TQ2081 : Installation of solar PV panels - inverter

taken 8 years ago, near to Acton, Ealing, Great Britain

Installation of solar PV panels - inverter
Installation of solar PV panels - inverter
Here the inverter is fitted in the loft. Direct current from the panels comes in on the left, alternating current comes out on the right and is connected to the house supply and into the National Grid. The display shows the generation for that day, graphically hour by hour, and as output figures. These are also repeated by Bluetooth onto a portable display unit.
Installation of solar PV panels
This series of photographs shows the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on a semi-detached house. The job was completed in one day by two electricians working inside, and two installers working on the tiled roof. The first stage on the roof is installation of support bars, so there is an air space between the solar panels and the tiles. The panels are installed and their DC output taken through into the loft, where an inverter produces AC. The cable from the inverter goes down through the house to the meter cupboard, where a generation meter and isolating switches are installed. The contractor was Treadlighter Ltd, chosen on a recommendation in Which? Local; they employed Ecovolt to install the panels. The system has a rated peak output of 2.4 kW; on the first day of operation, at the end of September, the peak output was 1.84 kW. A display unit connected by Bluetooth to the inverter shows the history of generation. One thing this showed was the major impact of any shadow; as the shadow of the chimney came onto the panels at 4 pm the power output dropped suddenly.
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Thursday, 29 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 29 September, 2011
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Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2032 8162 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2415N 0:16.0320W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2032 8161
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