Average Cost of Solar PV 4kw in Hampshire
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Solar PV Panels
Solar PV panels are one of the terms used to describe a photovoltaic module that is capable of absorbing photons from the sun and converting it into electrons for electricity. Solar PV 4kw systems are a common power rating of solar PV system able to provide adequate electricity for the average home. Hampshire, being one of the leafier English counties and with less concrete to block sunny days, is the perfect location to install solar PV systems to maximize their performance. The average cost of solar PV 4kW systems in Hampshire is between £14,250 and £16,250 including design, installation and a 25 year performance warranty.
Comparing the average cost of solar PV panels in Hampshire should be done very carefully as many Solar PV 4kW systems may appear cheap but upon further investigation, are merely providing inferior quality or lower specification products for the same competitive price as better quality MCS approved solar PV panels. A 4kW system is sold as a number of individual solar panels that have a combined wattage as a system. Typically, 175watt, 190watt and 235watt solar PV panels are used in the necessary quantity to achieve around the 4kW rating. The closest to 4kW is 17 x 235w solar PV panels which totals 3995 watts of power and so is still below the threshold for maximum cash benefits from Feed in tariffs. Costs in Hampshire will vary depending on whether the solar PV system is MCS approved or not and one should not be tempted by cheap prices of unapproved products. The best solar panel suppliers in Hampshire will be able to provide a large range of MCS approved solar panels.
Feed in Tariffs
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) introduced Feed in Tariffs of FITs, in April 2010 to incentivize more homes and businesses into buying solar panels and generating clean energy. The scheme pays up to 4.39p per kWh for all energy generated by solar PV systems up to 4kW, but only if the solar PV panels are MCS approved products. In addition, only MCS accredited suppliers can supply and install them under FITs. This measure is intended to ensure that only solar products and companies that meet MCS quality standards will be promoted which will help to maintain high standards of solar energy implementation in the UK.
Solar PV 4kW Suppliers Online
The internet has enabled research into anything to be done within a couple of clicks, but beware of rogue traders hiding behind stylish websites. Finding legitimate solar PV 4kW suppliers in Hampshire is better left to a well established online comparison service with years of experience with comparing, reviewing and working with the top solar panel suppliers in Hampshire. Such websites can firstly provide invaluable information on a range of solar panels and 4kW system configurations, as well as provide interesting and helpful insights and reviews into the most reputable MCS accredited solar panel installation companies in Hampshire. These resources are incredibly easy to use and entirely free to homeowners and businesses in Hampshire.