Get Solar Panels And Earn Up To £900 Each Year
What's All The Fuss About Solar PV?
Through the Solar PV Feed in Tariff, private households with Solar Panels are currently paid 15.44p for each unit of electricity that they generate, for 20 years. A Solar system will cost from £4,500 depending on system size. Through Feed in Tariff earnings of up to £900 each year, this can be recovered within 10 years. Feed in Tariff income is tax free for all domestic owner occupiers.
EnergyLink can arrange for you to have up to three quotations from approved Solar PV Installers in your local area. This avoids rogue tradesmen and can save you up to 75% off the cost of your system. Even though incentives are available to dramatically reduce the payback time, it is important to make sure that the initial installation cost is competitive.
What Is Solar PV?
Solar PV or photovoltaic systems convert light from the sun into electricity that can be used to power lighting and other appliances. Large savings can therefore be made on electricity bills.
- Light from the sun generates electricity.
- Save on bills by using this electricity.
- Feed in Tariffs pay for each unit produced.
- Sell surplus electricity back to the grid.
- Earn & save hundreds of pounds each year.
Feed in Tariffs are paid by the energy companies for all units of electricity generated by a Solar PV system. A small payment is also available for any surplus electricity fed back into the grid, most energy companies will assume that this is 50%.
Is My Property Suitable For Solar PV Panels?
There are several points to consider before installing Solar PV. You should be aware of the likely costs and potential savings as illustrated in our Feed in Tariff Calculator.
You should have a basic understanding of the Feed In Tariffs and the fact that the large up-front cost will take several years to recover. Read more about Feed in Tariffs.
The property or land must be owned by the user. If the property is a listed building or situated in a conservation area or world heritage site, you should check with your local authority before going any further as planning permission is far less likely to be obtained.
|A Solar PV system will cost from £4,500 depending on system size.|
|Understand the potential savings and benefits.|
|You must own the property/land or have the owner's permission.|
|No restrictions e.g. listed building, conservation area.|
|At least 8m2 of space to locate panels (1 kWp system).|
|Panels ideally face South East to South West (via South).|
|Panels will not be shaded by buildings, trees, etc.|
|To be fitted by approved Installers, not DIY.|
In most cases, Solar Panels are located on a roof. You must have at least 8m2 of space available to situate the panels for a 1kWp system. Solar Panels will perform best on roofs that face somewhere between South East and South West via South. Panels on a roof that is directly South-facing will generate the most electricity.
EnergyLink’s Solar Installers can also fit Solar Panels onto East and West facing roofs. In these circumstances, the panels are often installed on both faces for maximum benefit and without significant reduction in the amount of electricity generated.
Other directions – including North West, North and North East – are not suitable for Solar Panels.
The proposed panel location should not be shaded by trees, buildings or other obstacles. If panels are to be installed on a roof, which is the most common location, it should be strong enough to take the weight. If you are unsure of the available space, the direction the roof faces or whether it is shaded then use our Roof Checker.
How Can EnergyLink Help Me?
EnergyLink can arrange for you to receive up to three quotes from MCS accredited Installers of Solar PV systems in your local area, to ensure you get the best price. Our Installers can all carry out free, no-obligation surveys of your property. If the surveys show that your property is suitable and you are willing to go ahead, the Installer you choose will arrange the work and assist you with the FITs.
Enter your postcode and project details to check you qualify then provide your contact details.
Up to 3 MCS accredited Installers in your local area will call you to arrange surveys.
If you're happy to go
ahead, the Installer you choose will carry out the work and help with FITs.