Solar Panels

Pave the way to a greener future with our extensive selection of solar panels. Our product line includes powerful 410W and 450W Half Cut Mono Solar Panels available in both Silver and Black frames, as well as portable solutions ranging from 80W to 200W.

For those seeking more significant power output, we offer up to 545W Half Cut Mono Solar Panels. All are designed to cater to a wide array of energy requirements, ensuring reliable renewable energy for your specific needs.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels are made up of groups of photovoltaic cells. The principle behind them was discovered in 1883 in Belgium, with the first attempt to make commercial solar cells in 1883. Early attempts had barely 1% efficiency while today a single solar cell can be up to 43% efficient and solar panels are usually 15 to 20% efficient at converting sunlight into electricity.

Before choosing the ideal panels, it’s important to understand your energy consumption. This, coupled with expert assistance from seasoned solar installers, can guide you in selecting the right type and number of panels.

Remember, the efficiency of your solar panels hinges on their placement. A thorough site assessment, considering factors like shading, roof orientation, and tilt angle, is vital to ensure your panels’ peak performance. Additionally, ensuring compliance with local regulations and obtaining necessary permits and approvals is key.

Solar Panel FAQs. Solar Energy Frequently Asked Questions

How much do our solar panels cost?

Our solar panels start at £127.53 inc. VAT per 410 Watt unit to £169.52 inc.VAT for 545-watt panels. All our panels need to be connected in an array on your roof to reach the cumulative amount of energy suitable for your home so we sell them singly and in packs of 12 to 37 pieces. All our panels are monocrystalline type panels, the most efficient and long-lasting of the three types on the market – the others being polycrystalline and thin-film. 

How much energy does a solar panel produce?

Depending on their construction, solar panel sizes are measured in kiloWatts (kW) and commonly come in 410W, 450W, and 545W outputs. Electrical consumption, as you will see on your smart meter, is measured in kiloWatt hours (kWh) which is the amount of power produced per hour. So, for solar panels, the power output depends on how many hours of daylight there are in a day.

How much electricity does a 4kW solar system produce per day?

A 400W panel operating for 8 hours of daylight produces 0.41 x 8 = 3.28kWh. If you have an array of 10 panels that is 3.28 x 10 = 32.8kWh per day. Actual output will depend on the time of year, the cleanliness of the panels, and times of day when panels might be shaded by trees or nearby tall buildings.

How many solar panels are needed to power one home in the UK?

As a guideline, a 1–2-bedroom home generally requires a 2kW installation, comprising of 6 panels, a 3-bedroom home will want a 4kW setup with 10 panels, while 6kW should be OK for 4 bedrooms and up and usually has 14 panels. Remember that every home is different and checking what your smart meter is telling you is the most accurate way to measure your energy use.

Is it worth buying solar panels in the UK?

Yes. The improved efficiency of solar panels these days means that even the sunshine we get in the UK is enough to make installing solar panels worthwhile for many homes. Limiting factors are more likely to be the direction your roof faces, the angle of your roof, the area of the roof available for installation, and if there are trees or taller buildings that cast shade onto your roof. A great place to start looking at adding solar power to your home is to use the UK Energy Saving Trust’s calculator which looks at all these factors for your postcode and estimates savings you could make depending on the size of solar installation you have in mind.

Can I install solar panels myself in the UK?

It is not illegal to install your own solar panels in the UK. However, it does require specialist electrical and structural knowledge so it is not recommended unless you are a construction or electrical professional yourself. Incorrect installation means you will not get the certification required to sign up for a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) meaning you will not be able to sell excess power to the National Grid.

How long do solar panels last?

On average, solar panels have a lifetime of 25 to 30 years. Monocrystalline solar panels, like the ones in our range, are the most efficient panel type available on the market and come with a 12-year warranty on the materials and a 25-year linear power output warranty.

Check out our How-to-Install video for guidance and tips. Learn everything you need to know to ensure a smooth installation process

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100W Flexible Solar Panel For Portable Power Station
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100W Flexible Solar Panel For Portable Power Station

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160W Foldable Solar Panel With 2IN1 Cable For Portable Power Station

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