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Solar PV Panel Costs

It’s been much reported that solar panels are not the most cost effective electricity provider for your home. However, there are various factors that determine how you look at the efficiency of installing solar panels on your property.

The Energy Saving Trust gives a rough guide to the cost of investing in solar PV panels. It claims you’re looking at paying between £8000 and £14,000 for the price of the panels and the installation dependent on the size of the panels, the quantity you have and which type you opt for.

And there are points to keep in mind when purchasing PV panels.

Factors worth considering

Firstly, the more electricity the system can generate the better your savings will be. So it’s incredibly important you find the most efficient location for instalment and choose which size is most suitable for your home.

Also, the style of the panel will vary the price of installation. Panels that fit flush into the roof of your property are more expensive than those mounted onto the roof.

But there is considerable evidence that having solar panels installed into your home will increase the value of your property, so whatever costs are inflicted by having solar panels fitted can be recuperated in the sale of a home.

What are the saving benefits?

Saving benefits are twofold as solar panel installation will not only reduce the cost of bills but it will also rapidly reduce your CO2 output.

According to the Energy Saving Trust you can be looking at saving almost a tonne of CO2 a year from being emitted from your home.

And the energy experts also claim savings of up to £200 annually on electricity bills with a standard 2kWp system being capable of providing around 40 per cent of a household’s yearly electricity needs.

Additional costs

When receiving quotes from installers there are some additional costs that may not be included in the figure they give. So it is worth asking if the quote includes the cost of scaffolding and removal of the existing roof. You will also need to pay a connection agreement fee with the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) so inquire whether this is included in the cost along with AC connection work which requires a qualified electrician.

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Latest Job requests posted in the United Kingdom

07 Feb

LOCHGILPHEAD (PA31)

New Solar PV Installation

this is a new build in Tayvialich and we require 4 X PV electric panels to gain our SAP result. please quote for supply and fit.

07 Feb

Ambleside (LA22)

New Solar PV Installation

Installation of domestic solar panels and associated wiring and equipment. Advise on solar thermal heating will be a secondary priority this year, also.

05 Feb

Prestonpans (EH32)

New Solar PV Installation

Roof direction not known. Chimney & 1 window. Open to suggestions regarding the system size. 8 X panels. Replace within 3 months. Contact after 1pm - before 8pm

05 Feb

London (E14)

New Solar PV Installation

50 Kw Total PV installation on two buildings including two G59 connections

05 Feb

Derby (DE65)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Unsure on the direction of the roof, pitched, corrugated roof. No shading and a few windows. Work timescale within 1 year. Call anytime.

04 Feb

Ashford (TN25)

New Solar PV Installation

Current PV system in place to install gadget off consumer unit. Contact anytime. Timescale ASAP.

04 Feb

Epsom (KT17)

New Solar PV Installation

Remove extg PV and install new PVs to existing slate roof

04 Feb

Bradford (BD13)

Repair/Maintenance of Solar PV System

removal of four panels and replace when repair to roof is finished scaffold will be all ready be erected

03 Feb

Peebles (EH45)

New Solar PV Installation

New build solar PV and other energy systems

03 Feb

Scunthorpe (DN17)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV: L Shaped Roof facing south. Pitched and tiled. No shading. Timescale within 1 month. Contact anytime.

01 Feb

Southampton (SO40)

New Solar Thermal Installation

I require a general quote for the cost of materials and installation for hot water solar PV system.

01 Feb

Warwick (CV35)

New Solar PV Installation

Sports club. We have many lights and also water to heat during day. Large flat roof facing South South East.

31 Jan

Shaftesbury (SP7)

New Solar Thermal Installation

Roof faces south. Already has panels on one side of the roof but would like additional panels on the other side. Roof: Pitched and tiled. Shading: none. No(...)

31 Jan

Shaftesbury (SP7)

New Solar PV Installation

additional solar panels to existing system and new solar water panels

30 Jan

Pontefract (WF9)

Repair/Maintenance of Solar HW System

Service/maintenance of solar thermal system.

28 Jan

Oldham (OL4)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Roof: South facing. Pitched and tiled. No shading . No windows on roof. Not sure on size . Install within 1 month. Contact anytime .

28 Jan

Paisley (PA2)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar panels

28 Jan

Minster-on-Sea (ME12)

New Solar PV Installation

New Build - in line PV panels required - can supply resonable spec if you send me email

28 Jan

Kelso (TD5)

Repair/Maintenance of Solar HW System

Service contract/Maintenance

28 Jan

Sheffield (S17)

New Solar Thermal Installation

Semi-detached, will carrying out loft conversion, re-roofing & extension soon. Need advise/quote on the following systems; solar hot water, solar PV, GSHP.

27 Jan

Manchester (M22)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Roof: East/West facing. Pitch and tiled. No shading from next doors house. No windows on roof. Wants a 4kw system. Install within 1 month. Contact(...)

27 Jan

Pontefract (WF8)

New Solar PV Installation

3 bed semi. Roof: Not sure of direction. Pitched and tiled. No windows. No shading. call anytime. Install within 6 months

26 Jan

Torquay (TQ1)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Roof: South facing. Pitched and slate . No shading . 4 windows on roof. Not sure on size system. Install within 1 month. Contact anytime .

25 Jan

Nottingham (NG3)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Roof: not sure on direction facing. Pitched and tiled. No shading No windows on roof. Wants to discuss size system. Install within 3 month. Contact(...)

25 Jan

Norwich (NR8)

New Solar PV Installation

Installation

25 Jan

Andover (SP10)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Roof:East and West. Pitched and tiled. No shading. No windows on roof. open to advice of the system size. Install within a year. Contact Between 5pm(...)

25 Jan

Johnstone (PA9)

Repair/Maintenance of Solar PV System

Interested in quote for PV including battery storage and also information on solar thermal.

24 Jan

Dingwall (IV7)

New Solar PV Installation

Panels to south facing roof at back of adjoining garage

24 Jan

Fareham (PO16)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Roof:. Pitched and tiled. No shading. Open to advice of the system size. Install within 6 months. Contact anytime. **Customer is at the planning(...)

23 Jan

Burnley (BB12)

New Solar PV Installation

House being renovated. Want solar installed for electric and maybe Solar iBoost or equivalent. Also probably underfloor heating so maybe look at Solar Thermal(...)