Power your home with free solar energy
Advantages of Solar Panels
- Cheap – the electricity generated by solar panels is free and any excess can be sold back to the national grid.
- Efficient – power your air, ground or water source heat pump system – improving efficiency and reducing costs even more.
- Green – once installed, solar panels do not use any fossil fuels to function.
- 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 are 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.