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Planning Permission for Solar Panels

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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.

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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. We have the expertise in-house to help you make the right decision based on your budgets, energy requirements and type of property.


Some key solar battery questions are covered in these guides:

How much money does a solar battery save?

How do solar batteries and solar panels work on cloudy days?

How much electricity does a solar panel battery system produce?


Do I need Planning Permission for Solar Panels?

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.

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Building Regulations for Solar Panels

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.


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

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Solar Panel and Smart Battery Systems

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, lessen your impact on the environment and add real value to your property.

Become Moixa GridShare member and gain access to a free extended Smart Battery warranty. GridShare is our way of using spare battery capacity to support renewable energy powered future and enables us to trade spare electricity with the grid. For the first three years, GridShare members receive a fixed payment of £50, after which we will offer a profit share option on any future incomes generated from battery to grid services.

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 of 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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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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