Solar Panel Installers Scotland
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Solar PV SystemsInstallation across Scotland
Up to 100kw Systems
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Solar Heat Pumps
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Solar Panels 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 tell us they have had quotes from roofers, sales companies and home improvements firms who don’t specialise in solar and renewables. They chose to hire us because we are approved solar installers with a strong understanding of the best solar panels and PV systems on the market. Another valid concern people have is installers going out of business. This happened all to often during the last solar boom, we where around for that and are still here, so rest assured you’re dealing with a credible well established solar company.
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 providing you complete peace of mind. We are approved solar panel installers completing over 800 installations during 2022 alone!
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.
2023 Solar Offer
5kW for the price of 4kW solar PV systems up until the 31st of December 2023.
This equates to 12 panels for the price of 10.
Solar Panel Installation Scotland
Home Renewables Scotland completed over 800 solar panel installation jobs during 2022 alone. Pictured below are installs across different parts of the country.
Over 800 Solar Panel Installations This Year!
28 solar panel PV system, inverter and battery installed in St Andrews, Fife
14 solar panel PV system with battery storage installed in Haddington, East Lothian
20 solar panel PV system, inverter with a battery installed in Aberdeenshire
16kw solar PV system with inverter and battery storage installed in Edinburgh
14 solar panel PV system installation with battery storage in Perth, Scotland
10 solar panels installation in Bannockburn, Scotland
Solar Panel Benefits in 2023
Solar panels and renewables in general have a big place in the future and are a shrewd investment to make for your home in 2023. There has never really been a more apt time to have them installed, listed below are some of the key benefits you can expect:
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.
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.
Hybrid 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.
Best Solar Panels Scotland
Before discussing the cost of solar panel installation, let’s review the best types of panels available in Scotland.
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.
Solar Panels For Your Home
The highest demand in Scotland right now is for standard solar panels for your home such as a 16 panel 4kw PV system. Our team of solar installers offer domestic solar panel installation across Scotland. Additional solar panels for power upgrades, solar panels with battery storage and solar batteries to compliment existing systems are also available.
Commercial Solar Panels
In Roof Solar Panels
In roof solar panels also known as roof integrated solar panels offer a far more stylish design. These panels are mainly available when installing a new roof otherwise they can be quite expensive to install.
Solar Panels For New Builds
Solar panels on new builds have become more and more popular as they help properties meet their EPC requirements. Various types of solar panels are suitable for new build homes, the integrated solar panels listed above are extremely popular for modern new builds, flats, commercial buildings and other property developments.
Ground Mounted Solar Panels
Solar Thermal Panels
Charge Your Electric Car With Solar Panels
Charge your electric car by connecting your home EV charger to your solar panels and system. The solar panels on your home can be connected to your EV charger, meaning you can power your electric vehicle directly from any energy produced. This will save you money on electricity bills which can become expensive with something as demanding as charging your electric car. Optimum results come from connecting your EV charger to a combined solar panels and battery system.
Solar Panels and Air Source Heat Pump
Power your homes heating with your solar panel and battery linking them to an air to water air source heat pump central heating system that supplies hot water to your radiators and water tank. If you are installing an air source heat pump this will likely qualify you for a grant for both the heat pump and your solar panels.
Solar Panels and Battery Storage
Are Solar Panels Worth It in Scotland?
There is much discussion about wether solar panels are worth buying if you live in Scotland. Although, your panels will obviously perform better in the Australian outback, they will still produce energy and a return on your investment in Scotland too.
It is a common question and a total myth that solar panels are not worth it in Scotland. It is essential that you deal with experienced installers to make sure you get the most from your investment. Where your solar panels are installed is crucial, south facing roofs are always best, the size of the array, your inverter, battery system and other factors should all be considered.
Do Solar Panels Work In Winter in Scotland?
The short answer is yes, your solar panels will still work during the winter in Scotland. Obviously when there is more daylight and the sun is shining they perform better, however, your panels will still produce energy on dull days whilst there is daylight.
Quite understandably, people find this hard to comprehend mainly down to the fact they confuse heat with light. It is hard to imagine there is still a sun shining in the sky when its cold and raining!
Solar Panels Investment Returns
Solar panels are a solid investment for your home. Given the cost of energy bills in the UK just now, in most cases solar panels will only reduce your bills rather than turn a profit. In some cases if you do not use all of the energy generated you can make money under the smart export guarantee known in the industry as the SEG scheme.
It is important to make sure you are on the best tariff with your energy provider getting the most kWh (kilowatt hour) back when you sell the extra energy produced. This tends to apply more to homes with various renewable products or bigger solar panel arrays with battery storage.
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 £6,500. 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 income if your panels generate more electricity than you require.
Interest Free Solar & Renewable Loans
During 2023 there has been more funding available in Scotland to assist you when buying solar panels for your home, AND other renewables such as electric heating or an air source heat pump.
As of June 26th 2023, loans are now only available to people who take both solar panels with or without battery storage AND electric storage heaters or an air source heat pump.
Interest free loans for up to £12,000 repayable over a maximum of 12 years.
Solar Panels Scotland
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Solar Panel Quote Scotland
Will solar panels work for you? What are your best options for installing 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
We install solar panels across Scotland in areas such as Aberdeen, Argyll, Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Greenock & Inverclyde, Inverness, Lanarkshire, Paisley & Renfrewshire, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, The Borders, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian.
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