Solar PV system options 

The commitment and focus of The Green Energy Team is always to provide customers with impartial advice regarding the most technically appropriate and beneficial solar renewable energy system for their requirements. We will not specify any system until all requirements and expectations are discussed and understood. We are happy to help and competent to support you throughout your project whatever stage it may be at or whatever the size.

To help explain current installation types of solar PV system available we have prepared a comparison overview below :  

Solar PV Solution Type

Pros

Cons

On Roof

 

  • Good financial value / return on investment
  • Can retrofit onto any roof
  • Panels are naturally ventilated
  • Generally, no planning permission needed
  • Most efficient type of PV solution
  • Planning permission challenging to gain in conservation areas
  • Aesthetically appear less integral to a building

In Roof

 

  • Good financial value / return on investment
  • Integrated with roof, less visual impact
  • System lies completely flush with roof
  • Does not require a re-roof
  • More expensive than on roof PV systems
  • Independent ventilation may be required

PV Tiling

 

  • Often the preference of planning authorities
  • Easy to fit
  • Planning permission may still be neede for conservation area
  • Expensive
  • Re-roof needed
  • Slightly less efficiant than on roof systems

Flat Roof Mounted

 

  • Can be orientated for optimum performance
  • Naturally ventilated
  • Does not require a re-roof
  • Efficiency comparable with on roof systems
  • Planning permission required
  • More costly due to specialist mounting frame
  • Tailored design needed to avoid panel shading
  • Eatra weight load on building from frame

Ground Mounted

 

  • Not limited to roof size
  • Can be orientated for optimum performance
  • Increased energy generation options
  • Planning permission required
  • More costly due to specialist mounting frame
  • Electrical trenching needed.

We guarantee the best levels of work, undertaken safely - at a fair price. Our service and products are always MCS approved, additionally all system installations are independently backed with a guarantee by the Renewable Energy Installation Guarantee Agency (REA) Read more ...

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