FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Panels
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Will I be able to use my panels or battery in a power cut?

Yes, in most cases, solar panels & batteries can be used during a power cut. Solar panels are designed to generate electricity from the sun’s rays, so they will continue to generate electricity during a power cut as long as there is sunlight. Similarly, batteries are designed to store electricity, so they can be used to power your home during a power outage. However, it is important to note that the amount of power available from your solar panels & battery will depend on their size and capacity.

How can I tell how much power my solar panels are producing?

There are a few different ways to determine how much power your solar panels are producing. One way is to check your solar panel system’s inverter, which will display the current power output of your panels. You can also monitor your solar panel system’s performance using a smartphone app or online portal provided by your solar panel company. Additionally, many utility companies offer online tools that allow you to monitor your home’s energy usage, including the amount of power being generated by your solar panels.

Do I need planning permission to get solar panels?

In most cases, you do not need planning permission to install solar panels on your property. However, it is always best to check with your local planning department to ensure that your proposed installation meets all applicable regulations & requirements.

How does solar benefit the environment?

Solar energy is a clean, renewable source of energy that has many environmental benefits, such as reducing our reliance on fossil fuels & decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

How much does solar cost?

The cost of solar panels in the UK varies depending on a number of factors, including the size of the installation, the type of panels used & your other bespoke requirements.

To find out how much your specific project will cost, please get in touch with us directly.

How much can I save on my energy bill?

Solar panels offer an average annual savings of £430. This differs greatly depending on a range of factors including the position of the roof, the property size, the panels used & more. Get in touch to find out your unique savings.

What maintenance is required for solar panels?

Solar panels require very little maintenance and have a long lifespan, typically lasting 25-30 years. However, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that your panels are operating at their optimal performance:

Keep the panels clean: Over time, dust & debris can build up on the surface of your panels, reducing their efficiency. Regularly cleaning your panels keeps your panels performing at their best.

Monitor your system: Most solar panel systems come with a monitoring system that allows you to track the performance of your panels. Regularly checking the performance of your panels can help you identify any potential issues and take corrective action if necessary.

Check for damage: Occasionally inspect your panels for signs of damage, such as cracked or broken panels.

Replace inverters: Inverters, which convert the DC power produced by your panels into AC power for use in your home, have a lifespan of around 10-15 years. If your inverters are starting to reach the end of their lifespan, consider replacing them to ensure that your panels continue to operate at their best.

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