Preparing for an uncertain future with solar panels in the UK.
Solar panels, installations & installers in the UK
"Solar panels installed with modern installation standards are a popular way to invest. Reducing dependence on volatile energy markets is paramount in today's crazy world."
Home of the solar savvy. Check your roof orientation
PV solar panels.
Lasts longer than your mortgage.
Sell your surplus electricity back to the National Grid and generate your own free energy. PV solar panels, also known as photovoltaic panels operate even on cloudy days in the UK. These are the most popular form of sun-powered technologies thanks to the feed-in tariff scheme. Learn more
Evacuated solar tubes.
A super-efficient system for water heating.
Evacuated solar tubes are an alternative water heating system, developed especially for northern European countries. Vacuum heating tubes use the sun's radiation, to heat your tank or swimming pool and contrary to popular belief, actually work throughout all four seasons of the year even in the UK. Learn more
Thermodynamic solar panels.
Combining heat-pump and solar heating.
Thermodynamic solar panels are a hybrid technology that takes over from your boiler's job of heating your hot water and central heating. This considerably reduces the use of expensive fuels to heat your home. This system has the ability to work any time day and night, rain or shine also in the UK. Learn more
Solar heating panels.
Can look just like a Velux style window.
Use the sun's energy to generate hot water and sometimes space heating with solar heating panels. Also known as flat-plate systems, these are popular with households who have a hot water storage tank that require huge amounts of electricity to run. Home owners in the UK have been especially astute when it comes to reducing energy bills long-term. Learn more
Exploring the world of solar panels
"It became very apparent early on, whilst I was researching the topic of solar panels that there were no helpful websites on this subject. Fast forward ten years and my enthusiasm for this technology has grown exponentially alongside the global and national demand for them."
Decades of experience.
Creating Heat my Home has led me to meet many people within the solar industry, some good and some not so. Nonetheless, the wealth of knowledge I have gained, alongside the combined knowledge of our contributors can hopefully empower you to make a more intelligent assessment.
My experience can be used to make investing in solar panels as easy as possible. The questions I have asked and the answers I have heard are all here for your benefit.
If I could encapsulate the most important thing to consider when choosing a preferred technology and installer, it would be to do your homework on both because 'not all panels are the same' and the 'ethical standards of installers' vary greatly. Always get three quotes and compare data sheet's.
This is why I connect people with ethical installers via our easy quotes service.
Most importantly though, we hope this information can help give you the confidence to ask the right questions, get the right system and certainly at the right price.
Affordability of course is relative, but if you are lucky enough to be able to install a solar panel system, then this is certainly the best time to do so, as the incentives are still available and the technology costs are at an all-time low.
This just leaves the installation costs to get right and then you will be able to ride through the next three decades without fear of external factors that will undoubtedly affect the cost of powering and heating our homes.
But, the most unanticipated aspect that gets reported time and time again from new adopters, is the pride felt once those solar panels are firmly attached to the roof.
MCS solar panel installers
Peace of mind when investing in a solar panel installation can be found by using a properly accredited (Micro-Generation Certification) MCS solar panel installers. The MCS accreditation was created to set high-standards within the renewable energy industries not only for the technology, but the installers too.
All our MCS installers are RECC scheme members and work throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We are happy to help from the early stages of quoting to our fantastic after-sales customer support teams.