"We empowered the early PV-pioneers and continue to help EV-owners following in their savvy footsteps."
Solar panels in the UK.
Power My Home is a by-product of my enthusiasm for PV solar panels and EV-charging after seeing the benefits myself.
Before 2009, evacuated tubes were popular. Today, photovoltaics does the job much better and then some.
Do I need planning permission?
No. From 2008, planning permission was no longer required, unless you live in a listed building. Even then, most councils will allow solar panels in most cases.
Is my roof suitable?
Most homes in the UK are suitable. If you have a South, South East, Southwest or East and West facing roof space un-obscured by shading, then yes.
Do these work in northern climates?
The UK receives 60% of the sun's radiation compared to the equatorial regions. Each Sqm gets 900-1,400 kWh.
Are solar panels suitable for my home?
Self-generation are tailored to suit various lifestyles.
I wanted to see if I could be self-powered in North London. If I can do it, so can you.
Charge your car.
Many installed PV systems over the last decade because it was a sure thing and bestowed pioneering status.
The next logical step is to trade in your old gas-guzzler for an EV (electric vehicle) charged for free with solar panels..
With a three-decades lifespan, the opportunity will strike to expand the benefits from your solar technology with free mileage, either your today or your tomorrow.Learn more
Today, we can generate and store power for evening use to a battery storage device. Self-consumption is a modern way to get the most out of any size system.
Systems can be tailored to suit any lifestyle and usually range from a small 1KW up to a max of 5KW for domestic installations. These PV system sizes produce from 750 kWh to 5,500 kWh per year depending on geographical location.
With no moving parts, PV lasts for many decades, and battery storage devices have 80% charging capacity after 15 years of loyal service.Learn more
Sun-powered hot water.
This innovation changed the game for PV's viability.
It's the ability to heat a hot water tank or thermal storage unit that gives electricity-generating solar panels an additional benefit for ownership.
Today, this plugin gives the benefits of two solar technologies in one. Before converters, a secondary solar panel system was required to heat hot water.Learn more
Solar panels installed in the 1960s are still generating today. A real testament to its longevity.
Once the myths are busted, a PV-powered life becomes newfound freedom.
Admittedly, they won't benefit you much on a snowy day in February, but that doesn't subtract from its usefulness for the rest of the year.
The domestic energy landscape is shifting towards self-generation.
From the forum.
"Our solar panel system seems to be on course to earn me the predicted revenue. Putting the purchase price into a saving account would produce little-to-nothing. The numbers speak for themselves. I'm proud to be the first on our street to install and reducing my bills too. Happy to recommend."
Mr. Driver, Yorkshire.