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Are you a homeowner looking for an alternative energy source to save money on electricity bills? A Solar panel installation for a London homeowner gives you the opportunity to reduce your energy usage from the grid by between 40% and 80%, depending on whether you have solar battery storage installed as well.
Solar panel installations are now cheaper than before as there has been a drop in the cost of manufacturing solar photovoltaic cells. Plus, there’s an increase in competition amongst solar installation companies. If you care for the environment, installing solar panels can also help you support London’s target of reducing its CO2 emission by 60% by the year 2025. This is all while generating an income from the extra power that you generate and supply to the grid.
Modern solar systems also have an increased product lifecycle, which means that you will get value for your money in the long term even if the initial cost of installation is high. Well-designed and properly installed solar systems require little maintenance, as you are only required to replace the inverter after 25 years.
We Are Solar Panel Installers In London
We offer a variety of solar renewable energy systems including: solar PV panels, solar micro-inverters, solar power-optimisers and solar battery storage systems. Our teams of installers are highly-trained renewable energy engineers who are MCS-certified and RECC-registered. Our knowledgeable renewable energy installers also use modern equipment during your installation to ensure that you get a safe, efficient and quality commissioning service, resulting in value for your money.
Solar Panel Installations In London
We will come up with a tailor-made solution according to your budget and the size of your roof. The roof surface exposed to direct sunlight is the best place for your solar panels to be installed, however, our pre-install software that we use for preparing your quotation, does this for you! As stated earlier, having a solar storage battery system as a backup for your energy needs will significantly reduce your energy bills and also help you whenever there are power blackouts.
Another benefit of solar panels is that you can generate some income by sending your surplus energy generated through the solar panels back to the national grid. Unlike the previous Feed-in-Tariff, the current Smart Export Guarantee allows homeowners to negotiate short-term contracts with different operators. This enables them to choose the provider who bids the highest fare and without exit fees. Solar panel owners in the UK can earn up to £600 per year from the sold electricity.
Solar PV Installations In London
We understand all of the benefits of installing modern solar energy solutions for your home in London. Solar panels are manufactured in different ways, the most popular are listed below although “thin film” is used primarily (currently) for mobile solutions – RV’s and boats for example.
- Monocrystalline: These are the best choice for home applications due to their efficiency. Their design and construction allow more efficiency at higher temperatures. Monocrystalline solar panels are also more durable compared to others. You should, however, be prepared to pay higher for high quality and efficient technology.
- Polycrystalline: Most homeowners choose these solar panels as they are less expensive and still highly efficient.
- Thin-film: These solar panels are lightweight and highly portable. The technology is not yet popular among homeowners as it is still under development. Most people use these solar panels for mobile homes, boats and camper vans. There is a possibility that this technology may be the cheapest option in the future.
What Is The Cost Of Solar PV Installations In London?
The cost of solar panel installation depends on factors like size and type of the system you choose as well as the material of the panels. We will advise you about the number of solar panels you need depending on your average energy consumption, type and size of your roof and your budget. Most households in London can do with 3kW solar PV systems, which cost roughly between £4,000 and £6,000. We can discuss your needs and provide a quotation without any obligation on your part.
Click here for a complete list of all of the suburbs in London that we install Solar PV Panels & Solar Battery Storage Systems.
Solar Battery Storage Solutions
No matter how good your solar panel installation is, you cannot get maximum efficiency if you’re not incorporating solar battery storage.
You need solar battery storage for storing the excess and unused energy from your solar panels. Solar panels only generate electricity during the day, but we still need electricity at night. Without the batteries, your solar system will only be beneficial during the day, plus all the energy that is not in use will be lost, back to the grid.
On January 1st 2020, the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) was launched in the UK.
All Generators (you) who wish to receive payment for the electricity which they export back to the National Grid will need to apply to a SEG Licensee (an electricity supplier which offers a SEG tariff).
SEG Licensees must offer a SEG tariff to all eligible Generators.
As of February 2022 the SEG payments were from 0.5p per kWh to 7.5p per kWh. depending on your Licensee.
Let’s look at some scenarios here regarding your (the generator’s) use of electricity: if the household is out of the house for most of the day and things like the washing machine, dishwasher and any other “heavy users” are not programmed to come on during daylight hours, then the excess power that you are generating is being fed into the grid. Depending on your utility company (Licensee) you’ll be paid their SEG rate.
Were the excess power that your system generates when the house is empty or just not being used – being stored in your solar storage battery for later use, that would save you buying electricity from your supplier at “ballpark” 27p per kWh at the heaviest time for use of electricity for most households.
We invite you to contact us for a free feasibility study to ascertain the correct solar battery storage size for your requirements. It’s worth noting that a solar storage battery installed with solar panels is rated at 5% VAT. If the storage battery is fitted retrospectively, it’s rated at 20%! Click here for more information.
Solar batteries’ capacity may drop slightly over time, but the return on your investment is worth it if you have high-quality batteries. They will give you a longer lifecycle. Below are some of the solar batteries you can use for your solar systems.
- Lead-acid Batteries: Lead-acid batteries are more affordable compared to other types like Lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are further classified as flooded or sealed solar batteries. The flooded lead-acid batteries require more maintenance, compared to the sealed solar batteries, but they have a longer lifespan. A flooded lead-acid battery can last for 5 to 7 years, and a sealed one, 3 to 5 years.
- Lithium-ion Batteries: Most homeowners prefer these batteries because they are more compact and have more capacity. Unlike Lead-acid batteries that last for five years, Lithium-ion batteries from reputable manufacturers last for a minimum of 10 years. You will pay a little more for this type of battery, but you will get a better return on your investment in the long run.
Solar Panel Installations London & myenergi Products
Our mission is to help you reduce and then control your electricity bill – permanently for your home in London. We want you to be able to self-consume as much of the green energy your solar array produces, rather than export any excess back into the grid. At the same time, creating a kinder and more sustainable future, together.
We’re relentless in our pursuit of transforming living and working environments with green energy solutions.
We install hundreds of homes and businesses in the UK with our renewable energy products, car chargers and smart devices. We are your local solar panel installer in London and together with our employed installation engineers and electricians, can help your home or business to generate your own green energy and seriously reduce your bill.
Overview Of A Solar Panel Array & myenergi System
Use your excess energy and save.
Bring an eddi into your home and you can make the most of the 100% green energy that you have self – generated from your solar PV system.
Rather than exporting excess generation back to the grid as per a standard PV system, with our intelligent eddi power diverter, that extra power generation is instead diverted back to your heating systems, thus heating water on 100% self generated green energy.
Your eddi power diverter will include a grid current sensor, aka a CT Clamp (Current Transformer), which monitors your power generation and diverts the excess to your heating devices or solar storage battery. The eddi logs all energy saving data to enable ongoing savings by optimising usage.
The Worlds First Solar EV Charger
This future proof, intelligent electric car charging is conceived, evolved, and manufactured in-house right here in the UK.
A solar EV charger works by allowing you to use excess solar to power up your car. Generating solar energy requires solar panels (PV) to be fitted to your home or place of work, but the energy generated through the solar panels is totally free, essentially giving you free miles!
Light energy produced by the sun is called a photon. It is the most basic, fundamental particle of all light. It is these photons in natural daylight that are converted by solar panel cells to produce electricity. This small bundle of electromagnetic energy is constantly in motion. Simply put, a solar panel works by allowing photons, or particles of light, to bounce into electrons setting them free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity.
With the cost of grid electricity rising every year, London homeowners are discovering that incorporating solar energy into their home will always be a good investment. Apart from saving on energy costs, solar energy also comes with the benefit of helping towards a cleaner environment (much needed in London) and much more. We understand all these benefits of transitioning to solar energy, and that is why we remain committed to ensuring that we provide the best service for all the above solar energy solutions.
Solar Panel Installers London Cover All Of London - See Below:
Inner London Boroughs
Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster.
Outer London Boroughs
Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon, Thames, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames,
Sutton, Waltham Forest.