Solar Panels in Surrey
Harnessing solar power in Surrey
Solar energy is an increasing area of interest for many homeowners, who may be looking to increase the sustainability of their property and save money on bills. Advances in technology mean that this eco-friendly energy source is now widely available across the UK, including in Surrey.
Solar panels offer a renewable way of generating electricity, harnessing the natural power of the sun rather than relying on burning fossil fuels. Not only is this better for the environment, but it can also cut your electricity bills, since you’ll be less reliant on the fluctuating prices of the national grid.
Otovo works with a network of reliable and knowledgeable local suppliers, creating a tailor-made setup for your property to allow you to get maximum sunlight – and maximum savings. In Surrey, you’ll see the most kilowatt hours (kWh) generated between April and August, but you’ll still continue to see benefits year-round – solar panels don’t require blue skies to generate electricity. In fact, with a 4.3 kWp system, you can expect to generate around 4112 kWh per year in Surrey, allowing you to see a regular reduction in your bills.
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The benefits of investing in solar
- Regular bill reduction. Solar panels allow you to harness energy and use this to power your home. This can be particularly useful if you work from home, or can programme your washing machine to run during the sunniest hours – you can sit back, knowing that you are powering your devices with solar, rather than buying energy from the national grid.
- Help the move to a greener future. Solar energy doesn’t rely on harmful fossil fuels – it’s renewable, clean energy generated from natural sources. With increasing concern about climate change, making the switch to solar means that you can be part of moving the country towards a greener future.
- Making the most from your property. Whether you have solar panels or not, the sun will still shine. Opting for solar allows you to take advantage of the consistent natural resources available to you.
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, working with you to create a setup that best fits your needs and budget. However, it can be helpful to know approximately how much you might look to spend, so we’ve put together some average costs for solar panels in Surrey:
|Number of standard panels||5||10||15|
|Kilowatts peak (kWp)||1.9 kWp||4 kWp||5.9 kWp|
|Annual kWh production||2,100 kWh||4,300 kWh||6,400 kWh|
|Price without battery||£3, 547||£5,034||£6, 388|
|Price with battery||-||£7,774||£9, 244|
When considering the cost of solar panels, it’s important to recognise that not only will you benefit from reduced bills, but you can sell any excess energy you don’t use back to the grid. A 4.3 kWp system without a battery could offer a saving of around £940 per year, and an average saving of £23,500 over a 25-year period. You’ll see these benefits from the point of installation, and you’ll start to get a return on your investment around the seven-year mark, based on averages for solar panels in Surrey.
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Solar panel installation in Surrey
Our network spans across Europe, and we connect you with specialists in your area to make sure that you receive a bespoke installation quote that is tailored to your property and geographic area. The Otovo solar installation package has been designed to make the process as stress-free as possible for you, so the cost includes:
- Installation by accredited, trusted solar panel experts.
- A 5-year warranty, offering you peace of mind for a longer period than the industry standard.
- Access to Otovo’s app, which allows you to track your solar production and see how it is benefiting your home.
- And more
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Solar panel FAQs
Are there any government incentives for solar panels?
The UK government is currently pausing VAT on solar panels until March 2027, allowing prices to remain lower and saving around £1,000 per installation on average. Solar panel owners are also protected by the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), which allows excess energy to be sold back to the grid in exchange for money. The price that you’ll be paid depends on which energy supplier you choose, so bear this in mind when you’re looking at potential costs.
How long will installation take?
Attaching the panels to your roof usually takes around one to two days, depending on the system size, and then an electrician will come to your home to put the system into operation. You’ll be made aware of the timeline for your installation once we’ve helped you choose your preferred setup.
Do I need a battery to make it worth it?
Understandably, you’ll want to make sure that you can actually benefit from your investment. Especially if you’re away from home during the day, you may be concerned that you won’t be using the electricity you’re generating. However, by being prepared and working with your household devices, you can set washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers to run in the middle of the day, when you’re most likely to generate solar power. And, of course, anything you don’t use you can sell back to the grid, and then offset these payments against your energy bills.
If you want to make sure that you’re storing all the solar energy you’re generating for your own use, then it’s best to consider a battery as part of your setup. Adding a battery to your installation in Surrey could mean that you save around £1,400 per year, compared to £940 without a battery.