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Residents in Local areas can take advantage of a group-buying scheme to purchase and Install such items as solar panels, battery storage and electric vehicle charging points helping to save on their energy costs and cut carbon emissions.

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Solar for the community is a project that we have setup to offer multiple discounts for local communities looking to save money on their energy bills and go greener.

All residents living in one of the participating community areas and who own their own house (or have permission from the landlord to install a solar PV system) can register their interest in our group buying scheme and recieve a reduced buying rate.

The more interest from the community the more discount we then apply, giving the whole community the best system at the lowest possible costs.

We are also fully MCS Accredited.

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Solar Panels - Reduce your annual energy bills by up to 70%

 

What Is the Cost of Solar Panels in the UK?

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost per kW System? 

A single solar panel costs £350-£500, but can vary depending on the size and type of system. One of the most common domestic sizes is a 4kW solar panel system, which costs from £5,999 and will cover around 29 square metres of your roof.

How Much Do You Save with Solar Panels?

You can cut down on your electricity bills with the use of solar panels.

The electricity that you use when your panels are active is entirely free, and it can result in annual savings of £160-£430.

Of course, the specifications of every household are necessary in order to be precise in the estimation.

Solar Panels Costs vs Savings Overall:

how much you can save with solar panels will depend on a few factors: Your household electricity consumption If you use your appliances during the day when your panels are active How efficient your type of solar panel is If you generate an income from solar panel funding schemes You can increase the savings on your bills by using your appliances (washing machine, dishwasher, etc.) during the day, when your solar panels are active. Those small changes can result in big savings on the energy bill.

In addition, how efficient your solar panels are will also play a part in how much you can save. Monocrystalline panels are more efficient (but also more costly), while polycrystalline panels are less efficient (but cheaper). The more efficient your system is, the more electricity it can generate in a given time.

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With advancements in solar energy technology, the cost of solar panels has fallen drastically over the last few years. In the table below, you can see the breakdown of average prices of solar panels, the roof space they require, the average savings on your electricity bills, and the savings you can expect after 20 years.


Generally, the more electricity your system can generate, the higher the initial installation cost will be. However, the savings will also be higher in the long run. For example, a 3kW solar panel system will be cheaper to install, but you will not be able to earn as much as you could with a 6kW system over the course of 25 years.


Factors Affecting Solar Panel Costs in the UK

The estimated costs of solar panels mentioned in the table are typically what you can expect based on the system you choose. However, he cost of installing solar panels for your specific home will depend on the following factors:

1. System Size

Solar panels come in various sizes and the right size would depend on the size of home and individual electricity consumption requirements. Simply put, the larger the solar panel system, the higher is the installation cost. An average system size of 4kW will cost around £6,000 to install. It’s also important to note that the larger your system size is, the sooner you will be able to recover costs due to higher efficiency of the system.

2. Type of Panels

There are three most common types of solar panels that are used for domestic purposes. These include monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin-film solar panels. Monocrystalline panels are known to be the most efficient ones, although they’re not the most affordable due to them also being the most expensive. If you’re looking to go with affordability, then polycrystalline may be the right type for you. They’re both affordable and have a decent efficiency rate between 13-16%.

3. Installation Process

Another factor that affects the cost of solar panels is the ease of installation. Even though it’s possible to do the installation yourself, it can be quite tricky to get it right, and therefore it’s best to leave it to professionals. You have to take into account the number of panels, the angling of the panels and the strength of the roof. The more effort it takes to install the panels, the higher the cost. This can be evaluated by a professional installer and your chosen solar panel manufacturer.

4. Additional Components to the System

If you’re looking to install additional components while installing the solar panels, this will increase your cost of equipment but can decrease the installation costs. Whether you’re planning to install a solar battery storage system or additional features like pigeon proofing your panels, it is best to club them with installing the panels, so that you can decrease the installation cost.

5. Location and Labour Costs

The price of installing solar panels will usually include labour costs, however, this will change based on the location and the per hour rate of labour in that area. Typically it costs between £300-£500 for a person per day and this can be higher or lower based on your location in the UK.

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Is it Worth Installing Solar Panels?

Many people question if solar panels are worth the investment.

The costs of solar panels can be high, to begin with, but the money you save in the long run can justify the high upfront cost.

On top of that, with solar panels, you can increase the overall market value of your property.

Additionally, by signing up for funding schemes like the SEG, you can even earn money for the extra energy your panels produce.

Therefore, although the installation cost may seem a little steep, the savings from your reduced electricity bills, as well as, the reduced carbon footprint of your household energy, make the investment worthwhile.