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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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27 Jul

Cardiff (CF5)

New Solar PV Installation

New Installation of Solar PV with Battery. Unsure which way roof faces. Pitched & tiled. No shading. Timescale ASAP. Contact anytime.

27 Jul

Stevenage (SG1)

New Battery Installation (Solar PV)

Currently has Solar PV: 4KW system. Would like an additional Battery only. Timescale ASAP. Contact anytime.

27 Jul

Cambridge (CB24)

New Solar PV Installation

Sourcing and installation of solar panels. Advice required about which roof most appropriate, i.e. house or garage.

27 Jul

Leeds (LS17)

New Solar PV Installation

3 bed challet semi. Roof: south ish. Pitched and tiled. 1 Dormer at front and 1 at back. No shading. Call anytime. Install within 6 months

27 Jul

Wolverhampton (WV4)

New Solar PV Installation

Roof: Unsure of roof direction. Pitched and tiled. No shading. No windows on roof. Open to advice of number of panels. Install within 3 month. Contact AM.

27 Jul

Harwich (CO12)

New Solar PV Installation

5 bed detached. Roof: not sure of direction. Pitched and tiled. 3 velux on back. 2 dormers on front. No shading. Call anytime. Install within 1 month

27 Jul

Harwich (CO12)

New Solar PV Installation

5 bed detached. Roof: not sure of direction. Pitched and tiled. 3 velux on back. 2 dormers on front. No shading. Call anytime. Install within 1 month

26 Jul

Liskeard (PL14)

Repair/Maintenance of Solar PV System

ch not working, please call daughter Debbie to book appointment

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Wigston (LE18)

New Solar Thermal Installation

To install and supply SOLIC 200 Immersion heater

26 Jul

Oldbury (B68)

New Solar PV Installation

Not sure of roof direction. Pitched and tiled. No shading. No windows. Open to suggestion regarding system size. Install ASAP. Contact anytime.

26 Jul

Middlesbrough (TS9)

New Solar PV Installation

4 bed detached. Roof: south west one side. Pitched and tiled. No windows on this side. There are some trees. Has been told it's possible to have solar. Call(...)

26 Jul

St. Albans (AL3)

Repair/Maintenance of Solar PV System

Quotes for maintenance work on current Immersen System. Contact anytime

26 Jul

Llanelli (SA15)

Repair/Maintenance of Solar PV System

Hello, Three years ago I had solar panels installed by a competitor who has since gone into administration. Recently we received a phone call from a company(...)

26 Jul

Galashiels (TD1)

New Solar PV Installation

3 bed mid terrace. Roof: South ish. Pitched and tiled. No windows. No shading. Call anytime. Install within 6 months

26 Jul

Esher (KT10)

New Solar PV Installation

Supply and fit of Solar PV plus battery. Roof facing E/W. Pitched and tiled. Possible shading from a tree. 6 velox windows to be installed shortly. Open to(...)

25 Jul

Bedford (MK41)

Repair/Maintenance of Solar HW System

I have a Smart Energy solar water heating system that isn't working so well and needs a service

25 Jul

Leicester (LE2)

New Solar PV Installation

Roof:South west. Pitched. Tiled. No shading to affect panels. No windows on roof. Would like to discuss size of system required. Install within 6 months.(...)

25 Jul

Wrexham (LL13)

New Solar PV Installation

Roof: Unsure which direction roof faces. Pitched and in 3 sections. Made of galvanised steel. No shading to affect panels. There are clear perspex panels on the(...)

25 Jul

Grays (RM16)

New Solar PV Installation

Roof: South facing. Pitched. Slate. No shading to affect panels. No windows on roof. Would like to discuss size of system required. Install ASAP. Contact:(...)

25 Jul

Hythe (CT21)

Repair/Maintenance of Solar PV System

x2 meter , 1 of the meters is not working properly. Located in plant room , property is a large services .

24 Jul

Ashford (TN23)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Roof: South facing. Pitched and corrugated . No shading . No windows on roof. Wants a 4kw system. Install ASAP . Contact 9am-5pm. **wants more(...)

24 Jul

Leicester (LE8)

New Solar PV Installation

2 small 2 bed houses. Roof: south. Pitched and tiled. 1 velux in each. No shading. Call anytime. Install within 1 month // Alos owns shop and flat next door -(...)

24 Jul

Dorchester (DT2)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Roof: South facing. Pitched and tiled. No shading . x1 window on roof. Not sure on size. Install within 1 month. Contact any time.

23 Jul

Fareham (PO15)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Roof: Not sure on direction facing. Pitched and tiled. No shading on roof . No windows on roof. Install within 1 month. Contact any time.

23 Jul

Croydon (CR0)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Roof: East facing. Pitched and tiled. No shading . No windows on roof. Wants a 4kw system. Install ASAP . Contact any time.

22 Jul

Barton-upon-Humber (DN18)

Repair/Maintenance of Solar HW System

service thermal heater panel fill with Glycol (already have the Glycol)

22 Jul

Dereham (NR20)

New Solar PV Installation

Wanting ground mounted panels as curved roof , 4 KW, Wants panels sooner rather then later. Contact: anytime Appointments: anytime

22 Jul

Solihull (B92)

New Solar PV Installation

Solar PV. Roof:Not sure on direction. Pitched and tiled. No shading. No windows on roof. Not sure on size. Install within 1 month. Contact after 10am. **may(...)

22 Jul

Knaresborough (HG5)

New Solar PV Installation

Supply and fit of solar for 3 terraced houses. All souths facing. pitched & tiled. No shading. 1 small velox window. Open to suggestions regarding system(...)

21 Jul

Brecon (LD3)

New Solar PV Installation

**PLOT OF LAND BEING PURCHASED , HAS PLANS FOR PROPERTY** 2 level cottage , pitched roof. Will have dorma windows. Will have large garage roof as additional(...)