Should I invest in renewable energy?

Against the backdrop of unfavourable events such as the energy price crisis and the invasion of Ukraine, as well as its implications for the global energy market, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced cutting VAT from five per cent to zero upon installing energy-efficient systems such as solar panels, heat pumps and insulation.

Is now the best time to invest in renewable energy?

Given the current global situation regarding energy prices, now is unquestionably the greatest time to invest in clean renewable energy that will, in the future, protect households from the instability of the market and rising gas prices in the UK. The VAT on renewables was 5%, which was already a low rate, but eliminating it could result in individuals paying lower energy prices.

The UK’s efforts to push green energy into private houses are merely the beginning of a green and clean future, and we can only hope that this encourages individuals to make energy-efficient housing decisions.

How can Solar Planet help me?

Here at Solar Planet, we are specialists in Solar Energy Solutions from Solar Panels Installation, Battery Storage, EV Chargers, and Solar PV System Maintenance and Protection. We are based in Cardiff, South Wales.  All Solar Planet installers are fully insured and all work is guaranteed.

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Solar Panels Installation FAQ's

Is my home suitable for solar panel installation?

Whether your roof faces south, east, or west your home is perfect to have solar photovoltaic panels installed. North facing roofs will not receive as much sunlight and therefore won’t be as efficient. The pitch of your roof should be between 10 – 60 degrees,

Do I need to get planning permission to get solar panels installed?

Having solar panels installed in your home is classed as a “permitted development”. You only require planning permission if you live in a listed building or area of outstanding natural beauty.

Can I put up my own scaffolding?

In most circumstances we will insist on putting up our own scaffold, to ensure the safety of you and our solar panel installers, however there are exceptions when scaffold is already in place for renovation works or a new build home is being built, but that scaffold would have to meet with our safety standards.

How long does it take from consultation to install?

Our lead time from consultation to solar panel installation is around 4-6 weeks, unless you need an application to your local network – then it can take a little bit longer.