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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will the Solar Panels be fixed to the tiles on my roof?
No, Solar panels are typically mounted on Stainless Steel and Aluminium rail system that is fixed to the rafters on a typical pitched roof and using adequate ballast on flat concrete roofs. The PV system is designed to maintain the strength and integrity of your roof, whilst remaining watertight.
Should I have a South Facing roof ?
South facing roofs are best suited for solar generation, however, east and west may generate similar or even better returns, by installing some on the East and some on the West. North facing roofs are best avoided. A well designed ground-mounted system is a viable option if the other options are not available
Will Shading from large Trees and Buildings affect the output?
As a general rule of thumb, if they are within 10m of your house then shading from these objects will affect the output and should be avoided at all costs. Our designers/surveyors will perform a shade analysis as part of any survey conducted and will highlight any shading issues as part of your quotation. There are technologies available that can reduce the effect of shading, however it is worth checking this over with one of our solar design engineers.
Is there a New scheme to replace the Feed in Tariff?
Do we need Planning Permission to install Solar Panels?
How will Solar4us help with the Post Installation Registration?
How will Solar4us address the H&S issues?
Before every job, big or small, we do Risk & Safety management checks
How do Solar Panels work with and without battery storage?
Solar panels are made up of photovoltaic, short for Photons to Electrons, cells which convert the sun's light energy (Photons) into direct current (DC) electricity. This DC electricity is then converted by an inverter to alternating current (AC) which is either used to power the equipments in the house any excess is fed to the National Grid
What is the Warranty on Solar Panels?
The Product Warranty of Solar Panels is about 10 – 15 years depending on the make. This can be extended, however the performance warranty is usually around 25 years
Is there any annual maintenance required?
No, the Solar PV system has no moving parts so needs no essential servicing. Every 5 years or so cleaning the panels with some clean water will help maintain peak performance.
Can we use solar at Night?
Do you recommend any particular brand of Solar Panels?
No, however on every quote we provide an option of two or three well known brands