When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar policies in your area Our surveyor will be happy to talk you through your savings on a using our personalised calculator. Going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live.
Photovoltaic panels, more commonly referred to as Solar panels absorb the sun's energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. At that point, you either use the electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid.
South-facing roofs with little to no shade, with a minimum of 15m2 of non interrupted space would be ideal for installing solar panels. We can install on all roof types, from metal to clay tiles. Our team will assess and advise on the most suitable size and position of the panels in order to give you the best long lasting results. And if you're not forunate enough to have a South facing roof still get in touch - you will be amazed on the generation.
In general, solar panels are very durable and capable of withstanding snow, wind, and hail. The various components of your solar power system will need to be replaced at different times, but your system should continue to generate electricity for 25 to 35 years. We offer a 10 year Manufacturers guarIn general, solar panels are very durable and capable of withstanding snow, wind, and hail. The various components of your solar power system will need to be replaced at different times, but your system should continue to generate electricity for 25 to 35 years. We also give a 10 year manufacturers guarantee.
You don't generally need planning permission for solar PV systems. The big exceptions are if your property has a flat roof, is listed or in a conservation area. You might need to get approval from your council's building control team, so check with your local authority. In England and Wales, the Government's Planning Portal says that panels are likely to be considered as "permitted development".
On the installation day you will not have to prepare your home or your roof in any way. The installers will set up a scaffold to access the roof and they will take it down again at the end of the day, or on the next day if it is a particularly big installation. The installation involves three main parts:
1. Fitting the frame for the solar panels
2. Installing the panels
3. Connecting the panels to the inverter.