Nottingham and Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy and Solar energy, in particular, have been enjoying quite a lot of attention in Nottingham. The local University of Nottingham is also constantly working on finding ways to improve current renewable energy technologies. Solar cells, in particular, are a focus as improvements are sought.
At the moment, solar panels present a great way to generate smaller amounts of energy, for houses and caravans for example, but they are still not yet seen as a solution for bigger projects, such as big commercial buildings, etc.
However, Nottingham has plans to commit to solar energy as a plan to install solar arrays consisting of almost 7000 solar panels! The Queen’s Drive and the Colwick Racecourse arrays will together reach up to 10,500 square meters in size and will be expected to generate enough energy to power 479 homes. This is also done in order to put Nottingham among the greenest cities in the UK once more.
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in Nottingham?
It’s very difficult to say how much exactly do solar panels cost as it depends on how big of a system you are looking for. There are also certain factors that affect the price, such as the size of the system, any possible complications during installation (tilt of the roof might be an issue too), a good insulation is needed and it adds to the overall cost and finally, of course, different brands usually come with slightly different prices. Anyways, It’s essential that you get quotes from different suppliers as it gives you a chance to pick the right one for you!
On the other hand, there’s a possibility to get 'free' solar panels. However, those are usually left out when it comes to considering all the options as the solar panels are not owned by the customer then and thus many people prefer to just buy them outright. It’s also not really available anymore nowadays, because companies do not make much of a profit as the tariff rates of the FIT scheme are so low now.
The Feed in Tariff in the UK is unfortunately ending entirely in 2019, as renewables have become affordable and therefore are not deemed necessary to subsidise anymore. You can, however, still qualify for the FIT scheme if you act fast enough and submit your application on or before 31 March 2019.
Applications for Solar PV Feed in Tariff Close in March
Read our guide on how you can still benefit from the solar PV Feed in Tariff before it ends in March 2019.
Anyways, to give you a better idea of how much a solar panel system is likely to cost you in Nottingham, an average number would be around £5,000 (insurance and installation excluded). A solar thermal system, on the other hand, would likely cost you around £4,000. Keep in mind that those are average numbers and in order to get an exact price, you will need to contact a supplier and let them see your property. To have options and be able to choose from different suppliers you can use our quick contact form on the right and we will get you in touch with up to four different suppliers!
How to Find the Right Suppliers in Nottingham?
Finding the right solar installer for you might require a lot of time and effort. As a solar panel investment is also quite significant, you’d like to make the best research possible and have different options to choose from when purchasing your desired solar panel system. Therefore, comparing the market is essential if you want to be happy with your final decision.
To save time and find the best solar panel system suppliers in and around Sheffield, just complete the form on the right and we will connect you with up to four different suppliers in your area. Each of them can consult you on what’s best for your property and you can then make your final decision, it’s that easy and it’s absolutely free and without any obligation!