Introduction to Solar PV
Does solar power really work in the UK?
Solar photovoltaic systems, commonly referred to as ‘Solar PV’, use light from the Sun to generate electricity which can be used in your home or business.
A typical South facing 4kW (12-16 panel) domestic PV system in Chester will generate 3700 kWh per year if in an unshaded location. The average family home consumes 3300 kWh per year, meaning the income from the Feed In Tariff Scheme (FITs) alone can exceed what you normally pay on your annual electricity bill.
Commercial solar pv systems for businesses and farms offer even better cost benefits as more panels generate more energy compared to the proportional cost of infrastructure such as; scaffolding, inverters, grid connection, etc.
Calculating how Solar PV will perform?
Our desktop survey allows us to give you a fixed price quotation, estimated performance and annual income/savings in as little as 20 minutes.
We utilise Google Earth and Google Maps through which we can quickly establish the direction your roof faces, its’ angle, the type of tiles and determine if there is any shading. We can even measure the overall dimensions of your property/site and specify the number of panels that can be installed.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Solar PV calculation, which has superseded the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP 2009 – from the Building Regulations), to estimate the performance of your solar pv system.
Example income/savings and saving estimates…
A 4kW domestic pv system (12-16 panels) in Cheshire – £750-£800 per year – taking 7-8 years to repay your investment!
A 50kW commercial pv system (200 panels) in Cheshire – £8000-£9000 in year 1. Payback in as little as 5 years with 15 years of profit.
All Genfit solar PV systems have the capacity to connect to the internet to allow local or remote monitoring.
If web monitoring isn’t for you, the Ofgem approved generation meter will track energy output from the date your system was installed.
Contact us to find out more.