Solar PV

How does it work?

As a Renewable Energy source, Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) panels generate electricity from daylight (Solar Irradiation).

The higher the intensity of solar irradiation the more electricity they generate so, they work on both sunny and cloudy days.

Solar electricity can be used in our Commercial and Residential buildings to reduce the amount of grid-electricity we all need to use and pay for every year.

By using less grid electricity, we also reduce our harmful carbon emissions and help the environment.

It’s no wonder then, that 90% of all renewable energy systems installed so far in the UK are Solar PV.

Flexible solutions

Solar PV arrays can be installed on virtually any roof type; they can even be ground or wall-mounted and building integrated. Panels facing due south are ideal however east – west systems are also highly productive.

Flat roofs are often particularly good sites as it is easier to optimise the panels so they capture the most solar irradiation.

Hassle Free Installation

In addition to new-build, Solar PV is an ideal retro-fit property improvement. Apart from the initial survey and the final hook-up to your mains supply, the majority work takes place outside.

Most installations are carried out within 1-5 working days so disruption is minimal and for the occupants of the property, life carries on as normal.

Commercial Solar Summary

  • Larger systems, greater economies of scale
  • Part L Building Regulation compliance
  • Greater daytime occupancy maximises grid electricity savings
  • Benefit from the Government’s SEG (Smart Export Guarantee Scheme).
  • Attractive ROI% – 6-10 year payback
  • 20 year + high yield investment
  • Low cost annual maintenance contract
  • Long equipment warranties
  • Capital Allowance off-set
  • Adds value to your building(s)
  • Reduces your organisation’s Carbon Footprint

Residential Solar Summary

  • Reduces your electricity bill
  • Benefit from the Government’s SEG (Smart Export Guarantee Scheme).
  • Protects you from grid electricity price increases
  • Attractive ROI% – 8-14 year payback
  • Long equipment warranties
  • Low on maintenance
  • Adds value to your home
  • Vat at only 5%
  • Reduces your Carbon Footprint & helps the Environment

The Aesthetic Choice

Panel technology has evolved. We now specify and install all black panels or in-roof panels which barely show at all. Options exist to suit virtually all types of roof surface.

We will advise you in detail on all the options available that suit your particular building.