Solar Panel Installation Swanage Dorset (BH19): Your property in Swanage is nicely situated to take advantage of solar panel installations, but what are the benefits in having one of these systems installed? It is certainly a great time to be looking into solar panel installations with Government backed schemes, such as the SEG (Smart Export Guarantee) providing ways of making some cash from such systems.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
The technical expression for producing electricity from the sun is solar photovoltaic, or just, solar PV. There's normally enough sunlight in the Swanage area to produce solar PV with decent results. A properly located solar installation can lessen your electricity bills and even provide a small income through the Smart Export Guarantee scheme.
Additionally, there are ways to lessen the initial outlay of any solar panels by sending in an application for a Green Homes Grant. This was introduced by the Government in July 2020, and provides vouchers of between 5 and 10 thousand pounds for energy saving improvements on your house. When you join the Green Homes Grant with the SEG scheme it's easy to see why you have a perfect opportunity to consider a solar energy installation for your home in Swanage.
SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS
No matter what the size of your household, the need for hot water is always expected. Using a photovoltaic thermal system will see your water, even during the depths of winter, being warmed up and thus reduce the gas or electricity needed to bring it up to temperature. As the season get warmer you will be aware that your energy bills lower even further, and summer time should see all of your hot water requirements being satisfied by a solar thermal system.
The Renewable Heat Incentive scheme is also offered to any house owner in Swanage who's using a solar thermal installation to heat their water. After its preliminary take up in the business sector, the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme was made available for domestic use in 2014. If you choose to take up the RHI, the plan lasts for 7 years and is endorsed by a government guarantee. Eligible subscribers to the Renewable Heat Incentive get a quarterly cash return, based on the size and type of equipment in place, which lasts the whole 7 years included in the scheme.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOLAR
If you think you're ready to fit solar panels on your home in Swanage, you should consider the following matters:
- Does the installation of solar panels on my house have any effect on its resale value? - The basic, but not really useful answer from the Homeowners Association is that solar energy installations can have both a positive and negative effect on the market value of your property. It is a tough decision to make, but in the majority of instances installing solar panels increases the market value of your home, as people in general are becoming more environmentally concerned about their impact on the earth.
- Does your roof have a south or south-west facing aspect? - This is the best direction to capture the maximum amount of sunlight on your solar PV panels.
- Is your roof impacted by tall trees, buildings or other obstructions which throw shade on it? - You need to have full sunlight for maximum effectiveness, and any shading will reduce the energy generated by your solar panels.
- Will you need planning permission? - In the majority of situations you will not need to apply for planning permission on your Swanage property for solar panels on the roof. But if you have a flat roof, live in a conservation area or have a listed building, you'll need to consult with the local council for any restrictions that might affect you.
THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR
Reducing Bills - The sun is the largest source of free energy we know. Therefore why don't you make the most of it? Once you have paid for the installation of your solar panels you'll discover that your electricity bills will be lower. Just how much will be determined by the size of your solar panel installation, however even a typical sized solar energy system can see a saving of between ninety and three hundred and seventy pounds a year on your electric bill in the Swanage area.
There's No Noise - Solar is entirely silent. Some people are disturbed by the low frequency noises that can be made by wind turbine generators, even with small scale residential based scenarios. Because thermal and solar PV systems in Swanage have no moving components during operation, there is no noise made by the equipment.
Extra Income - With the SEG, any excess electricity generated by solar panels can be purchased by your utility provider. This may be by way of cash payments or as credit to your electricity bill every quarter. The SEG (Smart Export Guarantee) applies only through your electricity supplier, and is a short term scheme endorsed by a Government guarantee. The short term contract is beneficial to consumers because it permits them to switch suppliers for the cheapest tariffs once the contract comes to an end.
Maintenance - There's hardly any maintenance required for solar installations in Swanage. The panels require only once yearly cleaning and will probably provide free energy for at least 25 years. If your solar panel installation uses batteries for storage, these will have to be changed every ten years or so, however as technology is constantly developing, efficiency and battery life is progressing every year.
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint - Solar PV and solar thermal systems both supply, green renewable energy. You could prevent up to 2 tonnes of poisonous carbon emissions each and every year through the installation of a solar PV and thermal hot water system on your Swanage home.
FINDING A CERTIFIED INSTALLER
Always obtain a minimum of 3 price quotes from different companies in Swanage and never hesitate to ask neighbours, friends and family members for advice if they've had a solar installation on their property. When you're getting a price quote always ask about grants and schemes which could help with the costs and make solar panel installation more attractive.
It's also advisable to ask any potential solar panel installer about their previous work. A reputable business in Swanage should have a portfolio of installations and clients, for you to see their standard of work and experience in the industry.
There are professional trade bodies, organisations and associations that are specific to the green energy industry. These organisations offer qualifications, training and support on all health & safety, equipment and working practices for every aspect of solar, and green energy sourced generation systems. Look out for membership of one of the following organisations when picking your solar panel installer in Swanage.
STA (Solar Trade Association) - Working along with Government, local authorities and industry to provide the very best solutions in solar technologies, the Solar Trade Association operates at the spearhead of technology. From multi-national companies to localised residential installers, its members are highly respected in the solar industry.
MCS - Accreditation from the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) is a requirement for all domestic renewable energy systems and their installation teams to have across the British Isles. The MCS scheme offers a standard of quality for the photovoltaic panels and associated equipment, and that the technicians supplying and setting up the system are qualified and fully trained to do this. The MCS advocates the following renewable technologies: air source heat pumps, battery storage, bio-mass and solar PV panels.
The Renewable Energy Association - In the United Kingdom, the REA (Renewable Energy Association) is the largest trade organisation for solar technicians working within the clean technology and green energy sector. It offers training to over 500 company members and applies their influence to commit the UK to the idea of a zero carbon economy as soon as possible.
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Solar Panel Cleaning Swanage
I suppose that when you're looking to get solar panels installed in Swanage, just about the last thought in your head is the cleaning of them. Even so, it's advisable for you to keep in mind precisely how you're going to keep them clean right from the beginning, since this can certainly impact on their performance. It is also possible to get automatic cleaning systems for solar panels, and while taking advantage of this will undoubtedly increase your layout costs, it is probably best to have these fitted concurrently with your panels...... READ MORE
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Dorset Solar Panel Enquiries
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Solar Panel Installations Around Swanage
People in these Swanage places have recently asked for advice about the installation of solar panels: Leeson Close, Knollsea Close, Station Place, Priest's Way, Isle Of Wight Road, Higher Day's Road, Town Hall Lane, Peveril Road, Cluny Crescent, Aigburth Road, Solent Road, Foxhill Close, Bonfields Avenue, Commercial Road, Shottsford Close, Boundary Close, Russell Drive, Walrond Road, Rempstone Road, Vivian Park, Peveril Point Road, Townsend Road, Marshall Row, Durlston Road, Broad Road, Sunnydale Road, Seymer Road, Clifton Close, Battle Mead, Hillview Road, and in these postcodes: BH19 1EG, BH19 1EE, BH19 1QJ, BH19, BH19 1LZ, BH19 1BE, BH19 1RJ, BH19 1DQ, BH19 1JG, BH19 1DT.
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