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What is Solar PV

  • Solar Panels: Generate clean, renewable electricity, allowing you to save on energy bills while also reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Bracket System: Robust bracket system to secure and mount your solar panels. 
  • Inverter: Our inverters are essential components of your solar panel system to power your home or business.
  • Diverter Unit: This innovative device directs surplus solar energy to heat water or other household appliances, maximizing self-consumption and minimizing waste.
  • Battery: Store excess solar energy with our high-performance batteries. Our battery solutions provide backup power at night and during outages to provide greater energy independence. 

FAQs for Solar Panel Installation

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels work by converting sunlight into electricity through a process called the photovoltaic effect. Solar cells within the panels absorb photons from sunlight, which then generate an electric current, producing direct current (DC) electricity.

What factors determine the cost of installing solar panels and batteries?

The cost of solar panel and battery installation depends on various factors such as the size of the system, quality of components, location and roof type.

Can solar panels generate electricity during cloudy days or at night?

While solar panels are most effective in direct sunlight, they can still generate electricity on cloudy days due to diffuse sunlight. However, electricity production is reduced during these conditions. Solar panels do not generate electricity at night, but battery storage systems can provide power during these periods.

How long do solar panels and batteries last?

Solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years or more. Battery lifespan varies depending on factors such as usage patterns and maintenance, but they generally last between 5 to 15 years.

Do I need to maintain my solar panel system?

Solar panel systems require minimal maintenance. Periodic cleaning to remove dust and debris and occasional inspection of connections and wiring is recommended to ensure optimal performance. Battery systems may require regular monitoring and occasional maintenance to maximise lifespan.

Can I install solar panels if my roof doesn’t face south?

Solar panels can still be installed on roofs facing east or west, but they may be slightly less efficient compared to south-facing installations. However, with proper design and optimisation, solar panels can still generate significant electricity on east or west-facing roofs.

How do I know if my property is suitable for solar panel installation?

Generally, properties with unobstructed access to sunlight for most of the day and roofs in good condition are suitable for solar panel installation. Factors such as shading from trees or nearby buildings, roof orientation, and local regulations should also be considered.

Can I use solar panels to power my entire home?

The size of your solar panel system and energy consumption patterns will determine whether you can fully power your home with solar energy. While it’s possible to offset most or all of your electricity usage with solar panels, factors like roof size and shading may limit the system’s capacity.

What happens during a power outage if I have a solar panel system with battery backup?

If you have a battery backup system installed, it will automatically provide power to essential loads in your home during a grid outage. This can include lights, refrigeration, and other critical appliances, depending on the capacity of your battery system.

Renewable energy solutions for your home

Making the switch to solar energy may appear challenging at first, but the advantages are significant.

Here’s why you should consider installing solar panels for your home:

  • Clean Energy Generation
  • Financial Savings
  • Energy Independence
  • Environmental Benefits
  • Increased Property Value

With benefits ranging from financial savings to environmental stewardship, investing in solar for your home is a decision that pays off now and in the future.

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Costing & Finance Options

How much do Solar Panels cost to install?

The exact cost will depend on several factors but typically price ranges from £4,000 to £8,000 for a residential installation.

Can I get a grant to help with costs?

The UK Government currently offers incentives such as “The Green Deal” to help homeowners make energy-saving improvements.

Do you offer finance options?

Yes. Our range of flexible finance options allows you to spread the cost over a series of affordable monthly repayments. Take a look at our finance options below.

Our Finance Options

0% interest free credit
Spread the cost over 2 years with low deposit options and up to 12-year manufacturer’s guarantee.
13.9% APR up to 10 years
Spread the cost over 10 years with low deposit options and up to 12 manufacture guarantee.
Buy now, pay later
Nothing to pay for the first 12 months and no interest to pay if you settle within the first 12 months.
Finance for landlords
Spread the cost over 10 years with no deposit required and up to 5 years manufacture guarantee.
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