Solar PV installation is a big job with a high initial investment.
This means it’s really important you choose a qualified electrician with the experience to provide a safe and effective system that works for your home and lifestyle.
What is Solar PV & how does it work?
Going back to basics, before installing a Solar PV system, it’s a good idea to understand how it works. Solar power works by converting sunlight into electricity through Photovoltaic panels. This energy then powers our home. Energy can also be stored in a battery storage system which allows your home to collect and store the energy throughout the day for use in the evening.
Things to consider about Solar PV
- Position of home: The most successful Solar PV systems are on south facing properties. This is because for a Solar PV system to work effectively it needs sufficient sun exposure. This isn’t possible for North facing properties and so wouldn’t be recommended. South-easterly and westerly properties may be suitable depending on a few factors. The first part of a Solar PV installation will include an initial visit to determine if your Hereford home is suitable and what, if any, changes need to be made. These changes may be things like trimming neighbouring trees to remove any shading.
- Roof condition: Each Solar panel on average weighs 18-20 kg. Depending on the size of your Hereford home it may require 6-10 panels. That’s a lot of additional weight! Your roof needs to be in good condition to handle this added weight and so may need to be upgraded beforehand.
- Solar battery storage: Storage systems are a great addition to your Solar PV system. With many homeowners at work during the day, a storage system allows you to store the energy collected throughout the day for use in the evening and night-time. This essentially means you are fully dependent on Solar energy reducing your carbon footprint and reliance on the national grid.
Choosing the right Solar PV installer
ElectricsFixed have been providing Solar PV systems to homes across Hereford for many years. Our Solar PV installers have the knowledge and expertise to provide your home with a unique and effective system. With a big job like Solar PV installations, it’s vital your installer has great attention to detail. Cutting corners and using an un-qualified installer for less will inevitably cause harm and damage.
The installation process
The Solar PV installation process is efficient and relatively straight forward. Your Solar PV system should be installed, and up and running in 1-3 days. The only disruptive part will be the scaffolding, this is sometimes needed to ensure your Solar Panel installer has access to the roof safely. Power will have to be shut down for a few hours during the process but our electricians at ElectricsFixed will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum.
Solar PV installer in Hereford
If you’re considering Solar energy for your Hereford home, only choose a respectable Solar PV installer like ElectricsFixed. Always do your research and appreciate this is a big initial investment that should be well thought through. For more information regarding Solar PV and Solar battery storage systems in Hereford, contact our friendly team today.