Understanding the benefits of PV solar panels and the path to an installation
The decision to install may be a big one, but the choice to keep throwing money at increasingly expensive energy costs isn't small either!
Today, the benefits of installing solar panels far exceed the reasons to not.
Do you have a South, SW, SE facing roof space?
If yes, your orientation is good for solar panels. Roof-mounted solar panels cannot be installed on the thatch. Would ground-mounted be an option?
Conservation area or listed property?
If yes, then please consult with your local planning office first. If not, then it's straightforward to install.
Do we get enough sunshine in the UK?
Solar panels do work in diffused light conditions. Each square metre of the UK receives between 900-1400 kWh annually.
Monthly (below) is based on a south-facing 4 kW system in Derbyshire.
Remunerated comes with an export tariff.