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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are solar panels, and how do they work?

Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic (PV) panels, are devices that convert sunlight into electricity. They consist of solar cells that capture sunlight and generate direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter then converts this DC electricity into usable alternating current (AC) electricity for your home or business.

2. What are the benefits of installing solar panels?

Installing solar panels offers benefits which include reducing electricity bills, lowering your carbon footprint, possible income through government incentives like the Feed-in Tariff (FiT), and increased property value. Solar panels also provide energy independence and contribute to a cleaner environment.

3. How much space do I need for solar panels?

The space required depends on the capacity of the solar panels and your energy needs. On average, a standard solar panel requires around 1.6 square meters of roof space. Our experts can assess your energy consumption and recommend the appropriate system size.

4. Will solar panels work on cloudy days or during winter months?

Yes, solar panels can still generate electricity on cloudy days and during winter months, though their efficiency may be slightly reduced. They rely on sunlight, not necessarily direct sunlight, to produce electricity.

5. What is the life of a solar panel?

Most solar panels come with warranties of 20-25 years, but they can work for longer than this. Over time, their efficiency may slightly decrease, but they are designed to provide reliable energy production for many years.

6. What is the payback period for solar panels?

The payback period depends on various factors like system size, energy consumption, local energy prices, and available incentives. On average, homeowners in the UK can expect a payback period of around 8 to 12 years.

7. Are there government incentives for solar panel installations?

Yes, the UK government currently offers incentives such as the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), which allows you to earn money by selling excess electricity back to the grid. However, these incentives can change, we recommend that you check the latest regulations.

8. Do I need planning permission to install solar panels?

In most cases, you don’t need planning permission for solar panel installations on domestic properties, as long as they meet certain criteria. However, it’s best to check with your local authority or consult our experts to ensure compliance.

9. Can I use solar panels to power my entire home?

Yes, you can design a solar panel system to meet most or all of your energy needs. This might involve sizing the system appropriately and considering factors like energy-efficient appliances and storage solutions to maximize self-consumption.

10. How do I maintain solar panels?

Solar panels require minimal maintenance. Regularly cleaning the panels to remove dirt and debris is recommended to ensure optimal performance. We also provide maintenance services to keep your system functioning efficiently.