Electrical work

The image above shows all of the electrical work involved in a solar installation. Often the inverter would be in a different place to the consumer unit – but here everything is next to each other.

Solar PV panels generate DC power – a DC cable goes from the panels to a DC isolator. This gives the ability to isolate the panels from the inverter.

A DC cable connects the DC isolator to the inverter. The inverter converters the power from DC to AC.

An AC cable goes from the inverter to an AC isolator to isolate the inverter from the consumer unit, and into a total generation meter. An AC cable runs to the consumer unit where the solar system is connected to the power supply.

Our electrical work is carried out by Andy Cope - our qualified PV electrciain.