Solar Panel Quotes Online: What about Soalr Panels in 2020?
One of the most popular ways to search for solar pv quotes is to search for a Solar Cost Guide comparison website that offers the facility for free online quotes and has enough other information to allow you to make an informed decision.
One such site is Leads2u.org.uk, because the website has many pages of information about the different types of solar panels in the market – including panels that work for 24 hours per day to make hot water.
There is information on what to look for in an installer, what trade bodies do and how they benefit you as a consumer along with a very simple format for requesting independent quotes from multiple MCS registered & certified solar panel installers all across the UK
Energy Saving Solar Panels
There is no denying it, if you want to avoid ‘paying through the nose’ for your electricity, it’s time to consider installing solar panels to your home and stop yourself being held to ransom by the big utility companies who never stop increasing their prices.
With the cost of energy increasing by levels which far outstrip inflation – up to 9% increases from some utility companies, and with no signs that this will ever change, generating your own power from solar panels would seem to be the perfect answer.
- Solar Panels for my home
Is my house suitable for Solar Panels?
To answer this question, you first have to ask and answer a few others, because the suitability of your property for installing solar panels is not something that can be judged on just one factor – it’s not very complex, but the right answers to the right questions are very important here.
Each factor has a high relevance and can impact the suitability of your property.
Orientation – Is your house facing the right direction?
A South facing roof is the best location; however East & West facing roofs can be used but performance of the panel will be less efficient.
Any orientation of a northerly nature is not good for solar panels.
The angle of the roof can have an impact 30 to 40 degree slopes are acceptable; if the roof is too steep or too flat it will lower the performance of the panels.
Structural Integrity – is your roof strong enough?
Each panel can weigh up to 20kg & for a 4.0kWp system you will need 16 panels. Once you add the weight of the mounting systems the total weight for the installation can exceed 400kg (that’s nearly half a ton!).
2 areas of concern would be the surface condition and the underlying roof support such as rafters & trusses: are the tiles old & broken, will they need replacing soon – is the condition of the supporting woodwork good, not rotted or loose or damaged.
Do you have enough room?
Each 250w solar panel is approximately 1000mm x 2000mm
- south facing orientation
- structurally sound
- large enough area
If you can answer yes to these 3 questions that should indicate you are most likely to have a property suitable for solar PV Panels all you need to do now is to find out how much the Solar Panels Cost.