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About Solar Panels

How they work and reasons to install

Solar PV (Photo voltaic) systems can now be installed on East/West facing rooftops as well as the traditional south facing arrays. The systems generate electricity from daylight which is then supplied to your property and the national grid. Technology has come a long way you no longer need continuous sunshine to produce clean, environmentally responsible energy. Our units even produce electricity on cloudy days in the middle of winter!

Financial reasons to install solar panels

You receive an additional payment for any surplus (which is electricity you generate but don’t use) sold back to the national grid (known as the export tariff)

You also save money on your electricity bills because while your solar PV system is generating electricity you can use it, for free

It will add value to your property and if that wasn’t enough, there is NO VAT on solar power systems for domestic customers

Adding a battery means you can store what you're generating during the day for use in the evening. Batteries are eligible for the 0% VAT only when installed as part of a solar order.

Good for the environment

Zero Carbon emissions. No carbon is emitted during generation of electricity though some carbon will have been created in the manufacture of the panels

Electricity produced using the sun’s energy reduces the amount of energy used from non-renewable resources such as coal, gas, oil and nuclear

Produces no noise

What you need for installing solar panels

To install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system you”ll need:

Finance of £5,000 plus

A minimum of 9m2 to locate the panel

To be the property owner leasehold or freehold

A roof which faces South, West or East can give good generation levels

You should check planning requirements with your local authority, especially if you have a listed building or it is located in a conservation area.

SOL Electrical is accredited by the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme), an independent scheme which certifies products and installers in accordance with consistent standards and all SOL Electrical installers of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are City & Guilds qualified.

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