Solar PV is the Technology of the Future Available Today!
All Renewable Energy Ltd.
and the products we install are all accredited by MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme), which means all our Solar PV systems can qualify for FITs (the Feed-In-Tariff scheme).
We offer homeowners a complete design and installation service using our own, highly skilled solar engineers.
Here at All Renewable Energy we install Solar PV systems from only leading brands that are approved by MCS. These include major European manufacturers such as Bosch, Schott, Conergy, REC & Kioto and also LG, Sharp, Panasonic/Sanyo, Samsung, Hyundai, Luxor, Suntellite, JA Solar, Canadian Solar, etc. all used successfully worldwide. Wide choice of suppliers & products enables us to maximise the energy yield from the available space by selecting solar panels which best fit your roof.
WHAT IS SOLAR PV?
The sun provides an abundant, free source of clean energy as well as natural light and warmth. It is possible to directly convert sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic (PV) panels, sometimes called modules.
Solar PV is a renewable energy system which uses PV modules on the roof of a building to convert light into electricity. PV module cells are made up of thin layers of semi-conducting material which generate an electrical charge when exposed to direct light.
Although Solar PV systems work better in direct sunlight, they are not reliant on it. They need only daylight to generate electricity. These systems can be easily incorporated into most houses and the panels can be mounted vertically and horizontally. Systems have no moving parts and are very reliable. Most PV modules are guaranteed for 25 years, with a life expectancy far exceeding this. Very little maintenance is required if a well-designed PV system is installed properly. Equipment should operate quietly and automatically. Modules aligned with the roof have the additional benefit of being cleaned by rainfall to ensure optimum performance.
Solar PV produces electricity, not hot water. Please see our solar thermal page for information on Solar Thermal Systems.
Get Paid For The Electricity You Generate!
If you are using electricity in your house to heat water, heat or cool your house, Solar PV gives extra benefits and the cost will be recovered more quickly!
Since April 2010, home owners, commercial property owners and communities installing Solar PV systems are being paid for all the electricity they generate, including the electricity that they use!
DECC (the Department of Energy & Climate Change) introduced FITs (the Feed-In Tariff scheme) to encourage building owners to install Solar PV thereby reducing CO2 emissions and helping to increase the amount of electricity generated from renewable sources.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FITs
Following Government's most recent review of FITs, eligible Solar PV installations up to 4.0 kWp in size with an eligibility date* after 01 November 2012 and before 01 May 2013 will receive the generation tariff of 15.44p/kWh (subject to higher rate qualification including Energy Performance Certificate requirement of "D" or better) and the export tariff of 4.5p/kWh for the tariff's lifetime period of 20 years.
Cost control measures are now in place to reduce future tariffs if required, affecting new installations with eligibility dates* from 01 May 2013 onwards. The level of tariffs will be regularly reviewed and may be reduced by up to 3.5%, depending on the nationwide uptake of Solar PV in the previous 3 months, details being published monthly in the DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change) statistics web pages.
Before the end of every August, November, February and May, Ofgem will publish tariffs for new Solar PV installations with eligibility dates* from the following 01 November, 01 February, 01 May, and 01 August respectively. The tariffs will be published on the Ofgem FITs Tariff Tables web pages.
New tariffs will therefore be published by Ofgem at least 2 months in advance of the changes, giving new, potential installers this information in time to act.
*Eligibility date is the date a valid application for FITs is received.
The standard tariff payment from 01 August 2012 for exported electricity (usually assumed to be 50% of generated figure) is 4.5p/kWh.
Both generation tariff and export tariff continue to be RPI (Retail Price Index) linked and changed 01 April each year to keep up with inflation. (applied to installations with eligibility dates up to 31 October in the preceding year)
Tariffs will not be reduced after an installation has been accepted into FITs.
Income from these tariff payments is normally tax-exempt for domestic owner-occupiers and is in addition to the savings on electricity bills.
The FITs for PV is designed so that where power is produced and used on-site, there are three benefits:
- Consumers save money on the electricity they would otherwise have purchased.
- They receive the generation tariff, paid whether the power is used on-site or exported to the grid, for 20 years.
They receive an export bonus, currently set at 4.5 pence per kWh (with an opt-out clause in case system owners wish to negotiate a better rate with a power company), for new applicants.
A domestic, 4kW solar PV installation generating around 3,500 kWh/year should annually produce income/savings of:
£540 from the Generating Tariff (@ 15.44p/kWh)
£78 from the Export Tariff (@ 4.5 p/kWh for 50% of generation)
£245 from electricity bills (@ 14p/kWh average purchase tariff)
1,700 kg per year reduction in your CO2emissions
This gives a total income/saving around £864 per year.
N.B. These figures do not include future rises in tariff payments due to Retail Price Index linking or the increased savings due to rises in the cost of purchased electricity.
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The Benefits of Solar Electricity
Cut your carbon footprint by using solar electricity that is green, clean, renewable energy and doesn't release carbon dioxide (CO2) or any other, harmful pollutants.
Receive money from FITs for 20 years. (Tax-exempt for most domestic owner-occupiers)
Cut your electricity bills - sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the installation your electricity costs will be greatly reduced.
Sell electricity back to the Grid - if your system is producing more electricity than you need, or when you can't use it, someone else can use it - and you could make a bit of money.
Store electricity for a cloudy day - if your home isn't connected to the national grid you can store excess electricity in batteries to use when you need it.
Not only reduce your electricity bills but also minimise the impact of rising energy costs for years to come.
Add value and market appeal to your property with an approved, energy-saving feature.
Enjoy average system lifespan of over 25 years with minimal maintenance required.
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