Solar Panel Installation Oadby Leicestershire (LE2): If you are looking at installing solar panels, either for thermal (hot water) or electric generation, for your Oadby home or property, it pays to know a little about the pluses and minuses of what's involved. There are Government backed grants and schemes to reduce the outlay, and the SEG (Smart Export Guarantee), which replaced the 2010 feed-in tariff scheme, can even produce a small income from your solar panel installation.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
The generation of electricity from the sun is usually known as "solar photovoltaic", commonly shortened to solar PV. There is adequate sunlight in the Oadby area to generate photovoltaic energy with excellent results. A correctly positioned solar power installation can lower your energy bills and even provide a small income through the SEG scheme.
Additionally, there are ways to lessen the initial outlay of any solar energy panels by submitting an application for a Green Homes Grant. This was announced by the Government in July 2020, and offers vouchers of between 5 and 10 thousand pounds for energy saving renovations on your house. When you couple the Green Homes Grant with the SEG it's easy to see why you've got a perfect opportunity to think about a solar PV installation for your property in Oadby.
SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS
No matter what the size of your home, the need for constant hot water is always required. The employment of a solar powered thermal system will see your water, even in the depths of winter, being heated up, thus lowering the gas or electricity required to bring it up to temperature. Summer can see all your hot water demands being fulfilled with a photovoltaic thermal system installed on your Oadby property.
If you put in a solar heating or hot water system to your home in Oadby, you're eligible to join the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. After its preliminary trial in the business sector, the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme was made available for residential use on the 9th April 2014. It offers a 7 year support plan for anybody switching to renewable heating options, including photovoltaic thermal installations. All signed up participants of the scheme will get a three monthly cash payout for the duration of the scheme.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOLAR
If you think you're all set to install solar panels on your property in Oadby, you must consider these factors:
- Is your property's roof shaded during the day time by trees, buildings etc? - Shade can reduce the effectiveness of any solar panel and significant shading could even render them useless.
- Will you need planning permission? - In the vast majority of situations you won't need planning permission on your Oadby property for solar PV panels on the roof. Your local planning department can offer guidance on planning permission if your property live in a conservation area, own a listed building or have a flat roof.
- Does your roof have a south or south-west facing aspect? - Solar panels must face this direction in the Northern Hemisphere to capture the maximum amount of light from the sun.
- What impact on property values can solar panel installations cause? - As reported by the Homeowners Association, it has been found that negative and positive variations have occurred in the past because of solar panel installations on a property. As awareness grows regarding climate changes and the environment, it has been noticed that the positive value impacts on house prices have grown.
THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR
There's No Noise - There is no sound at all with solar installations. A lot of people in Oadby are affected by the low frequency noises that can be made by wind turbines, even in small domestic based setups. The fact that thermal and solar PV systems in Oadby don't have any moving components during operation, there's no noise made by the equipment or panels.
Generate Income - With the SEG (Smart Export Guarantee), any surplus electricity produced by a solar panel installation can be purchased by your provider. The Smart Export Guarantee scheme offers quarterly payments direct into your account, or can be credited towards your energy bills. This Government endorsed scheme is a short term contract between the property owner and their electricity provider. The short term aspect of the contract is beneficial to home owners as it permits them to switch providers for the cheapest tariffs when the contract comes to an end.
Low-Maintenance - Solar power installations in Oadby are relatively maintenance free. The angle of the panels in the British Isles means that they're literally self-cleaning, and providing they're kept shade free, will continue to provide electricity for a minimum of twenty five years. If you opt for battery storage these will have to be changed once in a while, however the technology related to batteries is continuously progressing and they are becoming more efficient and longer lasting each year.
Low Carbon Footprint - Any kind of solar energy installation you are thinking about, thermal or PV, will produce renewable, green energy for your family. You will be able to prevent up to 2 tonnes of poisonous carbon emissions every year through the installation of a solar PV and thermal hot water system on your home.
Reducing Bills - The sun is the largest free energy source we know. Therefore why not harvest that free energy for your home? As soon as you've paid for the installation of your solar energy panels you will find that your power bills will be reduced. In the Oadby area, a typical sized solar panel installation can save a household up to £370, at 2020 prices, annually on their utility bill.
FINDING A CERTIFIED INSTALLER
Always obtain at least three estimates from different providers in Oadby and never be afraid to ask family members, neighbours and friends for advice if they have had a solar installation on their house. When you are obtaining a quote you should enquire about currently available grants and schemes which could reduce the costs and make solar panel installation even more attractive.
Before agreeing to a quote you ought to be able to browse a collection of solar panel installations completed by the company on similar homes. A quality solar installation company in Oadby will be proud to showcase their experience in the green energy industry and their history of customers, by providing a photographic portfolio for you to look through.
There are some professional organisations, associations and trade bodies that are specific to the renewable energy industry. These specialized trade bodies offer technological updates, training and guidance on all things related to the sustainable energy arena. Look out for membership of one or more of the following associations when choosing your solar installation company in Oadby.
MCS - Accreditation from the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) is a necessity for all residential renewable energy systems and their installation technicians to hold across Britain. The MCS provides a level of recognition in the solar PV sector, and is a benchmark of quality for the solar installation company, plus all of its supplied solar energy equipment. The MCS advocates the following low-carbon technologies: solar panels, biomass heat generation, battery storage and ASHPs (air source heat pumps).
The Renewable Energy Association - Within the alternative energy and clean technology sector, the premier professional organisation is the REA (Renewable Energy Association). It provides training and education to over five hundred member companies and uses their influence to commit Britain to a vision of a zero carbon economy as soon as possible.
The Solar Trade Association - Offers up to date technology solutions and training by working collectively with Government agencies, industry and local authorities, plus leading players in the renewable and solar energy sector. From micro-generation on residential properties, to large solar energy farms, the STA provides support and training on equipment, installations and is a well respected and established forerunner within the solar generation industry.
Villages and towns near Oadby where you will also be able to get solar panels installed: Evington, Houghton on the Hill, Leicester, Stretton Hall, Great Glen, Glen Parva, Blaby, Clarendon Park, Knighton, Wigston, West Knighton, Stoughton, Thurnby, Aylestone Park, Stoneygate.
Current Leicestershire solar panel installer job postings: Mr and Mrs Lakey were enquiring about having solar panels installed on the roof of their bungalow in Glenfields, Leicestershire. Mr and Mrs Mcmanus were enquiring about having solar energy panels installed on the roof of their home in Sheepy. Macsen Eden was enquiring about getting solar panels fitted to his detached house in Heather. Mr and Mrs Gleave were enquiring about getting solar energy panels fitted to their property's roof in Glenfields. Mr and Mrs Hull in Cosby, Leicestershire needed to install some solar energy panels. Mrs Sylvia Barron was thinking about getting solar energy installations fitted to the roof of her bungalow in Burbage, Leicestershire. Mrs Kiana Blair was asking about getting solar panels fitted to her semi-detached house in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. Scott and Claire Brooker were enquiring about having solar panels fitted to their cottage roof in Billesdon, Leicestershire.
Solar Panel Applications
- Standalone Photovoltaic Systems
- Photovoltaic Power Stations
- Solar Cooking
- Solar Lighting
- Solar Water Heating
- Rooftop Solar Panel Systems
- Solar Hybrid Power Systems
- Solar-Powered Water Purification
- Solar Transportation
- Solar Aeroplanes
Your local Oadby solar panel installers should be glad to help you out with a number of renewable energy services including solar panel replacement, solar energy advice, cheap solar panels, solar hot water systems, renewable energy solutions, solar energy grants, sustainable energy solutions, commercial solar panel installations, solar photovoltaic energy systems, solar panel fitting, solar panel installation estimates, photovoltaic solar panels, solar panel mounting, alternative energy solutions, solar battery storage, solar panel installation, solar thermal installations, the supply and installation of solar PV systems, and other similar services in Oadby, Leicestershire (LE2).
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Leicestershire Solar Panel Installers
In the Leicestershire area you will also find: Waltham solar panel fitters, Long Whatton solar panel installation, Countesthorpe solar panel engineers, Husbands Bosworth solar panel technicians, Thurlaston solar panel fitters, Long Clawson solar panel technicians, Cosby solar panel engineers, Billesdon solar panel technicians, Appleby Magna solar panel installers, Coleorton solar panel engineers, Burbage solar panel technicians, Whetstone solar panel technicians, Barlestone solar panel installation, Mountsorrel solar panel installers, Fleckney solar panel technicians, Enderby solar panel fitters, Bottesford solar panel technicians, Thornton solar panel engineers, Ellistown solar panel technicians, Littlethorpe solar panel installation, Barrow Upon Soar solar panel technicians, Blaby solar panel installation, Old Dalby solar panel installation, Harby solar panel engineers, Glenfield solar panel engineers, Ashby de la Zouch solar panel installers, Croft solar panel technicians, Cosby solar panel installers, Woodhouse solar panel fitters.
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Property owners in these Oadby places have recently asked about solar panel installation: The Oval, Fairstone Hill, Glen Way, Ledbury Close, Wheatland Close, Harborough Road, Woodlands Court, Jackson Close, Uplands Road, Trent Close, Ashton Close, Kew Drive, Holme Drive, Pelham Street, Pine Tree Garden, Manor Road, Avon Close, Windsor Close, High Street, Malham Way, Waveney Rise, Manor Road Extension, Belvoir Close, Devonshire Walk, Mosse Way, Kendrick Drive, Cottesmore Avenue, St. James Close, Heythrop Close, and in these postcodes: LE2 4FG, LE2 4EQ, LE2 4HR, LE2 4PG, LE2 4NL, LE18, LE2 2PD, LE2 2HG, LE2 4DS, LE2 4AJ.
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