Solar Panel FAQ



Do I need planning permission for the Solar Panels?

You don’t need planning permission to install solar panels on your property in the UK.  There are a few exceptions to this rule:

  • The panels must not be installed on a listed building without consent.
  • Panels should not be installed above the highest part of the roof and should project no more than 20cm from the slope of the roof.
  • If your property is in a conservation area, panels must not be fitted to a wall which faces the road.

What other renewable energy solutions are there?

Renewable energy is much more than just solar panel installations, there are a variety of methods we can suggest to help save you money on your heating, solar panels are just one of these.  Fill in our form to the right to get all the information you need for renewable energy in your property.

Do solar panels still work, even with the UK climate?

Solar panels do not need direct sunlight to work efficiently, so even with cloud cover there more than enough sunlight covering the UK to power solar panels.  Your panels may lose some power on a very overcast day, but they will still be producing energy for you.

How long do solar panels usually last?

Solar Panels have been designed to be very durable and resist even the harshest UK weather. There are many factors which would effect the amount of time your solar panels will last, but as an example, there are solar panels currently in use that were installed over 40 years ago that are still generating energy today.

If I move home do I own the panels?

If you move home, you can have the panels removed and taken to your new home. You will generally notice that the panels actually increase the value of your property, so it may be worth leaving them and spending the additional money on an all new install at your new home.