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  • Benefits of Solar PV
  • Benefits of Solar Thermal

Benefits of Solar PV

Here's what Solar PV could do for you:

  • You get paid for the electricity you generate and for that you don’t use. The Government’s feed-in-tariff pays a set rate per kWh of electricity generated and an additional rate for any exported back to the national grid.
  • Receive a tax free income. The feed-in tariff is guaranteed by the Government for 20 years and will rise in line with inflation.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint. Clean energy means you reduce your carbon emissions by up to 1 tonne per annum.
  • Produce energy even on cloudy days, Panels designed for European countries simply need light to produce electricity.

Benefits of Solar Thermal

Here's what Solar Thermal could do for you:

  • You get paid for the hot water you generate. Your solar thermal installation will be eligible for the Government Renewable Heat Incentive – that is a tax free, index-linked payment for seven years.
  • Save on energy bills. Hot water produced by solar thermal panels offsets the cost of energy that you would otherwise use to heat the water.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint. Nothing is burned therefore offsetting any carbon dioxide that would have otherwise been produced.
  • Heated water for 365 days a year. When solar energy is minimal during the winter months a conventional boiler or immersion heater can be used to supplement your hot water.

Feed-in Tariff for Solar PV

Current Feed-in Tariff that came into effect from 1 January 2016 stands at 12.03p/kWh for all domestic solar pv installations up to 4kW in size.

Export tariff remains at 4.85p/kWh.

Domestic solar installations up to 10kW in size will receive a FiT rate of 4.39p/kWh from 8 February 2016 to 31 March, after which degressions will begin to occur every quarter.

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RHI for solar thermal installations

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a quarterly payment over seven years to households who have installed solar thermal systems. The current rate sits at 19.51 p/kWh for solar thermal applications until March 2016.
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Make the most of solar energy

Storing your excess electricity in batteries is the ideal solution and this is becoming a more affordable option for many homeowners. However, if you would rather make the most of your solar generated energy without storing it, read about our top tips.
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A consumer's guide to solar PV installation

Are you thinking about installing Solar panels but need more information then this consumer guide is a great start.

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We were very impressed with One Planet Solar from start to finish. They were thorough, professional and very efficient. The information and technical data were very well presented, and the Company communicated with us well, and maintained contact at every stage. The system installation was incredibly quick, but high standards were not compromised, and we were delighted with the outcome. There were no issues left unaddressed or outstanding. A few hiccups with the post installation registration process with the energy supplier, but One Planet Solar lost no time in amending the necessary documents. We were copied in to e-mails at all times, so we knew exactly what was happening. One Planet Solar well deserve their five star status.

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Fantastic Job, Nice Team Price Was OK, did not go for the lower cost options. The system made 12kwh today (-;

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Excellent company to deal with. They pulled out all the stops to get my system up and running before the tariff change January 2016. Ian, the chief electrician was very pleasant and professional at the survey stage. The installation gang worked through bitter cold winds and I never heard any-one complain. Allison the receptionist was extremely helpful with all the enquiries and kept the whole thing running pretty smooth. A pleasure to do business with and would highly recommend the company for an install.

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I could not have asked for better - an extremely efficient team and high quality workmanship. The fact that they were so pleasant was simply a bonus.

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Quick and professional service.

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Very professional and efficient company, very helpful

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Synergy installed 3.7kW of PV for us. All staff were very polite and happy to answer questions. The whole experience including FIT registration was more straight-forward than expected, they really help you with all aspects. Obviously they are doing their best to maintain their well deserved rating. Very satisfied and would definitely recommend.

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Very helpful and professional,we were kept informed all the way through and phoning for information was never a problem. Would highly recommend them.

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very good company,got everthing was quoted for very impressed with solar panels and water heating system thanks

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