Solar panels in the UK are used to capture energy from the sun although it is important to note that energy is still produced when it is cloudy. The solar panels contain photovoltaic (PV) cells that convert the sunlight into electricity to be used in your home or business and also benefits the environment by lowering carbon emissions.
Where are solar panels installed?
Solar photovoltaic panels are often seen on the roofs of homes around the UK but can also be installed as ground-mounted units in your garden. There are also solar farms in fields that include thousands of solar panels used to generate electricity on a commercial basis.
Benefits of solar panels
- PV panels are a cost effective way of generating electricity
- With the initial purchase and installation cost being recouped over a number of years by lower fuel bills.
- You can benefit from the Feed-In Tariff scheme that is supported by the Government
- Potentially selling surplus electricity that your solar panels have helped generate to the National Grid.
What happens if the solar panels do not generate enough electricity?
This is not a problem as you can continue to utilise and pay for electricity from the National Grid.
Which solar panel installer should you choose?
You should use an installer who is Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited otherwise you will not qualify for the Feed-In Tariff scheme.
What size solar power system will your home need?
To generate enough electricity, the average home will require a 3kW or 4kW solar system.
|Typical size of solar system
The next step?
We have a panel of nationwide, accredited solar panel suppliers and installers. So, why not get in contact with us and we will arrange for you to be contacted by a number of them to discuss your requirements and provide free, no-obligation quotes.