Eigg Electric generates 50kW from our PV panels.
Photovoltaic (power from the sun)
The photovoltaic array is of 50kW capacity, and is located on the south-facing hillside above the Control Building and Telephone Exchange. The array is angled at 20 degrees to the horizontal, and the choice of location and orientation optimise the output of a static array over the whole course of the year. The output of the photovoltaic panels is dc and this is converted to ac power via inverters located in the Control Building, before entering the grid at the Control Building transformer.