Domestic Solar – FAQ
How much electricity does a typical domestic solar pv system generate?
Solar PV systems are modular and a typical residential system will be between 1-4kWp and in some cases may even be larger. Electricity produced by a solar pv system is usually consumed first, with excess energy produced being sold (exported) back to the electricity grid.
How much roof space is required?
Domestic solar PV systems require a good roof space. Our survey will determine the correct size system for your available roof space.
How does the solar photovoltaic system work?
Solar Panels contain photovoltaic cells whose job is to convert the sun’s energy into electricity. This electricity is then converted to a form which can be used to supply power to your home. Any excess power generated is then sold back to your supplier via the National Grid.
Solar panels or modules are sold in sizes ranging from 10W to 240W. Solar PV systems for residential installations are between 1-4kW. We supply and install many different types of solar panels to suit your property, after all, it is important the installed solar pv system looks right for your property.
How do I get the new Feed-In-Tariff?
To be eligible to receive the new Feed-In-Tariff (FIT), your solar pv system must be installed by an MCS accredited company. Once the system is installed, your details will be entered onto the new Gemserve licensee database. This will generate an MCS certificate with a unique serial number. The certificate and serial number is then sent to Clean Energy Cashback so you can obtain the feed-in-tariff.
Will I have to change electrical supplier?
No. Selling energy back to your electricity supplier will be a simple process dictated by the new feed-in-tariff.