Solar Panel Installation Windsor Berkshire (SL4): Property in Windsor is well situated to reap the benefits of solar power installations, but what are the benefits in having one of these systems installed? There's never been a more opportune time to look into solar panel installation with the SEG (Smart Export Guarantee), allowing you to sell back any excess power that you generate.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
The generation of electricity from the sun's rays has the technical term "solar photovoltaic", sometimes shortened to solar PV. There is ample sunlight in the Windsor area to generate solar PV in decent amounts. If you would like to lower your current power bills and are able to properly site a photovoltaic panel installation on your property, you will also be able to get cash from your electricity supplier via the Smart Export Guarantee scheme.
There's also ways to reduce the initial outlay of any solar PV installation by submitting an application for a Green Homes Grant. This was revealed in July 2020 by the Government, and offers vouchers of between 5 and 10 thousand pounds for energy saving improvements on your house. Couple the Green Homes Grant scheme with the Smart Export Guarantee scheme and you will realise why now is the perfect time to seriously consider a solar energy installation for your property in Windsor.
SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS
Irrespective of what size your household is, the need for hot water is always required. In the winter months, even with the reduced sunlight hours and weaker sun strength, will preheat your water and help reduce the quantity of energy required to bring it up to a suitable temperature. Summertime can see all your hot water demands being satisfied with a solar thermal system installed on your Windsor property.
Solar thermal systems can also be included in the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) scheme. The scheme was introduced for residential use in 2014 after its preliminary introduction in the commercial sector several years before. If you decide to take up the Renewable Heat Incentive, the package lasts for 7 years and is endorsed by a government guarantee. All signed up subscribers to the RHI will receive a three monthly cash disbursement for the period of the scheme.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOLAR
There are a few points you will have to bear in mind before you start any solar panel installation on your home in Windsor:
- What impact on property values can solar panel installations have? - The basic, but not very helpful assessment from the Homeowners Association is that solar panel installations can have both a negative and positive effect on the value of your house. As understanding grows concerning environment and climate changes, it's been observed that the positive impacts on house prices have increased.
- Does your roof face in a southerly or south-westerly direction? - Solar panels need to face in this direction in the Northern Hemisphere to absorb the maximum possible amount of power from the sun.
- Is your property's roof impacted by high buildings or tall trees which create shade over it? - You want as much sunlight as possible for maximum efficiency, and any shade will lower the power generated by your solar panels.
- Do you own a home which may need planning permission for the installation of solar panels? - In most instances you should not require planning permission for installing solar panels on your property in Windsor. But if you have a flat roof, have a listed building or live in a conservation area, you'll have to seek advice from the local authority for any constraints that may exist.
THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR
Generate Income - Any extra electricity your solar PV installation produces can easily be sold back to your provider through the SEG, Government backed scheme. This could be in the form of cash payments or as credit added to your utility bill every three months. The Smart Export Guarantee is a Government endorsed, short term contract between the home owner and the utility provider. The short term contract is a benefit to home owners because it permits them to swap providers for the cheapest tariffs when the contract is finished.
Maintenance Free - What makes solar panel installations in Windsor even more attractive is the very little maintenance required over their life span. Apart from the odd clean, the solar panels can be left alone and should continue to work for twenty five years or more. A solar panel installation with a battery storage system will need more maintenance than a basic grid tie system, but the life, storage and efficiency of batteries is improving as this technology progresses.
Reduced Bills - The largest free energy source that we can take full advantage of is of course, the sun. So why not make good use of this free energy in your home? Once you have paid for the installation of your solar panels you'll find that your energy bills will be less expensive. The size and extent of your installation will have an impact on the savings you can obtain, but a typical solar energy system could save you ninety and three hundred and seventy pounds (subject to your situation) a year on your bill.
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint - Any kind of solar energy installation that you're looking at, PV or thermal, will generate renewable, green energy for your home. There are no pollutants, no carbon emissions and you can save around two tonnes of carbon per year from polluting the atmosphere.
No Noise Pollution - There is no sound at all with solar installations. Other renewable energy sources, like wind turbines, can make sounds which a lot of people find disturbing. Because thermal and solar PV systems in Windsor haven't got any moving parts during operation, there's no noise made by the equipment.
FINDING A CERTIFIED INSTALLER
It's good practice to obtain a minimum of 3 price quotes from different solar panel installers in Windsor, and you should not forget to ask friends, family and neighbours who've had systems installed for their advice as well. When obtaining a price quote you should enquire about grants and schemes which might reduce the costs and make solar panel installation more attractive.
You should also ask any potential solar panel installer about their past work. An established company in Windsor will have a detailed portfolio of clients and installations, so that you can study their working standards and experience in the green energy industry.
An established solar panel installer in Windsor should have affiliation with or membership of at least one sustainable energy organisation. These organisations provide support, qualifications and training on all equipment, health & safety and working practices for all elements of solar, and other renewable energy generation systems. Watch out for membership of one of the following bodies when choosing your solar installation company in Windsor.
REA (Renewable Energy Association) - Within the clean technology and renewable energy sector, the primary trade body is the REA. It represents more than 500 member companies and is dedicated to providing training and influencing UK policy towards a zero carbon economy in the near future.
STA - Offers the most up-to-date technology solutions and training by working closely with industry, local authorities and Government agencies, plus leading figures in the solar and low-carbon energy industry. Its members range from multi-national companies to localised domestic installers, and all are well regarded within the solar energy sector.
MCS - Accreditation from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a necessity for all small scale green energy systems and their installation engineers to have within the UK. The MCS scheme provides a quality mark for the photovoltaic panels and associated apparatus, and that the technicians supplying and setting up the system are fully trained and qualified to do this.
Solar panel installation companies don't of course only offer their services in Windsor itself, but additionally in surrounding places like Clewer Green, Fifield, Cranbourne, Colnbrook, Chalvey, Dorney Reach, Wraysbury, Water Oakley, Eton, Dedworth, Eton Wick, Oakley Green, Bishops Gate, Upton, Dorney, Maiden's Green, Clewer Village, Langley, Cippenham, Datchet, Slough, Eton Dorney, Spital, Old Windsor, Horton, and other areas of Berkshire.
The latest Berkshire solar panel installer projects: Matas and Audrey Squires were trying to find out about having solar energy panels fitted to their property's roof in Upper Basildon. Mr and Mrs Beale wanted a quotation for getting solar panels fitted to their semi-detached house in Arborfield Garrison, Berkshire. Mr Vincent Wilkins was thinking about getting solar energy installations fitted to the roof of his property in Ashmore Green, Berkshire. Ameerah Churchill in Sunninghill needed to install some solar energy panels. Mr and Mrs Odonnell were enquiring about getting solar panels installed on their home in Speen. Nico and Destiny Hodgson wanted an estimate for having solar panels installed on their semi-detached house in Winnersh, Berkshire. Frazer and Katrina Kemp were enquiring about having solar energy panels fitted to their home in Greenham. Mrs Effie Bennett wanted a price quote for getting solar energy installations installed on the roof of her terraced house in Cranbourne, Berkshire.
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Property owners in the following Windsor locations have only recently asked for information about solar panels: Central Way, Common Lane, Chaucer Close, Stockdales Road, Buckland Crescent, Chariotts Place, Combermere Close, St Johns Drive, Chantry Close, Butlers Close, Dean Close, Conifer Walk, Duncroft, Clewer Avenue, Brocas Street, Bell View Close, The Avenue, Charlton Place, Surly Hall Walk, Tyrell Gardens, The Arches, Thames Side, The Paddock Lake View, Church Terrace, Bishops Farm Close, Burnham Close, Clewer New Town, Dedworth Road, Dorset Road, and in these postcodes: SL4 1SN, SL4 1HU, SL4 1PW, SL4 1QP, SL4 1XN, SL4 1SJ, SL4 1WE, SL4 1JL, SL4 1WH, SL4 1SR.
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