The technologies behind solar energy are constantly evolving. At Lee Air Conditioning we keep fully up to date on the quality and efficiency of solar photovoltaic panels (PV), the invertors and other components that make a well designed and installed system.
We are fully qualified to design, install and maintain solar systems for commercial and domestic properties.
Solar Photovoltaic System
Also known as solar PV system, it captures energy from the sun and transforms it into electricity by using photovoltaics, known as solar panels. Electricity generated is direct current so an inverter is installed to convert to an alternating current which we use for household appliances.
Solar Hot Water Systems
Solar hot water system also known as solar thermal is a renewable energy source, it can be used with a conventional boiler or immersion heater for when solar energy is not available or requires topping up. Solar panels called collectors filled with water and glycol absorb heat from the sun and use it to heat up stored water in a hot water tank. There are two types of panels, evacuated tubes which is a bank of glass tubes mounted on the roof tiles or a flat plate collector which can be fixed onto roof tiles or integrated into the roof. Larger panels can be used, and they may be able to contribute towards heating but generally the amount of heat is very little.