Frequenty Asked Questions

Are there grants available?

A domestic solar system will not provide a standard home with all of its power requirements All national grants for solar photovoltaic installations ceased with the introduction of the feed in tariff in April 2010. Some local councils do offer incentives to install sources of renewable energy.

Does my roof have to be south facing?

A domestic solar system will not provide a standard home with all of its power requirements While having a south facing roof is preferable systems can be installed on east and west facing roofs too. In many cases systems installed on non south facing roofs can be more efficient due to shading issues on the south facing roof.

What happens if it is cloudy?

A domestic solar system will not provide a standard home with all of its power requirements Solar photovoltaic systems do not require direct sunlight and in fact can still produce power when covered in snow.

What does a typical system cost?

A domestic solar system will not provide a standard home with all of its power requirements The price of a solar PV system varies due to the size and other factors, we recommend having a free home survey to get accurate costs but here is a loose guideline.

2kW
£3000-£4000
3kW
£4000-£5500
4kW £5500-£6500

How much power will my system produce?

A domestic solar system will not provide a standard home with all of its power requirements This depends on how big your system is based on your budget and roof space available.

Do I need planning permission?

A domestic solar system will not provide a standard home with all of its power requirements Generally a standard non-listed house will not need planning permission for solar panels but we do recommend that you check with your local council.

Will a PV system power my entire house?

A domestic solar system will not provide a standard home with all of its power requirements but will significantly reduce its dependency on grid power.

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