Nestled in the north west of the United Kingdom, Cheshire is a mostly rural county providing a much-needed, but not too-distant break from busy city life. There are thousands of businesses that call Cheshire home, including solar PV installation specialists, SCA Solar, who offer their services throughout the county and beyond. SCA Solar also offers a range of services in addition to solar PV renewable energy that helps customers work towards a more carbon neutral future. These services include installing TESLA Powerwalls and energy storage systems that assist homeowners in making money from the leftover energy that their home generates.
Solar PV Cheshire
Cheshire is over 2,000km squared altogether. There are numerous areas within the county boundaries of Cheshire including the likes of Chester, Crewe, Macclesfield, Knutsford and Nantwich. Cheshire holds numerous famous landmarks within each of its areas that encourage people to visit the county. Such famous landmarks include Tatton Park (in Knutsford), Chester Zoo, Gulliver’s World Theme Park (in Warrington) and Delamere Forest.
In addition to famous places and landmarks, there are also a number of celebrities with ties to Cheshire, including Top Gear’s Chris Evans, John Bishop, the Spice Girls’ Mel C and Stoke City’s Peter Crouch.
SCA Solar provide their MCS accredited solar PV (Solar Photovoltaics) installation services all across Cheshire county. They specialise in solar energy, so that electricity is generated from daylight, rather than less environmentally-friendly sources (like fossil fuels). This is so people in the county can therefore be more focused on their carbon footprint and can also save money on leftover energy that they can then sell back to the electricity grid.
The difference between solar panels and solar PV, Cheshire
The terms ‘solar panels’ and ‘solar PV’ are often used interchangeably when discussing renewable energy. They are, however, different terms that mean different things. A PV (or photovoltaic) system is a complete system which has been designed to generate and convert solar power into electricity and supply it to your home (or business). The whole system is designed using various pieces of equipment, of which includes solar panels themselves.
How are solar PV systems structured?
To start with, smaller PV cells are built into your overall PV system to generate electricity (this is via the ‘photovoltaic effect’, which means certain materials react with sunlight to generate that energy). Each PV cell will only generate a limited amount of this electricity, which is why multiple PV cells are then connected together to create a solar panel. When connected together, the PV cells (now, solar panels) are able to generate much more energy, and because each cell sits within a panel, the panel protects the cells from things like poor weather.
Multiple panels are then connected together to create a larger PV system. Overall, this PV system is a holistic system, made up of multiple smaller components (including solar cells and panels) that takes light and converts it directly into electricity. This is not to be confused with other types of solar technology (like solar thermal, or concentrated solar power).
PV systems come in lots of different forms such as rooftop-mounted systems suitable for homes, to more integrated systems suitable for, for example, large businesses, due to the amount of energy they can produce.
At SCA Solar, we’re dedicated solar PV installation specialists in the Cheshire area. With over nine years of experience in our field, we can help you introduce renewable energy into your home in a safe, professional and cost-efficient way.
Where can I get a TESLA Powerwall fit in Cheshire?
As well as professional solar PV system installation, here at SCA Solar, we are also TESLA-certified Powerwall battery and gateway installers.
As TESLA are renowned for rigorously checking each company before allowing their accreditation, we are extremely proud of this certification and to be able to provide TESLA Powerwall installation services throughout Cheshire. So if you’ve recently made a new TESLA-shaped investment and are in need of a Powerwall to charge your new TESLA battery, look no further.
Interest in solar energy in the UK over the last five years
2020 saw more people in the United Kingdom search the internet for solar panel installation than throughout the last five years. In fact, interest in solar panel installation peaked in the Summer of 2020 and hasn’t dropped much since.
Since the UK government published their aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, there has thankfully been more spotlight on the need for renewable energy than ever before. This has included the likes of Sir David Attenbrough and Greta Thunberg using their influential platforms to educate people around the importance of changing our ways to increase the health and lifespan of our planet.
Although it can’t be determined what exactly caused this spike in searches for solar panel installation in 2020, the fact that the searches have remained high emphasises just how seriously the UK population are starting to get on board with the need to become as carbon neutral as possible. And also that more and more people are wanting to do their bit for the environment.
Things to do, places to stay and where to eat in Cheshire
Spanning such a large area of the UK, Cheshire boasts lots of fun and exciting things to do. Here are just three of our top picks if you’re in the area for the day.
Visit Chester Zoo
Usually top of the list of things to do when visiting Cheshire, Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s largest zoos. It spans around 160 hectares and is also the most-visited wildlife attraction in Britain. Whether you’re hoping to admire the animals, or take long walks throughout the colourful gardens, there’s something for everyone here.
Image from The Telegraph
Visit Lyme Park, National Trust
Rated 4.7/5 on Tripadvisor, Lyme Park is a must-visit if you’re looking for something cultural to do in Cheshire. It’s a National Trust estate based in Disley and has been around since the 1300s. Learn all about its history with a fun-packed day trip.
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Visit Gulliver’s World Theme Park
Another UK household name, Gulliver’s World is perfect for a family day out. It has various attractions, from Splash Zones, to Blast Arenas to Safari Kingdoms and is guaranteed not to disappoint if you’re looking for something to do with the children.
Image from themeparks-uk.com
Where to stay and eat in Cheshire
If you’re after somewhere to stay overnight and maybe a place to grab a bite to eat in Cheshire, look no further. Here are our top three picks!
Contact us now for a chat about your solar requirements.