Solar Panel Installation Beaconsfield Buckinghamshire (HP9): Property in Beaconsfield is well situated to make the most of solar installations, but what are the advantages and disadvantages in having such a system installed? There has never been a more opportune time to consider solar energy installations with the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), allowing you to sell back any excess power you generate.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
The production of electricity from the sun's rays has the technical term "solar photovoltaic", often shortened to solar PV. There's enough sunlight in the Beaconsfield area to produce photovoltaic energy with good results. This means that it's quite possible to lower your overall energy bills, and even gain a small return on your investment with the SEG scheme, selling off extra electricity back to your existing provider.
It's also possible to get assistance with funding the cost of your solar panels with the Green Homes Grant. You can apply for this grant, which was introduced in July 2020, of between 5 and 10 thousand pounds if you're applying green energy measures to your house. Couple this scheme with the Smart Export Guarantee scheme and you will understand why this is the best time to seriously think about a solar PV installation for your home in Beaconsfield.
SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS
Every home and business premises needs hot water, so why wouldn't you generate it from the sun's rays? Using a photovoltaic thermal system will see your water, even in mid-winter, being heated and thus reduce the gas or electricity needed to bring it up to temperature. As the seasons warms up you will realise that your energy bills reduce even further, and summer time can see all your hot water requirements being met by a thermal solar powered system.
If you put in a solar powered heating or hot water system on your home in Beaconsfield, you are entitled to join the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. The Renewable Heat Incentive was brought in for domestic use in 2014 after its preliminary introduction in the business marketplace several years previous. It provides a 7 year support package for homeowners changing to renewable methods of heating, including solar panel thermal installations. If your home qualifies to be a part of the RHI, you will get a cash payout every 3 months over the period of seven years.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOLAR
There are quite a few factors you'll need to think about before you commence any solar panel installation on your property in Beaconsfield:
- Will you need to apply for planning permission? - For a lot of properties and homes in Beaconsfield, solar panels will be on the approved list of improvements that can be done. Your local authority will offer advice on planning permission requirements if your property live in a conservation area, own a listed building or have a flat roof.
- Do solar panels on my property have an impact on its market value? - The simple, but not very useful advice from the Homeowners Association is that solar energy installations can have both a positive and negative effect on the value of your property. Recent research however suggests, that owing to the growing awareness in environmental concerns, solar installations are showing more positive effects on property values than ever before.
- Does your roof have a south or south-west facing aspect? - Solar panels must face this direction in the Northern Hemisphere to absorb the maximum amount of power from the sun's rays.
- Is your home's roof shaded during the day by trees, buildings etc? - You want full sunlight for maximum efficiency, and any shade will reduce the power generated by your solar panels.
THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR
Noise Pollution - Solar panels and the associated equipment gives off no sound. Certain people in Beaconsfield are disturbed by the low frequency noises that can be made by wind turbines, even in small scale residential based examples. The fact that solar PV and thermal systems in Beaconsfield have no moving parts during normal operation, there's no noise made by the equipment or panels.
Maintenance - There's little or no maintenance needed for solar panels in Beaconsfield. Besides the odd clean, the solar panels can be left unattended and should carry on working and generate power for 25 years or more. A solar installation with a battery storage system will require more maintenance than a basic grid tie setup, but the storage, efficiency and life of batteries is improving as technology advances.
Reducing Bills - There is certainly no charge at all for the main energy source we know: the sun. Therefore why not make full use of this energy in your home? Once you've invested in the installation of your solar panels you'll discover that your electricity bills will be lower. Just how much that is will depend upon the size of your installation, however even a standard sized solar energy system can provide savings of between ninety and three hundred and seventy pounds annually on your electric bill in the Beaconsfield area.
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint - All solar energy installations that you're looking at, thermal or PV, will generate green, renewable energy for your family. The power generated by solar panel installations does not create emissions or pollutants and could save roughly two tonnes of harmful carbon emissions from your property in Beaconsfield each and every year.
Generate Income - Any unwanted power your solar PV installation generates can easily be sold back to your energy supplier via the SEG (Smart Export Guarantee), Government backed scheme. You can get this pay out as a three monthly cash transfer, or use it as payment towards your electricity bill. The SEG is a Government endorsed, short term contract between the homeowner and the utility provider. This means you are not tied in to one utility company and can switch providers to get a better tariff when the contract is up for renewal.
FINDING A CERTIFIED INSTALLER
If you've got friends, neighbours and family members who've had solar panels installed on their properties, it's always good to ask their advice on installers in Beaconsfield; but remember to always get at least 3 estimates. You should, when obtaining a quote from a solar panel company in Beaconsfield, check if they know about any grants or subsidies from local councils and organisations, which could help to reduce your initial investment.
Before accepting a quote you should be able to look through a collection of solar installations completed by the company on comparable houses. A professional business in Beaconsfield will have a detailed portfolio of installations and clients, for you to see their standard of work and experience in the industry.
The renewable energy industry is a rapidly growing business and there are some professional associations, bodies and organisations to support those involved in it. Providing technology advances, training and safety regulations to their registered members, these professional organisations are vital for any individual or company in the renewable energy sector. When choosing your solar panel installer in Beaconsfield, look out for membership of one of the following trade organisations in the green and sustainable energy sector.
The Solar Trade Association - Working with industry, local authorities and Government agencies to make available the very best solar technology solutions, the STA operates at the cutting edge of technology. From micro-generation on domestic properties, to large solar energy farms, the STA provides training and support on installations, equipment and is an established forerunner within the solar generation industry.
MCS - Solar PV systems need to be installed by a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified engineer in Beaconsfield. The MCS scheme offers a standard of quality for the photovoltaic panels and related apparatus, and that the technicians providing and installing the system are qualified and fully trained to do this.
REA - This is the largest trade body in the clean technology and green energy industry in the UK. It has more than 500 companies who are members and is dedicated to offering training and influencing policy towards a zero carbon economy.
Villages and towns in and around Beaconsfield where you will also be able to get solar panels installed: Cookham, Jordans, Hedgerley, Seer Green, Knotty Green, Flackwell Heath, Chalfont St Giles, Wexham Street, Penn, The Broadway, Holtspur, Chalfont St Peter, Wooburn Green, Stoke Poges, Forty Green, Gerrards Cross.
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Some Applications of Solar PV Panels
- Solar Water Heating
- Solar Vehicles
- Standalone Photovoltaic Systems
- Solar-Powered Water Purification
- Photovoltaic Power Stations
- Solar Cookers
- Rooftop Solar Panel Systems
- Solar Hybrid Power Systems
- Solar-Pumped Lasers
- Solar Aircraft
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