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Solar panels for your Home

Solar Panels for homes are a renewable, non-polluting source of energy. You can generate your own free electricity from daylight. Solar Panels for houses never need refuelling; they have no moving parts, they don’t pollute and require hardly any maintenance.

In the majority of domestic solar panel installations, the solar panels are fitted to the most southerly facing roof, as this orientation provides the most solar radiation. Today’s solar pv panels work perfectly well on daylight not just on direct sunlight so even a British summer will provide you with free energy from solar power.

Solar panels can be fitted to most types of roof (not thatched) even a flat or asphalt roof, however, for a “felt” roof the condition of the surface needs to be very good as the solar panels could well outlast the surface of the roof .

The solar panel installers that are listed with us are fully experienced in fitting photovoltaic panels on every type of roof, they offer full workmanship warranties and liability insurance so you can be sure that your solar power system is installed correctly and will be trouble free for a long time.

Solar panel guarantees

Solar photovoltaic panels generally come with a 25 year performance warranty.

The work that the installer does to fit the system carries a workmanship guarantee of between 2 & 5 Years. If anything goes wrong, they come back and fix it.

The solar panels & hardware carry a 5 year Manufacturer’s guarantee in most instances, which can sometimes be extended to 10 years dependant on the panel type or the manufacturer.

It is reasonable to expect the solar panels to last the duration of the performance warranty, but there may be a requirement to update or replace the inverters after about 15 years.

The first thing you should make sure of is that the team that does the work and commissions your home solar power installation is registered with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) in order for you to be registered on the grid and qualify for the Feed In tariff scheme income.

Most domestic solar panel installations can take from 3 to 5 days from start to finish.

A typical job may run something like this;

  • Delivery of the equipment,
  • Erecting scaffold,
  • Installing the system,
  • Testing system,
  • Dismantling scaffold, cleaning site
  • Commissioning the system.

Once the solar pv panels are fully installed & tested, the MCS registered installer will provide you with a certificate of completion. The MCS registration certificate needs to be provided to your power supplier who will register your solar panel installation on the grid. Once this has been competed, you will then be eligible for the appropriate feed in tariff income.