Solar Installation

Solar Panels

Solar PhotoVoltaic [PV] Panels

Generate and use electrical power for your business with large scale solar panel arrays, conveniently and suitably installed on your property grounds or roofs.

The need for renewable energy has never been more significant than now and you can invest in your power supply needs for the future, by moving to solar energy solutions in addition to as an alternative to your current electricity provider.

This change benefits the environment and your company accounts – as there are savings on electrical power grid supply costs and even income to be earned, by selling excess power generated, back to the national grid via your current utility provider.

Commercial Battery Storage

Become self sufficient with your stored power supply – providing a backup power source in times of localised power cuts, reducing demand on the aging national grid and your electrical energy costs.

Solar Power For Your Home

Residential installations of solar panels can potentially save upto £1,400 on their annual electricity bills. You can even sell any excess generated, back to the grid, through your supplier – earning you an income.

  • Solar Roof

    Now is the time to install and benefit from solar power

    As renewables experts we offer a complete solar energy solution. We’ll survey your home for capability to accommodate panels, which our experienced team will install PV panels and tech to manage electricity produced. We’re also available to provide help after.

  • Savings

    Reduce your electricity bill and carbon footprint

    Manage your energy expenses by bringing its generation in-house. Charge your storage batteries with sun provided energy and have power when the night falls – while cutting back on your grid requirments, leading to cheaper utility bills.

  • Solar Roof

    Solar panels work on cloudy days with low light

    Weather is less of a factor than expected when it comes to reliable, consistent power generation, still producing upt 25% of normal output on darker days. So rain or shine, there’s power available to electrify your home.

  • Solar Roof

    Generating energy, generates income - for you

    The average home uses around 3000 kWh of electrical power each year. A dozen solar panels can provide around 4.5 kWh for that period. Excess power can be stored in batteries, to power your home at night or, be sold back to the grid earning income for you.

How much could I save with solar panels?

Using the power of the sun is one of the most energy-efficient ways to generate electricity for your home, it can also save you money too.

The savings shown are based on 4,800 kWh (kilowatt hours) of annual usage, and an electricity price of 30.0p/kWh, with a south-facing roof (35° pitch and no shade.)

The savings are what you could expect to save if you had between 6 - 16 solar panels including SEG payments.

Number of Panels 6 8 10 12 14 16
Without a solar battery
Annual bill saving £331 £393 £419 £462 £489 £518
SEG payment £193 £284 £394 £496 £606 £715
Total Savings £524 £677 £813 £958 £1,095 £1,233
With a 5.2kWh (4.2kWh usable) solar battery
Annual bill saving £612 £759 £826 £904 £950 £1,006
SEG payment £38 £83 £171 £252 £352 £446
Total Savings £650 £842 £997 £1,156 £1,302 £1,452
Source: E.ON

Solar vs Solar & Battery

FeatureSolarSolar & Battery
Free app to track system efficiencyYesYes
Panel upgrade to include individual optimisersYesYes
Access to market leading anytime SEG rateNoYes
Store energy for overnight useNoYes
Optimal charging when grid is greenestNoYes

Frequently Asked Questions

We answer questions most frequently asked, by our customers and add to the growing list here. If you have a question, contact us and we’ll provide an answer.

How much will I save?

Depending on usage and solar panel output installed, it’s possible to generate enough power to save 100% and even earn by selling energy back to your utility supplier – for short periods providing sunlight is available. Savings will vary each month based on seasons. Overall, it’s possible to save up to 70% but there is no guarantee, bills will still be sent!

What are the environmental benefits?

Reducing the demand to fossil fuel burning power stations is beneficial to the environment. For reduced logistics to mine and process the fuels from underground sources and their burning into the atmosphere to keep the air cleaner.

What will be the payback period?

While your bills will be reduced significantly depending on the sunlight available, the cost of the savings only really become positive once the solar system is paid off. Even when that’s complete, you may still receive an electric bill from your supplier during dark periods, as presence of the sun in the U.K. isn’t as reliable as we need it to be.

Is solar a reliable source?

Direct sunlight provides the best performance to solar panels for electricity generation, however the majority of U.K. weather is overcast or dull – reducing power generation efficiency noticeably. This is why homes still need a supply line from an ‘on demand’ round the clock power source – especially if its night time and your storage batteries are drained!

Do most homeowners buy solar panels?

Not yet, but environmental concerns and expensive electric bills are driving renewed interest. As costs of solar panels and their control / storage systems come down, it’s only going to become a more common purchase – which benefits both the environment and homeowners pockets.

Do I need to have panels cleaned?

While dirty panels are less efficient, here in the UK, our weather provides regular washes with rain, to keep them clean enough for hassle free maintenance. You can manually wipe down with a sponge and water as necessary.

Are solar panels worth it?

If you can afford them and they’re right for your home, solar panels are a good long-term investment. You can:

  • Save money on bills – generating your own power means cutting hundreds off your energy bills each year
  • Make extra £££ – sell any excess power back and you’ll be helping green up the energy grid as you go
  • Help tackle climate change – solar is a renewable source of energy that doesn’t produce greenhouse gases
  • Get protection from rising energy prices – as the wholesale cost of fossil fuels rise, renewable power is the way to go
  • Make a long-term investment – solar panels can power your home for decades to come
    Add some value to your home – on a typical home this could be up to £2,722
  • Enjoy easy maintenance – thankfully, solar panels only need to be cleaned occasionally to keep them super powerful
What are solar panels?

They’re the dark rectangles you see on rooftops, and they turn sunlight into electricity. The most popular ones are photovoltaic solar panels (often called ‘PV’) and they’ll create energy even on grey, overcast days. So you don’t have to worry about a cloud in the sky.

What are solar panels made of?

Solar panels are around 95% silicone (including the most common monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin-film designs). This semiconductor material is perfect for the job because it’s cost-efficient, easy to use, and really durable.

The other 5% is usually made up of an anti-reflective glass coating, metal, wiring, and a plastic / polymer frame – to mount the panels on a roof or secure them to the ground.

Do solar panels need direct sunlight?

Not necessarily. Amazingly enough, solar panels produce power on cloudy days too. Even if it’s snowing or hailing, your solar panels can still generate electricity, so long as there’s a bit of light. That said, solar panels will perform at their very best when it’s sunniest.

There are ways to make your solar panels more effective. You should install them on a south-facing roof ideally, where they’ll catch the most rays. (We wouldn’t recommend installing solar panels on a north-facing roof.) It’s also best to install them at a 30 to 40-degree angle.

How many solar panels does it take to run a house?

A rough estimate is that a 1-bedroom house will need 6 panels and a 2.1 kWh system, a 3-bedroom house will need 10 panels and a 3.5 kWh system – and a 5-bedroom house will need 14 panels and a 4.9 kWh system.

You’ll discover more on this topic in our blog: home solar panels: how much sunlight does it take to power a home? And you can find out what size system your home will need with this handy solar energy calculator from The Energy Saving Trust.

How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels are a big investment, so it’s reassuring to know they last a long time. Most will give you a good 25 to 30 years of power. And you can get a generous 40 to 50 years with some of the latest models.

Do solar panels need planning permission?

You only need planning permission for solar panels if your home is listed or in a conservation area. If that’s the case, get in touch with your Local Planning Authority to find out more. Solar panels are also subject to building regulations. Our certified installers will complete any necessary checks before fitting your panels.

Do solar panels increase the value of a home?

They might do. A report by Solar Energy UK found that solar panels could increase the value of a typical home by up to £2,722. They could also make your home more attractive to future homeowners, because of the savings on energy costs.

Will a government grant cover the costs of my solar panels?

Unfortunately, there aren’t any government grants to pay for solar panels at the moment. You can sign up to our SEG tariff though, which will let you sell electricity to us at a market leading anytime rate of 20p per kWh.

Is your property is in a Historic England Conservation Area?

Check the listing status and location restrictions of your property to be aware of any local guidelines to abide by when considering a solar installation.

Historic England

Is your property registered as a British Listed Building?

Check the listing status and location restrictions of your property to be aware of any local guidelines to abide by when considering a solar installation.

British Listed Buildings

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