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FAQ's

What is a Solar PV Panel System?
Solar PV Panel Systems are made up from photovoltaic panels. These panels allow you to harness the sun's energy and effectively generate free electricity.

How do Solar PV Panel Systems Work?

Solar PV panels absorb energy from the sun to produce solar energy. These panels can be attached to a wall or roof and are generally made up from two layers of material - typically Crystalline Silicon. When sunlight hits the panels they produce electricity.

Is there enough sunlight in the UK for a Solar PV Panel System to work?

In a word, yes! Solar PV panels generate energy from the light from the sun, as opposed to the heat given off it. Therefore, even on a cloudy day, the Solar PV power system will generate electricity. A Solar PV System can operate from a west or east facing roof, however, to run at maximum efficiency, it is advised that the panel system is fitted to a south facing roof and is free from shading given by buildings or trees.

Do I need planning permission for a Solar PV Panel System to be fitted?

In 2008, the government changed the planning regulations to simplify the process of installing renewable technologies. Most installations in the UK do not need planning permission providing they are under a certain size. However, it is always advisable to check with your local planning department.

Will I save money on my electricity bills if I install a Solar PV Panel System?

There are three ways in which you will benefit financially by installing a Solar PV Panel System. Firstly, you are free to use any of the electricity you generate which in turn will reduce the amount of electricity you have to purchase from your energy supplier. Secondly, in 2010, the government introduced the Feed in Tariffs (FTIs).

This feed in tariff scheme provides homeowners with a long term tax free financial incentive and pays you for each unit or kWh of electricity produced for 25 years after the system is installed, and thirdly, an additional 3.1p per kWh is paid for each unit exported back to the electricity grid. Goverment Tarrif Information.

How much does it cost to run a Solar PV Panel System

LDG Solar will only fit the best Solar PV Panel Systems available which come with a 10 year guarantee. These guarantees, coupled up with minimal maintenance keep running costs very low.

How can I find out if I can benefit from the installation of a Solar PV Panel System?

Give us a call today on 0800 146 995 to arrange for a no-obligation, free quote from one of our accredited installation experts - we guarantee the lowest prices in the North West.