We specialise in home solar & battery installation and are fully qualified MCS solar installers giving expert advice. All work is insured and customers can have the peace of mind they are protected by the QANW deposit protection insurance.
Here’s how the installation process works:
After you’ve answered some initial questions about your home, we will conduct a survey so we can design a plan for the perfect set-up for your home.
Once we have this plan and you’ve chosen an install date that suits you, it typically only takes one or two days for the install, depending on the size of your system and access to the roof. The installation includes fixing the panels to your roof, installing all required cables and setting up your inverter and battery if required.
Our engineer will give you a full run-through of the system before they leave and show you how the app works so you can gain instant access to monitor your system on your mobile phone. We’ll also be available for ongoing support and maintenance to help you get the most out of your new system.
Here’s a few frequently asked questions:
Why get solar panels?
- Generate free, green electricity
- Reduce your electricity bill by at least 75%
- Get paid for what you don’t use
Do I need permission for solar panels on my home?
Planning permission usually isn’t required for domestic solar panel installations as they fall under ‘permitted development’.
Is Solar right for your home?
Although every home is different, most can install and benefit from solar. It’s a great choice if you want to reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint.
How Many Solar Panels Do I Need For My Home?
✔ Consider your energy usage and roof size
✔ The average three-bedroom home will need 10 solar panels
✔ The more electricity a panel generates, the more efficient it is
Solar panels can save you money, cut your carbon footprint, and protect you from energy bill hikes.
But you don’t want to make a mistake and get the wrong number of solar panels installed, particularly during a cost of living crisis.
This guide will help you work out how many solar panels your home needs – though getting it exactly right will still require the help of an expert & thats where we can help!
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The average one-bedroom house needs six solar panels, a typical three-bedroom house requires 10 panels, and a five-bedroom house will usually need 14 panels.
In each case, the panels will produce enough electricity to cover 46% of an average household’s annual usage – or more, if you don’t leave the house very often.
Annual electricity usage is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh).
1 kWh is how much electricity it would take to run a 1,000 watt (1 kW) appliance for an hour – so for example, if you had a 500 watt dishwasher, you would use 0.5 kWh in an hour of use.
Without a solar battery, around half of the electricity your panels produce will go unused by your home, because you won’t always be there to use it when it’s generated.
Not to worry, though – you can sell this extra power back to the National Grid via the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).
Are solar panels worth the investment?
There has been a significant increase in the performance of solar panels and storage solutions over the past few years. Most recent studies have shown that through using a solar power system, you could cut your energy bills by as much as 90%. The higher your energy usage at home, the greater your potential savings.
What benefit do i get from a battery?
Solar helps the environment, but couple this with a storage battery means you can maximize your PV efficiency and you can benefit from all of the daytime excess energy in the evening.
Having a battery means you can store energy generated by your solar panels as you won’t always need to use it straight away, as well as being able to buy and store energy from the grid when it’s available at a cheaper rate. Having this storage available helps you to get the most out of your solar panels and cut your bills even further!
How does solar storage work?
The battery will store energy from your solar panels when they’re producing more power than you’re using in your home. This will then be available to use later on, such as in the evening when the sun has gone down.
How will i know how much energy is stored in my battery?
All systems will come with an app which allows you to monitor the performance of your solar and battery system on your phone. Within the app you can see how much energy is stored in the battery and how much is being consumed by your home.
Do i need to have panels cleaned?
Natural rainfall will help to clean your panels but if you want your panels to run as efficiently as possible it is recommended to have them cleaned by a professional once a year.
What maintenance is required for solar panels?
Very little service and maintenance is required for solar panels. To ensure your solar panels continue to generate efficiently we recommend an annual service, which can make sure your system is kept in full working order, and any fault or drop in generation can be identified and resolved.
How long will my solar panels last?
Solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25-30 years but it’s not uncommon for them to last much longer than this due to recent advancements in technology. A solar panel doesn’t stop working after this time; it simply performs at its best during quoted lifespan and after that the output is no longer guaranteed.
What solar panels will you install?
We install a range of top rated panels that match performance with design. A range of mounts and brackets are used to ensure everything matches up across all types of roofs.