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Solar Panel Installation in Berkshire

Browsing for Renewable Energy in Berkshire Our solar panel experts in Berkshire will certainly offer you the very best quotations to have actually solar PV fixed on your roof.

 

The setting up of photovoltaic panels on your home will take a couple of days to complete. The professional installer in Berkshire will certainly compute the roof area on your home to guarantee that a adequate sized system is linked. The panels will certainly be installed by an MCS qualified business; after this has been finished a qualified electric contractor will make all the necessary electrical power connections and test so that the system is functioning correctly.

 

Do you require planning permission?

In a similar way to other major home renovation jobs, some particular demands must be satisfied to allow for the installation of solar panels. The major reason that these standards and guidelines were developed is to lessen the risk of the solar system coming to be an issue or possible threat in the unexpected future. So if you're thinking of getting as well as fitting brand-new solar panels, you'll most likely would like to know whether or not you'll need to submit a planning permission application for authorization before you can continue.

 

Generally, solar panels are covered under what's called "Permitted Development" which offers you the flexibility to install your solar panels without having to apply for a planning permission.

 

Not just will you lower your electrical power expense by producing your own electrical energy with solar panels, however you can additionally make money through the SEG which is supplied by large energy suppliers. They'll pay you for the electrical energy you export back to the grid. You'll also lower your carbon impact, reducing your effect on the setting.

 

How much could you save?

The even more you're at home throughout the day, the much more you can minimize your electricity costs, given that solar panels create electrical energy during the day. The Feed-in Toll scheme (FITs) ended in March 2019, however the brand-new Smart Export Assurance (SEG) pays you, using your energy provider, for the electrical power you export back to the grid. With the cost savings involved in producing your own electrical power and also SEG settlements, you can expect to save approximately ₤ 390 per year on your electrical power bill.

 

Pros

  • Solar is a tested technology
  • Solar works in the UK climate
  • Solar is much more budget friendly than ever
  • Solar power benefits the whole electrical power grid
  • Solar panels have a lengthy life-span
  • Solar panels can increase house values

 

Disadvantages

  • Solar does not work at night - go with a battery
  • Solar panels are not attractive
  • You can not mount a home solar system on your own
  • My roof isn't right for solar

 

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Average Solar panel cost in Berkshire

According to the Energy Saving Trust, the typical domestic solar panel system is 4kWp and costs about £6,200 including VAT, however there may be companies that charge slightly less or more than this. If you're looking at a 3kWp system, this could set you back an typical of £3,000.

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£3,825

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Prices based on actual Solar panel costs for Berkshire, as reported by local Quotatis members.

Solar panel installation cost in Berkshire 2021

Labour cost £4,340
Material cost £1,550
Waste removal £310
Time frame: 2-3 days

Solar panel searches in October 2021

Solar panel Projects in Berkshire in September 2021

24,326

Requests for quotations in Berkshire in September 2021

570

Requests for Solar panel quotations in Berkshire in September 2021. -19% change from August 2021.

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Requests for Solar panel quotations in South East in September 2021. -17% change from August 2021.

We noted 24,326 requests for property improvement quotes in Berkshire. Of these quote requests the number of solar panel quotes (type: solar pv, photovoltaic panels etc..) was 570. Quotatis were able to match these customers with up to four suitable installers who were available for work in Berkshire at that time. Request a free home survey from reputable companies in Berkshire.

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Solar panel searches in cities and towns near Berkshire September 2021

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Requests for quotations in Maidenhead in September 2021

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Requests for quotations in Reading in September 2021

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Requests for quotations in Slough in September 2021

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Requests for quotations in Newbury in September 2021

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Berkshire

Berkshire is situated to the west of London, often referred to as a Royal county simply because it houses Windsor Castle. Having a population of more than 800,000, Berkshire is the 26th biggest area in the UK by occupants. Its small land area gives it a population density of 1,670 individuals per square mile. This population is primarily based on the east and centre of the county, with towns such as Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Windsor and Sandhurst all notable. In truth, the Reading/Wokingham area is often branded as a city in almost all but name, boasting 350,000 inhabitants. For all home enhancements you would like to take on in Berkshire, be sure to only use vetted and trustworthy businesses to ensure a high quality of work.

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Glow Green Limited

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Joseph G., M28
27th September 2021
5

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Excellent service

PURE ELECTRICS & PURE ENERGY LTD

15 review(s)
Based: in Oswestry, SY10 8NN

Pure Electrics and Energy Ltd have been installing Solar PV systems of all sizes both domestic and commercial since 2010. Having installed over 400 systems we have experience in on roof, in roof, flat roof and ground mounted systems. Using only the m...

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Colin R., LL20
21st October 2019
5

Solar Panels | Solar Electricity in Llangollen

Still awaiting quote

ZANNUSI SOLAR

648 review(s)
Based: in Needwood, DE13 9PD

We are one of the biggest and most experienced installers in the UK. Life time and 25 year (25 year sunpower, lifetime Evo range) build and performance warranties on our range of solar modules. We are regulated by HIES. We are approved Solar Edge ins...

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Stephen R., PE28
5th January 2020
5

Solar Panels | Solar Electricity in Huntingdon

Unable to have the product we were interested in - no problems with the phone advisory service

EEC Solar

343 review(s)
Based: in Southport, PR8 6EH

EEC Solar is a National Solar PV installer that has been in business for over 28 years, we have fitted over 16,000 Renewable Installations and prides itself in making your Renewable installation simple and seamless. We aim to give you the best possi...

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Rebekkah P., LE12
24th July 2019
4

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They were good but too expensive for our budget.

INSTALL SOLAR LTD

73 review(s)
Based: in Livington, EH54 5DJ

We supply and install the latest in solar power technologies. We provide free quotes and surveys and stock leading brands. Call Install Solar in Livingston today.

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Norman H., IV32
3rd December 2020
5

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Quoted a 2 week install schedule and installed on the day quoted.

HAFOD RENEWABLE ENERGY LTD

4 review(s)
Based: in Denbigh, LL16 5TA

North Wales premier provider of Solar PV and Solar Thermal, Air and Ground heat pumps, Air to Air heat pumps and Biomass Boilers. We are a family run business with numerous years experience, with fully in house accredited installers who have successf...

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Hugh J., LL22
25th November 2015
5

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exellent

NORTH WEST SOLAR LTD.

1 review(s)
Based: in Carnforth, LA6 2BY

We are a local Business with thousands of installation in and around the North West of England. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and competitive prices. NW Solar original specialised in very large commercial jobs but due to high demand we ...

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Elizabeth A., LA5
31st May 2018
5

Solar Panels | Solar Electricity in Carnforth

Excellent. Contacted immediately, local company, competitive price, panel installation immediate

IN2GR8TED SOLUTIONS LTD

16 review(s)
Based: in Preston, PR5 4BJ

About the Company History: Established in 2007, In2gr8ted Solutions have progressed through diverse sectors from Home Automation and Electrical Contracting to find our niche. Renewable Energy and Solar Panels, otherwise known as Solar PV Systems. ...

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Peter S., BH24
8th October 2016
4

Solar Panels | Solar Electricity in Ringwood

Very informative, not aggressive but very friendly.

CONTACT SOLAR LIMITED

5 review(s)
Based: in Preston, PR5 6SY

4kw – 375w mono panels Online monitoring Without battery storage Fully installed All paperwork and documentation

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John R., BD2
27th September 2017
5

Solar Panels | Solar Electricity in Bradford

Excellent

ECO BOX HEATING LTD (MIDLANDS)

6 review(s)
Based: in Didcot, OX11 0QG

We have installed over 1200 Renewable Energy Systems UK wide since 2008, that’s an average of 16+ installations per month

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Peter D., DY12
26th June 2017
4

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FAQs

Is it worth putting solar panels on my house?

Solar panels are a great source of energy with numerous benefits that comes with it. However, the main thing that puts off most homeowners or potential buyers is the fact that the equipment are usually very expensive. So if you’re planning to purchase solar panels to be installed in your home, then you’d probably want to know if it’s actually worth the investment or otherwise. In this article, we aim to give you a good insight into how solar panels works and if its a viable investment.

Generally, the length of time it will take for your solar panels to payback and whether you’ll be able to make money from them will be based on the following factors:

✓ The solar panel PV system’s cost.

✓ The amount of the generated electricity that you’re able to use.

✓ Whether as well as the amount you’re paid to the electricity you’re able to generate and export.

To know whether your solar panels are truly worth it, then a higher initial cost to fit the system will require to be settled with the amount you’re able to save through the use of the renewable electricity it produces, rather than making purchases from your electricity company. In other words, the more renewable energy you’re able to use, the more savings you make. If you’re registered for the FIT and paid per kWh of electricity produced, for 50 percent of that, which is assumed to be exported to the grid. Therefore, if you’re able to use more than 50 percent, you’ll be able to benefit from the investment.

how long do solar panels last?

How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

As an alternative form of energy, solar panels are becoming increasingly popular all thanks to a wide range of benefits it provides. It does not produce any emission which makes it greener and more environmentally friendly, it requires little maintenance and are less likely to break down, they also come with warranty that are always quite long mainly because of the life expectancy of the average solar panel amongst many other advantages. Therefore, if you’re considering to purchase and install new solar panels within your home, you’d also probably want to know the time period in which they’re expected to last. In this article, we aim to help you answer this question so you can make an informed decision going ahead.

As a result of the rising energy bills as well as the desire to be greener, solar panels are becoming increasingly popular by the day in the UK. The most recent models of solar panels in the market possesses an expected lifespan of 40 to 50 years as well as warranties that keeps them protected for a minimum of half of that period. These warranties also serves as a guarantee to the solar panel’s level of performance over the first half of their lifespan. Several warranties will guarantee that the performance will not go below 80 percent before the warranty lapses. And even more importantly, some solar panels are crafted in such a way that they wouldn’t drop below 80 percent performance level throughout their lives.

However, in order to derive maximum benefits from your solar panels for a long period, there’s a need to ensure they’re properly maintained at least once a year throughout their lifespan.

do you need planning permission for solar panels?

In a similar way to other major home improvement projects, some specific requirements must be met to allow for the installation of solar panels. The main reason why these standards and regulations were established is to minimize the risk of the solar system becoming an issue or potential hazard in the unforeseeable future. So if you’re thinking about buying and fitting new solar panels, you’ll probably want to know whether or not you’ll require to submit a planning permission application for approval before you can proceed.

Generally, solar panels are covered under what’s called “Permitted Development” which gives you the freedom to install your solar panels without having to apply for a planning permission. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. These exceptions include if your house is a listed building or if your house is located within a conservation area. In these exceptional cases, it’s possible that you’ll need to apply for a planning permission, but this will largely depend on the discretion of your Local Planning Authority. What’s more? Solar panels are usually subjected to normal building regulations which includes examining the roof to make sure that it can support the additional weight. You can call in a MCS certified installer to carry out this check for you.

In order to install your solar PV on your roof, you must follow these guidelines:

✓ Your solar panels shouldn’t go beyond the highest point of the roof (excluding chimneys).

✓ The solar panels shouldn’t project beyond 200mm off the roof’s edge.

✓ The solar panels should be removed once they’re no longer used to produce electricity

✓ The solar panels should be installed such that the area and building’s appearance change is minimized.

How much can I save on my electricity bill?

The more you’re at home during the day, the more you can save on your electricity bill, since solar panels generate electricity during the day. The Feed-in Tariff scheme (FITs) ended in March 2019, but the new Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) pays you, via your energy supplier, for the electricity you export back to the grid. With the savings involved in generating your own electricity and SEG payments, you can expect to save up to £390 per year on your electricity bill.

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