Solar Panel Installation
Now Installing Solar PV Panels Right Across Essex
Licensed Solar Panel Installers
Helping Southend's Green Revolution
As the push for sustainable energy solutions gain momentum across Essex, both business and residential property owners are turning to solar panels as a long-term investment for cleaner energy and lower utility bills. Harnessing the power of the sun not only reduces your carbon footprint but also unlocks potential savings through government incentives and feed-in tariffs. As local Southend-based electricians, we’re close by, to safely install and maintain your solar panel systems, ensuring you reap the full benefits of this renewable energy source, wherever you are in the county.
Members of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code
Where we've installed Solar in Southend
From Thorpebay Lawn Tennis Club along Southend seafront, to large residential projects across South East Essex, our specialist green energy electricians (in their electric vans) have been helping the community with their solar panel installations from our Southchurch office since 2020.
If you’re looking for a local solar panel installation company with a trusted track record, we have a been illuminating the town, in all things electrical since 1945. Give us a try.
It still pays to install solar panels
Is it still worth installing solar panels in the UK? A completely logical question to ask.
With energy bills on the rise, installing solar panels is a smart financial decision. Any extra energy your panels produce can be sold back to the grid, thanks to the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). This can net you between £90 and £220 annually, according to the Energy Saving Trust. Plus, you’ll benefit from free electricity. With an average payback period of 6 to 8 years and a solar panel lifespan exceeding 20 years, the long-term savings are significant.
Types of Solar Panels We Install
We work with any and all types of solar panels, but the most commonly installed solar PV panels for homes in Essex tend to be monocrystalline and polycrystalline, with power outputs ranging from 250 to 400 watts per panel. That means a standard 10 panel installation will produce around 4kW system and can be enough to power a 4 or 5 bedroom home.
Solar panel Installation Q&As
Solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, although they can often continue to produce electricity at a reduced efficiency beyond this period. It’s worth noting that most manufacturers offer warranties that last around 25 years, ensuring you get the most out of your investment.
The size of the solar panel system you’ll need depends on various factors, including your energy consumption, roof space, and budget. Generally, a 4kW system is suitable for a medium-sized home. However, we offer customised assessments to ensure you get a system that’s tailored to your specific needs.
While south-facing roofs are ideal for solar panels, you can still generate electricity with east or west-facing installations, although with slightly less efficiency. Solar panel technology has advanced to the point where orientation is less critical than it used to be.
Yes, there may be times when you’ll need to buy electricity, especially during the night or on cloudy days when your panels aren’t producing enough power. However, any surplus energy generated can be sold back to the grid through the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), offsetting your costs.
Yes, solar panels can be temporarily removed for loft conversions or other structural changes to your home. However, this should be done by a certified technician to ensure they are reinstalled correctly and to maintain the warranty.
The time required to fit solar panels can vary depending on the size and complexity of the system. However, a standard installation for a residential property usually takes between 1 to 3 days. We aim to minimise disruption to your daily routine during the installation process.
Want a solar panel Installation quote?
If you need a price on photovoltaic solar panel installation for your business or home across Southend and Essex, click the button to speak to our local team.