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Looking For A Reputable Solar Energy Company?

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How to Choose a Reputable Solar Energy Company:

While there are many solar energy companies that sell and install solar panels, there are some things that you should look for when choosing a company. One of the most important factors is experience. Right now the industry is growing rapidly and many new companies are emerging. To avoid making a mistake, make sure the company you choose has been around for a while. Solar Panel Installers UK have been installing solar panels and associated products since 2008.

When choosing a solar panel installation company, the first thing you should look for is their reputation. While some solar companies may use aggressive sales tactics, most reputable companies have earned certification from industry regulators and associations and receive a high number of personal recommendations for their services.

An installation by a member of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a sign of excellence in a renewable installer. Ours are P.A.Y.E installers.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme as an organisation, will create and maintain standards relating to low-carbon products, installers and installations.

Warranty on products is another important factor. While most solar panels have a manufacturer’s warranty, you need to make sure that the installation company provides a warranty on labour. Some solar contractors use ambiguous language when talking about warranties, and you should always ask the representative about these before making a final decision.

Regarding reputation again, it is important, as it can give you an insight into the quality of a solar company’s products and services. Look for a reputable solar energy company that has been around for years, has licensed installers, and has a solid reputation for quality solar equipment and installations. If possible, choose an installer that is local, as they are more likely to care about their customers’ satisfaction. They also typically offer the lowest prices.

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Solar Panel Installers UK are aware that all or some of the following questions are on your mind…

How do I choose the right solar panel and battery for my home? How many solar panels can I have on my roof? How many solar panels do I need to be self-sufficient? What’s the maximum number of solar panels allowed? What is the most common solar panel size? How much are solar panels? Reputable solar energy companies? Best solar panel companies UK?

When you contact us we’re going to ask you, “What do you want from your solar panels?”

This might feel like something you’ll find out once they’re installed, but it’s worth considering upfront. Solar Panel Installers UK customer’s that we initially asked that question of, had some quite different motivations: wanting to charge their electric vehicle from solar panel electricity – a long-term investment and futureproofing against electricity price rises – trying to reduce their carbon footprint – wanting to be less reliant on grid electricity (and its price changes).

Whatever your motivation is for installing your own solar power system; when you contact us, you can rest assured that the design and implementation will not only suit your current usage but will, in most cases, be able to take care of your future usage. This will happen because we ask the important questions, sometimes the ones that you hadn’t thought about.

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Green Clean Renewable Energy

If you are considering green, clean renewable energy, then contact us today for more information and your free quotation.

Our knowledgeable and specialist solar energy experts are waiting for your call.

Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Installation

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Make the most out of the clean energy you generate

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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.

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All of our installers are MCS certified and RECC registered.

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Let’s discuss & plan your requirements without any obligation on your part.

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Our buying power enables us to install the finest products at very competitive prices.

Solar PV Panels & Solar Battery Storage Systems
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The Various Layers Of A Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panel.

Monitor Your Solar Systems Performance From A Phone App.

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Although it may seem like a big investment, the benefits of installing solar PV panels together with a solar storage battery, far outweigh the upfront costs.

Solar storage batteries allow you to store solar energy so that you can use it at night and during cloudy days, thus reducing your dependence on the National Grid.

According to a survey by Which? in May 2019, 75% of solar storage battery owners said they’d saved even more money after installing a solar storage battery to their existing solar PV panel array.

Solar storage batteries are worth installing. They can help reduce your energy costs and make sure you never run out of power again. However, it’s important to ensure that you’ve chosen the right size of solar storage battery for your home. If you’re concerned that you’ll run out of power during power cuts, a solar storage battery will be the perfect solution.

Contact us for your free feasibility study and quotation. Solar panel Installers UK will ensure that your solar storage battery and solar PV array is the right size for your current electricity usage. We’ll also discuss with you any plans that you may have for extending your home, buying an electric vehicle, installing a hot-tub etc at some point as well as a growing family. In short, it’s possible to future-proof your electricity spend by increasing your ability to generate and store the energy that your system generates for self-consumption.

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Domestic energy prices - 2022

Thank you in advance for taking the trouble to read the following update to our website. It’s the 13th April 2022 and it occurred to us to write a summary of the domestic energy situation in the UK. Before we get into that, hopefully we’ll be one of the solar energy companies who have teams of solar panel installers near you as well as all across the UK, who will provide you with your quotation for the solar energy project that you are considering.

Our feasibility studies really are one of a kind as we consider your current usage and take into account your future energy usage as your domestic energy situation grows and changes. *This is very important and others before you, have found it to be extremely useful.

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Household energy bills are due to rise by 50% in April 2022 and are likely to rise again in October. This briefing looks at how prices have changed and why.

The following information is probably not news to you, however, we believe in the facts of a situation, the causes behind it and then the options that are available and more importantly, right for you. To us, life generally is all about options and the more of them that you have to consider or better still, at your disposal, will hopefully take you to the best place/situation for you and your loved ones.

Household energy bills are due to rise by 50% in April 2022 and are likely to rise again in October. The following information looks at how prices have changed and why.

Wholesale energy prices increased rapidly in the second half of 2021. Many consumers were protected, at least initially, by the energy price cap. However, the price cap is due to increase by more than 50% in April 2022. There were further large jumps in wholesale prices after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Households in Northern Ireland and those who do not use gas or electricity to heat their homes are not protected by the price cap. Prices of heating oil have more than doubled in recent weeks.

Many observers predict that the price cap will increase further in October 2022, forecast increases vary from 30-50%. The price increases that consumers have already faced have led to concerns about the impact on vulnerable households, particularly those in fuel poverty, who might not be able to heat their homes properly.

There is no price cap on non-domestic energy so increases in business energy bills will feed through to higher consumer prices in general. There are also likely to be wider negative impacts on the economy, particularly if prices continue to increase. This update looks at data on trends and variations in domestic energy prices and the prospects for prices in the near future.

Trends in prices up to 2021

Gas prices were stable or falling for much of the period from 2013 to 2020. They increased towards the end of 2021. The average bill for the year was £575 compared with almost £700 in 2014.

Electricity prices increased for much of the last decade. Average bills were £760 in 2021 compared to £450 in 2020, a 36% real increase.

Average heating oil prices increased from just over 20 pence a litre at the start of the first lockdown to almost 60 pence a litre in mid-October 2021.

Prices in 2022 and beyond

The energy price cap increased by 12% in October 2021 and is due to increase by 54% in April 2022. The April increase is equivalent to £700 for ‘typical’ levels of dual fuel consumption paid by direct debit. The Government has announced support to help households with higher bills. This consists of a £150 Council Tax rebate in April 2022 for around 80% of households and a £200 upfront discount off of bills in October 2022 which will have to be repaid by customers through their energy bills over the following five years.

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Higher wholesale prices, especially after Russia invaded Ukraine, have led some to speculate that the cap could increase by a further 30-50% in October 2022.

Crude oil prices jumped when Russia invaded Ukraine and continued to increase through early March. These increases quickly fed through to heating oil prices. Daily data shows that average UK prices increased from 67 pence per litre just before the invasion to 81 pence per litre at the end of February and a peak of 160 pence per litre on 10 March. Since then prices have fallen back somewhat, and were around 110 pence per litre on 20 March.

Components of a typical energy bill

The Summer 2022 price cap, introduced on 1 April, consists of:

  • 54% wholesale costs of energy
  • 19% network costs
  • 10% operating costs
  • 8% policy costs (levies to support low carbon generation, energy efficiency and vulnerable customers)
  • 5% VAT
  • 2% assumed suppliers (profit) margin
  • 2% other costs
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Causes of price increases

Prior to the Ukraine crisis there was an increase in demand for oil and gas as economies around the world came out of lockdown. Supply did not generally keep pace with the higher demand for various reasons. Increased gas prices fed through to increased electricity prices.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused oil and gas prices to jump due to concerns about disruption to supply. Sanctions on Russia and the potential for an embargo on Russian oil and gas have pushed oil and gas prices up further still.

Variations in energy prices

Customers who pay by direct debit have traditionally been offered the cheapest tariffs. The gap between payment methods has fallen over time, especially after 2017 when a price cap on prepayment meters was introduced.

There is relatively little difference in energy prices across the country. Combined gas and electricity bills for typical levels of consumption varied in 2021 from around £1,280in the East Midlands to £1,360 in Merseyside and North Wales.

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Over much of the last decade smaller energy suppliers have tended to offer cheaper tariffs than the standard variable tariffs (SVTs) that are offered by large established companies. Wholesale price rises from summer 2021 has meant that most of these cheaper offers have been withdrawn.

In the first half of 2021 UK domestic gas prices were below those in most of the EU, while UK electricity prices were higher than in most of the EU.

Solar Panel Installers Near me!

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!”

We updated this in mid-March 2022, we know how come now and they’re outrageous.

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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! 😊

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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.

  1. 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: …
  2. Size the PV modules. …
  3. Inverter sizing. …
  4. Battery sizing. …
  5. Solar charge controller sizing.
  6. 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!

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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:

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

If email works better: [email protected] or alternatively, pop your details into the box on our contact form here.

That’s it!

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

Contact us now to get started!

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The Benefits Of Producing 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.

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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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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Types of Solar PV Panels

There are three main types of solar PV panels. They are:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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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.

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Types of solar batteries

Below are some types of batteries that are ideal for solar applications;

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 Assisted Heat Pump For Your Hot Water

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The Solar Assisted Heat Pump (solar hot water system) can be best described as ‘a fridge in reverse’.

Most people understand that their fridge uses the principles of pressure, condensing and evaporation of a fluid in a closed circuit to remove heat and reduce the temperature inside the fridge. Reversing this principle by using an *aluminium evaporator panel to absorb heat rather than reject heat, allows us to utilise the ambient air temperature day and night, all weathers and all year, to change the refrigerant liquid circulating through the panel from a liquid state to a gaseous state.

*The aluminium evaporator panel shown above in a horizontal position, can also be fitted vertically.

The returning refrigerant, now heated and in a gaseous state is then compressed and heated further.

The compressed refrigerant is then passed through a heat exchanger where the heat is transferred to the water, heating it to 55°C.

Most installations only require one thermodynamic evaporator panel and can be installed on a wall as well as a roof, both horizontally and vertically and once installed doesn’t need to be cleaned, or re-filled to operate.

Typically our Retro-fit range is installed alongside your existing storage cylinder, within an 8 metre run of the panel. Click here for more information regarding a Retro-Fit Solar Assisted Heat Pump.

The installation of a Solar Assisted Heat Pump – be it a 130 litre, a 200litre or a 300 litre would replace the need for a storage cylinder.

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Conclusion

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!

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