Solar Battery » Planning Permission for Solar Panels

Over the last decade or so, there has been a significant increase in the number of homeowners who have started to look into the installation of solar panels as a way of becoming more environmentally aware and proactive. As the methods and systems of solar power have continued to be innovative and forward thinking, so too have the reducing pricing levels. Do you need planning permission for solar panels? We have put together this guide as a way of answering your questions and providing you with the benefits of installing solar power and smart domestic battery storage for your household energy needs.

Over the years, the Moixa team has helped over 1,000 clients to install solar panel systems that maximise solar energy for their specific needs. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer looking at ways to cut long-term energy costs, a developer searching for ways to add value to the property with a view to a future sale, or you are simply becoming more environmentally conscious and wish to drastically reduce your carbon footprint, we are here to help you achieve your goals.

It might not be possible any longer to gain a government grant for solar panels, but there is still the chance to make the most of the Feed-In Tariff if you sign up before the cut-off date of April 2019. Homeowners looking for information relating to planning permission for solar panels are here at just the right time to maximise the potential for solar power for their homes. We have the expertise in-house to help you make the right decision based on your budgets, energy requirements and type of property.

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You are certainly right to ask that question before investing in solar panels, as although the long-term return on investment offers great potential, stalling at the first hurdle would be inconvenient to say the least. The simple answer to your question, is that planning permission for solar panels was deemed ‘permitted development’ in a change of legislation brought forward in April 2008.

What this means, is that there is no need to ask for planning permission to install solar panels, unless your home is a listed building or is located within a conservation area. Even for properties located within conservation areas, there is not a definite reason to be worried, as your request for planning permission for solar panels in these cases are still likely to be accepted unless there’s a real and immediate reason not to.

So, in answer to the question of do you need planning permission for solar panels, you can see that you usually don’t, but you do need to be a little more careful when it comes to considering building regulations, which is where advice from our expert team at Moixa will help you understand how to make the correct choices for your specific needs.

The majority of building works to be undertaken on a private household have to go through a building regulations application process, unless you use a contractor that can self-certify. An accredited solar panel installation company will be able to take care of everything without any hassle or red tape to worry about.

Now that you know that there is no need to seek planning permission for solar panels, we would also like to make you aware of the major benefits that can be gained from working with the Moixa team to install solar panels and domestic smart solar batteries to your home. Over the years, we have remained innovative in our approach to development and improvement and believe that by combining solar panels and batteries for each customer, we are maximising the potential for solar energy to revolutionise a household.

Our team is here from start to finish, speaking to you in depth about your current and potential future energy requirements, the type of property you have and the options for your budget. We’ll help you to choose the correct number of solar panels to be installed on the roof of your home, as well as finding your ideal option between our 2kWp, 3kWp and 4kWp solar PV systems.

Your solar panels can be used to charge your entire household during the day, or individual appliances. Our smart solar batteries are also charging at the same time, ensuring that at night you can continue using solar energy to power your home overnight. What this means is that you will see a significant reduction in your energy bills (60% from day one in our experience and up to £680 per year depending on the type of domestic battery you choose), lessen your impact on the environment and add real value to your property.

As well as installation, our team is at hand to inform you about the Feed-in-Tariff that is still available until April 2019, as well as how you can take advantage of the Moixa GridShare programme. You’ll have the choice of a fixed annual payment of £50, or a 50% share of any profits made through sales of your surplus energy in the previous year.

We are glad that we could answer your queries on the issue of ‘Do I need planning permission for solar panels?’ As you can see, there are countless benefits to installing solar panels on the roof your home, and with the Moixa Smart Battery attached you can reap the rewards for many years to come.

Head on over to our Contact page where you can see how best to speak to a friendly and expert member of our customer service team. We’ll always put you first, helping you to choose the right Solar Battery for your needs, without the need for planning permission for solar panels.

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*based on an average 3.5kw system in Brighton, south facing, 40-degree pitched roof, with no shade and using national grid PLC statistics on energy power plant carbon intensity. A combination of solar savings, feed in tariff, GridShare cashback payments. 

** Gridshare is Moixa’s unique membership scheme that pays you £50 per year for the first three years of joining, if you make spare energy available for trading at peak times in the future.

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