Frequently Asked Questions

Please browse our Frequently Asked Questions below. If you can’t find the answer or would like to discuss your solar energy requirements, please contact us. .

Domestic Solar Energy FAQs

How much does installation cost?

The cost depends on each individual’s requirements and we can give you a free quote once we’ve found out more about your requirements. Many of our customers are surprised at the low cost of our home solar energy installations. It shouldn’t be long before you’ve covered the cost using what you would have spent on electricity and then you can start making savings… for many years to come. We can give you a payback period calculation, estimating when you’re likely to have broken even.

How long before I break even, compared to my current electric payments?

It shouldn’t be long before you’ve covered the cost using what you would have spent on electricity and then you can start making savings… for many years to come. We can give you a payback period calculation, estimating when you’re likely to have broken even.

Is my roof strong enough to support the solar panels?

We will inspect your roof to check its condition, but solar panels are light and we fit them tightly, so it’s very unusual for us to come across a roof that wouldn’t support them. We can, however, use ground mounted solar panels if you’d prefer (depending on suitability of land). We will visit you to check the suitability of either your roof or ground and advise accordingly.

Do you provide ground mounted solar panels?

Yes, as long as you have a suitable piece of land, we can use ground mounted solar panels. We will visit you to check the suitability of either your roof or ground and advise accordingly.

Do you have an app where I can see my solar electrical usage?

Yes, you will be able to see your electrical flow and where it’s coming from on our app. Be warned, it can get quite addictive!

I have a very small house. Is it worth paying for the installation?

If you’re using electricity, then why not get free electricity! We have small solar energy systems which are suitable for small homes. We even have ones that are suitable for little camper vans!

I have a large house. Can you provide enough electricity for my high electricity output?

Yes, we’ll use metre monitoring to accurately gauge you typical electricity use and design a system according to this. Should your electric needs grow in the future, we can just add to the system. We provide solar energy systems for commercial and industrial use, so a big house is not a problem!

What happens if my electrical use increases in the future?

That’s not a problem. We can just add solar panels or more battery storage to the initial installation.

Should I choose an on-grid or off-grid solar system?

We’ll be able to advise you on this once we know your energy usage and situation, but we encourage most of our customers to go off-grid. Our solar energy systems can provide electricity even on dreary winter days and for off-grid systems, we provide you with enough battery storage to cover your needs. Some customers choose to stay on-grid at first, but once they’re confident that the solar system is providing them with more than enough electricity, they choose to go off-grid in order to stop paying the standing charges from being on-grid unnecessarily.

How long do the solar panels last?

Our solar panels typically last between 25 – 30 years.

How long do the batteries last?

Our batteries typically last for 10 – 12 years. We can replace batteries in stages, as and when they need it.

I’m elderly – is it still worth me paying out so much for the initial installation?

We think so! It shouldn’t be long before you’ve covered the cost using what you would have spent on electricity. Even if you move out of your home, it should put value on your house having the solar energy system in place.

How much maintenance does the system need?

Very little! The solar panels benefit from being kept clean, but whenever possible, we position them in a place where they won’t pick up much dirt and optimise their self-cleaning. As with any system, there may be occasional parts that need replacing, but this is not normally a regular outgoing. We offer cleaning and maintenance services as required.

Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural Solar Energy FAQs

Can you supply solar systems for companies with high electrical output?

Yes, we install solar energy systems for all sizes of company. All of our systems are bespoke, according to your business’s needs. We use metre monitoring to accurately assess your normal electrical output and discuss any changes in output throughout the year.

Do you provide solar systems for small businesses?

Yes, we install solar energy systems for domestic, commercial and industrial use.

Do you supply agricultural solar energy systems?

Yes, agricultural systems are very popular. We can mount the panels on the roof of agricultural buildings or on the ground. We will advise on the most suitable place when we do a site visit.

Do you offer free quotes?

Yes, we will visit your site and provide you with a free quote.

Are there any grants or subsidies for businesses’ solar energy installations or use?

Please contact us for more information on grants and subsidies.

Do you offer any finance options?

Please contact us for more information on finance options.