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Are you looking to use alternative energy, to save costs and to live in a more environmentally friendly way? Solar panels use light energy from the sun to generate electricity through the photovoltaic effect. This enables the installer to produce an income from the solar panel, via the feed in tariff and also by saving on the electricity costs.
Renewable energy solutions are now one of our biggest home improvement markets, of which we offer services and advice. We are passionate in helping UK home owners not just act on the ever growing issue of Co2 but also in the best methods to adopt for helping to reduce home energy costs.
For assistance on enquiries about installing Solar Panels, please fill in the form above. On doing this you will receive contact details from Surveyors who specialise in Solar Panel Installation in your area. You will be able to make direct contact with the experts to discuss your requirement in more detail. Before appointing a property expert to represent you, you must ensure yourself that your chosen supplier has the relevant qualifications, licences, experience and insurance to provide the level of service that you require. There is of course no obligation to use any of the property experts that you have been introduced to.
iSurveyor.com can introduce to you a number of Solar panel companies who work closely with homeowners, architects, developers, and public sector businesses on the design, installation and reinforcement of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across the United Kingdom.
Solar PV or photovoltaic solar panel systems as they are more commonly known, produce electricity by collecting solar radiation from the sun’s rays and convert that energy into electricity (insolation).
Solar PV systems function more efficiently in direct sunlight but they are not totally dependent on it. They are best suited for use on roof spaces that are south facing because they will be exposed to slightly more sunlight each year. East and west facing roof spaces can also be utilized to realize the potential of a site.
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Here's How It Works:
The first, crucial step is to ensure you use an installer who is MCS certified. MCS stands for Microgeneration Certification Scheme, and in order for you to qualify for the Feed in Tariffs your installer must be accredited.
You'll find a list of MCS registered installers here.
Your installer should recommend products which are also MCS registered, but if you are unsure you can check a list of MCS approved products here.
Once your approved solar panels are installed, your installer will register you on a central database and provide you with an MCS certificate. This certificate indicates that your installation complies with MCS regulations, and that you are therefore eligible for the Feed in Tariff Scheme.
You will need to send your certificate to your energy supplier, who will then check the database and confirm that you are indeed eligible for the payments.
These payments – which you will receive for both the generation and export of your solar energy – will be paid to you at convenient intervals, as decided by you and your energy supplier.
When discussing the matter with a company, expect them to ask/ do the following;
- Make written notes of all the measurements, in particular the orientation of the roof.
- Look at the roof – from both inside and outside.
- Use access equipment for closer inspection where roof quality is uncertain.
- Record any possible risk of shade on the roof from trees, neighbouring houses and chimneys.
- Examine the loft and measure the tilt angle of the roof.
- Look in detail at your consumer unit (fuse box) and metering.
- Identify your main electrical appliances and when you use them.
- Look around your house and discuss where to locate cables and equipment.
- Provide an in-depth quote including scaffolding costs, panel/module information, details of warranties, details of the inverter, the company’s terms and conditions, and information on how it has calculated the payback, rate of return and savings.