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For many people interested in purchasing an alternative power source for their home, the question running through their minds might be ‘is my property suitable for solar panels?’. It is certainly a question worth asking, especially as residents of the UK, where we all know that the sun hides away more often than not.
At Moixa we understand that you’ll have your questions about solar panel systems and that’s why we’ve put together this guide to provide you with all the information you require to answer the question ‘is my home suitable for solar panels?’. When it comes to the suitability of most homes in the UK to benefit from solar power, we believe that the answer is an emphatic yes. In fact, solar panels can generate significant amounts of electricity that can be used to power your home, even when the weather is overcast.
Aside from natural light, there isn’t much more needed to get a solar panel up and running and generating energy for your home, so what are the aspects to look out for that will help you determine an answer to your question of is my home suitable for solar panels?
Some key solar battery questions are covered in these guides:
What are the key concerns for solar panel suitability?
The Roof of the Property – Depending on the amount of electricity you require (the size of the house to power and the number of inhabitants) there are different types of solar panel systems that can be installed at your property. Most often, our customers install 14 solar panels and combine it with a 3kWh solar battery for added storage potential. Once you know how many solar panels you wish to install the size of your roof and the space around it comes into play.
Within the attic there must be a small area of room available for the inverter to fit (this is the size of a microwave). For the most efficient solar panel systems the roof is best facing south, but even on east and west facing roofs you’ll only lose around 15% from a north-facing roof. We will ensure that as far as possible, there are no shaded areas on the roof and that the panels are installed at a 35-degree angle for optimal absorption of sunlight, but there are ways to maximise generation even in shade, e.g. microinverters/power optimisers
Planning Permission – Do you need planning permission for solar panel installation? In most cases you do not, a most installations will fall under Permitted Development rights and therefore do not require planning permission. However, there are a few circumstances where planning permission will be required. For instance, if you’re in a conservation area, the panels should not be visible from the road. You may also need permission if you are having a ground mounted system. If you don’t have any of those concerns, you should be totally clear to add solar panels.
How Much Does a Solar Panel System Cost?
As you can see, it is more than likely that the answer to your question ‘is my property suitable for solar panels?’ is an emphatic yes! At Moixa we believe in giving our customers the chance to maximise the potential of solar power and that is why all of our solar panel systems are installed with our solar battery as standard. The Moixa Smart Battery is designed to help you achieve more from solar power. As the sun’s rays help to generate electricity to power your home during the day, it will at the same time charge the battery.
Then, at night you can continue powering your home with solar energy. Head to our Receive a Quote where you can fill out some details and arrange to speak to a consultant about your specific requirements. We’ll then put together a bespoke quote for solar panels, select the best Moixa Smart Battery for you from our 2kWh, 3kWh and 4.8kWh options, and advise on installation, based on your circumstances. Although we can’t give a precise quote here, we can provide you with a general ballpark figure:
- For a 2kWp solar panel system and Smart Battery (including full installation and VAT) = £4995
For a Moixa Smart Battery alone (including installation and VAT):
- 2kWh = £2950
- 3kWh = £3450
- The average 14-panel solar power system with 3kWh Solar battery unit = £9,000
All prices include full installation and are inclusive of VAT. We also offer flexible payment options for those worried about the cost being too high for solar panel installation.
Why buy a solar battery?
- Our batteries can be added to existing solar panels
- Unused solar energy can be stored for use 24/7
- Average annual savings of between £425 and £680
- 2kWh & 3kWh battery options, 4.8kWh on pre-order
- 25-year solar panel warranty, 10-year battery warranty
- Free extended battery warranty if you join GridShare
How Much Money Will I Save with a Solar Panel System?
When you add the Moixa Smart Battery, the savings are truly worthwhile. Our solar panel systems produce the equivalent energy to the level required to boil the kettle between 42 and 83 times per day (depending on the system you choose) and with a saving on energy bills from day one, you can see the savings first hand.
If you visit our Contact page you can see how easy it is to speak to a member of the Moixa team. Is my home suitable for solar panels? You’ve asked, and we’ve answered. Yes, and just look at the long-term cost savings, as well as the significant reduction in your carbon footprint.
See what our customers are saying about their Moixa experience…
"Having had solar panels installed a few years ago, it felt like the right time to elaborate on my energy saving plans and I’m so glad I did!"
Moixa is a leading British technology company, making solar technology smarter in order to help our clients to save up to 50% on their energy bills.
Founded in 2006, we have been developing intelligent battery products since day one. We have always focused on making energy more intelligent and efficient for homes, supporting the move away from fossil fuels by optimising the way people generate, distribute and consume renewable energy.
Our focus is always on value for the end user, and we believe a sustainable future is one that brings benefits to all involved. Through our solar battery and solar panel bundles, we have helped thousands of households to save money. Our systems allow you to store solar power and/or cheap-tariff electricity, ready to use at a time that suits your home’s energy needs and maximises your savings.
Today, with more than 45 employees, and offices in London and Manchester, we are ready to help provide ideal renewable energy solutions to clients around the UK. Each and every home solar project we take on is marked by our core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Integrity, Quality and Passion.
Our team of friendly and knowledgeable experts are always happy to speak to individuals and families about finding just the right solar battery system to meet their home’s energy profile, ensuring you get lasting value that will carry many years into the future.
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