Solar Photovoltaics (PV) convert the sun’s energy into electricity and remain a leading renewable technology.
Solar Photovoltaics (PV) convert the sun’s energy into electricity and remain a leading renewable technology. Sugplumb offers flexible mounting options for solar PV systems, including roofs, walls, and grounds, with or without battery storage and electric car charging. In-roof panels are also available, which replace tiles and supply a modern and sleek look.
To decide if solar panels are suitable for your home, consider the available space. A system size of around 3.5kWp typically requires 20m2 of roof area facing south for maximum energy production. East or West facing roofs may be acceptable, but north facing roofs are not recommended. Shade from nearby buildings, trees, or chimneys can affect the performance of the system, so finding an unshaded location is ideal.
Solar PV panels are usually allowed developments and do not require planning permission, but there are exceptions, and additional restrictions may apply for listed buildings, conservation areas, and national parks. Registering the system with your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) is necessary, and we will oversee the registration process.
Solar electricity is low-carbon and renewable, resulting in a reduction in electricity bills and carbon footprint. Depending on location, a typical home solar PV system can save up to one tonne of carbon per year.