Dakin-Flathers has taken its first step forward to creating greener energy by installing Photovoltaic solar panels (or PV’s if you’re in the know) to our factory roof, 187 of them to be precise!!
PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can either be mounted on your roof or on the ground. We have them on the roof, not that you can see up there!
The power of a PV cell is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp). That’s the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in full direct sunlight during the summer. PV cells come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
All the energy created from the cells is pumped directly back into our state of the art factory to manufacture our quality bandsaw and bandknife material. Just need the sun to shine bright on us now!
We have more plans for renewable energy sources so keep an eye out on our blog!