Confidence moving forwards with PV-tech.
Solar panels today
"I wanted to see if I could be self-powered in North London. If I can do it, so can you."
PV solar panels with EV-charging
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.
PV solar panels with battery storage
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.
PV solar panels with water heating
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 PV solar panels an extra benefit.
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.
"Solar panels installed in the 1960s are still generating today. A real testament to its longevity."
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 geographical 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.
We will ask a few easy questions to establish your options.
A different perspective.
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.
For anyone considering this technology, it will be a sound investment for your future, especially when running alongside your future EV (electric vehicle).
The energy landscape is shifting towards self-generation.
Exciting times ahead.
Four stages of adoption:
- Recognise the futility of Switch N' Save.
- Acknowledge PV works in the UK.
- Choose with or without battery storage.
- Feel the pride on installation day.