Solar Panel Installation Tiverton Devon (EX16): If you're thinking about investing in solar panels, either for electric generation or thermal (hot water), for your Tiverton home or business premises, it is useful to know a bit about the pluses and minuses of what is involved. There are Government backed schemes and grants to greatly reduce the cost, and the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), which succeeded the 2010 feed-in tariff scheme, can even deliver a modest income from your solar powered system.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
The generation of electricity from the sun's rays is generally known as "solar photovoltaic", often shortened to solar PV. There's normally enough sunlight in the Tiverton area to generate photovoltaic energy with decent results. If you want to reduce your current electricity bills and are able to correctly site a solar power installation on your property, you will also be able to gain cash from your electricity provider via the Smart Export Guarantee scheme.
The Green Homes Grant is a recently introduced scheme to help property owners save energy and reduce their carbon footprint, and it can be used to cover a large part of the cost of a solar power panels. You're able to make an application for this grant, which was introduced in July 2020, of between five and ten thousand pounds if you're applying particular green energy measures to your house. Couple the Green Homes Grant scheme with the SEG scheme and you can realise why this is the right time to seriously think about a solar installation for your property in Tiverton.
SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS
Every home and business requires hot water, so why wouldn't you use the sunlight to generate it? Even in winter there is ample sunshine to preheat your water and subsequently reduce the quantity of electricity or gas consumed to bring the water up to temperature. In summertime it's even perfectly possible to have all of your hot water needs fulfilled with nothing but a photovoltaic thermal system installed.
Schemes offered to Tiverton house owners include the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive). After its initial take up in the commercial marketplace in 2011, the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme was also offered to residential users in April 2014. The support plan offered lasts for 7 years for all householders who switch to renewable heating methods. Eligible members of the Renewable Heat Incentive get a quarterly cash return, based upon the size and type of equipment installed, which lasts the whole 7 years covered by the scheme.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOLAR
If you think you are ready to install solar panels on your Tiverton home, you should consider these matters:
- Does the installation of solar panels on my house have an impact on its resale value? - The simple, but not especially helpful response from the Homeowners Association is that solar energy installations can have both a negative and positive effect on the market value of your property. Recent research suggests however, that because of the growing awareness in environmental concerns, solar panel installations are showing more positive impacts on property values than in the past.
- Are you the owner of a property that might require planning permission for the installation of solar panels? - Generally speaking you should not require planning permission for the installation of solar panels on your property in Tiverton. Only if your home is listed, in a conservation area or if you have a flat roof will you have to check up on the limitations in place with your local planning authority.
- Does your property's roof have any tall buildings or overhanging trees nearby that shade it? - You need to have full sunlight for maximum effectiveness, and any shading will reduce the energy generated by your solar panels.
- Is your roof facing in a south or south-westerly direction? - Solar panels need to face in this direction in the Northern Hemisphere to capture the maximum amount of light from the sun.
THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR
Low Carbon Footprint - Generating green, renewable energy for your family is realistic using either thermal or solar PV systems on your home. There are no carbon emissions, no pollutants and you can save around 2 tonnes of carbon annually from polluting the atmosphere.
Extra Income - With the SEG (Smart Export Guarantee), any extra electricity generated by solar panels can be sold back to your energy provider. This might be by way of cash payments or as credit to your power bill every three months. This Government endorsed scheme is a short term contract between the homeowner and their electricity provider. The short term contract is beneficial to consumers because it permits them to switch providers for the best tariffs as soon as the contract is finished.
Reduced Bills - The biggest free energy source that we can take full advantage of is of course, the sun. Therefore why not harvest that free energy for your house? As soon as the original outlay has been paid out your solar installation, you will start to detect a reduction in your power bills. The size and extent of your solar installation will have an effect on the type of savings you can achieve, but a typical solar PV system could save you £90 and up to £370 (dependant upon your situation) annually on your electricity bill.
Noise Pollution - Solar panels and the associated equipment gives off no sound. Other renewable energy sources, like wind turbines, can make a noise which some people find annoying. As there aren't any moving components in solar panel installations in Tiverton, they don't make any noise.
Maintenance Free - What makes solar panel installations in Tiverton even more appealing is the low maintenance requirement over their lifetime. The solar panels need only annual cleaning and should provide green energy for a minimum of 25 years. A solar PV installation with battery storage capacity will need more maintenance than a basic grid tie setup, however the efficiency, storage and life of battery packs is improving as technology progresses.
FINDING A CERTIFIED INSTALLER
If you've got friends, neighbours and family who've had solar panels installed on their properties, it's always good to ask their advice on installers in Tiverton; however it is still wise to get at least three price quotes. When obtaining a quote, ask about grants on offer in the local area for renewable energy schemes, to help reduce the initial outlay for buying and installing your solar powered system.
The surveyor should also be able to provide a way to see recent solar panel installations on similar properties for you to look at; either through a catalogue or via a webpage. A reputable business in Tiverton will have a detailed portfolio of installations and clients, for you to see their standard of work and industry experience.
There are some professional trade bodies, organisations and associations that are specific to the solar installation industry. Providing technology advances, safety regulations and training to their members, these trade organisations are essential for any company or individual in the sustainable energy sector. Membership to one or more of the following sustainable energy organisations should be a pre-requisite before deciding on any solar panel installer in Tiverton.
REA - Within the alternative energy and clean technology sector, the largest trade body is the Renewable Energy Association (REA). It is committed to creating a zero carbon economy by the provision of training to more than 500 companies who are members, and using its powers to influence governmental policy towards alternative energy options.
MCS - Solar PV systems need to be installed by a MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certified company in Tiverton. The MCS scheme offers a quality mark for the photovoltaic panels and associated equipment, and that the technicians providing and installing the system are fully trained and qualified to do so. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme advocates and supports the following green technologies: bio-mass, solar battery storage, air source heat pumps (ASHP's) and solar photovoltaic panels.
STA (Solar Trade Association) - Offers the most leading-edge technology training and solutions by working collectively with local authorities, Government and industry, as well as leading players in the solar and renewable energy sector. From multi-national companies to small scale residential installers, its members are all highly respected in the solar energy industry.
Current Devon solar panel installer job postings: Mrs Amber-Rose Hardy was asking about price quotes for getting solar panels installed on the roof of her bungalow in Abbotskerswell, Devon. Elin Matthews in Plymstock wanted some solar panels. Miss Zofia Ware in Exminster, Devon needed to install some solar PV panels. Miss Chiara Hodgkinson wanted a quotation for getting solar energy installations fitted to her cottage in High Bickington. Mr and Mrs Green were enquiring about having solar panels installed on their cottage roof in Harpford. Iestyn Nash was asking about estimates for getting solar PV panels installed on his semi-detached house in Willand. Xavier and Margaret Mullins were enquiring about getting solar panels fitted to their home in Shebbear. Reegan Matthews was asking about getting solar panels fitted to the roof of his semi-detached house in Bittaford, Devon.
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