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HELPFUL INSIGHTS INTO A SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION
for LONDON HOME and BUSINESS OWNERS
As a solar energy expert at Solar Panel Installers London, I’m delighted to share insights into intelligent decision-making for your solar panel installation. Making informed choices is vital to sidestepping expensive pitfalls. Here’s an in-depth look at the essential considerations:
Decision-making Process: It’s a good idea for you to conduct some comprehensive research and become familiar with the terminology before you ask for a quotation from several solar panel installation companies in London. The diverse range of technical solutions and brands each installer offers can make comparing quotes challenging due to the differences in their technical offerings.
Technical Knowledge: A basic grasp of solar technology allows you ask relevant questions and communicate your requirements. This understanding is fundamental for accurate comparisons of quotes on a like-for-like basis.
Solar Panels: Consider the size of the solar panel array you need, which depends on your annual electricity usage and available roof or ground space. Factors such as panel efficiency and brand reputation are good to know.
Inverter: Understanding the role of inverters, including the distinctions between string inverters, string inverters with power optimisers, and microinverters, is beneficial. Each has its unique advantages and potential drawbacks.
Battery: A storage battery in your solar energy system could offer significant benefits. Please make a point of understanding the differences between AC and DC coupled batteries and their efficiencies.
Evaluating Home Suitability: Assessing whether your home is suitable for solar energy is an essential first step. Considerations will include planning permissions, roof orientation, possible shading, roof condition, and whether the structure can support solar panels.
Additional Solar Components: Understanding the benefits of optional enhancements like solar diverters and EV chargers, which can boost the efficiency and convenience of your solar installation, will be helpful for you to be aware of.
Choosing a Solar Installer: Selecting a trustworthy solar installer in London is the culmination of your research. Look for installers with solid credentials, positive reviews, a proven business history, favourable payment terms, professional accreditations and comprehensive contracts to minimise risks.
In most cases, solar installations in the UK don’t need planning permission. Still, there are exceptions, especially for flat roofs. However, this has recently been relaxed: “The government has confirmed that homes with flat roofs can now install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels without planning permission.
As part of the confirmation, the government also removed the 1MW capacity restriction, which required businesses to apply for planning permission if their solar panels generated over 1MW of electricity.
Announced by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities late last week (30th November 2023), the changes to permitted development rights rules are hoped to slash the wait time for rooftop solar installations caused by the planning system – which usually includes waiting over eight weeks and can involve extra costs – and encourage more people to install solar panels on their homes.
Housing and Planning Minister Lee Rowley MP said the move amounts to “cutting red tape in the planning system,” removing costly delays for installing solar panels and therefore benefiting from cheap renewable energy.
These permitted development rights will still be subject to conditions, including use in conservation areas, added Rowley.
Energy Security and Net Zero Minister Graham Stuart MP added that the move will help the UK reach its 70GW by 2035 solar target and support long-term skilled jobs.”
Solar panels typically degrade by just about 0.5% annually, meaning they can still operate at 85-90% efficiency after 25 years, highlighting solar investments’ durability and long-term value.
Current efficiency rates for solar panels are near 23%, with expectations to exceed 30% shortly, indicating ongoing advancements in solar technology.
Here are some valuable questions for you to ask when you are collecting your quotes:
What factors should be considered when sizing a solar panel array for my home?
How do different solar inverter types impact a solar panel system’s performance?
What are the pros and cons of integrating a battery into my solar setup?
To help you become familiar with terminology further, I have created a free solar guide for you to download. It explains all of the above in one place! Click here to download yours.
Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Installation
Reducing carbon emissions while lowering your energy bills
Solar Battery Storage System
Store your excess energy for later use. Buy less from the grid
Electric Car Home Charger Installation
A dedicated EV home charging point.
Your #1 Solar Panel Installers in London
Embark on your sustainable energy journey with Solar Panel Installers London, your trusted partner in solar panel installations for over 14 years. Serving London with reliability, we pride ourselves on delivering top-tier solar panel installations and services tailored to your unique needs. Our unwavering commitment to quality ensures a seamless and personalised experience from start to finish. Join us in harnessing the sun’s power for a brighter, cleaner future. Choose Solar Panel Installers London for unparalleled expertise and reliable, eco-friendly energy solutions. Your path to a greener tomorrow begins with us.
Competitive Pricing, A Raft of Accreditations and Rapid Quotations.
Are you considering a solar panel installation for your home or business in London but need help with the abundance of information online, often tainted by clickbait?
Look no further! Our teams of fully qualified electrical engineers and solar installers, with over fourteen years of experience, are here to provide you with a professional, excellent solar panel installation in your neighbourhood of London. Outstanding customer service is part of our mission statement, combined with competitive pricing and rapid quotations while ensuring your peace of mind by carefully handling every step of the process. Discover how our exceptional services, unrivalled accreditations, and tailored solutions can make your transition to solar energy seamless.
Our Accreditations Speak Volumes.
When you embark on a journey to harness the sun’s power (even on cloudy days), you want to partner with professionals who meet the highest industry standards for your home or business in London. We take this commitment seriously, so we’ve secured an impressive array of accreditations. Our certifications include:
MCS Certified: This accreditation guarantees that our solar installations meet the Microgeneration Certification Scheme’s rigorous quality and performance standards, ensuring you get the most out of your solar panels.
Constructionline: As a Constructionline member, we adhere to stringent pre-qualification criteria, demonstrating our commitment to excellence and reliability in the construction industry.
CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme): Safety is paramount when installing solar panels. Our CHAS accreditation reflects our dedication to maintaining the highest health and safety standards in all our projects.
ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association): We are proud members of the ECA, a leading trade association that represents the best in electrical engineering and building services. This recognition is to let you know of our expertise in electrical work.
RECC (Renewable Energy Consumer Code): We are committed to fair practices and consumer protection; our RECC membership ensures you receive transparent and honest service throughout your solar panel installation journey.
NICEIC: Our affiliation with the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting is a testament to our proficiency in electrical work, further ensuring the quality of our installations.
Trading Standards UK Approved Code: This prestigious approval reflects our dedication to upholding the industry’s highest ethical and professional standards.
With this extensive list of accreditations, you can trust that your solar panel installation in London will be carried out by professionals who adhere to the highest industry standards, providing you with peace of mind and long-lasting results.
Why Choose Us?
Fourteen Years of Experience: Our team boasts over a decade of experience in the solar energy industry. We’ve seen it all and can provide expert guidance throughout your project.
Qualified Electrical Engineers: Your solar panel installation deserves nothing less than the best. Our qualified solar panel electrical engineers in London have the knowledge and skills to deliver a flawless installation.
No Sub-Contractors: Unlike some companies, we don’t rely on sub-contractors. Working with Solar Panel Installers London, you get one of our dedicated teams from start to finish.
Excellent Customer Service with Competitive Pricing: We prioritise your satisfaction and offer competitive pricing to make the switch to solar energy an affordable reality for you.
Definitive Solar Panel Quotations within the Hour: We understand the value of your time. Solar Panel Installers London promise to provide you with a bespoke solar panel quotation very quickly during office hours, ensuring you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
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