Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Is my roof suitable for a solar PV system to be fitted?

Is my roof suitable for a solar PV system to be fitted?
If you can answer yes to each of the points below, your home may well be suitable for a solar system:

A. I already have a metered electricity supply in my home.
B. Can say yes to any of the 3 answers below:

                     1. I own the freehold of my property.
                     2. If you own a leasehold property, you will need permission from the freeholder.
                     3. If you rent your property, you will need written permission from the landlord.

C. My property is not a basement or mid-floor flat. These types of property are unsuitable for solar panels.

D. My property is not a listed building, nor is it in a conservation area. You do not need planning permission for most homes to have  solar panels fitted, but check first with your local planning officer, especially if your building is listed, or is in a conservation area or  is part of a World Heritage Site. If you are unsure, give your local council a call.

E. I have an unshaded roof space facing between east and west through south. Heavily shaded or north-facing roof spaces are unsuitable for solar panels.

F. The panels must face somewhere between SE and SW via South. Other directions are NOT suitable.
Check  Size
You must have at least 8 square metres of space to locate the panels. This is roughly the same size as two family saloon cars.
Check  Shading
If Solar PV Panels are shaded by buildings, trees, chimneys etc. they will work  less efficient.
Roof  Direction
The Solar PV panels must face somewhere between South East and South West via South.
Have you answered Yes, then either email us or telephone Evren or Myself (Colin) on 01708 223733.
If you are unsure, don’t worry as one of us will be able to help you over the telephone.