2kW Solar Panel System Costs
If you use an MCS accredited installer to install a 2kW solar panel system it will ensure you qualify for the Feed in Tariff.
This will save you money on your energy bills and significantly reducing your carbon footprint.
Complete the form above to receive quotes from MCS accredited installers in your local area.
Solar panel systems
Solar panels systems comprise of numerous individual solar panels configured together to produce a system capable of generating a specific amount of electricity from the sun.
A 2kW solar system is a typical size of solar panel system designed to work on or off-grid. The cost of a grid tied 2kW solar system in the UK can start from around £3,250 including design and installation.
The effectiveness and efficiency of a solar panel system is dependent on the geographical location of the installation site and the angle that the solar panels are facing. An experienced solar panel installer will be able to design and install the most efficient 2kW solar system for your location.
MCS accredited installers
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme accredits systems used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources like wind, solar and tidal energies. If you have a renewable energy system installed in your property, you have to make sure that your installer is MCS certified as not only does this ensure you qualify for the Government's Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) payments, it also confirms that they are properly qualified to carry out the installation as well as any follow-up maintenance checks required. Both residential and commercial installations need to be MCS certified.
If you are a manufacturer or supplier of renewable energy technology you will have to apply to become MCS certified. On the official MCS website you can find details of the standards your technology has to meet and certification bodies who are qualified to issue you with an MCS certification. Also, to become an MCS approved supplier or manufacturer, you need to be a member of an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) approved consumer code.
If you have any specific questions relating to the MCS scheme, you can contact any of the MCS certification bodies directly to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have. Having the MCS certification is important because, not only does it show customers that you have the requisite knowledge and experience to carry out installations but also means that your customers can qualify for the afore mentioned government cash incentives.
How do I find the cheapest 2kW systems?
Looking for the cheapest solar panel systems may not always the easiest way to find the best solution. Accepting a quote based on price alone will leave you open to the potential danger of receiving below standard products and a below standard system that will not be cost effective in the long run.
Solar panel system design is a specialist area that should be left to the most experienced and highly trained solar electricians or you could run the risk of receiving an unsafe or at best, uneconomically designed system. Try to compare solar systems costs from the best MCS accredited installers in the UK and then try to negotiate on labour costs or other components of the system. Doing it this way will ensure that you end up with a high quality system for a competitive price which will save and earn you more money in the future.
How can a solar system make me money?
Even though a well installed 2kW solar system can cost more than £4,000 to buy and install, it can potentially earn you thousands of pounds every year in terms of money from Feed in Tariffs and savings combined.
A MCS accredited 2kW solar panel system will earn 16p per kWh of electricity that they produce under the UK governments clean energy cash back scheme officially referred to as Feed in Tariffs. These payments are only payable if the solar panels and the installer are MCS accredited which explains why it is important to only use highly experienced MCS accredited installers.
How Can I Compare Installers?
The best installers can be found by searching online although it may be difficult to identify those with the most experience and expertise. This is mainly because a sole trader can have a nice website with claims of excellence and a highly experienced and qualified installer may have a fairly boring website.
The most effective way to find the top UK MCS accredited installers is by using a well supported solar specialist website such as this one. These websites are run by teams of solar panel information and review specialists that can provide unbiased reviews on solar panels and UK MCS accredited suppliers/installers.