Solar panels in Southampton
Get solar power in Southampton
If you’re looking to increase the sustainability of your home while decreasing your energy bills, solar energy may be something you’ve considered. It’s becoming more common across the UK, including in Southampton.
Solar panels work by converting light into electricity, relying on a natural source of energy instead of non-renewable sources like fossil fuels. Not only is this better for the environment, as it cuts down on emissions, but it also reduces your energy bill and your reliance on the national grid.
At Otovo, we work with a network of reliable and knowledgeable local suppliers. We’ll match you with the one which suits you best so you can get the right solar panel set-up for your property, maximising the amount of sunlight and how much you can save. In Southampton, 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 4,152.93 kWh per year in Southampton.
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The benefits of investing in solar
- Lower energy bills. Rather than buying energy from the national grid, you can use that which is generated by your own set-up, saving you serious money in the long-run.
- Power your home with renewable energy. While there are multiple renewable energy tariffs available now, you can never quite be sure exactly what is fuelling your home. Solar power changes that, as you know exactly where the energy is coming from.
- Help to build a more sustainable future. Using solar panels means there’s less reliance on non-renewable energy sources, which reduces carbon emissions.
How much does it cost for solar panels to be installed?
There is no one-size-fits-all cost for solar panels. Our experts will be able to advise you on the best options for your property. However, it can be helpful to know approximately how much you might spend, so we’ve put together some average costs for solar panels in Southampton:
|Number of standard panels||5||10||15|
|Kilowatts peak (kWp)||2.0||3.9||5.9|
|Annual kWh production||2,300||4,100||6,200|
|Price without battery||£4,131||£5,313||£6,725|
|Price with battery||-||£8,488||£10,005|
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 £23,000 and £31,000 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 Southampton.
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Solar panel installation in Southampton
Feel confident in your decision to get solar panels when you work 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
- A warranty of five years (higher than the 1-2-year industry standard)
- Continuous support from us
We take care of all the formalities, so your solar energy system will be ready to use as soon as it’s been installed.
- Bitterne Park
- Bitterne Village
- St Denys
- Townhill Park
Solar panel FAQs
How do solar panels work?
Solar panels use photovoltaic cells. Photovoltaic cells absorb the particles of energy from sunlight (known as photons), then convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes use alternating current (AC) electricity, so solar panels come with a solar inverter which changes the electricity to AC so you can use it to power your home.
How many solar panels do I need?
The number of panels needed varies from property to property. It will depend on factors such as whether you use standard, premium or performance+ panels, and whether you include a battery in your setup. We’ll work with you to personalise the installation so you can get as much energy as possible from your solar panels in Southampton.
Do I need a battery to make it worth it?
You can make the most of solar panels without a battery by setting your household devices to run in the middle of the day, when you’re most likely to generate solar power. Any power you don’t use can be sold back to the grid, then you can offset these payments against your energy bills.
However, if you want to store the energy you generate for your own use, it’s best to add a battery to your setup. Adding a battery to your installation in Southampton could save you about £1,435.68 per year compared to £984.65 without a battery.