So you've learnt all you need to know about solar panels and you know what solar can do for you, now it's time to understand the basics of putting solar panels in place. For large commercial solar farms it's common to install them on metal frames out in the open, but for nearly all other
For an introduction to solar panels see our Solar Made Simple 1: All You Need to Know About Solar Panels. The first step in learning what solar panels can do for you is about understanding how many panels can fit on your roof, and hence how much electricity those panels can generate for you.
We did an install in Hounslow earlier this month and here are a few pictures. This system has just 6 panels on a house roof with concrete tiles, but they are each high power (357W) so overall the system will generate a good supply for the property. One of our solar installs in
We have been having a lot of fun recently since we have added a new tool to our repertoire - a pro drone with high definition video and still camera. We use this both before and after a solar installation and it gives enormous benefits: A close up view of innaccessible roof areas. A
An important thing to consider when getting solar panels installed on your roof is the possibility of having trouble from birds and other pests. Birds in particular can be keen to roost under and between solar panels because of the shelter they provide - the result can be significant amounts of bird mess around the
Attaching solar panels to a traditional pitched and tiled roof is pretty straightforward using roof hooks. We mentioned the roof hooks in this blog. However, we often need to attach solar panels to flat roofs or pitched roofs with a non-tiled covering. Typical roof types include: PVC TPO EPDM GRP Build up bitumen membrane
We are all adapting to new ways of living and working as Covid19 unfolds. It is very important that our economy keeps going as much as possible, so like many, we are adapting our processes to make it possible to keep working as safely as possible. This video explains how to set up your
The good news is that for the vast majority of domestic installations, no planning permission is required. Planning permission is not usually required This is taken care of when we design your system. The key rules we have to abide by are as follows: No panel part is higher than the highest
Have you had a surveyor come by, look at your home for 5 minutes and say they are ready to give you your quote? I suggest caution….
Will solar panels damage my tiles? Will it make my roof leak? These are some of the questions that come up in conversation. This blog shows the most common way for attaching solar panels and how this keeps you dry.