GS Solar Limited

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FAQs

What is Solar Power?

Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don't need direct sunlight to work - they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household and business appliances and lighting.

What will it cost to install solar panels?

Call us today on 0800 8499251 and we'll arrange to provide you with a competitive quotation to suit your requirements.

Is my property suitable for solar panels?

Your roof should ideally face due south at a pitched angle of around 30° from the horizontal to give the best overall annual performance. Installations at any pitch and facing anywhere to the south of due east and due west are feasible, although output and income will be reduced. Installation is not recommended on roofs facing north.

Do I need Planning Permission?

In England, Wales and Scotland, you don't need planning permission for most home solar electricity systems, as long as they're below a certain size - but you should check with your local planning officer, especially if your home is a listed building, or in a conservation area or World Heritage Site - we can only give general guidance here. You'll find full details on the government's legislation site, England - General Permitted Development Order (GPDO).

What are the benefits?

  • 1 Cut your electricity bills: sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation your electricity costs will be reduced.
  • 2 Get paid for the electricity you generate. The government’s Feed In Tariffs pay you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it.
  • 3 Sell electricity back to the grid: if your system is producing more electricity than you need, or when you can't use it, you can sell the surplus back to the grid. Read more about feed-in tariffs and selling electricity.
  • 4 Cut your carbon footprint: solar electricity is green, renewables energy and doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) or other pollutants.
  • 5 A typical home solar PV system could save over a tonne of CO2 per year - that's more than 30 tonnes over its lifetime.
  • 6 If your system is eligible for the Feed In Tariff scheme it could generate savings and income of around £670 per year - you will get paid for both the electricity you generate and use, and what you don't use and export to the grid. If you know your system size, you can get a tailored estimate for your system using the Energy Saving Trust's Solar Energy Calculator.
  • 7 For more information on the different generation tariffs for solar PV and when they might apply, see FIT payment rates published by the Government.

What is a Feed In Tariff?

You'll find out everything you need to know about Feed In Tariffs on our dedicated Feed In Tariffs Page.