How Does It Work?

Plug In Solar DIY Kits, Self Fit Solar

How does Plug In Solar work? That’s easy to explain. Plug In Solar uses Solar panels to generate FREE ELECTRICITY from sunlight. This electricity is converted from DC to AC by a Micro Inverter, and fed into your mains electric circuit (via a Plug-In Solar Connection Unit) allowing you to power your household appliances.

Our DIY Plug In Solar Kits are made up of three main parts:
1. Solar Panels 2. Micro-Inverters 3. Mounting System


The Solar Panel
The Solar Panel consists of solar cells that are made of a semiconductor material. Once the sun’s rays meet the solar module, particles in the material are set in motion, creating electricity.

The Enphase Micro-Inverter
Plug In Solar Kits are supplied with G98 certified Enphase IQ8 Micro-Inverters.  The Micro-Inverters convert direct current (DC) produced by the solar panels into alternating current (AC) for use in your home.  As such, they form the heart of the Plug-in Solar Kit. The Enphase Micro-Inverter has a 25 year manufacturer guarantee.

The Mounting Kit
A Plug-In Solar Kit is provided with a mounting kit of your choice (Tile/Slate Roof Mount, Metal/Wooden Roof Mount, Flat Roof Mount, Ground Mount, or In-Roof).  The mounting system ensures your solar panels are in the correct position and angle to catch the sun’s rays.

The AC Isolator
Each Plug In Solar Kit includes a 20A AC Isolator, which is used to connect the solar to the mains grid.  The switch is 20A, Double Pole and ensures the solar can be isolated from the rest of the grid if necessary, as required by the UK regulations.

Under the UK’s IET and G98 regulations the final connection to the grid MUST be made, and signed off, by a qualified electrician who must create a dedicated circuit for the Solar Kit in the consumer unit/sub board with the appropriate protections.  These protections will need to be supplied by your electrician.

Please visit our extensive FAQs section or CONTACT US if you have any further questions about out DIY Plug In Solar Kits.  We will be happy to help answer any of your questions.


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