Did you know here at Stressless Electrics, Warrington we are also qualified Solar PV and battery storage system installers?
Our Warrington electricians can install both solar panels and a wide variety of battery storage systems allowing your home to utilise renewable energy effectively and efficiently. When a customer first enquirers about solar energy, we often find the same questions arise. Here are our most commonly asked questions regarding Solar PV followed by our expert answers.
Can my home accommodate solar panels?☀️
Before you start the installation process, there are a few important factors to consider. One of the key considerations is whether your roof is suitable for solar panel installation. This is determined by factors such as the position of your roof (ideally facing South), the amount of shading it receives, and the suitability of the building materials.
Can solar panels generate energy during the Winter?
Solar panels are incredibly reliable throughout the entire year, regardless of the weather conditions. They can withstand rain, shine, hail, and even light snow. However, it's important to note that solar panels tend to generate slightly less energy during the winter season. This is mainly due to the shorter days, which means there are fewer hours of daylight available. Additionally, the sun sits lower in the sky during this time, on average. Nonetheless, solar panels continue to be a great source of renewable energy all year round.
Do you need planning permission to install solar panels?
You don't need planning permission for solar panels to be installed on the roofs of detached, semi-detached, or terraced houses, as well as most types of outbuildings. You should be aware, listed buildings might require planning permission as well as buildings located within or on areas of conservation.
How often do solar panels need to be cleaned?
Generally speaking, you should have your solar panels cleaned around every six months. It’s possible you might need them cleaned more regularly or possibly less – it all depends on your environment and the time of year. It’s important regular maintained like proper cleaning is carried out for a number of reasons. Over time, dirt, dust, and other disruptors can collect on the panel surface reducing its power output.
How long does it take to install solar panels?
On average a solar PV system should be installed within a maximum of three days. Some projects can be done in a day, it all depends on the size of the system and if you’re opting for a battery storage system.
Is scaffolding required?
Yes, scaffolding is generally required to install a solar PV system.
Solar PV installers – Electrician Warrington☀️
We hope you found our answers helpful, remember if you’d like to talk to one of our Solar PV electricians feel free to contact us – our friendly team in Warrington is always happy to help. Installing solar panels is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and live an overall cleaner, greener lifestyle. The initial investment is well worthwhile in more ways than one.
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