ELECTRICITY bills have increased substantially each year over the past five years and the cost is likely to carry on increasing over the next few years.
A solar energy grid-connected electricity system is the answer but how do they work?
Solar in Spain, based on the Costa Blanca for 13 years, explains: “Solar electricity systems capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic (PV) cells. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field.
“The PV modules generate DC electricity (Direct Current) sending it to an inverter. The inverter transforms the electricity from DC to AC (Alternating Current) for ordinary household needs.
“This system allows the solar electricity to be used as it is being generated.
“Permission and authorisation from Iberdrola and the Spanish Government is needed and must be obtained before installation takes place. Iberdrola is currently issuing fines of up to €30,000 for unauthorised installations.
A well designed solar system will last for 25-30 years. Both the solar panels and the inverters used by Solar in Spain are guaranteed for 25 years.
“These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work; they can still generate electricity on cloudy days and Iberdrola will now buy back any solar electricity that is sent back to the grid and you do not need to pay tax to the Government if you install a system as a proposed tax on electricity has effectively fallen by the wayside.”
For more information visit the office and showroom on the Pedreguer Industrial Estate, just off the N-332, open from 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Solar in Spain
Tel: 962 854 488