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Solar Panel Installation Scotland

Looking to have solar panels installed? Are you overwhelmed choosing both the best solar panels and the best installers available in Scotland?

You’re not the only one! Especially if you are searching online there is tonnes of technical information and jargon that can often be contradictory. Often solar panel installers who cover Scotland are actually based in England, resulting in higher prices and poor aftercare. Many of our clients approach us because we are local and have a strong understanding of the best solar panels and PV systems on the market.

The Home Renewables Scotland team are eager and ready to assist you in your search. We’ll help assess your homes specific needs and be at your side, from the initial consultation, system design to the final installation. Our expert team is fully insured, offering an insurance backed guarantee on all solar panel installation jobs offering you complete peace of mind.

You can rely on our expertise to ensure your solar panel installation is a success generating more off the grid power and reducing your energy bills.

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Solar Panel Benefits in 2022

Installing a 4kW system will save you hundreds of pounds every year on rising electricity bills.

As you no longer need to rely on the grid, you are more immune to future price increases.

You can even sell excess energy back to the grid at the prevailing rate.

By switching to renewable energy, you help the environment and reduce the reliance on gas and other traditional fossil fuels.

The savings in energy costs means that your solar panel system ultimately pays for itself over the years.

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There are several reasons why solar PV systems benefit you.
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Solar PV Systems Scotland

Solar PV is an abbreviation for solar photovoltaic, which simply put means the conversion of light into energy specifically electricity. Solar PV systems available in Scotland fall into one of four primary classifications:

Monocrystalline solar PV systems are popular because they are said to be the most efficient, with rates up to 20% depending on quality of installation, climate and other circumstances.

These panels are ideal if you don’t have a great deal of space on your roof.

Polycrystalline solar PV systems are whats known as a legacy system in the solar industry. These panels and systems where originally the number one choice for new installations and are still commonly used throughout the world. 

These solar PV systems are made from thin panels, although thin they are made from materials with high levels of light absorption ideal for purpose as far as solar panel systems are concerned.

Hybride PV systems send the power generated to your inverter that is then used as electricity in your home. Any excess energy is stored in a home battery storage system. This can then be used at a later date meaning your system works to maximum efficiency with zero waste.

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We supply and fit a range of different solar panels and PV systems
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Best Types of Solar Panels

Before discussing the cost of solar panel installation, let’s review the types of panels in greater detail.

Monocrystalline panels consist of one large silicon crystal instead of chips of smaller ones. This large size makes them more expensive initially but also exceptionally efficient. Select these if you’re seeking the maximum yield from your investment in solar panel installation.

The panels are usually black but can come in a range of colours. In terms of quality, these work well for small spaces requiring much electricity.

Made from several tiny silicon crystals, these made up the first generation of solar panels. Inexpensive to produce, they are less cutting-edge than hybrid or mono panels. They are less efficient than monocrystalline but also the least expensive option.

These solar panels are blue and larger than the newer types, making them ineffective in small spaces.

Amorphous solar panel installation is becoming increasingly popular due to its versatility. The solar panel installers place several layers of the film on top of each other. Each layer reacts to specific light frequencies, with the whole acting similarly to a solar panel.

The advantage of these products is that they’re more like a membrane than a bulky panel and can be flexible. You can apply the film over glass, steel, or any suitable substrate. Therefore, you can use them in many different applications.

For example, you could cover the entire roof without concern about the additional weight. You could also potentially apply the film to a window or skylight if that is the only space available.

The downside is that these products are less efficient than their counterparts; therefore, you will need more of them. The upside is that they cost less, tolerate high heat, and are low profile.

Hybrid solar panels combine the best features of organic and inorganic semiconductors. The combination increases the amount of light the cells can absorb. Therefore, they are highly efficient, produce a large amount of electricity, and are ideal for small spaces.

While the costliest option, these are the best choice for Scotland’s climate due to their high efficiency. On the downside, the relative newness of this technology means you must pay the prices the established brands charge or risk a less reliable model.

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Average Cost Of Solar Panels in Scotland

The average cost of solar panels in Scotland will vary depending on:

Which type you choose: You’ll require more panels If you take the lower budget route. If you have a little more to spend, expect to pay more per panel.

The size PV system you need: If you’re using solar as a backup, you can get away with a smaller, less expensive PV system, inverter, and batteries.

How much energy you need to generate: If you live on your own, you don’t need as large a system as a family of five would.

How big your roof is: The amount of space you have on your roof may limit your options. With a smaller roof, you must choose efficiency over price concerns.

Your future plans: The panels have a lifespan of around 25 years, so you should think ahead. What is the likelihood that you will add children to your family or house elderly parents or other relatives in the future? What about the resale value of the property? It may be worth investing in a more powerful system than you need initially.

The cost of installing a solar panel system on your home starts from around £7,500. Although this is a fairly large investment, you’ll save hundreds of pounds each year on electricity costs for many years to come and if setup correctly, you’ll be immune to future rate increases.

You could even turn your system into a source of extra money if your panels generate more electricity than you require.

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Solar Panel Installers in Scotland

Will solar panels work for you? What is your best option solar panels in Scotland? Take action to combat the rising energy and electricity bills whilst increasing your homes sustainable renewable energy.

Contact Home Renewables Scotland today at on 0131 381 8533 for your free consultation for solar panels for your home or business. With an office in Edinburgh and presence in Glasgow and Aberdeen our team can help regardless where you are based in Scotland.

Area of Scotland We Serve

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Home Renewables Scotland (Edinburgh)

Mitchell Street,
Edinburgh,
EH6 7BD

0131 381 8533 

info@home-renewables-scotland.co.uk
 

Home Renewables Scotland (Aberdeen)

The Silver Fin Building,
Aberdeen,
AB11 6BD
01224 007 388
 

Home Renewables Scotland (Glasgow)

20-23 Woodside Place,

Glasgow,

G3 7QL

0141 673 8740

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