Solar PV

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Solar panels fit on the roof of your house and use energy from the sun to turn it into electricity to power your home. You can cut your electricity bill and earn money from the government by generating your own electricity.

Product Overview

1kW System
2kW System
3kW System
4kW System
1kW System

1kW System

A 1kW solar panel system is the smallest you can get. If you only have a small amount of roof space, this system is a good option for you. You’ll need around 8m2 of roof space to have this size system, whereas a 2kW system will need approximately 14m2.

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Price

Approx. £2,500-£3,000 inc. installation

Installation time

1-2 days


Advantages and disadvantages
  • Generate free electricity to use to power your home
  • Earn money from the Feed-in Tariff (FITs) for every unit of electricity you generate
  • Lowest price system
  • Reduce your electricity bill
  • You’ll earn less than half of what you can earn with a 2kW system over 20 years
  • Your overall profit will be small
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2kW System

2kW System

A 2kW solar panel system needs around 14m2 of roof space. It will cost more than a 1kW system, but you could generate considerably more electricity and therefore earn more money. Typically, you’ll generate around 1700kWh of electricity per year. This is more than enough to power an average kitchen for a whole year.

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Price

Approx. £3,000-£4,000 inc. installation

Installation time

1-2 days


Advantages and disadvantages
  • Earn more money from the Feed-in Tariff scheme as you’ll generate almost 1000kWh more electricity
  • Reduce your electricity bill by generating your own electricity
  • Your overall profit could be 5 times more than if you had a 1kW system
  • A 2kW system is slightly more expensive than a 1kW system
  • You’ll make half the profit you could make with a 4kW system
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3kW System

3kW System

A 3kW solar panel system will generate approximately 2,550kWh every year. This is nearly enough to power an average terrace house for a full year. You’ll need around 21m2 of roof space for this size system, so it is more suited to larger properties.

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Price

£4,000-£6,000 inc. installation

Installation time

1-2 days


Advantages and disadvantages
  • Generate free electricity and reduce your bills
  • Earn money from FITs for every unit of electricity you generate
  • Increase your profit over 20 years by at least £1,000 by choosing a 3kw system over a 2kW
  • As the size of the systems go up the price increases, so this is more expensive than a 1 or 2kW
  • You’ll need more roof space
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4kW System

4kW System

A 4kW solar panel system is the most economical as although it costs more than a smaller system, you will generate much more electricity. You will need approximately 28m2 of roof space for this system, so is suitable for larger homes.

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Price

£6,000-£8,000 inc. installation

Installation time

1-2 days


Advantages and disadvantages
  • Generate 3,400kWh of electricity per year – nearly enough to power a semi-detached house for a full year
  • Cut your energy bills
  • Earn money from FITs for every unit of electricity you generate
  • The most expensive size of normal domestic system
  • You need a large amount of roof space
  • You’re more likely to encounter obstructions in a larger area
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