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Last updated: 18 March 2021

Solar Panels Bristol

Cost of Solar Panels in Bristol

A set price for solar panels cannot be established before hand, as their prices differ depending on the location. However, you can get an exact number if you request a quote! You can do this by filling out the form on the right side of the page. This will allow you to get in touch with up to four different suppliers that will consult you on what system is best for your property. So, if you are still wondering how much would a solar panel system cost you back exactly, just request a quote and find out!

To provide you with a general idea about the average costs of installation of solar panel systems, this would be estimated around £5,500 in most cases, including installation and insurance. A solar thermal system ranges in size and therefore in power output. The solar system sizes for households in the UK range from 1 kWh to 6 kWh. The average system size, which is the 4 kW panel system is likely going to cost you around £5,000. Remember that those are average numbers, so if you want to find out the exact price for your property, it is recommended that you consult with a supplier.

How to Find Solar Installers in Bristol?

Trying to find the right solar panel supplier for you can be a very time consuming task. Since the needed investment is also a significant one, you are going to look for the best purchase possible as you will commit to the solar technology for a long period of time. Therefore, it is recommended to scout and compare several offers from various suppliers as you will want to make the most out of your investment. Doing the research and trying to find the optimal supplier on your own may take time and may be frustrated as well.

This is why GreenMatch is here to help you in your solar panel search. By filling in the form on the right side of this page, you will receive quotes from up to four different suppliers within Bristol, all of which are MCS certified. Filling in the form comes for free and with absolutely no obligations.

Financial Support for Solar Panel Installation

Solar panel installation has experienced a fast growth in the UK, in the last years. To facilitate the installation of more solar systems and to encourage people to take action into making their communities a cleaner place to live in, solar panel installations are backed by several grants, issued by the Government.

According to your solar system needs, you will be directed to a specific type of grant that best fits you. Each of the grants has a precise procedure which you have to follow step by step. Financial support for solar generation is available through the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) is an incentive introduced in 2010 which became the main grant at the time in encouraging UK residents to turn to renewable electricity technologies. FIT grant is eligible for household solar technologies, but ended in April 2019.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is in the present the main grant offered. The RHI programme is administered by Ofgem and offers two schemes: Domestic and Non-Domestic. Certain conditions must be met to benefit from this incentive, in order to enlist your household for the RHI, it has to be capable of receiving an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), which represents the proof Ofgem requires, so your house is assessed as a domestic “dwelling”.

The Green Deal is an incentive which contains several components: Green Deal Assessment, Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), Green Deal Finance and “The Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a program operating alongside The Green Deal. To qualify for this support and ensure your installation is too high quality, make sure that your installer is accredited via the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Apply for the New Community Energy Programme

In its efforts to increase the number of solar panel systems installed in the city, The Bristol City Council has announced a new community energy programme called Bristol’s 2015 European Green Capital programme. Community energy groups are invited to apply for the use of a range of council owned buildings to deliver energy benefits to the community to the local residents of Bristol.

This is an opportunity for the successful community energy group(s) to be a major part of Bristol’s 2015 European Green Capital programme, with the goal of developing a community energy pipeline within the city and ensuring Bristol’s green future.

Do I Need Permission?

If you are planning on installing solar panels on your household or business, then you are probably wondering if you require a special permission for this. Solar panels which are to be installed on homes often do not require a permit, as they are classified under “permitted development”. However, if the solar system is to be installed on a non-domestic building then a permit is required, as well as homes that are located in a conservation area. In any case, it is safe to check with your local council in this matter or ask the solar panel installation team, as they can guide you in the process.

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If you have decided to invest in solar panels, but you are not sure which type you would like, we are ready to help you.

Fill out the form on this page with your personal preferences and information, and we will provide you with up to four different suppliers of solar panels. You are free to choose the offer that best suits your needs. The service is free, without obligation, and takes only a few minutes.

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