What is solar PV?

Solar PV is short for Solar Photovoltaic. The name came from the conjunction of two words ‘photo’ meaning light and ‘voltaic’ meaning electricity. Essentially it means electricity from light.

 A solar PV panel also known as a module will generate electricity when sunlight falls on it. The electricity generated flows around a circuit, it then arrives at a device known as an ‘inverter’ which converts it into usable 230V ac household electricity. You can then use this electricity to power your lights, sockets, boiler etc – essentially everything in your house which uses electricity.



Why choose Solar PV?

A Solar PV system will reduce your energy bills by providing your home with electricity that has been converted directly from sunlight. Once installed, the system will generate electricity during the day time ready for you to use when you need it. You don’t need direct sunlight as the solar power system will generate electricity on duller days too.

 As well as saving on your electricity bills, you will also be able to sell exported electricity back to your supplier. Some suppliers are already offering this, however the Smart Export Guarantee which is due to come out later this year will mean that all electricity suppliers must pay you a minimum amount for your exported electricity.

You’ll also dramatically reduce your carbon footprint by generating your own electricity.

The solar power system gives off zero emissions as opposed to buying your electricity that has been created by burning polluting fossil fuels.

If you’d like to get some more information about this, please give us a call on 0118 3341 374


Why choose Tethys Energy?

With extensive Solar PV project management and installation experience, we will give you an honest appraisal that will determine the suitability of your property for solar PV. Our primary focus is customer satisfaction and we strive at every point of the service to ensure that you are happy with what is happening.


We are a small company that is able to offer our clients a highly personalised service. Based in Reading we cover Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire. However we can and do go further afield.

We are proud to be members of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) and Which? Trusted Traders.  We are happily bound by their codes of conduct. We do not do cold calling or pressure sales and a 14 day cooling off period is provided with every contract. 

RECC also provide a dispute resolution service for any dispute over the installation of the solar PV system and associated ancillaries. The RECC website can be found at

To find out more, please call 0118 3341 374 or email Alternatively you can fill out the contact form and someone will respond to you shortly.


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