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Do solar panels only generate energy on a sunny day?

While solar panels perform their best on a sunny day, they are still able to generate electricity all year long. If you need the ins and outs for how to optimise your installations for all weather best, we have a blog waiting for you.

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Are Solar Panels suitable for all homes?

As long as you own the property and are not renting, then yes. A few hurdles can disrupt your solar panels, such as too much shade, poor roof conditions, or the roof being too small, as well as skylines and dormer windows/skylights. If you’re unsure, please contact us, and our team will equip you with all the solar-based knowledge.

What is the Lifespan of Solar Panels?

The rule of thumb in the solar industry is that solar panels’ warranties are between 12 and 30 years, and they have a performance guarantee of 25 to 30 years.

Is Planning Permission needed for Solar Panels?

In the majority of cases, planning permission is not needed for solar panel installations—everyone should say ‘thank you’ to the UK government for extending the 2008 ‘Permitted Development’ rules.

there are still some things to consider

Do you live in a Conversation Area?

If so, solar panels must be installed away from the road (basically so they cannot be seen and disrupt the aesthetic of the conservation area), and planning permission may be required.

Is your house a Listed Building?

When installing solar panels onto a listed building, the homeowner must be granted Listing Building Consent and full planning permission to proceed with the solar panel installation.

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