Solar Panel Installation Dunstable Bedfordshire (LU5): If you are thinking of investing in solar panels, either for electric generation or thermal (hot water), for your Dunstable property, it is advisable to know a bit about the advantages and disadvantages of what's involved. There's never been a better time to consider solar energy installation with the Smart Export Guarantee, allowing you to sell back any extra power you produce.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
The correct phrase for producing electricity from the sun's rays is solar photovoltaic, or simply, solar PV. Excellent results and power generation can be accomplished by a professional solar installation on the roof of your Dunstable home. A correctly located solar power installation can significantly lower your electricity bills and even provide a modest income through the SEG scheme.
It's also possible to get help with paying for your solar power panels with the recently introduced Green Homes Grant. You're able to make an application for this grant, which was introduced in July 2020, of between 5 and 10 thousand pounds if you're applying certain green energy measures to your home. Pair the Green Homes Grant scheme with the Smart Export Guarantee scheme and you will understand why now is the perfect time to seriously think about a solar power installation for your Dunstable property.
SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS
Solar thermal installations will allow you to reduce your heating bills using nothing but free power from the sun. Using a solar thermal system will see your water, even during the depths of winter, being warmed and thus lower the gas or electricity needed to bring it up to temperature. In summer it's even quite possible to have all of your hot water requirements met with a solar powered thermal system fitted.
If you install a solar powered heating or hot water system to your home in Dunstable, you're eligible to sign up for the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) scheme. After its initial trial in the commercial marketplace, the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme was made available for residential use in 2014. The support plan lasts for seven years for all householders who change to renewable heating methods. Eligible participants of the Renewable Heat Incentive get a quarterly cash return, based upon the type and size of equipment installed, which lasts the whole seven years included in the scheme.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOLAR
Before you begin any solar panel installation on your Dunstable property, there are various factors to keep in mind:
- Does your roof get full sun during the day, or is it shaded by structures or trees? - You need full sunlight for maximum efficiency, and any shading will lower the energy generated by your solar panels.
- Does the installation of solar panels on my house have an effect on its market value? - The straightforward, but not very useful response from the Homeowners Association is that solar panel installations can have both a negative and positive impact on the market value of your property. Recent research however suggests, that thanks to the growing environmental awareness, solar panel installations are showing more positive impacts on property values that at any time in the past.
- Is your roof facing in a south or south-westerly direction? - This helps optimise the performance of the solar PV by capturing the greatest amount of sunlight possible.
- Is planning permission necessary for your location or property? - In most cases you won't need planning permission for the installation of solar panels on your property in Dunstable. Only if your property is in a conservation area, is listed or if you have a flat roof will you have to check out the restrictions in place with your local planning office.
THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR
Generate Income - With the SEG (Smart Export Guarantee), any excess power generated by solar panels can be purchased by your energy provider. You can receive this payment as a 3 monthly cash deposit, or use it as payment towards your electrical power bill. The SEG applies only through your utility provider, and is a short term scheme endorsed by a Government guarantee. By offering short term contracts within the SEG (Smart Export Guarantee), it gives consumers the right to switch providers and tariffs for better deals at the end of any contractual obligations.
Noise Pollution - There is no sound with solar panels. Wind generators which make electricity can make sounds which some people find annoying or irritating. The fact that solar PV and thermal systems in Dunstable haven't got any moving components during operation, there is no noise produced by the equipment or panels.
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint - Solar PV and solar thermal systems both supply, green renewable energy. You could prevent up to two tonnes of poisonous carbon emissions each year by installing a thermal hot water system and solar PV on your home in Dunstable.
Reduced Bills - The main free energy source that we can make the most of is naturally, the sun. So why don't you make good use of it? As soon as the original outlay has been made on your solar installation, you'll start to see a reduction in your monthly electricity bills. In the Dunstable area, a typical sized solar panel installation could save households up to £370, at 2020 prices, annually on their electricity bill.
Maintenance - There is little or no maintenance necessary for solar installations in Dunstable. Apart from occasional cleaning, the panels can be left unattended and will continue to work and generate power for 25 years or more. A solar panel installation with battery storage capacity will need more maintenance than a simple grid tie setup, however the efficiency, life and storage of battery packs is getting better as this technology advances.
FINDING A CERTIFIED INSTALLER
If you've got friends, family members and neighbours who have had solar panels installed on their houses, it is always good to ask their advice regarding installers in Dunstable; but you should still get at least three price quotes. You should, when getting a quote from a solar panel company in Dunstable, check if they know of any subsidies or grants from local organisations and councils, which might help to reduce your initial investment.
It's also sensible to ask any prospective solar panel installer about their previous work. An honest company in Dunstable should have a photographic portfolio of clients and installations, so that you can study their working standards and industry experience.
The renewable energy industry is a rapidly growing business and there are several professional bodies, organisations and associations to support the engineers involved. Offering technology advances, safety regulations and training to their members, these trade organisations are important for any individual or company in the renewable energy marketplace. When picking out your solar panel installer in Dunstable, look for membership of one of the following professional associations in the green and renewable energy sector.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme - Photovoltaic systems need to be installed by a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified engineer in Dunstable. The MCS scheme provides a standard of quality for the photovoltaic panels and related equipment, and that the company providing and setting up the system are qualified and fully trained to do so. The MCS champions the following green technologies: solar photovoltaic, ASHPs (air source heat pumps), biomass and battery storage.
REA (Renewable Energy Association) - The REA is the UK's largest organisation for the clean technology and sustainable energy industry. It offers education and training to over 500 companies who are members and uses their influence to commit the United Kingdom to a vision of a zero carbon economy as soon as possible.
The Solar Trade Association - Working alongside Government, industry and local authorities to provide the best solar technology solutions, the Solar Trade Association functions on the leading edge of technology. Well respected within the solar industry, the STA has a membership ranging from multi-national companies to small scale domestic installers.
Needless to say, these solar installation services are not just aimed at householders who live in Dunstable itself, but can also be used by those living nearby in places like Leagrave, Chalton, Kensworth, Toddington, Battlesden, Totternhoe, Stanbridge, Edlesborough, Slip End, Whipsnade, Tebworth, Hockliffe, Markyate, Caddington, Eaton Bray, Houghton Regis, Sundon.
Recent Bedfordshire solar panel installer postings: Ruth Metcalfe in Campton, Bedfordshire wanted some solar energy panels installed. Mr Kenneth Purvis was asking about estimates for getting solar PV panels installed on the roof of his property in Wymington, Bedfordshire. Miss Gracie Cook wanted a quote for getting solar panels fitted to her bungalow in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Leland and Aria Jacques were asking about estimates for having solar panels installed on their property's roof in Langford, Bedfordshire. Mr and Mrs Reyes wanted a quote for having solar panels installed on their home's roof in Clifton, Bedfordshire. Mr Caden Stewart in Langford, Bedfordshire wanted some solar panels installed. Veer Andrew was asking about getting solar panels installed on his cottage in Billington. Brendan and Aysha Crowther wanted a quote for getting solar energy panels fitted to their property's roof in Totternhoe.
Your local Dunstable solar panel installers should be glad to assist you with many different sustainable energy services including residential solar panel installations, solar hot water systems, solar thermal heating installations, solar panel installations, solar water heating systems, solar panels, solar panel accessories, sustainable energy solutions, solar panel maintenance, solar photovoltaic energy systems, solar panel installation quotations, solar panel replacement, solar PV panel installation, solar installation advice, solar thermal energy solutions, solar panel fitting, solar energy grants, solar energy installations, and other energy related services in Dunstable, Bedfordshire (LU5).
Applications of Solar Power Panels
- Solar Hybrid Power Systems
- Solar Water Heating
- Photovoltaic Power Stations
- Solar Distillation
- Solar-Pumped Lasers
- Concentrated Photovoltaics
- Solar Transportation
- Standalone Photovoltaic Systems
- Rooftop Solar PV Systems
- Solar Aircraft
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Dunstable Bedfordshire England: The market town of Dunstable can be found in the county of Bedfordshire in the Eastern area of England. Dunstable is about 30 miles from London and 5 miles from Luton, neighbouring towns and villages include Chalton, Houghton Regis, Slip End, Whipsnade, Totternhoe, Battlesden, Edlesborough and Toddington. Dunstable has the postcode LU5 to LU6, has a population of around 36,000 and has the dialling code 01582. Dunstable is the third most populated town in Bedfordshire. (Tags: Dunstable Bedfordshire, Dunstable England, Dunstable UK, Dunstable Beds)
Homeowners in these Dunstable streets have only recently enquired about the installation of solar panels: Toddington Road, Scawsby Close, Beecroft Way, The Parade, Chadwick Close, Brierley Close, Coral Close, Brownlow Avenue, Bowmans Way, Church Gate, Dovehouse Close, Stratford Close, Slicketts Lane, St Marys Court, Sundown Avenue, Thornview Road, Churchills, Bower Close, Chapel Lane, Swannells Wood, Sandland Close, Chapel Close, Bloomsbury Gardens, Trident Drive, Thornhill Close, Calcutt Close, Church Mead, Castle Close, Stipers Close, and in these postcodes: LU5 4PW, LU5 4NA, LU5 4NN, LU5 4GT, LU5 4JW, LU5 4BZ, LU5 4BT, LU5 4EA, LU5 4EW, LU5 4NW.
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