What is a solar panel?

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A solar panel is designed to environmentally generate electricity or heating from the sun.

The most powerful source of light is the sun and photovoltaic (PV) cells turns sunlight into electricity.

Solar panels are normally placed on the roof of your property regardless of the size of roof you have and they usually come with a 25 year manufacturers guarantee.

You may need planning permission if you live in conservation area or if your home is a listed building.  The installation of a solar panel will not affect you when switching energy suppliers.

  • You can get payments from energy suppliers if you generate your own electricity.
  • If you do not own your own home, you would need to obtain permission to install one from your landlord or freeholder.
  • If you own your own home you need a south facing roof but there are some schemes that will accept other facing roofs.  If your roof is heavily shaded, it may not work for you.

Regardless of the weather, the quality of your electricity supply will not suffer because you will still be able to use electricity from the Grid.

To get the best out of the free electricity generated from your solar panel, try to use as much of your electricity during the day.

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