Domestic Solar Panels Scotland | Solar PV Panels
Solar Panels Scotland can install solar PV systems to your domestic property. We are experts in the installation of renewable energy solutions and cover both commercial and domestic properties, as well as smaller or large projects. With years of experience in the industry, we install cutting-edge solutions that are built to last, using materials from leading suppliers of PV panels from all over the world.
What Are Domestic Solar Panels?
Solar photovoltaics, or solar PV, is a technology that converts light from the sun into electricity that can power your home. This technology can generate electricity from the suns energy even when it is overcast. This means that solar PV, more commonly known as solar panels, can be utilised across many different climates.
Advantages of Installing Domestic Solar Panels
Cost of Energy Bills Reduced
By using energy generated from the sun, you are making the most of readily available resources. After the initial cost of installation, running a solar PV system is extremely low cost, especially in comparison to non-renewable energy resources.
Not only will you save money on utility bills, you could also get money back after installing solar panels in your home. The UK government are offering monetary incentives to encourage people to start using renewable energy solutions in their home.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Unlike traditional energy sources, renewable green energy solutions, such as domestic solar panels, don’t release any harmful carbon dioxide or other toxic pollutants. Any standard domestic solar PV system saves an average of 1.5 to 2 tonnes of carbon per year.
Sell Your Renewable Electricity
The Feed-in Tariff offers payment to owners of domestic properties that export electricity, generated from renewable energy systems, to the electrical grid. Depending on how much energy your system generates, you could make a sizeable profit.
Why Choose Solar Panels Scotland to Install Your Domestic Solar Panels?
When considering domestic solar panel installation, you will require a company that is highly experienced and holds the correct industry knowledge. Here at Solar Panels Scotland we specialise in renewable energy with years of practical experience in design, installation and maintenance of green energy appliances. We are accredited and certified by the Microgeneration Certificate Scheme (MCS), meaning we are a reliable green energy installation company.
Design, Installation and Maintenance of Domestic Solar Panels
Domestic Solar Panel Design
At Solar Panels Scotland, we are experts when it comes to designing solar panels as we have years of practical experience covering all types of domestic properties. We can offer specific solar panel designs to suit your needs and energy preferences. With our industry knowledge we can offer a solar panel design solution that is both adaptable and accommodating.
Domestic Solar Panel Maintenance
Solar Panels require little maintenance once installed. To keep your domestic solar panels in the best condition you’ll need to keep them clean and have them positioned in a place where trees won’t overshadow them as this could hinder their effectiveness.
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Domestic Solar Panel Installation
We can install domestic solar panels to any home and have them mounted on your roof panels using a compact frame. When solar panels are installed in the UK your panels will be tilted at least at 15° or more so they benefit from being cleaned by rainfall to ensure maximum efficiency. The number of panels required for you home will depend on the size of your home and roof, the amount of energy you require to generate and your budget. Our solar panel installers will take each of these factors into consideration when consulting with you on your installation. Solar Panels Scotland use the highest quality PV panels from reliable manufacturers which will guarantee at least 25 years usage of your domestic solar panels.
Living with Domestic Solar Panels
Longevity of Domestic Solar Panels
Domestic solar panels should last 25 years or more, however, the inverter usually needs to be replaced at some point during this time. A replacement inverter is likely to cost around £800. However, it is best to contact your original installer for the exact maintenance requirements before considering a domestic solar panel installation.
Monitoring Your Solar Panels
When installing domestic solar panels for the first time, we advise all of our customers to check the amount of electricity your panels are generating in different types of weather conditions. This is not necessary but could be beneficial as you can familiarise yourself with what kind of energy levels to expect. By familiarising yourself with your systems regular output, it will be much easier for you notice any change or decrease in productivity in the future, which could suggest a maintenance check is required.
Knowing How to Troubleshoot
Once your panels have been fitted our solar panel installers should leave instructions of any maintenance checks that should be performed over time to ensure that your panels are functioning properly. These instructions will also include a trouble-shooter guide and details of the main inverter fault signals. However, our engineers will demonstrate this to you before completion.
The Technology behind Solar PV Panels
The PV cells in a solar panel are formed from layers of semi-conduction material which is usually silicon. Once light shines directly on the cell it will then create an electric fiend across all of the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. In solar panels, the cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can either be mounted onto your roof or on the ground. The power obtained in the PV cell is measurable in kilowatts peak (kWp). This is the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in strong sunlight during the summer months. The cells from PV’s can come in a range of shapes and sizes and most of these systems are made up of panels that will be fitted on top of an existing roof. However, there are solar tile options depending on your needs and preferences. If you are interested in having domestic solar panels installed in your home then contact us today.