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Published: 28/02/2024

Is your monthly Energy Bill too high? Install Solar Panels, and you could save thousands!

Solar Panel sales boom as energy bills soar!

More solar panels have been fitted to roofs than ever before; just over 3,000 solar installations are being carried out every week, according to trade association Solar Energy UK.  With the rising of gas and electricity, homeowners are looking at renewable, free energy solutions.  So, are you interested in owning your own PV panels? For more information please see our Complete Guide to Solar Panels.

Why opt for Solar PV?

Renewable energy is important to everyone with environmental benefits which significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, helping combat climate change and  improve air quality.  If nothing else sustainability of energy sources like sunlight, wind and water are essentially inexhaustible, ensuring a long-term and sustainable energy supply.

Benefits of Solar Panels?

  • Massive Savings – A solar PV system can save you up to £1800 per year on your domestic electricity bill.  With the constant rise of electricity prices, Solar Panels are an important investment to consider.
  • 25-year guaranteed output – The output of your PV solar panels is guaranteed for 25 years from the time of installation.
  • Free electricity forever – Consider not paying for electricity forever and the impact this will have on your lifestyle.
  • A sensible investment – To install a solar PV system, is a sensible investment for your home. A typical 4kWp system will save you around £1800 per year on your electricity bills.  A property with Solar PV is an attractive asset when selling your home.
  • Generating Energy All Day Long – Solar Panels are designed to generate energy in daylight hours so it doesn’t need to be sunny you can create energy even on the dullest of days.

How much do Solar Panels cost?

Solar panels have just got a lot cheaper as demand has risen.  Not only do solar panels provide you with free electricity but also presents a lucrative opportunity to generate income. Through the government-operated smart export guarantee scheme (SEG), which is an obligation imposed on certain licensed electricity providers to offer a tariff which reimburses small-scale low carbon generators, such as Solar Panels for electricity that they export to the National Grid. But how much do they cost to install?

Indicative Quotation to Design, Supply & Install Solar PV

Kilowatt System SizeNo. of PanelsIndicative Cost

Indicative Solar Panel cost zero VAT

Add battery storage to your system for only an additional £2,999.

Install a Heat Pump with Solar and save even more money!!

PV panels produce a smaller amount of electricity in the winter, at the time of year when your heating and hot water demands are at there highest. Solar PV panels will have less impact on lowering costs for running a heat pump during the colder months, however during the summer you won’t be using your heat pump much more than to heat hot water. With correct heat pump controlled timings and an adequately sized hot water cylinder, Solar Panels can generate enough energy to give you free hot water 3-4 months of the year.

You can also reduce the amount of energy you use in the summer if you have solar PV by installing a solar PV immersion controller to divert any extra electricity generation to your immersion in your thermal store or cylinder to heat your water for free instead of exporting it back to the national grid. Speak to our team if you would like any further information.  

We recommend when installing Solar Panels with a Heat Pump to invest in a battery storage unit to capture solar energy and then draw from your battery when needed. Therefore in the colder months when your heat pump is working harder, energy can be drawn from the battery to provide your home with heating and hot water, without using electricity from the grid.

There is also the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, a Government grant which gives homeowners £7,500 towards the installation of a Heat Pump. How much does a heat pump cost?

For more information about Solar Panels in Kent and Heat pumps in Kent please contact our office and talk to one of our specialist Engineers on 01303 248648 or email