The three key points to consider when regarding suitability of your property:
Which way does your home face?
Ideally, any panels on your roof should face in a southern direction to receive the maximum amount of sunlight. The direction that your house faces can affect the amount of sunlight which it sees, although the panels are still very efficient when facing east or west.
What is the angle of your roof?
Your roof pitch or angle can make a difference to the amount of sunlight it will recieve throughout the day, affecting the amount of energy that can be generated. We cater to most roof types, but we would recommend a visit from one of our experienced energy advisors who will discuss your needs with you in detail.
How shaded is your roof?
If there is any shading on your roof area from chimneys, trees or surrounding properties, this will have a negative effect on the amount of energy your roof panels will be able to produce. Panels can also be placed in gardens or fields to achieve the maximum amount of sunlight input. Our energy advisor will work with you when planning the installation to avoid shading wherever possible.
You do not usually require planning permission in the UK to fit solar panels unless your property is Listed; situated in a Conservation Area; a designated heritage site or area of outstanding natural beauty.
If you are unsure of the status of planning in your area please call us to discuss.