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Solar PV

DSC02887The end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 saw the introduction of Solar Panels on the roofs of both the pig breeding units; Highfields Farm and Arnoe Farm.

Solar Panels are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stringer the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can be mounted on a roof or the ground.

The power of a PV (photovoltaic) cell is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp). That’s the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in full direct sunlight during the summer.


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