Solar Panel Installation

MCS Full Approved Solar Panel Installers With Over 15 Years Experience In The Electrical Engineering Sector


Nationwide Solar Installers

Empower are the leading solar installers In Dorset, with over 4 megawatts and more than 3000 commercial installations to date. We know by using Solar our Clients see immediate reductions in energy costs, benefiting from generous ROI and meeting sustainable commitments. Empower Energy install solar systems across the UK offering a full solution from project management, design, performance calculations, modelling, planning, installation and commissioning.

How To Choose An Installer For Your Solar

Buying solar panels is a solid investment, you need to make sure you choose the right one for you. The market is flooded with installers who claim they are the best. Always choose an installer who is a MCS Accredited. At Empower Energy we have been installing domestic and commercial systems for over 15 years and have installed over 4 megawatts of solar.

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    Is My Home Suitable For Solar PV Checklist

    Orientation

    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.

    Structure

    Whilst 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.

    Choosing A MCS Accredited Installer

    MCS is a nationally recognized quality insurance scheme supported by the department for business, energy and industrial strategy. So it's critical that your installers are MCS Accredited and you stay away from any companies whose installers aren’t certified. If the installer isn’t your panels won’t be customer protected, this is just one of the ongoing issues you could face from choosing a low-quality installer. Here at Empower all of our engineers are highly qualified MCS Accredited fitters.

    What Is The Right System Size For Me?

    The size of your roof is going to determine the number of panels that can fitted, which will influence the size of system that can be installed.

    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

    Look for an installer who is MCS Accredited and has several years experience in the industry. Your fitters should produce an initial desktop survey or visit you to determine the size of system that can be installed. This should be followed up with a no obligation quote outlining the costs and savings you can expect to make.

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    What Warranty's Are Offered ?

    Empower Energy are a UK pioneer of SolarEdge technology and believe it to be the new standard of PV installations. Empower offer a SolarEdge standard warranty that lasts 12 years which can be extended to 20 years.

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    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

    The cost of a PV system can vary depending on the number of panels and type of inverter installed. Any MCS installer should provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with your installation.

    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 ?

    Since 2008, the installation of solar panels has been deemed 'permitted development' and therefore planning permission is not required, unless the building is listed or in a conservation area.

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