If you’re searching for “solar panel installers near me” – you’ve found us!
Solar Panel Installers Birmingham have been recommended and trusted by countless household’s, businesses and commercial developer’s for many years in the West Midlands and beyond.
Even more so recently (we updated this section in March 2022) with the advent of outrageous energy prices coming our way very soon, together with an increased awareness of our global warming situation and the intended reduction in the use of fossil fuels.
Almost all of our solar panel installs in Birmingham now include a solar storage battery. Our energy surveyors take a close look at your consumption being used currently whilst they’re carrying out a feasibility study and will then (if necessary) factor in future purchases that use electricity – electric vehicles, hot-tubs, house extension and not forgetting a growing family!
Our feasibility studies are bespoke for your needs, A comment that we often hear from satisfied customer’s is, “Your energy surveyor went into details that we would never have thought about, we have now invested for the future as well! No-one else did that.”
Watch the short video below which covers some important points to be aware of when considering a solar panel installation for your property in Birmingham.
The infographic on the right-hand side is a concise way of showing you the benefits to installing both solar panels and a battery together.
It’s worth mentioning that the VAT rate for a retrospective installation of a solar battery is charged at 20%.
If the solar storage battery is installed at the same time as the solar array, the VAT is charged at 5%, the same as is for the solar panels. That’s a tempting saving as well as a way to use far more of the electricity that you generate yourself and therefore buying a lot less from the grid.
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We’d also like you to take a look at our national solar panel installers site. When you’ve clicked the blue link above, scroll down to just after the two infographics on the page and read the section called: “Domestic Energy Bills – 2022”
Hopefully, you’ll find it interesting, not necessarily what you’d like to read but it’s just how it is. Give yourself some options.
Alternative “green” energy is becoming more popular with solar systems taking the biggest share of the green market. These systems produce DC electricity from sunlight and convert it to AC using the inverter, which is then used in the household.
Solar PV panels can be seen just about anywhere in Birmingham, West Midlands and throughout the UK. For those who are yet to adopt solar energy or just looking to get more informed, you have come to the right place as we have covered every important topic you need to know about solar panel installation. Be sure to read to the end so you can make informed decisions.
We Are Solar Panel Installers In Birmingham
Solar energy has changed the power industry and for good reasons. For starters, it provides clean, renewable energy that can be used for diverse purposes, including powering homes, heating water, powering cars, and more. Solar power is harnessed from the sun, which we cannot run out of unlike other sources of energy like natural gas, oil, and coal. Plus, these fossil fuels emit carbon footprint that affects water, soil, and air quality, and are responsible for climate change.
You’ll also experience significant savings with solar energy. The cost of solar panels has dropped significantly in recent years, and with no moving parts to break down, you will also save on maintenance. Since you will be generating power, your energy costs will drop. How much you save on your current electricity bills will depend on the size of your solar system, its energy efficiency rate, and your energy consumption needs.
Did you know that your solar system can earn you some money? The government’s feed-in tariff will pay you for every unit of electricity you generate and offer a bonus payment if you feed it back to the national grid. Other popular grants for solar energy are the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, the average combined savings and earnings from solar panel installation can range between £305-495 a year.
If you are ready to cash in on all these and more benefits, the next logical step is to hire us to fit the solar panels for you.
Solar PV Panel Installation Birmingham
Solar panel systems can be a sizeable investment, but the good news is the prices have dropped dramatically in recent years, making solar systems more affordable than ever to Birmingham residents.
Giving the exact cost of a solar panel unit installation is impossible as it depends on the type, quality, and size of the system, as well as the service provider, among other factors. However, to give you an idea of what to expect, having a 1kW solar system installed in Birmingham will set you back around £2,000 for a decent system. For a 2Kw, 3kW, and 4kW solar system, expect to spend from £2,500-4,000, £4,000-6,000, and £5,500-8,000, respectively.
These figures might still seem like a considerable investment for many despite the dropping prices, but you have to think in the long term. Once your solar system is set up, your energy costs will drop significantly, and you will earn some money from government grants.
A well-designed, properly installed solar PV system will require minimal to no maintenance over the years. However, you may have to replace the inverter in about 10 years (costs about £800). You’ll also need to factor in about £100 a year for the annual service plus insurance premium payments. The need for repairs is quite infrequent, and if need be, chances are the warranty will cover. Solar panels can last from 25-30 years –or sometimes more –with payback periods as short as 5-6 years.
Since these are all estimates, contact us for a more accurate price guide suitable to your power needs.
Solar Battery Storage Birmingham
Solar panel systems have been complemented by solar battery storage solutions, turning this technology into a significantly more efficient source of sustainable energy. That’s because solar batteries store excess (unused) energy generated by the solar system for later use. It is when daylight hours have disappeared or on cloudy days or during power blackouts that solar battery storage solutions come in handy to power your home/office.
As long as your power demands don’t exceed the supply your battery can provide, you will be able to run your home on renewable energy around the clock. In addition to lowering your energy costs, a solar panel battery allows you to become independent from the national grid, thus ensuring energy security for your household. You can even earn money selling the extra stored energy to the grid.
All these benefits seem enticing, but you’re probably wondering how much this cost you. Well, the cost of a solar battery storage system ranges from £1,200 to £6,000, depending on the type of the battery and brand, as well as its capacity, chemical composite, and lifespan. Another important factor to consider when choosing a solar battery storage system is the Depth of Discharge (DoD), which is how much you can use the battery before needing to recharge. Lithium-ion solar batteries are a popular choice for being cost-effective, compact, and with more capacity. Alternatively, you can go for AC or DC batteries.
Solar Assisted Hot Water Birmingham
Do I Need Solar Panels For It To Work?
No, is the short answer. However, we have now designed our Solar Assisted Heat Pumps to work even more efficiently with customers who have Solar PV installed. Very cost effective!
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 panels that are shown above can be fitted in a horizontal or vertical position, usually on a wall but can also fit onto a roof.
Click here to discover how a solar assisted heat pump works – with the outrageous energy price hikes that are coming our way soon, there’s never been a better time to think about arranging a quote for this amazing system.
Solar panel unit installation is a great way to save money in the long run and help the environment by providing clean, sustainable energy. Make the transition to green energy today. We offer a range of high-quality solar panel products bespoke to every client’s power needs and budget. And, as leading experts in solar panel system design and installation, we can help you improve your home’s or business’s energy efficiency so you can save as much as possible.
If you need further information on solar panel installation in Birmingham, West Midlands and the UK at large, kindly get in touch with us today!
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Solar Panel Installers Ltd. t/a Solar Panel Installers Birmingham
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