Home Solar Panels

The Eco Experts have helped thousands of UK residents find the right solar panel system for their home.

In the past three years The Eco Experts have been a part of over a quarter of the domestic solar installation in the UK.

To start your solar journey with The Eco Experts today, simply fill out the form at the top of the page.

Residential solar panels

Solar panels, also called solar modules, photovoltaic modules and solar PV panels, convert natural sunlight into electrons or electricity. Solar panels achieve this by utilising what is known as the photovoltaic effect and semiconductors such as crystalline silicon naturally display the photovoltaic effect. Click for more on how solar panels work

Many of the solar cells that solar panels are constructed from are made with crystalline silicon or other semiconductors that display the photovoltaic effect such as cadmium telluride. Solar panels for the home present an excellent opportunity for households to make incredible savings by generating free solar electricity. Click for more on how solar panels can reduce bills and earn you money

Solar PV panels do not use and finite resources like fossil fuels generating all their energy from the sun. A domestic installation can help you massively lower your carbon footprint and reduce the amount of Co2 emissions you contribute to each year.

Solar Panels at your Home

The feed-in tariff

The Feed in Tariff (FiT) gives you the opportunity to not only benefit from the savings to your energy bills that come with a solar installation, but also, earn money for the electricity you produce. The FiT is an incentive to encourage the use of renewable energy in the home.

The UK Government will pay you a set amount for every kW of electricity to you produce, and any energy that you do not use will be exported back to the grid, you will also be pad for this. The rate you receive largely depends on the date that you have the installation.

Read more about the UK Feed in Tariff

a diagram showing how solar PV panels work

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Home solar panels with no up-front cost

The cost of solar panels has substantially reduced in the past two years, however the initial cost can still be up to £8,000. FiT (The Feed-in Tariff) will give you a return on investment of between 8 to 10 years.

But if the initial cost is too far to stretch, you may want to consider one of the alternative payment options.

There are various options available to you, some companies offer free solar panels and in exchange recieve the income from the FiT whilst others allow you to keep the income from the FiT and offer a reasonable finance package that requires no up front payment.

More information on free solar panels

The Energy Saving Trust & planning permission

Organisations such as The Energy Saving Trust promote the use of solar panels, explain the way in which photovoltaic cells work and dispel the myth that they need sunshine to generate electricity. Solar panels work best when fitted on a 90% south facing roof so that they do take maximum benefit from any sun there is however. If your property is within a conservation area or your house is a listed building planning or listed building consent will be needed.

Find full details and advice on UK planning regulations

Solar panel suppliers

Finding the best and most reputable solar panel suppliers in the UK can be a daunting task especially using the internet as it can be hard to know which suppliers are rated as the best unless a solar energy company comparison website is used.

The Eco Experts solar energy comparison website will be able to connect users with highly rated solar panel suppliers that are able to supply and fit solar panel systems to homes throughout the UK. We offer free quotes or you can just talk to us to find out more about what your needs are.

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Taking the plunge

With the installation of an MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) approved PV solar array now available for costs from £4,000 - £8,000, there has never been a better time to take the plunge and commit to a cleaner, greener future. Solar panel manufacturers have developed the highest quality products with excellent levels of efficiency, whilst prices for the cells and their installation have never been lower.

Solar panels for the home can achieve huge energy bill savings by generating free electricity while reducing its impact on nature.

As Chairman of the Solar Association, Alan Aldridge says:

"As long as the sun shines, solar will prove to be a good investment."

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