Solar Panel Installation
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How To Choose An Installer For Your Solar
Is My Home Suitable For Solar PV Checklist
South-facing is the best roof orientation to have when looking for solar to be installed. Whilst many of our customers have east, west-facing roofs and still get good panel efficiency with only minimal loss of production, south-facing roofs get the sun for the longest amount of time and see it when it's at its peak, which means they tend to generate more electricity.
I Have A North Facing Roof Can I Get Solar?
Whilst considering solar one of the most important things that make for a successful PV system is what direction your roof is facing. North facing roofs can cause issues when it comes to solar because the overall energy production and output is a lot lower than it would be with a south-facing roof. This doesn’t necessarily mean you cannot get solar, there are options available that may make it possible, however, we generally recommend solar to people with south, east and west-facing roofs.
StructureWhilst deciding if solar is the right fit for you It’s crucial we ensure the structure of your roof is sound enough to withhold the added weight solar panels carry. Usually, this isn't a problem and it's rare that we come across roofs with structural challenges, however, we do always complete visual surveys just to make sure.
Space - Do I Have Enough Space For Solar Panels On My Roof?
A question worth asking before diving into a solar installation. A standard home has a 4kw system with between 16-20 panels needing between 25 and 35m2 roof space to accommodate this. You should also bear in mind that any roof-mounted installations cannot be fitted to close to the external edge and need around 15cm outer edge space free for on-roof and around 25cm for in-roof installations. This will impact the overall size system of your system.
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What Is The Right System Size For Me?
Initially we can use mapping software like Google Earth which will allow us to accurately measure your roof size. Using this data we can produce a desktop survey and calculate your production and savings
How Experienced Is The Installer
What Warranty's Are Offered ?
Will My Solar Panels Require Regular Maintenance?Luckily solar panels don’t require much maintaining, we do however advice all our customers have an annual maintenance checkup to make sure everything is working as it should. Solar panels have an average deficiency of around 0.5% to 1% a year which over 25 years isn't much at all. However, it's worth getting your panels checked anyway especially if it's been a while since you’ve had them installed. This means you won't worry, and we’ll know your panels are in excellent condition. Our yearly solar servicing includes a thorough clean of your panels from our team of MCS accredited installers as well as an inspection of your solar PV system for any faults.
Solar Panel Costs
How Can Solar Panels Protect My UK Business?We Install Solar Panels for businesses large and small all over the UK. With over 14 years’ experience fitting top-quality solar panels for clients across the country, we know that solar is the leading way to bring down your electricity bills. This is just one of the many ways solar can help protect your business. Solar is a renewable energy source that produces natural energy from sunlight without damaging our environment. Solar is all about being green and here at Empower we make it our main priority to ensure our clients benefit from the advantages solar offers.
Will I Need Planning Permission ?
Existing Solar Panel Installations
Ampress Park G1
Key FactsInstalled May 2017
Size 30 KWp
Panels Used Panel Solarworld
Projected Output 30,593 KWH
CO2 Reduction 18,356 Kg / year
Annual Savings £5,506
Key FactsInstalled Nov 2015
Size 250 KWp
Panels Used Sunedison
Projected Output 249,664 KWH
Annual Savings £45,909