Solar Panel Installation Crawley West Sussex (RH10): If you are thinking of installing solar panels, either for electricity generation or thermal (hot water), for your Crawley home, it is helpful to know a bit about the pros and cons of what's involved. There are Government backed schemes and grants to help reduce the costs involved, and the Smart Export Guarantee, that succeeded the earlier feed-in tariff scheme in 2019, can even deliver a small income from your solar panel installation.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) is the technical name for electricity production from the sun's rays. There's sufficient sunlight experienced in the Crawley area to generate solar PV in decent amounts. This means that it's entirely possible to lower your overall power bills, and even gain a modest return on your original investment with the Smart Export Guarantee scheme, selling off unneeded electricity back to your provider.
The Green Homes Grant is a recently introduced scheme to help homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint and save energy, and it can be used to cover a large part of the cost of a solar PV installation. If you are looking at energy saving renovations to your house, you're able to make an application for up to ten thousand pounds in grants by making use of this scheme, which was introduced by the Government in the summer of 2020. Couple the Green Homes Grant scheme with the SEG scheme and you can understand why this is the perfect time to seriously consider a solar power installation for your property in Crawley.
SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS
Every home and business premises needs hot water, so why not generate it from the sun's rays? Even during wintertime there's sufficient sunshine to preheat your hot water and therefore reduce the quantity of gas or electricity consumed to take the water up to the required temperature. As the seasons warms up you'll be aware that your energy bills have decreased even further, and summer should see all of your hot water demands being fulfilled by a photovoltaic thermal system.
Solar panel thermal installations can be included in the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. The Renewable Heat Incentive was introduced for domestic use in 2014 after its successful initial introduction in the business marketplace a few years before. It provides a seven year support plan for people changing to renewable heating alternatives, including solar thermal installations. All qualified participants of the scheme will receive a quarterly cash disbursement for the period of the scheme.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOLAR
If you think you are ready to install solar panels on your property in Crawley, you must think about these factors:
- Is planning permission necessary for your area or property? - In most instances you should not need planning permission for the installation of solar panels to your house in Crawley. But if you own a listed building, live in a conservation area or have a flat roof, you will need to consult with your local authority for any restrictions that might affect you.
- Is your roof facing in a south or south-westerly direction? - This helps to maximise the efficiency of the solar PV panels by absorbing the largest possible amount of sun.
- Is your property's roof shaded by buildings or trees during the day? - Shade can effect the functionality of any solar panel and severe shading could even render them useless.
- Will solar panels affect my house value? - As reported by the Homeowners Association, it is the case that positive and negative adjustments have been made in the past due to solar panel installations on properties. Recent research indicates however, that because of the growing environmental awareness of people in general, solar energy installations are showing more positive effects on property prices than they were previously.
THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR
Reducing Bills - The sun is the largest source of free energy we know. Therefore why don't you collect that energy for your property? After the initial outlay has been made on your solar PV installation, you will begin to detect a lowering of your monthly electricity bills. The size of your solar panel installation will affect the the amount of savings you can achieve, but an average solar energy system can save you ninety and three hundred and seventy pounds (dependant upon your circumstances) annually on your bills.
Generate Income - Any extra power your solar PV installation produces can be sold back to your provider using the SEG (Smart Export Guarantee), Government funded scheme. The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme offers quarterly payments straight into your account, or can be credited towards your utility bills. The SEG (Smart Export Guarantee) applies only through your utility supplier, and is a scheme supported by a Government guarantee. This means you're not tied in to one electricity supplier and can change providers to gain a cheaper tariff when the contract comes up for renewal.
Low Carbon Footprint - Creating renewable, green energy in your home is achievable using thermal or solar PV systems on your house. The power generated by solar panels does not create emissions or pollutants and could save roughly 2 tonnes of damaging carbon emissions from your Crawley property each year.
Low-Maintenance - There's hardly any maintenance necessary for solar installations in Crawley. The panels need only annual cleaning and ought to provide green energy for around 25 years. If your solar panel system has batteries attached for storage, these will need to be changed every few years, but because technology is constantly improving, efficiency and battery life is advancing each year.
There's No Noise - Solar panels and the connected equipment is a silent technology. Wind turbines which create electricity can make sounds which some people in Crawley find irritating or annoying. The fact that solar PV and thermal systems in Crawley have no moving parts during normal operation, there is no noise produced by the equipment.
FINDING A CERTIFIED INSTALLER
It is sound practice to obtain at least 3 price quotes from different solar installers in Crawley, and don't omit to ask family members, neighbours and friends who've had panels installed for their advice too. You should, when getting a quote from a solar panel company in Crawley, ask if they know of any subsidies or grants from local councils and organisations, which might help with your initial investment.
Before accepting a quotation you should be able to browse a collection of solar installations carried out by the company on similar homes. A decent solar installation company in Crawley will be delighted to show off their history of clients and their experience in the installation industry, by offering a detailed portfolio for you to browse through.
An established solar installation company in Crawley ought to have affiliation with or membership of at least one renewable energy association. These organisations provide training, support and qualifications relating to all working practices, equipment and health & safety for all elements of solar, and other sustainable energy sourced generation systems. Watch out for membership of one of the following trade bodies when picking your solar panel installer in Crawley.
The Renewable Energy Association - The REA (Renewable Energy Association) is Great Britain's primary organisation for the sustainable energy and clean technology sector. It has a commitment to building a zero carbon economy by providing education and training to more than five hundred member companies, and using its influence to mould governmental policy for renewable energy options.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) - Offers the most cutting-edge technology solutions and training by working hand-in-hand with local authorities, industry and Government agencies, as well as leading figures in the green and solar energy sector. Its members range from multi-national companies to small scale residential installers, and all are highly respected within the solar generation industry.
MCS - Solar PV systems need to be installed by a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified company in Crawley. The MCS scheme provides a quality mark for the solar panels and associated equipment, and that the engineers providing and setting up the system are fully trained and qualified to do so. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme champions and supports the following renewable technologies: battery storage, air source heat pumps, solar PV panels and biomass heating systems.
Obviously, these solar installation services aren't just available to householders who live in Crawley itself, but can also be accessed by those living nearby in places like Furnace Green, West Green, Maidenbower, Rowfant, Copthorne, Southgate, Ifield, Broadfield, Gossops Green, Three Bridges, Charlwood, Bewbush, Tilgate, Northgate, Pound Hill, Langley Green.
Latest West Sussex solar panel installer job posts: Elena Burrows was asking about getting solar energy installations fitted to the roof of her terraced house in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Isabel Clifford was asking about quotes for getting solar energy installations installed on the roof of her detached house in Nuthurst, West Sussex. Mr Stefan Brook in Lower Beeding wanted some solar PV panels installed. Mr and Mrs Pollard were asking about estimates for getting solar panels fitted to their bungalow in Angmering, West Sussex. Mr and Mrs Bowler were asking about quotations for getting solar panels fitted to the roof of their property in Northchapel, West Sussex. Mr Frederick Paine was asking about getting solar panels installed on the roof of his home in Harting. Mr and Mrs Beattie wanted an estimate for having solar energy panels installed on their home in Wisborough Green, West Sussex. Joey and Brooke Barker were interested in getting solar panels installed on their cottage roof in Rusper, West Sussex.
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Your chosen Crawley solar panel installers should be able to assist you with a range of green energy services including solar panel repairs, solar thermal heating, the supply and installation of solar PV panels, solar water heating systems, solar energy grants, solar panel installation quotes, solar hot water system installation, photovoltaic solar panels, alternative energy solutions, solar panel mounting, domestic solar panel installations, solar panel systems, sustainable energy solutions, solar energy installations, industrial solar panel installations, solar panel maintenance, solar panel replacement, solar panels, and other solar related services in Crawley, West Sussex (RH10).
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Homeowners in these Crawley streets have only recently asked about solar panel systems: Baylis Walk, The Acorns, Charlock Close, Shetland Close, Behenna Close, Bridle Way, Spurgeon Close, Crossways Close, Coniston Close, Beckett Lane, The Drive, Clark Road, Southgate Drive, Tushmore Court, Dormans, Scott Road, Sullington Hill, Burleigh Lane, Dove Close, Adelaide Close, The Birches, Southbrook, Cobnor Close, Auckland Close, The Croft, Ashburnham Road, The Mount, Chaffinch Close, Sussex Manor Business Park, and in these postcodes: RH10 0BF, RH10 0WJ, RH10 0JX, RH10 0FL, RH10 0JU, RH10 0BQ, RH10 1BG, RH10 0EX, RH10 1AW, RH10 0DX.
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