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  • High return investment
  • Free electricity
  • Reducing electricity bills
  • Reducing Co2 impact
  • Simple installation

Solar Electricity Panels

Solar electricity panels generate electricity, in many applications this is preferable to the historically popular thermal systems which generated hot water. These systems are usually grid connected. Both wind power and Solar electricity panels can generate electricity that can be sold back to your electricity supplier. Since April 2010 feed in tariffs have been available that pay larger sums to system owners, this can give a return on investment (ROI) of more than 10%.

Solar PV Panels and Domestic Solar Panels

Photovoltaic solar panels work in a similar way to the solar cells sometimes found on a calculator. The free electricity generated by the sun can either supplement your existing electricity supply or be designed to provide the sole source of electricity for appropriate electrical equipment.

The sunnier the position the more electricity that can be generated. This often, but not always, means positioning the panels on a south facing roof.

Solar electricity systems can be installed on both new and existing properties. Our trained team of solar panels installers will survey your property and advise you about the best position to take full advantage of your potential solar energy. A well positioned 1kW peak power solar PV system will generate between 700 and 850 kWh of electricity per year. 1 unit of electricity is equal to 1 kilowatt hour (kWh).
This means that with the Government's incentives a 4kW solar electricity system could save and generate over £800 per year.

Solar PV panel installation

Some Customer Reviews

Photovoltaic Panels
Reviewed by Liz Robson on 11 Jan 2011

Supportive and Responsive
I would recommend this company. They spent time explaining the proposal in a clear way, undertook a specialist survey of our roof, then gave us plenty of time to mull over our decision without putting on any "sales pressure" at all. Such a contrast to other companies. They continued to be supportive and responded to our many questions by email within 2 days on every occasion. The panels and system have given no trouble in the ten months since installation.

Rating: 5 out of 5

You can find this review and more at The Cylex review centre.


Exported Electricity and FIT

Once the solar PV system is installed, the electricity generated will automatically be used in your home. If more electricity is being generated than is being used then the surplus is exported back onto the national grid. The Government's Feed In Tariff (FIT) will pay 12.06p/kWh (systems less than 4kW peak power) for all electricity generated even if this electricity is used in the property. This then gives the system owner a further saving as they do not have to purchase electricity from the grid when the system is generating more than required by the property.  Any surplus electricity is exported onto the national grid, the rate that is paid for this electricity varies between electricity suppliers.

These improvements to the export tariffs mean that the payback for  photovoltaic solar panels is becoming very rapid.

Given the rapid uptake in solar PV installations the Government is expected to reduce the available FiT payment to new entrants in July 2015.  Solar electricity systems commissioned before October 2015 will be guaranteed the current generous payment for 20 years.  This part of the legislation is currently under consultation and the current levels of feed in tariff may end at the end of September 2015.  New rates are yet to be confirmed.  This will still provide an attractive return on investment of between 5 and 10% per annum.

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