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Solar Panels for your home

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  • Up to 100kw Systems
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  • Minimum 10 Year Warranty
  • Solar Battery Storage
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Solar Panels For Your Home

Domestic solar panels are an easy way to make your home more eco-friendly and there couldn’t be a more apt time to install them due to rising energy prices in 2024.

Solar panels provide a constant source of renewable energy to power your homes heating and appliances. In 2022, more than 56,000 Scottish households have installed solar panels and demand is set to continue increasing. Growing concern over climate change, rising energy bills, water shortages, and unpredictable weather patterns have encouraged Scottish homeowners to explore more sustainable energy options.

Solar power remains an affordable, sustainable, and energy-efficient choice for homeowners looking to invest in something to combat these issues. If you hire experienced installers like ourselves, your homes solar panels should only take a few days to install after work begins. Due to high demand you will likely have to wait weeks or months before the installation commences. 

Trust Home Renewables Scotland for all your solar and renewable needs. Our experienced staff bring a wealth of knowledge ensuring your installation goes smoothly and that your system is fitted for optimum results. 

If you’re considering installing solar panels to power your home, below is a short but comprehensive guide.

What Are Domestic Solar PV Systems?

Domestic solar panels consist of photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight into electricity (355W on average).

Homeowners and commercial property owners can install these panels on the roof of a home, commercial building, ground mounted if you have the garden space, your garage or outdoor garden building.

The amount of electricity generated by these panels powers appliances and lighting. Solar batteries store excess energy for later use.

Domestic 4kW Solar PV System Scotland

In Scotland, for many years a 4kW solar PV system has had the highest demand due to its ideal size for Scottish roofs and energy consumption.

In 2024, solar panels have a higher output per panel, meaning homes in Scotland can facilitate more solar power with their square metre space.

Click here for more information on 4kW solar PV systems in Scotland

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Modern 8 panel 4kW solar PV system
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Traditional 16 panel 4kW solar PV system

Best Solar Panels For Home Use

Home Renewables Scotland always ensured to help homeowners pick the best solar panels for their property. Before selecting solar panels for your home, consider your home’s energy needs, size, and location. If you live in a rural area, ideal solar panel options will differ from those in an urban city centre. 

Thermal solar panels and photovoltaic panels remain the two most popular options for Scottish residents. During your home consultation, we will consider the difference between grid-connected and stand-alone photovoltaic systems:

  • Grid-connected systems connect your solar panels to the national grid. Grid-connected systems allow homeowners to sell unused energy back to the power companies and supplement their energy needs if conditions have caused solar panels to produce limited electricity. 
  • Stand-alone PV systems do not connect to the national grid and store all unused energy in solar batteries.

Is My Home Suitable For Solar Panel Installation?

If you live in Scotland and are thinking about going solar, you may wonder whether solar panels are right for your home. They can be an excellent option for many people in the Scotland despite the poor weather conditions.

But before you run out and sign on the dotted line, there are some things to consider. You’ll no doubt want to know how well solar panels will work for your home.

Domestic solar panels are like any other investment: they need to return more than they cost to be worthwhile. To maximise the return on investment, you need a home that:

*Has a predominantly south-facing, diagonal roof in good condition.

*Has a roof or garden with plenty of space (at least 1000 square feet on the ground).

*Has an unshaded roof between 10am and 4pm.

Homeowners and commercial property owners can install these panels on the roof of a building, back garden, or even the driveway.

The amount of electricity generated by these panels powers appliances and lighting. Solar batteries store excess energy for later use.

Benefits Of Installing Solar Panels On Your House

There has never been a better time to install solar panels on your home. Before hiring the first solar company that offer you the lowest price, be sure the consider a range of factors and incentives you may be entitled to, some of which are listed below. 

As the market for green energy solutions continues to grow, local council areas and Scottish local authorities offer environmentally conscious consumers tax incentives and rebates for installing solar panels. Tax incentives help customers afford the upfront cost of solar PV panels and support using renewable energy sources in Scotland. Existing tax credits, loans, and grants offered by the UK and Scottish governments include: 

Each government program supports homeowners who opt for renewable energy products. Consider exploring the Home Energy Scotland webpage for information about ongoing green energy incentive programs.

The main advantages of going solar are cost savings. They can help you save money and reduce your year-round electricity bill. You’ll also receive reimbursement for sending excess electricity back into the National Grid through Government schemes such as Feed-in Tariffs or Renewables Obligations Certificates (ROCs).

Annual savings on electricity average £255 to £450 in Scotland due to lower electricity rates.

The high upfront cost of solar panels often discourages potential customers. However, homeowners who use solar PV panels to provide electricity for their home will save ten’s of thousands of pounds on energy bills in the long term. Modern solar panels also require very little maintenance, saving homeowners from costly repairs and maintenance fees applicable to older systems. 

The cost of solar panels is extremely affordable when you consider they offer a guaranteed return on investment. Constant technological improvements and efficient installation will reduce the cost of installing solar panels for your home. 

Solar PV panels use sunlight (a renewable and free energy source) to generate electricity. This resource reduces your carbon footprint by eliminating carbon emissions from fossil fuels like coal and oil.

Solar panels are 100% emission-free and significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Solar panels reduce the burden on the electrical grid by generating electricity independently that can be stored for later use. Unlike fuel-burning furnaces, which risk emitting toxic carbon monoxide into homes, solar panels emit no poisonous chemicals and present no safety risks to your family. 

Depending on the needs of your home, you can install either solar photovoltaic or thermal panels. PV solar panels work by generating electricity from sun rays, while solar thermal panels provide hot water. Homeowners also have the option to add more panels at their discretion.

Although it’s a relatively minimum impact, solar panels increase your homes value and make it more appealing overall to any potential buyers. 

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Home Battery Storage

Storing unused solar energy in solar batteries provides a surplus of energy. Homeowners may sell energy surpluses to energy companies or save energy for a rainy day. When inclement weather conditions arrive on your doorstep, home battery storage systems provide easy access to essential power. 

Other benefits of home battery storage systems include the following: 

  • *Reduced energy costs 
  • *Reduced waste
  • *Optimisation of kWh
  • *Protection from the costs of peak energy rates

Are Solar Panels For Your Home Worth It in Scotland?

Installing solar panels on your home has always been a wise investment even if you live in Scotland. During 2023 and looking forward to 2024 this has become an even more true.  On a global scale Utilising the sun’s immense power reduces our reliance on fossil fuels, decreases the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and slows the effects of climate change. On a local scale, it will reduce your household bills and make your home less dependant on the grid.

If your home requires 3000-4000 kWh of power annually to operate efficiently, a standard 4 KW solar panel installation (normally around 16 panels) on your roof will provide 80-105% of the energy you need. Unused energy can be stored inside integrated solar batteries which you can then use in the future or sell back to companies through the smart export guarantee. 

Regulations For Getting Solar Panels at Home

If you live in Scotland, you don’t usually require planning permission when installing domestic solar panels on your roof. However, you must meet certain conditions.

You will need to check with your local authority or council before proceeding. Generally speaking, you can install solar PV panels on your property if:

*Your property doesn’t have a flat roof

*It isn’t listed or in a conservation area

*It isn’t in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB)

We understand that every business is different, which is why we offer tailored, well designed solutions for our clients. Our technicians can install anything from a solar carport to solar arrays for your flat roof.

Our work doesn’t stop after installing your solar panels. We also offer comprehensive maintenance and repair services to keep your system running at peak efficiency. If you encounter any problems, our team is just a phone call away.

Our partner installers are completely customer centric, building long-term relationships with their clients, which has to lead to lots of word of mouth and repeat business.

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Cost Of Solar Panels For Your Home in Scotland

As mentioned above, the most common solar PV system is a 4kW solar panel system, which homeowners can expect to pay anywhere from £6,000 to fully install. Low maintenance requirements, home battery storage options, and reduced reliance on expensive fossil fuels make solar panels an excellent choice for any homeowner in Scotland. 

Free Domestic Solar Panels Quote

Home Renewables Scotland is here to answer any questions about installing solar panels on your home. 

Contact us to speak to one of our approved partner solar panel installers. We serve all of Scotland from our main office in Edinburgh and locations in Aberdeen and Glasgow. 

Area of Scotland We Serve

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Home Renewables Scotland (Edinburgh)

64 Cumberland Street,
Edinburgh,
EH3 6RE

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

info@home-renewables-scotland.co.uk
 
 
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