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Solar Panels for Your Home

Solar panels can utilise natural daylight to create your own power for your home. Over time, the solar panels on your home can become profitable and make you money each and every year. Investing in the best solar panels on the market is a great idea for the future of the planet and your pocket!

Solar Panel Installation for Homeowners

What Are Solar Panels?

Simply put, if you installed solar panels for your home, they would capture the natural sunlight to create electricity to allow you to power your home. Each solar panel is around 65 by 40 inches and would be fitted to your pitched roof to benefit from unobstructed sunlight all day long.

Though solar panels will work best on south-facing roofs (as these benefit from sunlight all day long), there is still a benefit to be found in placing solar panels on roofs that face in other directions. Approximately 1,000,000 UK homes have solar panels installed, and the ability to generate your own power will only become more desirable as electricity prices rise.

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Eco Systems Group can supply and fit a range of improvements for your property to the highest standard. Combined, we have over 100 years of experience in the property improvement industry from insulation to windows, solar panels to heat pumps.

Our office team can assist you with any improvements you want to make to your property or, if you’re not sure, can recommend the best course of action to take when it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your building. Our office team can assist you with any improvements you want to make to your property or if you’re not sure can recommend the best course of action to take when it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your building.

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Benefits of Installing Solar Panels

Installing the best solar panels for your home comes with several unrivalled benefits over using energy from the national grid, that is generated by other means such as fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Create a Renewable Source of Energy

At its core, solar energy is a completely renewable source. The generation of solar energy doesn’t pollute the environment, create noise or harm the atmosphere. Solar panels will remain effective as long as the sun is shining – meaning you can create a green energy source for the next 5 billion years!

Reduce Your Electricity Bills

While generating your own energy your reliance on the national grid is weaker. If the grid is supplying you with less energy, then your electricity bills will begin to drop! You won’t be completely cut off – the national grid will still be there as a backup if you haven’t generated enough energy for what you need to use. Don’t forget you can also sell extra energy you generate back into the grid, so overall you could remain a profitable home!

Increase the Value of Your Home

Depending on where in the UK you’re living, the addition of solar panels for your home could add up to £90,000 to the value of your home when it comes time to sell. Not only this, but homes with solar panels typically sell faster than those without. Why wouldn’t a prospective new owner want to instantly save on their electricity and energy bills?

Low Maintenance

Solar panels are a static investment, the lack of moving parts means they require less maintenance than your car! Though we recommend servicing, this will usually be to check for broken panels, loose or corroded wiring, and to clean the solar panels to ensure they are performing to full efficiency. A high-quality installation of the best solar panels possible means that you can benefit from all the advantages, without a worry about the longevity of your installation. All solar panels are designed to be self-cleaning with natural rainwater – bird droppings and falling leaves become your only worry!


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Good work all round, all questions answered promptly and thoroughly, folks knew their stuff and were careful to check the best possible result given existing bits of broken polystyrene in the back wall. Larger than average 3 bed semi done in about 3.5 hours once they were set up. More aesthetic than practical, but I was particularly pleased with how well they matched the morter to the existing one for filling the holes at the end of the job. 25 year warantee was a particularly nice touch. Came sooner than booked due to a cancellation which was a bonus. Really noticing the difference already.
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Great service, from a comprehensive survey of my requirements through to completion of the work by an excellent team. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
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Absolute perfection. Courteous, cleaned up after. Explained procedure and very efficient all round
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From the initial survey, quotation and installation the service was excellent! Every member of staff that I dealt with was friendly, and knowledgeable! I was extremely nervous about having our roof insulated but I needn't have worried! The installation was done in a timely manner and the men even cleaned up after!! Highly recommend!
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The 2 engineers did an excellent job of keeping the drilling holes to a minimum and cleaned up very well afterwards. In addition to the cavity wall insulation, they also had to fit a new vent due to our wood burner in the living room. They checked with us throughout the project that we were happy with what they were doing and asked for feedback at the end. Very professional and polite guys. We will hopefully learn over the hot summer and cold winter how effective the work has been. Well done team!
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Terry Dunford did the surveying for our property he was very knowledgeable and gave very good advice which we check and was correct in everything he said. The men who came do the cavity wall insulation were also very good, they respected us and our home,they explained what they were going to do and warned us about the noise. They cleared up after they had completed the work and asked us to check that we were happy with the way they had left our property which we were. We would highly recommend this company to anyone thinking of having any cavity wall insulation done .
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Where Can I Find the Best Solar Panel Advice and Installation?

At Eco Systems, we have 20 years of experience in solar panel installation across both residential and commercial projects. Our team have kept in touch with the latest energy-saving technologies and is happy to assist you in picking the right products for the needs of your home.

At installation, our expert installers will ensure that you’re left with the best solar panel technology; that has been safely and effectively fitted to your property.

All throughout this process, we can always help you make the most of your solar panels. Whether that be advice for the best energy provider to sell your excess energy back to, solar power generation in certain areas of the country, or any other question you may have.

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Call our friendly office team at Eco Systems on 0203 411 4885 to enquire today about the best solar panels for your home and how they can help you save money!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ideally, a south-facing roof would give you the most effective power generation for each solar panel. With an east or west-facing roof, efficiency will drop by around 15%. This is because the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, meaning roofs facing in these two directions will only be effective for half of the day. A north-facing roof is the least effective, but the beauty of a north-facing roof at the front of your property – means that it is a more effective south-facing roof at the rear of your property.

The number of solar panels you need all depends on what you’re trying to achieve and your current electricity usage. In order to gain independence from the grid the average one-bedroom house will need 6 solar panels, and the average three-bedroom house will require 10 solar panels. This however will also depend on the amount of sunlight that you can benefit from in your area, as well as having a sufficient battery and inverter system in place. Having fewer solar panels can still be beneficial, as this will still help to reduce your dependency on electricity from the grid.

Absolutely! Solar panels work best when angled to receive the most sunlight. Therefore, the best solar panels are installed on south-facing pitched roofs already at this angle. However, since a flat roof technically doesn’t face any direction, a mounting system can be installed on the roof to tilt the panels. This ensures the perfect direction and angle is selected for your solar panels, as well as to prevent water damage from pooling rainwater.

Solar panels begin to show a return on your investment when they produce more energy than you’re using, or that you can store. Since the start of 2020, energy suppliers have been obligated by law to pay households for any energy they export back into the grid. This is known as the Smart Export Guarantee and since you don’t have to sell your excess energy to the same provider you get your current electricity supply from, it’s worth shopping around for the best rate per kWh of energy you produce.

The government are keen for homeowners to install energy-saving measures so have left legislation purposely lenient when it comes to installing solar panels. Solar panels come under a ‘permitted development’, meaning planning permission is not required for most UK domestic properties. As well as this, the installation of solar panels now comes under a 0% VAT tariff as of April 2022 – passing on yet more savings to you!