Get solar power in Ipswich

Using solar energy to power homes is more easily available than ever and people are taking advantage of it all over the UK, including in Ipswich. Solar energy is created when panels convert daylight into electricity. This is better for the environment than using traditional, non-renewable energy sources because it doesn’t release any greenhouse gases.

We work with a network of reliable and knowledgeable suppliers, all of whom have been vetted by Otovo. We’ll find the installer who best suits your needs and budget so you can use as much sunlight as possible, maximising your savings.

In Ipswich, you’ll get the most kilowatt hours (kWh) generated between April and August, but you’ll see the benefits all year round, as solar panels can work even on cloudy days. With a fix-angle PV system, you’ll be able to generate approximately 4,055.46 kWh per year in Ipswich.

Expected energy output throughout the year.
Monthly energy output from solar panels in Ipswich

All you need to do to get a tailored quote is enter your postcode in the box below. We’ll let you know how much installation might cost and how much energy you could generate.

The benefits of investing in solar

  • Save money on your energy bills. Solar energy reduces how much you’re relying on the national grid and the associated fluctuating energy prices.
  • Power your home with renewable energy. Renewable energy doesn’t release any greenhouse gases and, as a natural resource, won’t run out any time soon.
  • Live more sustainably. We’re all aware of the need to take care of our planet. Using renewable energy like solar power can cut down on your carbon footprint in a significant way.

How much does it cost for solar panels to be installed?

The cost of solar panel installation varies depending on your property — our experts will be able to advise you and create a setup to suit your budget and requirements. However, it can be useful to know approximately how much you might spend, so we’ve put together some average costs for solar panels in Ipswich.

Number of standard panels 5 10 15
Kilowatts peak (kWp) 1.9 3.9 5.8
Annual kWh production 1,800 3,600 5,400
Price without battery £3,848 £4,820 £6,583
Price with battery - £9,248 £10,737

While the initial cost may be an investment, it’s important to recognise that as well as benefiting from reduced bills, you can sell excess energy back to the grid. A 3.9kWp system without a battery could save you between £22,000 and £29,000 over a 30-year period. You’ll start to get a return on your investment after around six years, based on averages for solar panels in Ipswich.

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Solar panel installation in Ipswich

You can rest assured you’re in good hands with Otovo. We have experience with over 15,000 installations across Europe and have refined the process so it’s as smooth as possible. It includes:

  • Installation of high-quality solar panels accredited experts from your area
  • Access to the Otovo app so you can check progress
  • Ongoing communications with us throughout the project

Your solar energy system will be ready to use as soon as it’s been installed, as we take care of all the formalities.

Areas covered

  • Akenham
  • Belstead
  • Bramford
  • Copdock
  • Kesgrave
  • Nacton
  • Rushmere St Andrew
  • Sproughton
  • Warren Heath
  • Westerfield
  • Wherstead

Solar panel FAQs

Do I need planning permission to install solar panels?

Most homes in Ipswich won’t need to apply for planning permission, as solar panels are considered to be a permitted development. However, you may need it if you live in a listed building or conservation area. Check with your local council if you’re not sure.

Are there any government incentives for solar panels?

The UK government has paused VAT on solar panels until March 2027. This allows prices to remain lower and saves approximately £1,000 per installation, as well as £300 per year on energy bills thereafter.

Solar panel owners are protected by the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). This allows excess energy to be sold back to the grid.

How long do solar panels last?

Modern solar panels last for around 30 years or more with proper care and maintenance.

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