SolarUK's: Frequently Asked Questions


We welcome your questions and hope to be able to reply to them in an informed and coherent manner. We have listed many of the questions we have been asked over the years below along with our answers. If we haven't answered your question below, please feel free to contact us.

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Size and Capacity of Battery Storage Systems
How are battery systems sized

How Does battery Storage work?
Battery storage enables excess electricity from solar panels to be stored and used later in the evening when solar production falls. Therefore all the energy produced by the Solar Panels is utilised in the house rather than exported to the grid. Most Battery systems also have provision for UPS "priority" circuits for Off Grid protection.

Is there a Feed in Tariff for solar heating?
The Renewable Heat Incentive(RHI)is a way of paying installers of Microgenerating equipment for the amount of heat energy they generate.

Confused over Changes to the Feed in Tariff
Iím confused about the cost and the changes to the feed in tariff, can you explain this for me?

Which Company to use?
With so many new companies offering solar energy, how do I know which is the best company to use?

What is the difference between Mono-crystaline and Poly-crystaline PV Panels
Mono_crystaline Solar PV Panels are better performing per square meter but more expensive to manufacture per square meter than Poly-crystaline panels. See the "how it works" page

Are you able to service a Smart Energy water heating installation?
SolarUK can service virtually any solar energy system.

What is an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)
What are energy performance certificates and why are they needed

Can you put solar energy systems on a flat roof?
Yes. Most commercial and large scale solar electric systems are installed on flat roofs.

Is it possible to heat my home and my hot water using solar panels?
Heating water with solar energy is ideal as hot water is needed throughout the year, both when the sun is high and therefore most likely provides all the heating required, and when it is low and helps top up the heating.



Examples of SolarUK's work

SolarUK have been installing solar energy systems for many years, examples of our systems can be seen by clicking on the links below. These range from large scale commercial systems through to smaller domestic installations.

List of case studies

Alternatively, have a look at our image gallery, all images show examples of SolarUK installations and equipment.


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