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We cover the whole of the United Kingdom and are your one-stop Company for all of your solar energy installations
Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Installation
Enjoy clean energy while lowering your energy bills
Solar Battery Storage System
Make the most out of the clean energy you generate
Electric Car Home Charger Installation
A dedicated EV home charging point.
Our certified and experienced installation teams, install time-tested, robust and reliable solar energy systems – Guaranteed. Read on to discover why the majority of our work comes from a recommendation.
All of our installers are MCS certified and RECC registered.
Free Quotation & Feasibility Study
Let’s discuss & plan your requirements without any obligation on your part.
Our buying power enables us to install the finest products at very competitive prices.
Here's why you should call us for your free quotation and feasiblity study:
Over the years, our teams have designed and installed hundreds of solar energy panels and solar battery storage systems.
We have provided the best designs for aesthetics and efficiency in the renewable energy sector across the UK.
Whether you’re a homeowner, property manager, landscape architect, or a commercial or industrial builder… when you hire us? It’s all hands-on deck!
More importantly, (ultimately for you and us), most of our installations are as a result of a recommendation.
But you probably couldn’t care less. So, let’s talk about you.
You’ve got a roof or a plot of land. That roof or plot of land has an empty space.
You look at your ever-increasing electricity bill and ask yourself “Why?” “How come!”
You’re running around your home switching lights off that your teenage children think are mandatory during daylight hours! Double checking that the immersion heater is NOT on! You’re looking at your smart meter more times than you look at Netflix and you’ve bookmarked “best way to reduce my home electricity bill” on your search engine!
You’ve got to thinking, “Maybe a solar panel installation would be a good idea after all?”
Am I right?
But you’ve got questions. How many do we need? Have we got enough room? Can they go on the ground? Do we need planning permission? What are they made of? What’s the best sort? How long do they last?
So many questions but you just know that it’s time to have some control over the cost of your electricity supply. You start to think about when your children will start showering three times a day because they’ve just met the love of their life! 😊
Whatever the case, you want a solar panel installation company that won’t:
- Talk over your head.
- Rush your decision-making process.
- Pressure you into buying.
- Charge you an arm and a leg (or a left foot.)
- Go MIA (missing in action) halfway through the project.
- Make you feel guilty about nit-picking their work (we’re perfectionists, too!)
- Be harder than Lord Lucan to get a hold of.
- Leave your back garden looking like the aftermath of a street party.
You just want to reduce your electricity bill permanently and reduce your carbon emissions as well (feel good factor – doing your bit) and enjoy the savings doing the things that you’ve promised yourself and your family, time and time again!
But it needs to be flawless, functional and it’s got to be affordable, cost effective and virtually maintenance free.
Am I on the right track?
If so… and if you want the best solar panel installer in the UK… who are fun, easy to work with, and treat the installation of solar panel energy systems like an art form, then:
Whip out your phone and give us a call on: 01183 385 065
Our customer service staff will answer. You’ll like them.
Here’s what you’ll get, FREE:
1) Free Consultation – Commissioning a solar panel installation is best left to the professionals. It will have to fulfil a variety of demands and requirements. This is the reason why we always start the process with a detailed 1 – 2 – 1 meeting. It helps us understand you, your expectations and how you envisage it fitting in with your life. Once this is clear, we move onto the next phase; The free site survey….
2) FREE Site Survey – We will carry out a free, no-obligation site survey to ensure your roof (or plot) is suitable and that the available space is going to meet your expectations.
- Our surveyor will determine the power consumption demands. The first step in designing a solar PV system is to find out the total power and energy consumption of all loads that need to be supplied by the solar PV system as follows: …
- Size the PV modules. …
- Inverter sizing. …
- Battery sizing. …
- Solar charge controller sizing.
- Access equipment etc.
Once we have all this information, we then move onto the final design and quotation stage…
3) Final Design and Quotation – Now we have seen your roof (or plot), we’re able to design the layout of the solar PV panels and determine the best sites for the other components – the inverter and battery primarily.
4) Book An Installation Date – Once the design and quotation are approved by you, you can secure an installation date with us. We will then complete the paperwork necessary for you to finally reduce your electricity bill permanently!
How much is this gonna cost me?
It’ll depend on the size and scope of the project, obviously. Not forgetting that our solar panel and solar storage battery installations (if required) are bespoke.
Contact us and we’ll come out for a free quote and feasibility study. No strings attached. No pressure. No raising the price later. That’s a promise.
Call us now to schedule a day and time that works best.
We’re not the cheapest solar panel installation company, though. That’s because our three P’s (people, product and process) point and laugh at our competitors. 😊
All our prices include full delivery and installation service including:
- Access equipment.
- All necessary paperwork*.
- * Distribution network operators (DNO’s) manage the distribution of electricity around the country. They own and operate the wires that carry electricity from the grid into your home. We’ll notify them regarding your installation.
Whether on the phone or in person, we can explain how saving a few pounds with the other guys can cost you dearly down the road.
Do you offer a warranty or guarantee of any kind?
Absolutely. We’re not just proud of the way our solar panel installations are carried out as well as how cost-effective they are. There are basically no moving parts in your solar installation, and it will be virtually maintenance free. We’ll cover why that is and the warranty in simple, straightforward terms when we come out for your free quotation and feasibility appointment.
What’s the next step?
Call us on 01183 385 065
P.S. – Contact us anytime, day or night. Commercial or residential; homeowner, hotel, school, college, university – doesn’t matter. The hard-working people and businesses of this County, call us to plan and commission their solar panel installations of all different shapes and sizes… and that’s because, with us, there’s no mess, no stress, we’re fast, flawless and our renewable energy solutions lasts longer because of our commitment to quality, tried, tested and proven components.
We’re excited to show you why we are the Numero Uno solar panel installation company, in the UK
The Benefits of Generating Your Own Electricity.
Solar energy is the most common type of renewable energy. It is sourced from the light and heat of the sun. The light and heat are harnessed using a wide range of technologies. The technologies are used to transform the heat and light into energy.
The energy produced is applied in a wide range of applications. The most common application of solar energy is in households. In the households, solar power is used as an alternative to grid power. Unlike grid power, solar power is cost-efficient and does not cause any harm to the environment. The adoption of solar energy is a move towards sustainability.
It is worth noting that most types of technology used to harness energy from the sun keeps evolving with time. These solutions differ depending on the provider and the type of application. Below are some common solar energy harnessing technologies.
1. Solar PV
Solar PV panels are made from photovoltaic cells that are grouped in modules. The layered cells are made using semiconductors like silicon. They help to generate renewable electricity by using rays from the sun.
Why Use Solar PV Panels?
Below are some of the main benefits of solar PV panels:
- Renewability of energy
Solar energy is one of the most common types of renewable energy. It is regarded as a renewable type of energy because it is harnessed from the sun. And the sun’s energy cannot be depleted. This makes it a sustainable way of sourcing energy.
- Cost efficiency
One of the most common benefits of solar PV panels is that they are cost-efficient. This benefit can be attributed to the fact that they use solar energy as opposed to expensive electricity.
- Ease of use
Solar PV panels are easy to use and install. This is because they do not require a complex form of electrical wiring.
- Effortless maintenance
Another advantage of these panels is that they do not require a lot of maintenance. All you need to do is clean the panels around twice a year. You can also clean them once a year, depending on the location and the conditions. For instance, during the rainy season, you do not need to clean the panels because the rain does all the work.
Solar PV panels are also advantageous because they do not have any negative impact on the environment.
Types of Solar PV Panels
There are three main types of solar PV panels. They are:
- Monocrystalline solar PV panels
These are the most common types of solar PV panels. They are also the most efficient when it comes to home applications. They’re also the most expensive.
Monocrystalline solar PV panels have a longer lifespan than other kinds. This element can be attributed to the fact that this type of Solar PV panels features an efficient design that can withstand high temperatures.
- Polycrystalline solar PV panels
Homeowners commonly prefer polycrystalline solar PV panels. Compared to other types, they are the easiest to install because of their design. They are also less expensive than most varieties. Regardless of their cheap cost, the product is still very efficient.
- Thin-film solar PV panels
These types of solar PV panels are also referred to as Flexible solar panels. They offer a lot of advantages because they are portable and lightweight. Regardless of their benefits, these solar PV panels are not standard in households.
They are often used on boats, mobile homes, and vans for campers. They are an ideal option for these applications and a wide range of projects because they do not use up a lot of electricity as compared to other types. Another advantage is that they do not take up a lot of space.
2. Solar Battery Storage
Solar panels also require batteries for their performance. However, not all kinds of batteries in the market can be used for solar applications. There are specific batteries designed for solar applications. Using solar battery storage helps eliminate reliance on grid power and provide backup power for homes and other areas. They are also easier to set up, and they last for quite a long time.
Types of solar batteries
Below are some types of batteries that are ideal for solar applications;
- Lithium-ion batteries
It is almost impossible to speak of batteries without mentioning lithium-ion. They are the most popular type of batteries on the market. Their popularity can be attributed to the fact that they are highly compact, and they feature a higher capacity.
They are also quite durable, and they offer high-quality performance. However, this means that they are also more costly than their counterparts. However, their incredible performance and durability make up for their high cost.
- Lead-acid batteries
Lead-acid batteries can be broken down into flooded and sealed batteries. Flooded lead-acid batteries feature better durability than sealed ones. However, they also require more maintenance if they are to last for a long time and provide a dependable amount of power. Regardless, lead-acid batteries are an incredible option.
- DC solar batteries
DC (Direct Current) solar batteries are designed so that they do not need an inverter to hook them up to the solar panels. This means that you will only need a charge controller. The role of the charge controller is to help charge the batteries at the required current level.
- AC solar batteries
AC solar batteries are the exact opposite of DC batteries. They require an inverter to connect them to the solar panels. However, they are also an incredible option because they offer high-quality performance.
Factors to consider when choosing solar storage batteries
Below are some of the main elements you must consider when purchasing solar batteries:
- Capacity – one of the most important factors to consider is the capacity of the batteries. The capacity refers to how much energy the battery can store. The ideal capacity depends on the applications. For significant projects, you will need a battery with a larger capacity.
- Depth of Discharge – this refers to the capacity required for you to recharge the battery. When looking into this factor, you may need professional assistance.
- Price – naturally, the price of the battery differs from one type to the other. When looking at the price, also consider the cost of maintenance as well.
- Brand – it would also help if you bought from reputable brands. Also, consider a brand that provides warranties for their batteries.
3. Solar Thermal
Solar thermal panels are designed to use heat from the sun to heat water used within a household. They are designed with an evacuated tube absorber layer whose role is to collect solar radiation. The absorber moves the energy to the copper heat pipes.
In this layer, the energy is stored by glycol, which is referred to as the working fluid. Fluid boils up to 30 degrees Celcius then vaporises as it rises to the heat bulb. The heat bulb transfers the energy from solar radiation as it goes through the manifold. The vapour cools also return to the base of the heat pipe from as the process repeats itself.
The performance of solar panel heat systems depend on the following factors:
- Availability of the sun
- The level of hot water use within a household
- The capacity of the hot water cylinders
- Type of plumbing
Two main types of solar panel plates
- Flat Plate collectors
Flat plate collectors are quite similar to conventional solar panels. They feature a glazed absorber plate, which is darker than the rest of the plate. The absorber plate comes with a metal tubing whose role is to carry the water all through and around the panel.
The metal tubing is encased with an aluminium or copper covering. The role of the encasing is to keep trapped heat from escaping from the solar panels. It also features a collector system. The role of the collector system is to harness energy from the sun and convert it into heat.
- Evacuated tube collectors
These have borosilicate glass tubes set parallel to each other. The sizes of the tubes differ from one type and brand to the other. The inner tubes are made from borosilicate glass, while the outer ones are made from transparent glass. The design helps to allow light to pass through with the least amount of reflection.
Each of the products mentioned above can be acquired from solar panel installers UK. When choosing the best solar panel installer, consider elements like the cost of the services and products. Most of the time, the cost is a clear indication of the quality of the product. However, you can always find a reasonable yet high-quality option.
Remember, the costs of the products differ from one product to the other. You also ought to consider the reputation of the company. Consider what other clients have to say about the company and its products. Additionally, you must consider elements like the quality, ease of use, and maintenance of the products.
At Solar Panel Installers UK, you can get each of the products mentioned above at affordable prices. Contact us today for professional assistance!