Solar Panel Installation Pontefract West Yorkshire (WF7): Your property in Pontefract is ideally situated to get the most from solar power installations, but what are the benefits in having a system installed? There are Government endorsed schemes and grants to help reduce the outlay, and the Smart Export Guarantee, which replaced the earlier feed-in tariff scheme, can even deliver a modest income from your solar powered system.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
The production of electricity from the sun is generally called "solar photovoltaic", sometimes shortened to solar PV. Great results and energy production can be achieved by solar panels installed on your Pontefract home. An effectively sited solar power installation can substantially reduce your electricity bills and even provide a small income through the SEG scheme.
The Green Homes Grant is a recently introduced scheme to help home owners save energy and lower their carbon footprint, and it can be used to offset the cost of a solar powered installation. If you're looking at energy saving improvements to your house, it is possible to make an application for up to ten thousand pounds in grants using this scheme, which was introduced by the Government in July 2020. You have the ideal opportunity at this time, by using the SEG scheme and the Green Home Grant, to install a solar panel installation on your Pontefract property, for a fraction of the cost, and get a modest quarterly income from it.
SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS
Every home and business requires hot water, so why not generate it from the sun's rays? Even during wintertime there is sufficient sunshine to preheat your water supply and consequently lower the amount of electricity or gas that is consumed to bring the water up to temperature. Summer times can see all your hot water demands being met with a photovoltaic thermal installation on your Pontefract home.
If you fit a solar powered heating or hot water system on your home in Pontefract, you're eligible to sign up for the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. The RHI scheme was brought in for residential use in 2014 after its preliminary introduction in the commercial sector a few years before. The support plan lasts for 7 years for all homeowners who change to renewable heating systems. Eligible members of the Renewable Heat Incentive receive a quarterly cash pay out, dependant upon the type and size of equipment in place, which lasts the whole seven years covered by the scheme.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOLAR
There are a handful of details you will have to think about before you commence any solar panel installation on your Pontefract property:
- Does your property's roof have any overgrown trees or tall buildings close by that throw shade on it? - You need full sunlight for maximum efficiency, and any shade will reduce the energy gains from the solar panels.
- Does the installation of solar panels on my home have any effect on its market value? - The straightforward, but not very helpful response from the Homeowners Association is that solar panel installations can have both a positive and negative impact on the market value of your home. Recent research however indicates, that owing to the growing environmental awareness, solar panel installations are showing more positive impacts on property values than in the past.
- Is planning permission necessary for your property or area? - In the vast majority of cases you will not need to apply for planning permission on your Pontefract home for solar energy panels on the roof. But if you have a listed building, have a flat roof or reside in a conservation area, you'll want to consult with your local authority for any limitations that might affect you.
- Does your roof face in a southerly or south-westerly direction? - Solar energy panels must face this direction in the Northern Hemisphere to absorb the maximum possible amount of energy from the sun.
THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR
Generate Income - With the SEG (Smart Export Guarantee), any surplus electricity produced by solar panels can be sold back to your provider. The SEG scheme offers quarterly payments direct into your bank account, or can be applied as credit towards your utility bills. The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is a Government backed, contract between the home owner and the electricity provider. The short term contract is beneficial to customers as it enables them to change providers for the cheapest tariffs whenever the contract comes to an end.
Maintenance - What makes solar panels in Pontefract even more appealing is the very little maintenance required over their lifetime. The solar panels require only once yearly cleaning and ought to continue to give good service for around twenty five years. A solar installation with battery storage capacity will require more maintenance than a basic grid tie setup, but the life, storage and efficiency of battery packs is improving as technology advances.
Noise Pollution - Solar panels and the related equipment gives off no sound. Wind turbine generators which produce electrical power can make sounds which a lot of people in Pontefract find irritating or intrusive. Given that there are not any moving components in solar installations in Pontefract, they don't make any noise.
Reducing Bills - There's certainly no charge at all for the largest energy source that we know: the sun. So why don't you make good use of it? After you have paid for your solar panels you will discover that your electricity bills will be lower. Just how much will depend upon the extent of your installation, but even a standard sized solar energy system can give a saving of between £90 and £370 annually on your electricity bill in the Pontefract area.
Low Carbon Footprint - All solar panel installations you might be looking at, thermal or PV, will create green, renewable energy for your home. The power generated by solar panels creates no pollutants or emissions and could save nearly 2 tonnes of carbon emissions from your property in Pontefract annually.
FINDING A CERTIFIED INSTALLER
Try to get at least 3 quotations from different suppliers in Pontefract and do not hesitate to ask friends, neighbours and family for advice if they've had solar panels installed on their property. When obtaining a price quote, ask about grants available in the local area for green energy schemes, to help in reducing the initial outlay for buying and installing your solar system.
The surveyor should also be able to provide a way to see recent installations on comparable properties for you to check out; either via a web page or through a brochure. A trustworthy company in Pontefract should have a portfolio of installations and clients, for you to see their standard of work and industry experience.
There are several professional associations, bodies and organisations that are specific to the solar installation industry. These organisations provide training, support and qualifications on all equipment, health & safety and working practices for all elements of solar, and green energy sourced generation systems. Watch out for membership of one or more of the following associations when picking out your solar installation company in Pontefract.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) - Working alongside industry, Government agencies and local authorities to make available the very best solutions in solar technologies, the STA (Solar Trade Association) functions on the front line of technology. From localised generation on domestic homes, to massive solar energy farms, the Solar Trade Association provides support and training on installations, equipment and is well respected within the solar generation sector.
The Renewable Energy Association - This is the largest trade body in the alternative energy and clean technology sector in Britain. It has a commitment to creating a zero carbon economy by the provision of training and education to over 500 company members, and applying its powers to influence governmental policy towards alternative energy options.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) - Solar PV systems need to be installed by a MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certified technician in Pontefract. It shows a technician is qualified in the appropriate techniques for the installation of any sustainable energy equipment, and that the system provided has been approved for this purpose. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme supports and encourages the following low-carbon technologies: battery storage, ASHPs (air source heat pumps), bio-mass and solar panels.
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Householders in the following Pontefract streets have only recently asked about solar panel installation: Crown & Anchor Yard, Common Lane Bungalows, College Terrace, Buttercup Close, Brockadale Avenue, The Butts, Swales Yard, Appletree Road, Church Villas, Spring Terrace, Ackton Close, Ackworth House Close, Broadway Terrace, Chantry Close, Thorpegate Estate, Tan House Lane, Salter Row, Cherry Garth, St Giles Avenue, Tudor Court, Clifford Road, Duke Street, Sorrell Close, Dark Lane, Castlegate Drive, Suzanne Crescent, Carleton Park Avenue, Schoolaboards Lane, Dulverton Close, Anston Drive, and in these postcodes: WF8 1BN, WF8 1AL, WF8 1AU, WF8 1NW, WF8 1HE, WF8 1DR, WF8 1JE, WF8 1QX, WF8 1ET, WF8 1DP.
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