solar pv

Have your own power station and sell your excess electricity back to your supplier.

photovoltaics

What is Solar PV?

Solar PV is a great investment for the future. Not only will it help you save on energy bills and protect you against rising fuel prices, it will also generate a tax-free income through the Government’s Feed-in Tariff payments.

How do they work?

A solar PV system works using a number of panels (an array), which is normally mounted on the roof. Each solar panel is made up of photovoltaic cells. When daylight hits the cells, it creates an electric field. The brighter the sunlight, the more electricity is produced. If you have a solar PV system installed at home, it will automatically feed the power you’ve generated to your appliances, so a lot of the power you use during the day will be free. The ideal roof is south-facing with a pitch of 30-40 degrees without any shading and to fit the larger 4.0kWp systems you’ll need around 30m2 of roof space. East or west facing systems are also viable and produce around 15% less electricity.



Feed-in Tariff (FiT)

The Government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme will pay you for each unit of electricity generated over the next 20 years. To qualify for the Feed-in Tariff you’ll need a ‘D’ rated EPC.

How can we help?

We can provide you with an EPC and also carry out an independent survey of your property to see what size system can be fitted. An estimate of how much electricity can be generated is made so you’ll have a good idea of the savings and likely payback before getting installation quotes. A domestic EPC costs £60 and we can also provide an independent solar PV survey for an additional £75.

We also provide EPC's and solar surveys for commercial properties.

Please contact us for a competitive quote.

For further information please visit here for the Feed-in Tariff and here for Solar PV systems.