Solar PV installations from South West Heat Pumps

Solar PV, diverters, battery storage and EV chargers.

Power your home with solar energy.

We install solar PV, solar diverters, battery storage and electric vehicle chargers in Devon, Cornwall Somerset and Dorset. We cannot control how much our energy providers charge us for the electricity that we need to power our homes but we can control the amount we use from the National Grid. South West Heat Pumps are here to help you understand the variety of solar PV products available and how they can work for you. We can provide you with a no obligation estimate over the phone in minutes and surveys are free. We supply performance and return on investment forecasts to assist you in deciding if the technology is right for you. From survey to service our inhouse team takes care of everything. Call us today on 01271 850040.

Advantages of solar panels.

  • Clean – produces electricity without generating greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutants, or hazardous waste.
  • Environmentally Friendly – help combat climate change and reduces dependence on fossil fuels.
  • Long term financial benefits – Whilst the upfront costs of installing a solar PV system can be significant, solar energy can reduce monthly electricity bills, as well as providing a potential income through excess energy generation that can be sold back to the grid.
  • Low maintenance – solar panels last for over 20 years, with minimal maintenance.

Frequently asked questions.

How much electricity will I generate?

Generally, a 4kWp system generates around 3,800-kilowatt hours of electricity a year in the south of England – roughly equivalent to a typical household’s electricity needs. It depends on a number of factors so we could only give you an accurate estimate by performing a site survey.

What size do Solar PV Panels come in?

The physical size of a system is often determined by the available roof space or the energy requirement of the property. To give you an idea, a standard 1kWp array will occupy at least 8m² of the roof.

Where can I place my solar panels?

The roof of a building is usually best for solar panels. Flat roofs are not ideal as it is hard to make them watertight. South facing roofs tend to be best but east-west split systems can also be designed.

My roof is in poor condition – can I still install a solar PV system on it?

Solar PV systems are not normally heavy enough to cause structural problems. If your roof is in poor condition we would recommend getting a structural survey before installing solar panels. If it needs repairing or replacing then it would probably work out cheaper to combine this work with your solar panel installation.

I have no access to my loft – will that be a problem?

Not always. Inverters generate a lot of heat so should not be kept in a cupboard or enclosed space because of the fire risk. Lofts are a good place to store them because of their ventilation, but if you do not have access to your loft, we can help you find another well ventilated area in your home to store the inverter.

What is the life expectancy of a solar panel system?

Twenty years or more, depending on the location of the installation. All of the equipment we install comes with a long guarantee.

Andrew Seaman — Customer Testimonial

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