Firstly, you need to capture the light from the sun, and this is the job of the solar panel. Each solar panel, also called a solar module, typically contains 60 individual solar cells. The cells are the small, dark blue squares you can see in […]

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    What do I need to make up my solar system?

    First things first; you need at least 10m² of roof or garden area available. A rooftop is preferable to capture maximum sunlight. Your installer will let you know the best spot to put your panels, so you get the most out of them.

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    What is grid connect solar power?

    It’s simple really. Your solar panels generate ‘direct current (DC)’ electricity. This is fed through an inverter and converted to ‘alternating current (AC)’ to power your house. But what happens at night when there’s no sun, and therefore no power? And what happens to any surplus power you generate? Don’t worry you won’t be left […]

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    How many solar panels do I need?

    Contrary to many quick fix formulas, there’s no one size fits all solution. There are many factors which influence the amount of solar panels your home will need. The best thing you can do? Talk to a professional retailer. Have them visit and review your home. They’ll then provide a detailed recommendation of the type […]

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    How do I choose the best solar panel?

    Research. Research. Research. This gives you knowledge. And knowledge is power. Speak to a trusted retailer (we can help you out with an introduction, just get in touch with us here). And then do some more research. So what do you need to look for in your solar panel? We’ve created a handy check list […]

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    How long do solar panels last?

    As you’d expect, it all comes down to quality. If your panels are high quality, over time this will (forgive the pun) shine through. What do we mean by quality? Look for: Extensive research and development departments, so you know the panel is the best available technology. Manufacturers who make all their own cells – […]

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    What are the key issues to be aware of when installing solar panels?

    Congratulations! You’ve decided to install solar panels. Welcome to your (somewhat) self-sufficient power future. Now if you’re going to do something, make sure you do it right; choose a reputable panel manufacturer. Many will promise the earth but you need to ask for results. Real world results. Take a close look at the ‘results performance’ […]

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We’re here to make solar power make sense.

Often, solar power makes complete sense until you get to the fine print; the conditions, the tariffs, the rules and all the other things that complicate a pretty straightforward decision.

Talk Solar is here to be a source of information that makes sense…solar power in plain, simple English.


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