Solar Panels Frequently Asked Question

We are asked many common questions about the installation of Solar Panels and the Government's Feed In Tarriff Scheme. We have included the most common questions and answers here.

How much money will I make?

This depends on numerous factors which include, the size of your roof and  which direction your roof faces.  Your own energy needs have also to be taken into consideration.  Once we have completed our site survey, a full report can be detailed allowing you to see how much you can anticipate to save and/or earn.

Cant I install the system myself?

If you want to benefit from the Feed In Tarriff scheme, then the answer is no.  A fully qualified engineer that has been accredited by the MCS must install products that are also MCS approved.

How long will my system last?

As there are no parts that move inside the Solar Panels, life expectancy is genereally 25 years or more.

Is Planning Permission required?

Under normal circumstances planning permission is not needed for the installation of microgeneration systems. However, listed buildings, buildings in a conservation area or areas of outstanding natural beauty, or where the installation would protrude more than 200mm from the roof line such as a flat roof installation will often require planning permission.

How do Solar Panels work?

Photovoltaic Solar Panels rely on normal daylight to generate power by using of photovoltaic cells contained within them. Normally these Solar Panels are fixed to a roof and then connected by cables to an inverter, which in turn converts the DC electricity produced by the Solar Panels to AC which is then used by you or sold on.

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