Solar Panel Installation Maidenhead Berkshire (SL6): If you're thinking of installing solar panels, either for electricity generation or thermal (hot water), for your Maidenhead home or business premises, it is advisable to get some details about the positives and negatives of exactly what is involved. There's never been a favourable time to consider solar power installation with the SEG (Smart Export Guarantee), allowing you to sell back any unwanted power you produce.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
The production of electricity from the sun's rays is generally called "solar photovoltaic", sometimes shortened to solar PV. In Maidenhead, and all over Britain in general, ample sunlight can be processed by photovoltaic panels to attain decent results from an installation on the roof of your property. An effectively sited photovoltaic panel installation can lower your energy bills and perhaps even produce a small income through the Smart Export Guarantee scheme.
The Green Homes Grant is a scheme to help property owners save energy and lower their carbon footprint, and can be used to offset the cost of a solar PV installation. If you're looking at energy saving renovations to your property, you are able to make an application for up to £10,000 in grants using this scheme, which was announced by the Government in July 2020. Pair the Green Homes Grant scheme with the Smart Export Guarantee scheme and you will understand why now is the ideal time to earnestly consider a solar power installation for your property in Maidenhead.
SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS
Every household and business requires hot water, so why not generate it from the sun? Using a solar thermal system will see your water, even during the wintertime, being heated up and thus reduce the electricity or gas needed to bring it up to temperature. As the seasons get warmer you will realise that your energy bills have reduced even further, and summertime should see all of your hot water needs being fulfilled by a photovoltaic thermal system.
The RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) scheme is also offered to any home owner in Maidenhead using a photovoltaic thermal system to heat up their water. After its preliminary take up in the business marketplace in 2011, the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme was also offered to domestic users in 2014. It provides a seven year support plan for property owners switching to renewable heating alternatives, including solar thermal systems. All qualified members of the Renewable Heat Incentive will receive a three monthly cash pay out for the period of the scheme.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOLAR
There are quite a few issues you will have to consider before you start any solar panel installation on your property in Maidenhead:
- Is the roof of your home shaded during the day by trees, buildings etc? - You need as much sunlight as possible for maximum effectiveness, and any shading will lower the energy generated by the solar panels.
- Do you own a property which might require planning permission for the installation of solar panels? - Generally speaking you won't require planning permission for the installation of solar panels to your house in Maidenhead. Your local planning authority can provide guidance and advice on planning permission requirements if your property have a flat roof, live in a conservation area or have a listed building.
- Does your roof have a south or south-west facing aspect? - This is the perfect direction to absorb the maximum amount of sunlight with your solar PV panels.
- Do solar panels on my home have any effect on its resale value? - The simple, but not especially helpful response from the Homeowners Association is that solar panels can have both a positive and negative impact on the value of your property. It is actually a tough call to make, however in the majority of circumstances installing solar panels increases the market value of your home, as more people are becoming environmentally conscious about the impact they have on the world.
THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR
Generate Income - With the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), any surplus electricity produced by a solar PV installation can be purchased by your supplier. The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme offers quarterly payments direct to your bank, or can be applied as credit towards your utility bills. The SEG is a Government backed, short term contract between the house owner and the utility supplier. This means you're not tied in to one power supplier and can change providers to gain a better tariff when the contract is up for renewal.
Reducing Bills - There is certainly no charge for the greatest energy source that we know: the sun. Therefore why not make good use of it? Aside from the initial outlay to install your solar installation, there will be little or no maintenance fees to worry about, and you will begin to see a reduction in your energy bills immediately. The size of your solar installation will have an impact on the the amount of savings you can obtain, but a standard solar PV system could save you £90 and £370 (subject to your circumstances) a year on your bill.
Maintenance - Solar PV installations in Maidenhead are virtually maintenance free. The panels need only once yearly cleaning and should give good service for at least twenty five years. If your solar panel installation has batteries attached for storage, these will need to be changed every ten years or so, but as technology is continually developing, battery life and efficiency is getting better each year.
Noise Pollution - Solar panels and the related equipment is a silent technology. A lot of people are affected by the low frequency noises that are made by wind turbine generators, even with small scale residential based scenarios. With solar panels in Maidenhead there are no moving components and therefore no noise is produced.
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint - Solar PV and solar thermal systems both produce, renewable green energy. There are no pollutants, no emissions and you can prevent almost 2 tonnes of carbon per year from contaminating the atmosphere.
FINDING A CERTIFIED INSTALLER
If you have friends, family members and neighbours who have had solar panels installed on their homes, it's recommended that you to ask their advice on installers in Maidenhead; but it is still wise to get a minimum of three quotations. You should, when getting an estimate from a solar panel company in Maidenhead, ask if they know of any subsidies or grants from local organisations and councils, which can help with your initial outlay.
Before agreeing to an estimate you ought to be able to view an assortment of solar installations carried out by the company on similar properties. A top-notch solar panel installer in Maidenhead will be proud to show off their experience in the green energy industry and their list of past customers, by offering a photographic portfolio for you to look through.
The renewable energy industry is a fast growing business and there are several professional associations, bodies and organisations to support those involved. These specialist trade bodies provide training, technological updates and advice on all things related to the green energy sector. Watch out for membership of one or more of the following bodies when picking out your solar panel installer in Maidenhead.
MCS - Accreditation from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a necessity for all residential green energy systems and their installation teams to have within the British Isles. It shows that a solar technician is trained in the correct techniques for installing any equipment, and that the system has been authorised for this use.
STA (Solar Trade Association) - Provides cutting-edge technology training and solutions by working hand-in-hand with industry, local authorities and Government agencies, along with leading players in the solar and renewable energy sector. From localised residential installers to multi-national organisations, its members are all well regarded in the solar industry.
REA - This is the largest trade body in the green energy and clean technology industry in the UK. It has a commitment to creating a zero carbon economy by the provision of training and education to more than five hundred member companies, and applying its powers to influence governmental policy for renewable energy sources.
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Needless to say, these solar installation services aren't only aimed at householders living in Maidenhead itself, but can also be tapped into by anybody living in nearby places like Waltham St Lawrence, Wargrave, Hitcham, Lent Rise, Dorney Reach, Cockpole Green, Bisham, Furze Platt, Ruscombe, Burnham, Bray Wick, Bray, Cookham, Touchen-End, Twyford, Pinkneys Green, Knowl Hill, Taplow, White Waltham, Littlefield Green, Woolley Green, Littlewick Green, Holyport, Warren Row, Courtlands, North Town, Burchett's Green.
Some Applications of Solar Panels
- Rooftop Solar PV Systems
- Solar-Pumped Lasers
- Solar-Powered Water Purification
- Standalone Photovoltaic Systems
- Solar Hybrid Power Systems
- Solar Aeroplanes
- Solar Cookers
- Photovoltaic Power Stations
- Solar Panels on Space Stations
- Solar Water Heating
Your local Maidenhead solar panel engineers should be able to assist you with a range of green energy services including sustainable energy solutions, solar PV panel installations, solar panel fitting, solar panel installations, solar panel installation estimates, domestic solar panel installations, air source heat pumps, solar photovoltaic energy systems, photovoltaic solar panels, solar panel repairs, solar energy grants, solar thermal installations, solar hot water system installation, the supply and installation of solar photovoltaic panels, solar panel maintenance, solar water heating systems, solar panel accessories, cheap solar panels, and other energy related services in Maidenhead, Berkshire (SL6).
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Property owners in the following Maidenhead places have only recently enquired about solar panel installation: Sawyers Close, Brayfield Road, Cordwallis Road, Strande View Walk, Carisbrooke Close, Courthouse Road, Denmark Street, Bettoney Vere, Camley Park Drive, Amerden Close, St Marys Close, Tollgate, Burchetts Green Lane, Bradcutts Lane, Coningsby Close, Byland Drive, Snowball Hill, South Road, Breadcroft Road, Curls Lane, Timbers Walk, College Road, The Causeway, Crescent Drive, Cookham Dean Bottom, Church Views, Aysgarth Park, Taylors Court, Brunel Close, and in these postcodes: SL6 1AL, SL6 0AA, SL6 1LT, SL6 1FN, SL6 1JW, SL6 1EY, SL6 1DY, SL6 1DA, SL6 1ED, SL6 1DJ.
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