Solar Panel considerations
Can I Have Solar Panels On My Property?
Besides the initial expense of installing a solar panel system, there are a few factors that you should consider before installing solar power to your property. This can vary from ensuring you have enough roof space to house solar panels, to checking if you have any obstructions blocking the solar panels from absorbing the natural daylight.
This is where we can help. Contact Solar has a skilled and knowledgeable team that will work with you to design a system capable of meeting your needs. Our advisors will help you determine the correct positioning of the solar panels ensuring the estimated return on investment is satisfactory.
Solar Panel Considerations
Below are some of our top tips when it comes to deciding if your property is suitable for solar panels.
It’s extremely important to check if your property roof is able to support the weight of the solar panels. If you are in an area of natural beauty, or a conservation area, you will need to check if you have the required permission to install solar energy products at your property.
Most UK residential properties have an incoming single phase supply. This would mean that the maximum you are legally allowed to install is 3.6KW. A three phase supply would allow a maximum of 10KW. If you wish to install more, permission must be granted by your Distribution Network Operator (DNO). However, be aware this approval process can take up to 60 days.
Knowing exactly what you use and what you’ll generate will help with budgeting and will also help us, because we can predict how much you’ll get on your return on investment. Whilst we can estimate, having true figures will allow the team to give you a more accurate figure.
If you have any further questions relating to whether you can have solar panels at your property, please get in touch with our team today.