PV solar panels in the UK's climate.

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EV charging with PV solar panels in the UK.

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Solar panels in the UK.

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Learn about PV solar panels, battery storage and EV-charging in the UK today

Power My Home is a by-product of my enthusiasm for PV solar panels and associated technologies after seeing the benefits for myself.

Before 2009, evacuated tubes and heating panels were popular. Today, photovoltaics with heating-converters can do the job much better.

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 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 straightforward even with additional plugins.

We love solar panels.

"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

Nighttime power.

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."

Solar made easy.

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.

"Light is life."

Stuart Lovatt
Founder of Power My Home.

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