1: Site Survey

An initial visit will be made to your home or business to discuss your Solar PV installation.  During this visit we will determine if the size, angle and orientation of your roof are suitable for a Solar PV installation.  Maximum solar generation comes from roofs orientated south and at around 30 degrees but PV systems are viable anywhere between east and west, and often commercial system often use this configuration to best match generation to demand.  The structure of your roof will also be assessed for its suitability to deal with the additional forces associated with Solar PV systems.  Your electrical distribution board or consumer unit will also be inspected.  Your quotation will then be prepared using all of the information above.

2: Acceptance of Quotation

Unlike most other companies we don’t ask for a deposit up front for our domestic systems. Upon written acceptance of your quotation we will book in the installation date and you will only receive an invoice upon satisfactory completion of your Solar PV installation.  Commercial systems will attract a deposit payment.  Please note that your property/premises will need a valid Energy Performance Certificate rated at Grade D or above to access the maximum ‘feed in tariff’ rate.

3: Installation

The first part of the installation is the erection of a scaffold to gain access to your roof. This will be done the day before the installation team arrive by our local scaffolding contractor.

When the installation team arrive they will begin by installing the roof hooks that secure the mounting frame to your roof structure. The panels are then attached to this frame and wired into the loft space.

The internal work sees the installation of the various isolators and the inverter (normally placed in the loft space).  The inverter converts the DC voltage from the panels into the AC voltage that is used in your house. The internal wiring finishes off with the installation of your new generation meter and final connection to the incoming electrical supply.

The system will be fully tested and commissioned and switched on.

Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Supplied and Fitted in Oxfordshire

4: Generation

You will now be generating your own electricity!

You can start using the electricity supplied from your Solar PV system to power your home or business straight away. To get maximum benefit from the electricity generated in a domestic setting you should try and use appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines in daylight hours.

You will now need to register your system with your chosen Feed in Tariff Provider to claim the Feed in Tarriff payments.  We are happy to assist you with this process.  You will then need to give your Provider a quarterly generation meter reading and will receive payment based on these readings.

Time lapse video of a domestic installation