What are solar panels?
Solar panels are electricity systems that capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic (PV) cells. These cells convert light into energy which can be used to run household appliances.
RollingsEV fits solar cells in panels that fit on top of an existing roof to allow you to generate your own energy.
How does this benefit you and the environment?
After the initial installation of the solar panels, your electricity costs will be reduced because sunlight is free! Producing electricity from your own solar panel set up reduces your use of electricity provided by your supplier thus reducing your electricity usage cost and saving you money.
A typical solar system could save around 1.5 tonnes of carbon per year, helping the UK become more carbon neutral.
Compared to other energy sources, the benefit of solar panels is that they have the least impact on the environment. Solar energy does not pollute water, nor neither does it produce greenhouse gases. Producing solar energy is silent, which is another clear benefit of solar panels, as many installations are set in urban areas.
What is the typical residential installation timeline?
When you decide to proceed with an installation a typical timeline of the process happens as follows:
A final quotation is agreed
A date is agreed for the installation
Standard 2-day installation (will vary depending on system size and scaffolding requirements)
You are producing your own electrical power as soon as the installation is complete
What are the benefits of solar power?
Your own clean, independent renewable power source.
Reduce your electricity bills by up to 100%, depending on your energy consumption rate and size of the system.
Increase the value and/or saleability of your property.
Little or no maintenance is required because it is a solid-state energy conversion process.
Silent in operation.
No planning permission needed (unless you live in a listed building or conservation area).
Works all year round and can last 40+ years.
Installing solar panels for your business can let you enjoy the following benefits:
Help improve the environment
Reduce overheads and safeguard your business from rising energy costs
Law and Legislation (offset the cost of energy audits under the ESOS scheme)
Commercial and agricultural premises benefit from having vast roof area which can be used to generate free electricity. Installing solar panel systems on commercial roofs reduces the need to purchase electricity from the grid during daylight hours.
If you’re a property owner looking to install a solar PV system, the self-financing option allows you to enjoy the benefit from all of the income streams offered by solar PV. You’ll benefit from the highest Internal Rate of Return (IRR), the quickest payback period and the largest return on your investment.
Power your business with solar generators
Reduce your electric bills considerably
Utilise up to 100% of the free electricity you generate
Improve your business’s green credentials
Get paid for every kW you generate
Receive a 5 or 10-year inverter warranty which can be extended up to 20 years
Benefit from 10 or 12-year product warranty and 25-year performance guarantee on PV panels
Do I need to have planning permission?
Commercial rooftop solar PV systems do not need specific planning approval providing they are installed within one metre to the edge of the roof. However, if you need a ground-mounted solar energy system for a large warehouse or commercial property, then you’ll need planning approval.