Colin, Spey Bay
Solar Thermal and Solar PV
Benefits of Solar Thermal
- You'll be able to claim the Renewable Heat Incentive from its domestic launch in 2014.
- Produce up to 1/3 of your hot water.
- Reduce CO2 emissions by up to 530kg.
- Reduce heating bills by up to £65 p/a.
Benefits of Solar PV
Steve Unett is a very professional guy made a very detailed inspection of the property and quickly came back with a quotation. Once accepted he came back with a confirmed installation date. He actually installed the system 5 days early. Following the installation he sat with me to complete the...
On by Christopher from Tewkesbury
Hi to all at We R Solar. Many thanks for the works that were carried out on the 27th Feb 2014. Your team were very professional and patiently explained the process of what they were doing, and were courteous at all times. When the power unit was completed and turned on it was a very pleasing...
On by Andrew from Darlington
The work was done as per schedule and everything went well. Kuki the sales executive who was polite and helpful always for any help we needed during this period. We would definitely recomend them to anyone.
On by Bittaj from Coventry
A good team worked in the rain no problem to them, started at nine finished completely by four, job well done they routed the wires exactly where I wanted them placing job well done :-)
On by Alan from Tean
The ‘Konnected Team’, Lee, Garry and Jake arrived as promised to install our 2.5 KW ‘Solar Edge’ PV system. This was to supplement our existing 1.5 KW system with which we are well satisfied. The installation ran so smoothly and tidily, we are delighted with the result and can monitor...
On by John from Henstridge
an excellant installation of 8kw (32 panel system) built outside on a pergola design also constructed by this company in my back garden. All work was done to the highest standard and comissioned shortly after approval of the 8kw system. The site was left tidy as if no one had been there. I highly...
On by Michael from Pontefract
Solar PV Feed-In Tariff Calculator
With the launch of the Government's Feed-In Tariff, electricity generating solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are now a viable proposition for domestic households.
With a guaranteed 20 year income installations can pay for themselves in under 10 years, with any revenue generated thereafter being pure tax-free profit.
Whilst it's easy to generalise these figures every installation and circumstance is unique and for that reason it's important to research the viability of Solar PV for your own specific requirement.
Try our neutral and un-biased Solar PV Feed-In Tariff calculator to assess feasibility. If it works for you then please ensure you request quotes from MCS certified installers to benefit from the feed-in tariff.
Government Grants and Incentives for Solar
Solar panels and the Green Deal
October 2012 saw the launch of the Green Deal, a Government scheme which is set to revolutionise Britain's poorly insulated and ageing housing stock. Through the scheme customers will be able to apply for funding from the end of January 2013 to install energy efficiency home improvements including solar panels and other microgeneration technologies.
Feed-in Tariff for Solar PV
The Feed-In Tariff, also known as FIT, became available in the UK on April 1 2010 and is the electricity sector of the Clean Energy Cash Back scheme - a Government-backed scheme that pays people who create their own electricity using green technology including solar PV panels.
Renewable Heat Incentive for Solar Thermal
Homeowners, businesses and communities wishing to benefit from reduced energy bills and environmentally friendly technology will be able to do so through the upcoming Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Solar Thermal.
Solar PV & Solar Water Heating Information
Solar Panel Grants
Homeowners that generate their own electricity or hot water from renewable or low carbon sources such as solar PV or solar thermal panels can receive regular payments via the Feed-in Tariff or Renewable Heat Incentive.
Solar thermal panels convert the Sun's solar energy into hot water to complement your existing domestic hot water supply. The technology uses evacuated tube or flat-plate collector panels coupled with a twin-coil cylinder normally located within your airing cupboard. A typical installation can supply up to 1/3 of your hot water all year round.
Solar PV technology is an extremely underused technology within the UK which can provide huge cost savings to a domestic household whilst also generating income via the Clean Energy Cashback feed-in tariff by selling back unused energy to your energy supplier.
Solar panels come in a variety of different types and technologies all suited to varying situations and requirements. The two main types of panel are differentiated by their output of either electricity (solar PV) or hot water (solar thermal).
Solar power has been harnessed for many years but only in the least few years has solar technology become economically viable for use in the domestic household. Solar thermal can provide hot water all-year round whilst solar PV can cut up to £200 off your energy bills and provide a passive income via the Government's feed-in tariff.
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By Katie Anderson - 5 February 2014
Ofgem has confirmed that come April solar photovoltaic systems up to 4kW will see feed-in tariff rates drop by 3.5%. It means from 1st April domestic size solar systems will fall from 14.9p/kWh to 14.38p/kWh. Back in October 2013 feed-in tariff … Continue reading
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