Commercial Solar PV: What Are the Benefits? Commercial solar photovoltaic (PV), also called solar panel electricity systems, generate electricity for your home by capturing the energy via photovoltaic cells. These cells do not need direct sunlight to generate the electricity, the can also work effectively on cloudy days. The PV cells then convert the sunlight energy into usable electricity. How do commercial solar PV cells work? PV cells are manufactured from semi conducting material layers. The most popular material used is usually silicon. The effect of light on these cells creates an electric field between the different layers. The electricity that is generated from these layers will be proportional to the intensity of the sunshine. You can get commercial solar PV cells for your premises in various sizes and shapes. Most of these panels are conveniently made to fit on top of existing roofs. Why should you use commercial solar PV for your home? You can save outstanding amounts on energy costs, as buying power from a supplier can be an expensive affair for you. Installation of commercial solar PV cells can reduce the amount of money you spend on electricity by a very large margin. This is a very important step because it is projected that energy bills will rise by up to a value of 60 per cent each year for the next ten years. Depending on the size of system you install and your needs, you will be able to save on energy costs in the long run. Using the solar panels ensure that you will not have to replace the parts because the system is made in such a way that it does not have moveable parts. You will not be worried about wearing out and breaking down of the parts. The system also needs minimum maintenance costs, making them more economical. Generate electricity and get paid for using it! Whether you have generated electricity that you have used in your home or not, you will receive payment for it. The government has come up with an initiative termed "Feed in Tariff" scheme which pays the owner of the system £0.16 per kWh that they produce for the coming twenty years. Moreover, this payment is not taxed at all! Sell back the power generated to the grid! It is assumed that the electricity you generate will not be totally used in the home and half of it will be available. The electricity which you will not be able to use will be fed back to the grid and this will be paid for by the energy supply company that you have fed to. This is paid for at 4.5 pence foe every kWh that you feed back to the grid. Reduce your carbon footprint! When you rely on solar energy, you reduce the burning of fossil fuel to generate electricity. The commercial solar PV produces energy that is green and safe. The amounts of greenhouse gases that are produced are reduced and thus the environment is protected. Add value to your house! When you install commercial solar PV cells on your house, you will end up with a house that is energy efficient and cheap to run. This makes it to have a higher resell value. At the end of it all, you get to generate safe electricity for use in the home and also get some money from it.