Solar panel

Solar electricity

Solar panels are the most popular renewables for homeowners because of their fantastic energy saving and income earning potential.

Photovoltaic (PV) panels are installed onto the roofs of properties, normally facing south or southwest to receive the most direct sunlight. However, they work perfectly well in overcast conditions too.

Solar panels are made from two layers of semiconducting material and when this comes into contact with sunlight, an electrical charge is created. This is converted into usable electricity for the home.

Benefits of solar power

By installing solar panels you can benefit from:

  • A free source of electricity for more than 25 years. Solar PV installers often provide lengthy warranties and the technology is proven to last well over 25 years. Each year you can save as much as £300.

  • The Government’s lucrative feed-in tariff scheme, which pays out for every unit of renewable electricity generated. This is guaranteed and tax-free, ensuring homeowners see a high return of investment year-in year-out. This feed-in tariff makes your own investment more worthwhile than free solar panels schemes.

  • An escape from the rising prices of gas and electricity. Energy prices have been rising regularly in recent years, so by utilising renewables you’ll be saving even more.

  • Added value to your home. With the energy saving potential solar panels provide, the value of your property will increase and potential buyers will see the income earning opportunity as an attractive deal.

  • Sell excess electricity to the National Grid at a set rate. This means you’ll make money on every unit of renewable electricity generated, whether you use the energy or not.

  • Low maintenance levels for the efficient running of the system. Solar panels for your home are often referred to as a fit and forget technology, and all you need to do is ensure trees don’t cast them into shadow.

  • Reduced carbon emissions. Carbon is responsible for the increased problems associated with global warming and solar panels help to reduce emissions.

Solar panel quotes

A solar panel installation is one of the best ways to reduce your electricity bills and provide you with a fixed income for 20 years.

If you’re interested in reducing your bills and helping the environment at the same time, just complete our quick form and we’ll match your criteria with up to four vetted and reputable solar professionals.

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Solar panel companies

Local Solar panel Projects

Project: In addition to the above solar water heating works, we wish to investigate the practicality of providing solar PV cells to the property. This alt supply would be connected direct to the mains supply o...
Project: To supply and fit photovoltaic panels on existing slate roof 10m x 3m appx together will fittings to allow feeding excess power back to Supplier. lvnc
Project: Spoke to Mr Owner of Hotel Commercial Enquiry We are renovating a hotel and hoping to convert it to part commercial and part resident. He would like a quotation for solar Electricity Please...
Project: I would like to run the electrics for me house off solar power as my house is all electric and bills are massive. lvnc
Project: supply and install electricity generating panels including all works for a 3 bed semi detached family house in worthing,price and info lvnc
Project: i need solar panal for my house. i want to run A/C in hot weather and other small lights when needs. LVNC
Project: i need solar panal for my house. i want to run A/C in hot weather and other small lights when needs lvnc
Project: I want to klnow the cost of the Panel for Solar energy to supply electricity in the homes. lvnc
Project: Considering converting to solar power for a lot of our electricity use. 2 adults, 2 beds, bathroom, lounge and kitchen. Just wondering what it would cost and how often the panels would need replacing....
Project: To set out a Photovoltaic system to provid electricity for set of 6 self containe apartment and if possible to sell excess to national grid. lvnc
Project: supply and install solar panels for generating electricity and supply hot water for heating. average size 3 bed house with pitched roof and south facing rear garden. lvnc
Project: New extension built from timber etc, would like to have solar heating to our water or help with our electicty requirements lvnc
Project: The supply of Solar powered machine. Installation of Solar powered machine. Connection of streetlights, CCTV and Traffic lights to the solar powered machine. Servicing and Maintenance of the equipm...
Project: Electrity and hot water system quotes as unsure which to go withHot water tankNot conservation areDetachedCall any time.Quote requested on photovoltaic solar panels and solar hot water system.---PV|HW...
Project: i have fitted new driveway gates and would like to use solar automation so need to no what the cost is for the automation and full service including fitting lvnc
Project: We are a distribution function and operate a nightshift. In the yard area we have a number of floodlights used in the evening. Is it possible to install individual solar panels onto these to run the...
Project: Spoke to Mr / home-owner Wouldn't confirm his whole address as he just wants a quote To install the above for a 3 bed room end terraced house in the Chorley area. I only need a rough idea of ...
Project: FOB price for 2 to 3 Kw Solar power system with standby battery system Qty 200 or above. Installation not required. Shipping can be discussed at a later stage. Please quote I do not have lot of in...
Project: I only need a rough idea of the cost to see if I need to carry on saving and for how long as I do not take out anything on hp terms. lvnc

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Solar panel activity in March 2018

Solar panel Projects in the UK in March 2018

February 2018 January / February
Greater London 12,320 -0%
South East 6,540 -17%
North West 5,410 5%
Yorkshire & Humber 3,990 -9%
South West 3,541 -16%
Western Midlands 3,161 -22%
East Midlands 2,983 -16%
East Of England 2,620 -15%
Scotland 2,252 -13%
Wales 2,032 -17%
Northern Ireland 732 -16%
North East 410 -5%
United Kingdom 45,991 -10%

Source: Numbers calculated based on the search volumes in major search engines.

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Energy Performance of Houses

The below data illustrates the energy performance of homes in Uk. Energy ratings vary from A to G, with A being the most energy-efficient and G being the very least efficient. The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating factors heavily when trying to sell your house, as potential buyers will see how much they're probably going to be spending on their home heating bills. Property improvements including insulation assist to substantially improve a home's EPC rating.