Solar panels

Turn solar energy into electricity and start saving on your bills.

Installing a solar panel system is one of the simplest ways of addressing rising fuel bills and your impact on the environment.

Use our easy to use calculator to assess your property’s suitability for solar panel installation.

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Benefits of investing in solar panels

Photovoltaic solar panels harness light to generate free, low-carbon electricity for use in your home or business, allowing you to significantly reduce your electricity bills and contribute to lowering our collective carbon footprint.

How much do solar panel installations cost?

To explain a typical solar panel installation with associated costs and benefits, here is an illustration of a south-facing, 12 panel, 4.38kW system.

  • You would need 20m2 clear roof space for the solar panels
  • It would create on average 2367kWh / year of useable electricity. It is worth noting that the average household consumption is 4000 kWh / year
  • This would save you an average of £662 per year and calculated at 0.28p/KwH as of 1/4/2022
  • Total solar panel installation cost £4,750 with 0% VAT

The example is based on using 365 watt solar panels measuring 1052x1776mm, standard on-roof fixings, relevant inverter, standard cabling and excludes scaffolding.

Adding a solar battery can further enhance your savings.

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Why add a battery to a solar panel system?

Solar panels create electricity at the time it is generated which is often when we are not in the house or requiring much electricity. By installing a relevant battery system, we are able to save the generated energy and store it for when we need it, or even sell it back to the grid.

In this way we can improve the above illustration in useable output and savings by 40%!

The same solar panel system with the simple addition of a battery

  • It can create 3946 kWh / year
  • This would save you an average of £1104 per year and calculated at 0.28p/KwH as of 1/4/2022
  • Total solar panel and battery installation cost £8,500 with 0% VAT

The above example is based on using 365 watt solar panels measuring 1052x1776mm, a 7.8kW Lux battery standard on roof fixings, relevant solar inverter, standard cabling, excludes scaffolding and assumes 100% usage.

Tailor make your own solar panel system suited to your home or business with our easy to use calculator and assess your solar panel installation cost.

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 Is my home or business suitable for Solar PV?

You can fit solar panels to any house or flat area but its effectiveness can be restricted by these factors:

Shading

Partial or full shading due to other buildings or trees will reduce the amount of solar energy created.

Clear roof area

Solar panels measure 1052x1776mm and can be installed either horizontally and/or vertically to fit around chimneys/ roof lights and vents. Planning permissions may need to be sought in some areas but this normally only applies to the front aspect of properties.

Direction of your property

Ideally, solar panels work best facing south. They capture the solar energy from dawn until dusk. However if your property faces East or West you can split the number of solar panels and place on both sides of the roof to maximise the solar energy captured.

Is there a solar panel installer near me?

We provide information on solar panel costs and installations over a wide area, including York and Doncaster to Daventry and Wellingborough. Find your nearest office here.

How do solar panels work?

Photovoltaic solar panelsconvert light into electricity. Each solar panel is made up of numerous silicon cells, which create an electrical flow once the sunlight activates the electrons in the panels. 

A solar inverter connected to the solar panels converts the energy from DC to AC current to make it useable in the home or business and then takes this by cable to the electricity consumer unit (where your fuse box and trip switches are).    

This electricity is then available for immediate use, if needed, or can be stored in a solar battery or exported to the grid.

Types of solar panel installations

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Solar PV panels

Standard Roof Tiles

Solar PV panels

Slate Roof

Solar PV panels

In Roof

Solar PV panels

Floor/roof mounted

Make a solar panel installation work harder for you

Photovoltaic solar panels harness light to generate free, low-carbon electricity for use in your home or business, allowing you to significantly reduce your electricity bills and contribute to lowering our collective carbon footprint.

Tailor make your own solar panel system suited to your home or business with our easy to use calculator and assess your solar panel installation cost.

Calculate your energy savings

Frequently Asked Questions

A south facing roof will attract the most solar gain across the year, however, a roof that faces east or west would also be suitable for a solar panel installation and will still generate a significant amount of solar energy.

Each solar panel is approximately 1.7 m2 and a typical domestic installation has between and 8 and 14 solar panels.

Yes, solar panels will work 365 days of the year. The highest solar gain is in the summer months when we have longer, brighter days. Even in winter months, on a bright clear day, you will still generate a significant amount of solar energy.

Solar panels come with a 20 year performance warranty and the typical life expectancy is around 25 years.

Yes you can. This is a great way of increasing the benefits from your current solar panel system and doesn’t affect your Feed In Tariff. You can store the excess energy from your solar generation. 

Solar batteries and the inverters can be installed nearly anywhere including in loft spaces, garages and in some cases outside. The Tesla Powerwall is suited to an exterior installation.  

A south facing 4kW Solar panel system will produce on average 3500kWh per annum, the average domestic property uses around 4000kWh.

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