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SUNfarming UK have invested in measures to ensure that our workmanship will exceed your expectations. Our electrical engineer is fully qualified to test and inspect Solar PV systems through City & Guilds. Our friendly fitting team are NVQ level 2 installers in roofing and Solar PV installations. With every installation SUNfarming undertakes, you will receive a 5 year workmanship warranty. This will offer you the peace of mind that your system has been installed to the highest standard, by a highly efficient and well qualified team.

 

Our reliance on fossil fuels is not sustainable and we are having to look at alternative solutions for generating energy. Solar PV systems are designed to supply usable electric power for a variety of purposes using the sun as the power source. To encourage more homeowners to invest in renewable energy the government pay the owner of a PV system for every unit of energy that is produced. Regardless of whether it is consumed in the home or exported back into the national grid.

Solar modules are made up of PV cells. PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material (usually silicon). When daylight shines on the cells an electric field is created.
The electricity flows in to the inverter which converts the current from DC to AC, which can then be used to power our household lighting and goods.
The inverter will also ensure that the electricity generated is used in the house first, before any energy is drawn from the national grid. Likewise, if you are only using a small amount of electricity at home (fridges, freezers etc) any surplus energy will be exported to the National Grid.  How solar works

Ideally your roof will be south facing, however in reality often systems are installed on houses not 100% due south. Systems can be installed and will generate on a house facing east-west. Although the production will be less it is still a worthwhile investment.

Planning permission is not required on a typical residential property. Planning permission will be required on a listed building and often when located in a conservation area. Ground mounted systems also require planning permission, even if you require a small system under 4kw.

Ground mounted systems are usually a secondary option if the roof is not suitable and there is suitable available land in the vicinity. Generally a ground mounted system will result in a higher system cost, due to foundation work required, the aluminium structure and additional cabling required. However a ground mounted system would be situated at the optimum orientation to south for maximum generation.

The Government pay you for every unit you generate (even if you are using it) and they pay you to export 50% of your generated energy back to the national grid, even if you consume more than 50%. The feed in tariff is guaranteed to be paid for 20 years (increasing with the RPI) and makes up a sigificant proportion of your overall financial return

– Check out 3rd party impartial reviews. We ask our customers to leave reviews on yougen.co.uk. – Ensure you have an understanding of the companies background and length of time with MCS accreditation. – Research the warranties and guarantees provided through your considered provider. – Find out whether the fitting team are employed or sub contractors. We believe employers provide quality and accountability. We ensure our installers are NVQ qualified in roofing and solar installation.

When you book your installation we only require 25% of the sum upfront. Once we recieve your deposit we will instruct an EPC. This usually takes a few days. Once the EPC is completed we can look at scheduling a suitable date. The majority of our installations are completed within 14 days from the go ahead.

Generally you will sell the PV system as part of the sale of your house. As the ownership of the system will be transfered to the new property owner, they will continue to receive the FIT at the rate you secured when you had your installation registered for the FIT.

The Green Deal is a UK government policy. It was initially launched by the Department of Energy and Climate Change in October 2012 to permit loans for energy saving measures for properties in Great Britain and was officially launched in January 2013. These measures were designed to enable consumers to benefit from energy efficient improvements to their home. The loans are repaid through energy bills and transfer with the property rather than those who took out the loan.

To receive the highest FIT the property requires an EPC rating of D 55 and above. Occasionally it can be hard to obtain so it’s important that you receive guidance. Depending on the installation company, the cost of the EPC may be an additional cost to consider

As there are no moving parts a domestic system requires little maintenance. Although a system will continue to produce if a module is dusty, or exposed to bird droppings, you may wish to clean the panels to ensure the highest possible production. It is recommended that panels are cleaned with ‘ultra clean water’ which has no dissolved solids and readily dissolves dirt and grease from the surfaces of solar panels. It also dries completely streak free and spot free, leaving no marks behind. Never use chemicals or soap on the panels.

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