Solar is one of the most popular renewable energy solutions available. They are renowned for saving homeowners money on their electricity bills, and the Energy Saving Trust say solar panels will typically cut your electricity bill by 15-25%.
If you are considering installing solar PV panels, we have everything you need to know about the fastest growing renewable energy solution on the market.
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Frequently asked questions
Solar PV installations range from £7000-£16000 on average. Many factors can contribute to the overall price of the installation, including property size, the installation of a solar battery and the specifications of your chosen panels. Please note, that when installing solar PV panels, scaffolding will need to be erected and this will incur a charge.
Yes, there are five main things to consider when installing solar PV panels.
- You will require an EPC certificate for your property. You can find or apply for an EPC certificate for your property online at www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate.
- Space is key: the average system size is around 4.2kWp and this will typically take up around 25m2 roof area. A south-facing roof is ideal for maximum efficiency. East and west-facing could still be suitable, however north-facing roofs are not recommended.
- Shaded areas: any nearby buildings, large trees and chimneys can have a negative impact on the performance of the system and optimisers may be required.
- Solar PV panels are considered ‘permitted developments’ and often don’t require planning permission. However, exceptions apply and it’s best to check with your local planning office for guidance.
- If you’re planning to install a solar PV system in your home, you must register it with your Distribution Network Operator (DNO). The DNO is the company responsible for bringing electricity to your home. Usually, your installer will register the device for you. You can find out more about how to register your new energy device here.