Domestic Solar PV

Power Your Home with Solar Energy

Why Choose Domestic Solar PV?

Domestic Solar PV Solutions

GHE Solar specialises in delivering tailored solar energy solutions to homeowners across Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey. Our aim is to help you reduce your carbon footprint and save on energy costs with reliable and efficient solar PV installations.

Domestic Solar

Save Up to 75% on Energy Bills

Customised Solar Solutions for Your Home

Tailored Systems for Maximum Efficiency

Every home is unique, and so are its energy needs. We provide customised solar PV solutions designed to meet the specific requirements of your property, ensuring optimal performance and maximum savings. An average-sized array can save you between £300 and £1000 annually, depending on various factors.

High Quality Components

We use premium quality solar panels and inverters from reputable manufacturers. This ensures that your solar PV system is efficient, durable, and provides long-term benefits.

Expert Installation

Our team of experienced installers guarantees a seamless and professional installation process with minimal disruption to your daily life. With over 15 years of experience, ensuring that your system is set up correctly and efficiently.

How Solar PV Systems Work

Simple and Efficient Energy Conversion

Solar PV panels collect daylight and convert it into DC electricity, which is then transformed into AC electricity by an inverter. This AC electricity can be used to power your home. Excess energy can be exported to the grid or stored in a battery system for later use.

Benefits of Domestic Solar PV Systems

Save Up to 75% on Your Energy Bills

Significant Cost Reductions

By switching to solar energy, you can save a considerable amount on your energy bills. These savings can increase over time with rising energy prices, providing a quick return on investment.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Solar energy is a clean, renewable source that helps reduce your home's carbon footprint. Installing a solar PV system contributes to a more sustainable future.

Increase Your Home's Value

Homes with solar PV systems are often more attractive to buyers due to the potential for lower energy bills and reduced environmental impact. A solar installation can be a valuable investment when selling your property.

Advanced Solar Technology

Don’t Like the Look of Conventional Solar Panels?

Flextron is the universal multi-purpose ‘peel & stick’ flexible solar PV module, available in three standard forms: 358mm for standing seam, 674mm and 990mm for flat roofs, with nominal outputs from 40W to 355W.

Features & Benefits

  • Lightweight and Durable: Weighing less than 3kg/m2.
  • Self-Cleaning: EFTE top sheet for hassle-free maintenance.
  • Enhanced Performance: Improved low-light performance captures more light throughout the day, including cloudy days.
  • Efficient Shading: Multiple bypass diodes avoid disproportionate loss of outputs when shaded.
  • Reliable: No degradation at high voltage.
  • Easy Installation: Peel and stick; only a certified MCS contractor required to connect the system.
  • Aesthetic Integration: Seamlessly blends into the roof with no additional racking or fixings.
  • Fire Rated: Certified to the highest rating in accordance with EN 13501-5:2016, classified B ROOF (t4).
  • Guaranteed: 10-year product guarantee and 25-year performance guarantee.
  • Made in the UK.
Most Popular Questions

Get answers to your questions about GHE Solar Panels!

Basically, panels which collect daylight are mounted onto the roof, or in another suitable location, and generate DC electricity which is converted into AC electricity via an inverter.  This AC electricity can then be used in your home. ‘Photovoltaics’ (PV) means converting light into electricity.

GHE Solar have been installing PV systems for over 10 years so you are in good hands. We are accredited with the Microgeneration Certificates Scheme (MCS) which gives you piece of mind that that your installation will be designed, installed and commissioned to the highest standard using only certified products and by an accredited installer.

MCS is a standards organisation; they create and maintain standards that allow for the certification of products, installers and their installations. MCS certified Installers have undergone a rigorous vetting process to demonstrate that they adhere to the standards.

The more direct sunlight that the panels receive the better, but they will still produce electricity in most daylight conditions.  Any shading from nearby trees will affect the amount of electricity produced so you may need to consider keeping them trimmed.

Whenever an appliance is switched on the inverter will try to use solar electricity first if there is enough available.  If there is not enough solar electricity available the inverter will switch to using mains electricity instead.  The inverter automatically switches between solar and mains electricity as needed and you won’t notice any difference.

If your system produces more solar electricity than you need this is usually feed back into the national grid.  This is called “Export”.  Occasionally the grid operators will limit the amount of electricity that they can accept, in this case your inverter will be programmed to check to see if you need any electricity and if you don’t it will switch the system off so that the national grid isn’t overloaded.

Solar electricity needs to be used as soon as it is produced, exported to the grid or stored in a Battery Storage System.

In January 2020 the Government set up the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) to replace the old Feed-In Tariff.  If you have a Solar PV system, a smart meter and are not already receiving the Feed-In Tariff then you can sign up to the SEG with any electricity supplier that has more than 150,000 customers (it doesn’t have to be your current supplier).  The rate you will be paid varies between suppliers so it’s worth shopping around to find the best deal.

An MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) Certificate is proof that your installation has been designed, installed and commissioned to the highest standard using only certified products and by an accredited installer.

MCS is a standards organisation; they create and maintain standards that allow for the certification of products, installers and their installations. MCS certified Installers have undergone a rigorous vetting process to demonstrate that they adhere to the standards.

Most installations are completed within 1 to 2 days, depending on the system size and complexity.

No, solar electricity only contributes towards your requirement and the panels don’t produce any electricity at night. It is unlikely that a standard system will produce enough electricity to cover all of your electricity needs.

Yes, by creating some of your own electricity you will use less electricity from the national grid and therefore you should save money on your electricity bill.   How much you can save depends on factors such as the size of the system you have and installed and the current utility rates.

You can maximise your solar electricity usage but running certain appliances (washing machine, dishwasher, etc.) only during the daytime and in sequence.

Similar to your mains electricity your Solar PV system will have its own generation meter installed which measures every unit (kWh) of electricity your Solar PV system produces. The generation meter reading will increase over time showing the total produced since the system was installed.  If you think that the amount of electricity being produced has decreased contact your installer.  Bear in mind the system will perform better in summer than in winter when there is less daylight.

Solar PV systems require very little maintenance as there are no moving parts to wear out.  The panels are designed to be self-cleaning although depending on your location they may overtime build up a layer of dirt from leaves, bird droppings or salt water.  If this is the case you may periodically want to get a professional to come and clean the panels will soapy water.  We don’t recommend doing this yourself as there is always a risk of working at height but your local window cleaner may offer this service.

During a power cut your inverter will shut the Solar PV system down to stop any electricity being exported to the national grid and protect any engineers who may be working on the mains. So during a power cut you won’t be able to use any solar generated electricity.  Once the mains power comes back on the inverter will detect this and automatically switch the Solar PV system back on.

You will receive a standard 2 year workmanship warranty, and guarantees from the manufacturers of the panels, inverter and generation meter.

Most potential buyers see a Solar PV system as a positive feature as it will contribute to lower energy bills compared to a house without solar. Keep the user manual and MCS certificate as these may be required for the new owners.

Contact GHE Solar for a free consultation and quote. We’ll assess your energy needs and provide a tailored solution.

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