PV solar panel installers and EV enthusiasts of the United Kingdom.

Power My Home love PV solar panels in the UK. Switched on people.
EV charging with PV solar panels in the UK.

The benefits of PV solar panels and joy of adopting these freedom-generating technologies today

Power My Home is a by-product of my enthusiasm for PV solar panels after seeing the benefits for myself. I developed this website as a research tool to empower others through the process of adopting these empowering technologies.

PV solar panels in the UK.

The benefits of PV solar panels in the UK.

"The fight for civilisation's won;
The challenge of keeping it has just begun!"

Sunshine solar panels. PV (photovoltaics) work on cloudy days too.

Sunshine solar panels. Each sq/m of your roof receives between 900-1400 kWh a year.

Sunshine solar panels. PV solar panels could also heat your hot water (optional).

Sunshine solar panels. Benefit day and night with battery storage (optional).

Sunshine solar panels. Future-proof with PV to EV charging (optional).

Sunshine solar panels. Operational for thirty years plus.

Energy consumers are going there own way.

The world is changing fast, and that's why PV solar panels are essential.

When I first began my solar journey, you needed two separate systems to produce electricity and hot water - not today.

PV-to-hot water converters can be installed alongside photovoltaics to use the surplus electricity to power the immersion heater and heat your hot water and even charge your EV (electric vehicle) for free.

A thermal store tank will allow you to use multiple renewable technologies for both hot water heating and space heating.

Evacuated tubes and flat-plate panels are traditional solar heating technologies, but now photovoltaics with heat-converters are preferred by installers and users alike.

Additionally, the latest advancements in battery storage and EV technologies are making PV technology an exciting prospect.

Welcome to energy freedom.

"Feel the pride."

Founder of Power My Home.

People's choice.

Reasons why people install solar panels in the UK.

We love solar panels.

"Water chlorination, antibiotics, the jet turbine and the internet, were the game-changers of the 20th century. PV alongside battery storage and EV's are the first game-changers of the 21st century."

A guide to PV solar panels

Do I need planning permission?

No. From the 6th of April 2008, planning permission will not be required for most solar panel installations, unless you live in a listed building. Even then, most councils will allow solar panels in most cases.

Is my roof compatible?

Most homes in the UK are suitable for solar panels. If you have a South, South East, Southwest or East and West facing roof space un-obscured by shading, then yes. Your internal plumbing/electrics will need to be checked through an on-site survey before the installation process begins.

Find local MCS installers. Home suitability

Why PV?

You don't need a crystal ball to see PV solar panels demand.

Any grants or incentives in the UK?

The feed-in tariff scheme pays a set amount for every kWh of electricity or heat generated. These apply to any domestic and commercial installation.

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Do these work in northern climates?

Even the UK receives 60% of the sun's radiation compared to the equatorial regions. Each square metre of the United Kingdom gets between 900 to 1,300 kWh of energy annually, so this technology does work in northern climates too.

Find local MCS installers. Radiation map of the UK

Can I install myself?

In most cases, no, however, if you have 'Part P' electrical and plumbing skills, then it may be possible to install in a daily capacity. DIY flat-plate, PV and evacuated tube kits are available.

DIY installing can work out much cheaper. However, you will not be eligible for the generous feed-in tariff schemes currently available. All eligible installations must be carried out and certified, by an accredited MCS solar panel installer to qualify.

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Are solar panels suitable for my property?

Solar technology is not a one size fits all. Installations for both heating and electric can be complicated, due to many issues such as roof access, layout and internal factors. Solar panel technologies vary in size, so potential installers will need to ask a few easy questions about your property to establish your options and costs.

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"PV systems installed in the 1960's are still generating electricity today. A real testament to this technologies longevity."

EV & PV charging.

Charge your car with photovoltaics.

Being one step ahead of the crowd is how most people create and hold onto their money. Many people installed PV solar panels because it was a 'sure thing' and they were 'ahead of the crowd'.

Therefore the next logical step is to trade in your old gas guzzler for an EV (electric vehicle) charged for free with your PV solar panels.

Most car manufacturers have EV models nowadays, so once again 'opportunity strikes' to expand your ability to benefit from solar panels with 'free motoring mileage'.

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"PV-heating converters work side-by-side with most central heating systems and all year round."

Photovoltaic solar panels

Technology that lasts longer than your mortgage.

PV (Photovoltaic) solar panels generate electricity using the sun's rays. 'Photo' refers to the Photons, which hit the panel, and 'voltaic' refers to the volts produced when a chemical reaction takes place within the panel cells.

These panels divide into two types:

Quick facts

Sell electricity to the National Grid with grid-connected PV systems. Generate electricity for yourself and export the excess power to the National Grid. Amazingly, get paid even if you use the power yourself.

You can put the panels together to make a system ranging from a minimum of 1KW going up to a max of 5KW for domestic PV solar panel installations, producing from 750 kWh to 4,500 kWh per year.

With no moving parts, this lasts for many years with no maintenance required.

Once installed, your system will be at your service for 25-30 years in the UK climate.

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Home suitability survey for PV solar panels.

3 Steps to solar heaven

No-nonsense; no-pressure.

We dislike high-pressure sales-tactics, and actively campaigned alongside the RECC (Renewable Energy Consumer Code) that brought ethical standards to the early solar industry in the UK.

Additionally, our ethically-minded installers have come together to offer premium quality systems to Power My Home users for prices that put many other companies to shame.

Food for thought.


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