Power your home with energy from the sun.
How do Solar Panels work?
Solar PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the material, electrons are knocked loose, creating a flow of electricity. The cells don’t need direct sunlight to work, they can work on a cloudy day. However, the stronger the sunshine, the more electricity generated.
Do I have enough space?
Space is a key consideration when deciding whether this investment is worthwhile. As a general guide, a roof area of 15 square metres would be enough to deliver between 35% of the typical household’s needs.
This roof space will ideally face South, will be unshaded, and at a pitch angle of about 30 or 40 degrees.
East or West facing roofs could still be considered, but North facing roofs are not usually recommended.
One of the most common domestic sizes is a 4kW solar array system, which covers circa 29 square meters of roof space. Fully installed prices start from £8,500 + VAT.
Thanks to the Smart Export Guarantee scheme, solar energy has become a fantastic investment for any homeowner and landlord. You’ll be able to reduce energy bills significantly, produce an income by selling surplus electricity and add value to your property.
According to new research residential solar panels boost house prices by an average of £30,000+. The research comes from EffectiveHome.co.uk, a website dedicated to providing information and guidance for homeowners regarding solar. It found that installing solar PV can increase house prices by an average of £32,459 across the UK.
Why choose Insight Energy?
Firstly, we design all projects in house which gives us the flexibility to meet your ambitions to future-proof your home.
Secondly, we are accredited installers for many of the leading manufacturers which gives us to access to the best solution for your project.
Thirdly and most importantly, we are active members of both Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC). This means that we have undergone a rigorous vetting process to demonstrate and adhere to high installation and quality control standards.
Being NAPIT members, all domestic electrical work falls under the Competent Person Scheme (CPS) and Part P of the Building Regulations for England and Wales. In conclusion, every project is different, and we would always recommend talking with our team to explore the options together.