Solar panels in the UK.
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Power My Home is a by-product of my enthusiasm for PV solar panels and associated technologies after seeing the benefits for myself.
Traditionally, evacuated tubes and heating panels were popular. Today, photovoltaics with heating-converters can do the job much better and efficiently.
Do I need planning permission?
No. From the 6th of April 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 square metre gets between 900-1,400 kWh hitting your roof depending on location.
Are solar panels suitable for my home?
PV solar panels are not a one size fits all. Installations can be complicated or straightforward due to additional plugin requirements.