A solar panel farm consists of a set of solar photovoltaic modules electrically connected and mounted on a supporting structure.
A photovoltaic module is a packaged, connected assembly of solar cells.
The solar panel can be used as a component of a larger photovoltaic system to generate and supply electricity in commercial and residential applications. Each module is rated by its DC output power under standard test conditions (STC), and typically ranges from 100 to 320 watts. The efficiency of a module determines the area of a module given the same rated output – an 8% efficient 230 watt module will have twice the area of a 16% efficient 230 watt module. A single solar module can produce only a limited amount of power; most installations contain multiple modules. A photovoltaic system typically includes a panel or an array of solar modules, an inverter, and sometimes a battery and/or solar tracker and interconnection wiring.
The installation of lightning protection to protect these ever growing popular types of alternative energy installations is essential, the first stage of which is to establish the soil resistivity that varies throughout the UK. Once the resistivity of the soil has been established the earthing designer designs a suitable earthing solution to ensure protection against the effects of lightning is achieved.
Churchill Specialist Contracting, working alongside the world’s leading authority in lightning protection, Furse of Nottingham offer a complete turnkey solution from soil resistivity testing, to design, the supply of materials and
installation supported by an annual testing programme.
In addition to offering a complete turnkey solution Churchill can offer any one of the above referenced five stages of service with materials delivered next day anywhere in the UK.