FAQs

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Do solar panels work all year round in the UK?

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The solar energy systems that we install are specifically designed for the UK climate and work well all year round, including the winter months. Obviously the optimum efficiency time is during the summer months when the daylight hours are longer, but they can still supply you with some of your energy needs during the winter.

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Is planning permission required?

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This installation of a renewable energy system is usually considered a permitted development under Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, and permission is not normally needed.

Exceptions to this are if you live in a conservation area or an area of outstanding natural beauty where permission may be required, depending on where you intend to site the solar panels.

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Does a solar energy system provide electricity?

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Photovoltaic (PV) systems do generate electricity, which can be used in your home as well as being fed back into the national grid for others to use.

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Solar heated hot water systems do not provide electricity, but do supply up to 70% of your year round hot water needs.

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Does it provide central heating?

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Yes, but only when incorporated into an underfloor heating system. The Energy Minder will increase the efficiency of your current heating system by up to 25%.

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What is the life expectancy of a solar energy system?

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You could expect a system to be working in 20-25 years time as they are designed to withstand our climate with very little deterioration.

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Is it guaranteed?

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Yes. We offer a full parts and labour warranty for 2 years, which can be extended once it expires, plus any applicable manufacturers' warranties, which may be longer. In the unlikely event that anything goes wrong with your system contact us immediately and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve any issues.

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What if we move house?

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If you move home your system can be moved to the new property, subject to compatibility. Please click here to contact us if you have any further questions, or wish to find out more.