What Is a 2 kWh PV Solar Panel System?
Did you know that you can cover the electricity needs of a small home with a 2 kWh solar system? Such systems can produce the energy needed by 1-3 people, and will make your home more environmentally friendly.
Even though solar panel systems are produced by many different manufacturers, the principle stays the same. Each solar panel system is made up of a set of solar panels. Solar panels on the other hand, consist of many solar cells grouped altogether. Thereafter, the solar cells gather light and transform it into electricity ready to use. The 2 kWh solar panels system is different in a way that its output rate is obviously different from the rates of all the other larger systems. The annual electricity generated is expected to be around 1,800 kWh.
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A 2kW solar panel system falls under the small-scale solar PV Feed in Tariff category, meaning you would be eligible to benefit from this government scheme if you opt for this installation. Although the UK Feed in Tariff is ending on 31 March 2019, if you act fast enough and submit your application on or before the date, you could still collect payments over the next 20 years.
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.
How Much Does a 2 kWh PV Solar Panel System Cost?
The regular 2 kWh solar panel system, requiring 14 m2 roof space usually starts at around £3,250 in the UK. However, an experienced supplier can determine the final price by taking into consideration the size of your roof and everything that could possibly complicate the installation. Anyways, a 2 kWh PV solar panel system is likely going to require an investment of around £4,000 for both purchasing and installing.
How Do I Get the Most out of My PV Solar Panels System?
The efficiency of any solar panel system is strongly linked to its geographical location and the angling of your roof (or the installation surface, in case it’s not your roof). However, any installer with experience should be able to determine the best possible placement for your solar panels. Keep in mind that any trees or buildings shading over your roof will prevent your panels from realizing their full potential.
How Do I Get Profit out of My PV Solar Panels System?
Considering the fact that you are likely to spend over £4,000 for purchasing and installing a 2 kWh solar panels system, having a return on your investment would be something you’d like. Keep in mind that in order to qualify for the FiT, your supplier must be MCS accredited!
2 kWh systems have a payback period of around 7.5 years.
Making profit on your investment after the payback period.
- 2 kWh solar panels system installed by a MCS certified supplier will earn you 16p per kWh of electricity generated, plus the export tariff of 4.77p per kWh and FiT guarantees you around 14p per kWh more.
How Do I Get the Best Deal?
Comparing the market is essential as solar panel systems require a sizable investment. Fortunately, GreenMatch makes it easy for you. The only thing you have to do is check our Solar Panel Guide and start comparing different manufacturers. Once you’ve done that and you feel ready to go solar, the only thing left is to fill out our form and get quotes from up to four suppliers for free and without any obligation!