As an established electrical company since 2001 in the industry we also offer a renewable source for both domestic and commercial property. Solar photovoltaic systems are offered in various packages.
We are fully diverse in Solar installs to suit all roof types and specialise in Solar Edge inverters and optimisers with internet monitoring. Also smart generation Sunny Boy inverters with optional internet monitoring. We can design Solar PV systems to suit your roof layout and budget.
We are MCS accredited via the NICEIC and a member of the RECC (Renewable Energy Consumer Code).
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Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.
PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can be mounted on or in your roof. The power of a PV cell is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp). That’s the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in full direct sunlight during the summer. PV cells come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Most PV systems are made up of panels that fit on top of an existing roof, but you can also fit solar tiles.
The average domestic solar PV system is 4kWp and on average costs between £5,500 and £7,000 (including VAT at 5%).Costs have fallen significantly over the last year. Other factors that affect PV installation costs are:
Solar PV needs little maintenance – you’ll just need to keep the panels relatively clean and make sure trees don’t begin to overshadow them. In the UK panels that are tilted at 15° or more have the additional benefit of being cleaned by rainfall to ensure optimal performance. Debris is more likely to accumulate if you have ground mounted panels.If dust, debris, snow or bird droppings are a problem they should be removed with warm water (and perhaps some washing-up liquid or something similar – your installer can advise) and a brush or a high pressure hose (or telescopic cleaning pole) if the panels are difficult to reach.
Always be careful if you are working above the ground or near the top of a ladder. Alternatively, there are a number of specialist window cleaning companies who will clean solar PV panels for you at a small cost. Many of these companies use a water fed pole system which does away with the need for a ladder. Once fitted, your installer should leave written details of any maintenance checks that you should carry out from time to time to ensure everything is working properly. This should include details of the main inverter fault signals and key trouble-shooting guidance.
Ideally your installer should demonstrate this to you at the point of handover. Keeping a close eye on your system and the amount of electricity it’s generating (alongside the weather conditions) will familiarise you with what to expect and alert you to when something might be wrong.The panels should last 25 years or more, but the inverter is likely to need replacing some time during this period, at a current cost of around £600. Consult with your installer for exact maintenance requirements before you commit to installing a solar PV system.