Solar PV

What is Solar PV?

Convert sunlight, or in fact daylight into electricity with Solar PV (Solar Photovoltaic) modules that absorb the light.

The panels can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day and don’t need direct sunlight to work! Will you join over 900,000 homes across the country already benefiting from clean, affordable solar power and generate your own green electricity?

Are you here because of rising energy costs or investigating how you can improve your green credentials? Either way you will tick lots of boxes for saving money, potentially making money and taking a step in making a positive change for a greener planet.

The benefits of our minimal maintenance Solar PV systems are:
  • Shrink your electricity bill.
  • Store surplus electricity and use it when needed. See battery storage for more information.
  • You could earn money on the electricity that you produce by selling excess energy back to the grid using the Smart Export Guarantee.*
  • Produce zero carbon with this system.
  • Lower your carbon footprint.
  • Invest in the future and reduce your reliance on the National Grid.

Solar PV cells come in a variety of shapes and sizes and most systems fit on top of a roof.

Modules are a sealed unit with a specific voltage and wattage rating. In order to provide electricity for your home or business premises, the panels must be combined in a system with other components (including an inverter, wiring and roof mounting kit).

Solar PV FAQ’s
Do I need permission?

No, you don’t, unless you live in a listed building. However, in Conservation Areas or World Heritage sites, the equipment must be installed on the roof, not on a wall that would be visible from a highway.

How do I maintain my Solar PV system?

Just keep the panels as clean as you can and make sure trees don’t begin to over- shadow them. We will give you written details of any maintenance checks that you should carry out from time to time to ensure everything is working properly. This will include details of the main inverter fault signals and key trouble-shooting guidance.

How do I monitor what’s happening?

You will have access via an app to see how much your are storing and how much you are using. When your battery is full you could earn money on the electricity that you produce by selling excess energy back to the grid using the Smart Export Guarantee.* Your battery system will also monitor progress and performance and when your battery needs replacing.

How long will they last?

The panels should last 25 years or more, but the inverter is likely to need replacing sometime during this period, at a cost of about £800 at the current rate.

I am interested, what should I do next?

Contact us to arrange a no obligation review and survey of your property.

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