Solar PV Installations
Hi-Spec Electrics is moving forwards and becoming an MCS accredited Solar PV installer. As such, we work to the REAL consumer code, details of which can be found here. Hi-Spec Electrics will be MCS approved installed, accredited with the NICEIC.
Solar electricity systems capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic (PV) cells. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting. PV cells don't need direct sunlight to work - you can still generate some electricity even on a cloudy day.
To tell if solar electricity is right for you, there are a few key questions to consider:
- Do you have a sunny place to put it? You'll need a roof or wall that faces within 90 degrees of south, and isn't overshadowed by trees or buildings. If the surface is in shadow for parts of the day, your system will generate less energy.
- Is your roof strong enough? Solar panels are not light and the roof must be strong enough to take their weight, especially if the panel is placed on top of existing tiles. If in doubt, ask us.
- Do you need planning permission? In England, Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland, 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 is in a conservation area or World Heritage Site.
Contact us if you would like to have an initial conversation about whether solar PV is suitable for your home, or to arrange a site visit and quotation.