Myth 1: Sun Power Only on Sunny Days? Think Again!

It’s a common belief that solar panels thrive exclusively under clear, sunny skies. While they do work optimally in direct sunlight, don’t underestimate their capabilities on cloudy days. Solar panels don’t discriminate—they absorb energy from the visible light spectrum and wavelengths that can pierce through cloud cover. In fact, a little rain can be your panels’ best friend, cleansing away dirt and debris that might otherwise obstruct the sunlight. For a stellar solution, consider adding a solar battery to your setup. It lets you stockpile excess energy from sunny days to brighten your home during cloudy nights.

Myth 2: Solar Energy Breaks the Bank

Investing in solar energy might seem like a hefty upfront cost. The price tag varies depending on your location, choice of installer, and panel preferences. On average, a residential solar system in the UK costs between £4,500 and £8,000. But here’s the kicker—these systems often last a remarkable 25 years with minimal maintenance.

Here’s the real cherry on top: surplus electricity generated by your panels can be sold back to the grid through the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). This not only shrinks your energy bills but also turbocharges your return on investment.

Myth 3: Solar Installation: A Breeze, Not a Bother

Worried that a solar installation will turn your life upside down? Worry not! Standard solar installations are typically wrapped up within a day or two. Even larger, more intricate projects won’t disrupt your routine significantly. Our meticulous installers plan ahead during the evaluation stage to ensure minimal inconvenience.

Rest easy knowing that our chosen installers boast certification from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), guaranteeing top-notch quality and adherence to industry standards. We recommend seeking quotes from at least three certified installers for a seamless experience.


Myth 4: Navigating Permissions is a Maze

Think getting permission to install a solar system is a bureaucratic labyrinth? Think again! Solar panel systems typically fall under ‘permitted development,’ meaning you usually won’t need planning permission. However, a few exceptions exist (such as listed buildings), so it’s wise to touch base with your local planning office if you’re unsure.

For tenants, a quick chat with your landlord is all it takes to get the green light. If you own a flat within a building, securing approval from the relevant authority (often the building management company) is the way to go.

Once you’ve cleared the path for your solar journey, remember to register your system with your Distribution Network Operator (DNO), the gatekeeper connecting your system to the grid. And guess what? In many cases, your installer will handle this registration process for you.

At GET Services, we’re your trusted source for accurate information and expert advice on all thing’s solar energy. Don’t let these baseless myths cast a shadow over the sunny potential of renewable energy. Solar power is a smart, sustainable choice for meeting your energy needs.

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