"My wife and I are very pleased with the process from start to finish. Communication concerning the job as a whole was particularly good".
Colin, Spey Bay

Solar Thermal and Solar PV

Solar Thermal & Solar PV There are many benefits and incentives to be had from installing Solar Thermal and other solar technologies such as 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
  • Sell electricity back to the grid via the Feed-In Tariff.
  • Reduce CO2 emissions by up to 1 tonne.
  • Reduce energy bills by up to £200 p/a.
  • Up to 10% tax-free return-on-investment.
  • Calculate potential profit with the Solar Guide Solar PV Feed-In Tariff Calculator.

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4.92 out of 5
Really enjoyable experience. I set synergy a real challenge to set my solar panels up and running in a short period of time, they booked it around my busy schedule they explained everything clearly and they did not pressure me at any point. I am so pleased I went with synergy in the end.
On by Hussain from Coventry
5.00 out of 5
Very helpful and professional,we were kept informed all the way through and phoning for information was never a problem. Would highly recommend them.
On by James from Porlock
5.00 out of 5
very good company,got everthing was quoted for very impressed with solar panels and water heating system thanks
On by Jacqui from Polesworth
4.67 out of 5
Good company to do business with, no problems and met all the dates agreed and completed on time
On by Charles from Minster On Sea
4.83 out of 5
They worked hard and to a high standard. Lovely team, too! If they had used a different scaffold/ladder set up they might have been able to complete sooner (rain and hailstone in June made the slate roof slippery!).
On by Beccy from Radcliffe
5.00 out of 5
Very professional and friendly team
On by Tomasz from Crawley

Solar PV Feed-In Tariff Calculator

Solar 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
    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
    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
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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Earlier this month the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced that some solar farms below 5MW would no longer receive subsidies after 1 April 2016. This would mean they are not eligible for the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) which … Continue reading



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