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The solar panel-opedia – a brief history of solar PV technology

The solar panel-opedia – a brief history of solar PV technology

1st Oct 2020
Welcome to the SunGift solar panel-opedia, your one-stop-shop for all things solar PV. We'll be winding our time machines back a couple of centuries to the discovery of the photovoltaic effect in 1839. Our journey will…
How much energy can my solar panels generate?

How much energy can my solar panels generate?

1st Oct 2020
It is now possible to live a lifestyle where you generate much of the energy you use on your own roof. So, you can greatly reduce your reliance on buying in electricity from your supplier.…
Smart Export Guarantee – how to get paid for the solar energy you don’t use

Smart Export Guarantee – how to get paid for the solar energy you don’t use

1st Oct 2020
Energy in the form of electricity is a commodity. It is generated, bought, distributed, sold and consumed. The average price of one unit (one kWh or kilowatt-hour) of electricity is about 15p. That’s how much…
Solar EV charging

Solar EV charging

28th Sep 2020
How can I charge my EV from my solar PV system? Your EV charging point is so much more than just a fancy plug socket for your car. An EV charge point with solar PV integration will…
EV charging basics

EV charging basics

28th Sep 2020
First of all – do you even need a charging point installed for your EV? The short answer is no, technically you don’t. But, you’ll really wish you had one. Most EVs come with two charging cables* Cable…
A glossary of renewables terminology

A glossary of renewables terminology

28th Sep 2020
Let’s go over some of the terminology that is commonly used when we talk about renewable installations. The only thing you need to know is this simple equation below: Power (Watts) = Energy (Joules) / Time…
Driving on sunshine – how to drive for free on clean solar energy

Driving on sunshine – how to drive for free on clean solar energy

28th Sep 2020
Would you like to charge up your electric vehicle (EV) with free, clean energy? With a solar car charger you can do just that. It is widely accepted that the mass rollout of solar PV and…
Why SunGift loves the Cornish Rocker ground mounted solar PV system

Why SunGift loves the Cornish Rocker ground mounted solar PV system

26th Sep 2020
No suitable roof space available? No problem. Ground-mounted solar PV isn’t only for the vast solar farms you see in the fields, you can also very easily have a ground-mounted solar PV system at your home.…
Under the panel

Under the panel

26th Sep 2020
Have you ever thought about how solar panels are fixed onto a roof? Have you ever wondered if the fixings will stand the test of time, wind and rain? We have. In fact, we’ve spent the…
Exeter takes No.1 UK Green Motoring Hotspot as ULEV Registrations Soar

Exeter takes No.1 UK Green Motoring Hotspot as ULEV Registrations Soar

21st Jan 2020
Exeter has become the greenest motoring hotspot among UK towns and cities with ULEV registrations up 157% in the past 12 months. A Freedom of Information request submitted to the DVLA, by the car selling…
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