Will I need scaffolding when I have solar panels installed?

In nearly all cases we will arrange to have scaffolding installed about a week ahead of fitting solar panels on your roof, and then we will arrange to have it removed a week or so afterwards once we know everything is working as expected. Where the roof is single storey the scaffolding cost may be

What type of roofs are suitable for solar panels?

Solar panels can be installed on most types of roofs: Pitched roofs with concrete tiles: These are the most straightforward installs. Pitched roofs with clay tiles: Because clay tiles can be fragile these installs need the addition of rubber tile replacements (known as 'Hookstops') to keep the roof secure and watertight. Pitched roofs with slate

Will it help with power cuts?

As an option you can set up an emergency power system (EPS) to help you cope with power cuts. There are three main options: A single socket on the storage system to allow you to plug in whatever is most useful such as to keep your smart phones and LED torches charged. Keep your router

How does the power output differ from the energy stored?

Imagine a bath full of water. The volume of water is like the amount of stored energy (the kWh). Now imagine a tap is opened and the water flows out. The speed that it flows out is like the power (kW). The water (energy) will pour out of a big tap, but only trickle out

What are battery cycles?

Batteries are usually warranted for a certain number of cycles over their lifetime. A ‘cycle’ means a full discharge / recharge cycle. If you only partially drain the battery before recharging it this would count as a partial cycle. The number of cycles multiplied by the usable capacity gives the total energy that will be

What is usable capacity?

To avoid damage, most batteries are never drained completely (there are exceptions to this). Our systems allow the drain level to be set to ensure your battery life is maximised. The usable capacity is how much of your total battery capacity is available to use when the battery is fully charged. Usable capacity is typically

How is energy storage measured?

Batteries store energy measured as kWh (this is the ‘kiloWatt hour’ - exactly the same as the ‘unit’ of electricity in your electricity bill). To imagine what it means, consider a typical electric fan heater rated at 1 kW. If you have a 5 kWh battery, it could run that 1 kW heater for 5

What is home energy storage?

The most versatile is an electrical battery that stores surplus or cheap electricity and makes it available to you when it is most needed. A lower cost alternative to an electrical battery is a thermal battery. This uses a solar diverter to send excess Solar to your immersion heater to give you free hot water.

How long will it take to get a system installed?

Not long. Typically within 2 weeks of receiving your deposit, but we will always make sure it is at a time to suit you. For some systems we must get approval from your DNO (Distribution Network Operator) who need to understand if high energy sources are being added to the grid. This typically takes from

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