Is it right for me & how much does it cost?
Solar panels are suitable for almost any property, there are systems availble to install in most situations meaning you can benefit from the savings PV offers. A good idea of whether your property is suitable is looking at the shading around any possible locations, PV panels will not perform as well if they are covered in shade. AS well as this PV panels are more suited to installation locations facing South, this way you can maximise the sunlight recieved by the panels. A general domestic installation would be 4kW of electricity, or about 16 panels, this takes up about 25 metres squared of roof space.
A typical installation cost would be between £4,000 and £6,000 depending on the size of the system and the type of brackets installed. With the feed-in tariff dropping the payback on solar PV is not as good as it was, however, they are still an excellent investment and great way to reduce your bills and create green, clean energy for your home.