With so much of the UK’s energy still produced by fossil fuels, and energy prices from major providers continually souring, solar panel installation offers UK residents the chance to generate their own sustainable power, reduce carbon footprints, and make big savings in the process. But despite its growing popularity in recent years, and the apparent prevalence of solar panels, a surprising number of people still know very little about the practicalities and considerable benefits of a solar-subsidised residential property. Here we aim to give an overview of the prospect for UK homeowners, starting with the fundamentals…
Businesses across the UK are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of renewable energy and operating in a more sustainable way. In 2019, 40% of electricity generated in the UK was from renewables. While solar still represents a smaller percentage than wind or biomass, it has actually shown far more relative growth in the UK over the last few years. In fact, the UK’s solar capacity increased by an incredible 58% in 2019, making it now the third biggest in Europe.
Since 2013, the UK has witnessed a miraculous rise in the number of plug-in electric cars registered to drivers. New registrations have risen to around 246,000 this year, which is an increase of almost 6930% since 2013, when only 3,500 plug-in cars were registered. Innovations in technology, coupled with an increasing concern for our environmental impact, has encouraged many people to make significant changes to their lifestyle. A plug-in electric car enables drivers to get where they need to be, while also minimising their carbon footprint and reducing their reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels.
Solar panels work by harnessing sunlight in order to generate electricity. The technology behind solar PV panels is more advanced than ever before, and even in a number of adverse weather conditions they are capable of continuing to produce a source of renewable energy for use within your home or business.
In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, switching your business over to a renewable energy source is an extremely profitable and rewarding decision. Installing commercial solar panels is an excellent solution, as it demonstrates a strong commitment to improving your business’s carbon footprint, as well as providing free electricity which can be stored for use overnight, or sold back to your energy provider.
Solar energy is becoming an ever more popular choice among the eco-conscious, as well as the money-savvy. What’s more, the increasing demand means that they are now cheaper than ever to install, making them a much more accessible choice for anyone looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
In Autumn of 2019, Atlantic Renewables designed, installed and commissioned an 85.7 kWp solar PV system with 306 panels and 9 inverters for an industrial business unit on an agricultural site near Crewe.
a 30kWp solar panel system on a barn for another client in Cheshire. This included a full EPC service, covering the project design, grid application, installation and commissioning.
Atlantic Renewables recently installed a 15.12kWp solar panel system on a farm building for an agricultural client in Cheshire. We provided a full EPC service as part of this, including the design, grid application, installation and commissioning of the solar project from start to finish.
Atlantic Renewables recently installed a 4kW solar panel system on the slate roof of a house in Manchester. The system comprised 14 all-black monocrystalline solar panels, offering great efficiency as well as value for money. Our trained solar electrician, meanwhile, installed the solar inverter and metering equipment in the building’s basement to complete the system.
Atlantic Renewables have successfully installed a new flat roof solar array at an apartment complex in Manchester. The client, a building contractor, needed five apartments to be powered by a 1.25kw system. This required a total array size of 6.25kW in order to meet BREEAM New Build Construction standards and building regulations for energy efficiency.
In this project, we installed a complete solar energy system for Mr and Mrs Burgess-Allen in Whitchurch, Shropshire. After they got in touch in December 2017, we visited their home and provided a complete plan for installation, which was then took place on 9 January 2018.