Domestic Solar installers For Households of All Sizes
A solar panel installation is the logical choice to reduce your energy bills and still enjoy a great investment. Not only is generating your own energy good for the environment, it is also good for your pocket! With ever-rising fuel bills, energy efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint have never been more rewarding. See our domestic case studies and see why reduced system costs are making solar power more attractive than ever. If this is not reason enough, concerns over the future of our energy supplies, escalating bills and an uncertain future make this an insurance policy that you can’t afford to be without.
The logical choice to reduce your energy bills and still enjoy a great investment. Not only is generating your own energy through domestic solar good for the environment, it is also good for your pocket! With ever-rising fuel bills, energy efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint have never been more rewarding. In addition see our domestic case studies reduced system costs are making solar power more attractive than ever. If this is not reason enough, concerns over the future of our energy supplies, escalating bills and an uncertain future makes domestic solar an insurance policy that you can’t afford to be without.
Why Choose Empower?
- We provide in depth surveys and advanced software to ensure your system works to 100% potential BEFORE we install
- We are a highly skilled, fully accredited and knowledgeable workforce, experts in our field
- We employ up to date and extensive Health and Safety policies
- We only use the best components to make sure your system has the longest life with minimum maintenance required
- We will only sell you a system that delivers to its full potential
- We are fully insured against all liabilities during installations
- We offer after sales and optional support packages for you
Passionate About What We Do
From first contact, we use our years of knowledge and expertise to guide you through the whole process of ensuring your investment into renewable energy is fully utilized and your clear on all your options and what will work best for you personally.
Whether looking to install Solar PV, electric vehicle charging points or battery storage, we ensure our team are kept up to date with all the latest technologies to fully advise you on how you can get the best out of your money and your home.
We have spent years researching not only the best products on the market, but at some of the most competitive prices, ensuring the vey best quality of workmanship.
At the very start we advise our clients on the feasibility of their requests and carry out cost analysis across each of our products and services.
We will carry out a full survey to determine the best outcome for you, based on your needs and requirements and create a bespoke design of what that will look like, until we reach the perfect outcome for you.
Is My Property Suitable For A Domestic Solar Installation?
There are many contributing factors to a solar systems’ effectiveness, such as location, angle, shading etc. By far the best way to check is to have one of our experienced surveyors visit you personally and prepare a no obligation report and quotation. Not only will this highlight your system options, it will also show the estimated generation that you can expect from your domestic solar system based on accurate details prior to installation – instead of averages and ‘best case’ figures.
What Will My Domestic Solar System Look Like ?
Your New Green, Efficient, Profitable System.
We’ve installed hundreds of systems of every size and will tailor a tried and tested solution with the minimum impact to your property – and you.
Installations can take as little as one day and you’ll notice immediate changes to your bills.
Solar Panel System Monitoring
Choosing to have solar panels installed on your home is a big decision to make so knowing you've got a monitoring system that constantly follows the progress of your panels as well as showing you several other useful things, such as how much energy your system is generating, when it's generating that energy and if there are any problems or faults can make a difference. The monitoring system allows you to feel at ease knowing not only are we keeping a close eye on your system but now you can too.
Solar Edge Inverters
An inverter is an essential part of what makes a solar system because it converts the DC electricity that solar panels generate into AC electricity with the purpose that the electricity generated can then be applied for everyday home uses such as watching TV, hoovering. A significant number of people keep their inverters indoors if this is a consideration for you we advise keeping it in a cool area such as your garage where the temperature accommodates it perfectly allowing your inverter to function to the best of its ability.
Is My Home Right For A Solar System Installation?
We install solar to different size homes across the UK however, when installing solar you must bear in mind that solar is natural energy produced by the sun, therefore if your home is located in a particularly shady area then your system is going to generate considerably less than a system located somewhere where it has better access to the sun.
Another thing to consider before starting your solar installation process is what type of facing roof you've got. South-facing roofs are ideal for solar because they tend to produce the most power, but solar can also work well with south-east and west-facing roofs. Making solar accessible to the majority of homes.
How long does a typical solar installation take?
Most Domestic solar systems can be installed within 1-2 days but a lot of our domestic installations don't usually take more than 1 day to complete.
The SolarEdge system architecture depends upon the inverter constantly telling the power optimiser behind each module to let the power through and send it down to the inverter. In the event that the SolarEdge inverter is turned off, the optimisers stop receiving these signals and cut off the bulk of the power on the roof, bringing each module down to a safe 1 volt.
Quality As Standard
We only use approved, high quality components from commercial scale panels and inverters right down to the nuts and bolts. Therefore this means that your system will work to the maximum of it's potential and is less likely to need repairs and replacements parts over it's lifespan due to corrosion and general wear.
We supply our clients with advanced monitoring software to keep track of your system's performance wherever you are in the world, the platform can be accessed through the internet or smart phone, ensuring you keep up to date with your systems performance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Solar Panels Are Best For Home Use?
How Many Solar Panels Are Needed To Power A House?
How Long Do Solar Panels Last?
Can A House Run On Solar Power Alone?
Does Solar Power Work At Night?
Do I Need To Clean My Solar Panels?
Will I Save Money On My Electricity Bills With Solar?
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?
In-roof Solar Systems Or On Roof Solar Systems?
Pros Of On-roof Solar Panel Systems
- An ideal option for properties with a financial budget
- Up to 10% more efficient than integrated tiles
- Practical for homes looking to have solar and keep existing roof tiles.
What Is The Difference With In-roof Solar Panels?
In roof solar systems and on roof solar panel systems function in a similar sort of way just with slight differences. In roof systems just like on roof operate by turning natural energy into electricity you can then use on a day to day basis. The difference is in roof systems have no roof tiles underneath them and instead the solar panels act as a substitute roof for the house just with solar integrated in the roof instead of normal tiles.
In terms of the visual aspect, in-roof systems generally look a lot more appealing and fit in better with the house. However, in-roof systems can be up to 10% less efficient than conventional solar panels as the panels operate at a slightly higher temperature.
Pros Of Integrated Solar-Tiles
- Aesthetically appealing
- 2-in 1 roofing and electricity generator
- Properties that are looking to have panels installed in their roof
Which Installation Is Appropriate For My Property?
Solar, both in-roof and on-roof installations achieve the same outcome – natural, renewable energy at an affordable price. A large number of our customers decide on having on-roof solar panels rather than integrated solar panel tiles, as the process tends to be straightforward in comparison. Because in-roof panels act as a substitute for roofing with the bonus of generating electricity for you at the same time, the panels have to be carefully designed and installed to ensure every detail is specific to your individual project.
Our Expert Domestic Solar Installers
Domestic Solar Installations
Empower Energy Ltd can take care of every part of the solar PV panel installation for you right from the initial survey to helping with the forms to your electricity supplier.
The whole process is very straightforward, causes minimal disruption, and is often completed right through from scaffold erection to being signed off in less than a week.
We can organise the scaffolding, our specialised roofers, fit the supports and our team of highly experienced fitters and electricians fit the panels and do the internal electrical work.
You can rest assured of a courteous, prompt and professional service. We are also fully insured so you can feel safe in the knowledge that in the unlikely event of an accident we are completely liable for and damage.
Domestic Solar Installers For Your UK Home
Why Should I Choose Empower For My Domestic Solar Installation?
Here at Empower, our main priority is ensuring that whilst providing our customers with clean energy that protects the environment, we take care of their needs from beginning to end ensuring they receive the best customer service from our team of experts. Our team are all highly qualified MCS accredited installers who have over 14 years’ experience fitting and installing domestic & commercial solar systems across the UK for various clients.
What Are The Benefits Of Domestic Solar?
Solar has several benefits that make it a no brainer for everyone. Despite the initial solar installation cost seeming a bit high its worth every penny at Empower and this is why. Not only does the opportunity’s solar offers you mean that you could save on energy bills, but it means you could possibly even end up profiting from it.
At Empower Our service doesn’t finish there. We continue to deliver offering a top-quality maintenance package, so our customers systems are closely monitored, kept clean and working efficiently.
How We Estimate System Performance
As specialists in solar energy since 2008, we use only the most intelligent software, innovative products and combined with our years of experience and expertise to recommend the most cost effective energy saving solution.
Calculations are based on a number of key factors including geographical location, orientation and inclination. We use state-of-the-art digital equipment to model your proposed system: PV Sol Expert is the industry-leading simulation software that enables 3D visualisation and accurate shading analysis. This program considers every factor including the site´s orientation to south, angle of the pitch, and the efficiency of the proposed modules and inverters. The software measures the last 10 years of local meteorological data to give the most comprehensive performance prediction possible.
Empower Energy are a UK pioneer of SolarEdge technology and believe it to be the new standard of PV installations. This premium solution offers so much more than traditional systems and ultimately provides the client with a system which will generate a far better return on their investment.
Up To 25% More Energy
- Increased energy yield & faster return on investment through module-level MPPT
- No module power mismatch loss
- Absolutely no partial shading loss
- No soiling mismatch loss
- No ageing mismatch loss
- Full visibility of system performance & remote troubleshooting
- Module-level performance data
- Presentation of complete system on virtual site map
- Automatic alerts on system issues
- Easy access via web browser from computer or smartphone
- Maximum space utilization with minimum design time
- Modules on different orientation and tilts in the same string
- Different module types in a single string
- Strings of different lengths connected to same inverter
- Longer strings - up to 50 modules per string
Safe DC™ - DC safety
- Safety during installation, maintenance, firefighting & other emergencies
- Installation: safe string voltage - until inverter & AC supply are turned on
- Maintenance: safe string voltage - automatic once inverter is turned off
- Automatic alerts on system issues
- Emergency: safe string voltage - automatic after grid disconnection
Solaredge Live Monitoring System
Why we use Solar Edge
Having spent years researching, trying and testing the very best products on the market, Empower Energy have chosen to work with global leaders SolarEdge for our systems.
Traditional PV systems consist of PV modules wired together in a series, much like Christmas tree lights. If a single module underperforms for any reason (cloud-cover, dust or dirt for example), the rest of the modules on that string also underperform, reducing energy production across the whole string.
In a SolarEdge installation, each PV module is connected to an intelligent electronic chip called a power optimizer. Power optimizers maximize solar energy production from each module separately and therefore reduce power losses. If an individual module underperforms, it won’t affect the performance of any of the other modules in the string. Every SolarEdge system further benefits from advanced monitoring that tracks and reports the performance of every module, and exceptional safety features. Solaredge smart energy solutions help to enhance production levels and increase energy savings.
We use only black/mono panels capable of absorbing more sun rays, thereby generating more solar power. This leads to more energy being produced for your home or business.
- Premium SolarEdge smart panels are each integrated with a power optimiser for greater energy harvest
- Elegant panel design with a black frame to absorb more light
- Excellent reliability, with superior quality control guaranteed by SolarEdge
- Integrated with each SolaEdge Smart panel on the roof, for increased panel output, enhanced system safety and real time panel performance
- Can also be installed on third party panels, converting them into smart panels
- The brains of the PV system
- Efficiently converts DC energy to AC electricity for use in your home
- Manages system production battery power, EV charging and smart energy
- 25 year warranty
- Increased energy
- Maximum optimisation
- Full roof utilisation
SolarEdge Monitoring system
SolarEdge inverter Monitoring is an intelligent system that keeps you updated with how your solar is performing and how much energy and power your system is producing over a period of time. The monitoring system allows you to see the amount of energy produced daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. It is designed to meet your evolving energy needs and to protect your investment. Keeping track of your energy production and consumption is easy with your free mySolrEdge app. The intuitive application runs on your mobile device to give you a real time dashboard of your energy production and consumption.
- 100% economic and technical production visibility
- Free for 25 years
- Opportunities for social sharing and access to public display
- Remote troubleshooting and access to real time system data and guided root cause fault analysis
- Easy access form a computer, smart phone or tablet
- Automatic alerts on system issues
- Comprehensive site level reporting and analysis tools with an option to schedule automatic reports and export reports
Solar Edge Designer
- Solar Edge Designer allows us to 3D model your entire property.
- The software models the angle of the panels, orientation, position and movement of the sun in sky throughout the year, and local area historical weather data.
- The software also takes into account the effect of shading from nearby trees and buildings to ultimately give a very accurate estimation of the projected output of the solar array, across the year.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Round House
Key FactsInstalled May 2007
Size 4.2 KWp
Panels Used Peimar Panels
Estimated Annual Output 3315 KWh
Multi Directional Facets
Key FactsInstalled March 2017
Size 51.2 KWp
Installation Capacity 2 x SolarEdge SE25KW inverter
Optimisers 105 x P600
Greenwood Road, Ringwood
Key FactsInstalled February 2018
Size 3.85 KWp
Panels Used Canadian Solar
Estimated Annual Output 3,929 KWH