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Photovoltaic solar systems reduce your carbon footprint and can generate a significant income of around £1,170 per year for 25 years. The percentage return is significantly higher than most savings opportunities.

Photovoltaic or PV Panels are designed to generate electricity using the power of the sun. Sunlight hits the photovoltaic panels and is converted into electricity for you to use or sell back to the National Grid.

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Money Back from Photovoltaic Systems

  • Generate extra income from Government Feed-In Tariff
  • 1.8 – 2.7 kWp systems generate 50% household energy
  • After installation, no other costs, just immediate, long-term savings
  • FREE Electricity even on Dull days!

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  • Up to 65% off a domestic Photovoltaic Solar System

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Free Electricity with PV Solar Panels

Savings from a photovoltaic solar system can be considerable. When you generate your own electricity it is cheaper than that of an energy supplier, and you can sell any units you do not use back to the national grid.

A standard household system tends to be between 1.8 and 2.7 kWp which can generate around 50% of a household's yearly electricity needs. (Solar systems work during the day).

If the system is eligible to receive the Feed In Tariff it could generate you additional income for the next 25 years.

Environmentally friendly Solar Electricity

Solar electricity systems have become an accessible and affordable energy source and can work for you to keep those ever spiralling energy costs in check.

  • Solar is environmentally friendly – clean, renewable, sustainable
  • Reduce your CO2 emmissions by around 1.2 tonnes a year.
  • PV panels mean no radioactive waste, no recovery/transport of fuel
  • No maintenance is required

If fuel bills are an ever increasing worry to you, or if your personal environmental impact is a concern, then using solar electricity may be right for you.

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If you have decided to have your own solar energy system fitted at home then Quotes to Compare can help by finding local, trusted, companies who can provide you with a professional service and a competitive quote.

What are Solar Photovoltaic Panels?

Solar panels capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic panels or PV cells. The cells convert the sunlight into direct current electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting, and in some cases, excess energy can be sold onto the national grid for others to use.

Photovoltaic panels don’t always need direct sunlight to work – some electricity can still be generated on a cloudy day.

PV cells come in a variety of shapes and colours, from grey "solar tiles" that look like roof tiles to panels and transparent cells that you can use on conservatories and glass.

Do you need planning permission?

Not normally. In England and Scotland changes to permitted development rights for renewable technologies introduced on 6th April 2008 and 12th March 2009 respectively, have lifted the requirements for planning permission for most domestic micro-generation technologies.

It is still worthwhile getting your installer to check with the local planning department, especially if you reside in a heritage area.

Solar costs, savings and maintenance

Solar electricity systems can cost in the region of £4,000 per kWp installed, but costs per kWp should reduce as system size increases.

In general:

  • Larger systems cost more but create more power/savings long-term
  • Solar tiles cost more than conventional panels
  • Built in roof panels are more expensive than those that sit on top,

But,

  • If you need major roof repairs, PV tiles can offset the cost of roof tiles

Maintenance is generally small – you'll need to keep the panels relatively clean and make sure trees don't begin to overshadow them.

Will it supply all my electricity?

The average household consumption is 3300 kWh per year. The 2kWp system would supply nearly 50% of annual consumption. A 4 kWp system could provide all electricity needs depending on consumption for the average household.

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You need to ensure wherever possible that you are getting a good deal, at a decent price, from a reputable supplier who is qualified to advise and install the system for you.

  • Use installers who have Microgeneration Certification
  • Ensure the firm you choose do not subcontract out the work
  • Get replacement and performance warranties for all equipment
  • Ensure your deposit is safe and the company is properly insured
  • Use intallers employing qualified roofers
  • Get a competitive quote
  • Can you see other installations completed by the firm locally?

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