The Scheme:
As of 2010 the government provide a tariff based system to help you pay for the renewable energy system. At the moment the rate is 14.9p (until the end of March) and this is paid to you per KW generated for residential systems up to 4KW. An additional 4.5 p is available for any unused power that is fed back into the grid. This is typically estimated at 50% of your total generation.
These prices are linked to inflation and are guaranteed for 20 years.

The cost:
As an approximate costing solar panels are around £1.5k - £2k per KW installed. That said we are constantly changing prices due to the fast fluctuation in wholesale prices. We only use high quality prodcts, mainly from Germany, the USA or Korea. Below are some approximate examples of how our prices are at this time.

1kw
systems .... £3000 inc vat
  • Yearly Generation around 900kwh
  • Approx £70-100 off bills per year
  • Earning £140 per year
  • Over 8% return
2kw
systems .... £4000 inc vat
  • Yearly Generation around 1800kwh
  • Approx £150-200 off bills per year
  • Earning £280 per year
  • Over 12% Return
4kw
systems .... £6000 inc vat
  • Yearly Generation 3600kwh
  • Approx £300+ off bills per year
  • Earning £550 per year
  • Over 14% return

Please consider that electricity prices will rise and your yearly savings on the bills will increase.
These FiT (feed in tarrifs) are guaranteed by the government for 20 years and are TAX FREE.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many panels in a KW?
As a rough quide 4 panels = 1 KW. Current technology solar panels are around 250w to 330w each.

How large are solar panels?
Solar panels vary in size a little and depending on the area available will depend on which panels we specify for you. Each panel is around 1.7m x 1m and up to 50mm thick. As an average though each KW uses approximately 8sqm or 86sqft.

I have a very large roof, is it worth me going bigger?
The bigger the better as far as return on investment is concerned. However after the system reaches 4kw the tariff reduces approximately 20%.

I have a flat roof, is this a problem?
Not at all. However this may affect pricing slightly and we will need to do a full site survey.

What's involved in the solar panel installation and will it disrupt me?
The installation typically takes around 1 week however this is mainly due to scaffolding and roof work. We are very courteous and clean and will not invade your home. We are able to work around you and can work in the hours and days that best suit your lifestyle.

Is maintenance required?
Solar panels can perform less efficiently when covered in leaves, bird mess or thick dust. We recommend that these are looked at at least once a year to ensure the best performance.

What is the warranty?
All our solar power systems come with a 10 year warranty as standard. This can be extended upon request.

Do we need to do anything?
We will come to you and do a free no obligation site survey. This will allow us to see your available space and calculate a system for you and estimated returns etc. This can all be done within 30 minutes.

If you choose to go ahead and scaffolding is required we will make all the arrangements.

Once erected it will take 1 day to fit the system. We are always tidy, friendly and respectful of your home.

Once installed and running we will have a certificate sent to you. With this certificate you are able to contact with your energy supplier to arrange the FIT. We will supply you with all relevant forms required. We will even help fill these in for you.

Your energy supplier will confirm with a reply and a contract then start sending out your cheques for all your hard work in the sun.

What is MCS and all these logos you display?
MCS stands for Microgeneration Certification Scheme. MCS is a European and government run scheme which allows businesses to install eco power generation systems into residential premises and businesses. As well as solar electric there are also wind, hydro and water heating included within this scheme. We undergo regular checks to ensure of quality and workmanship. This means you only get the best service. Being a part of this scheme allows us to install approved systems onto your house safely and professionally.
REAL is an assurance scheme which monitors our movements. It allows you as the customer an insurance against us. As OFCOM regulates BT, Virgin and 02 etc, REAL monitors the MCS industry. The benefits of this are that you are completely covered and insured.
NAPIT and NICIEC are regulatory bodies for the electrical industry. They both monitor all the electricians in the UK, we only employ fully trained and highly qualified electricians.

 

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