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General Solar PV Questions

Got a question about solar PV in general? With over 20 years experience, we're sure to have the answer.

Q. What is the best system size to fit?
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It really depends on the roof area available and the household's power need. Most domestic PV systems are between 2-4kWp. 4kWp is the largest possible without requiring consent from your electricity distributor.

Q. What maintenance does a solar PV system require?
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Provided the panels are at an angle greater than 15 degrees, they are self cleaning and require no additional maintenance other than a standard annual electrical check.

Q. What’s your manufacturing lead time?
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Our lead times can vary greatly depending on our current order book. For a domestic system, it’s usually between 4 and 8 weeks. We can give you an estimated lead time on request though this will be subject to change until we receive your order.

Q. Does my roof need to face South?
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No, although a South facing roof will generate the most energy, East and West facing roofs can also be suitable for solar. In fact as they often generate more in the morning and evening, they can work out more cost effective if your home is empty during the day.

Q. Do I need permission from the electricity distributor?
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For a system under 4kWp you do not need permission to install, but if connecting to the grid, they should be informed of the installation and commissioning

GB-Sol Manufactures Matching Replacement Panels for Solar Farm

GB-Sol have just supplied their first replacement panels for a solar farm.

As technology for solar PV has changed rapidly over the last 10 years, sometimes when a module needs replacing, the manufacturer no longer makes that particular model.

Feed In Tariff rules mean that you are at risk of having your tariff revoked if you do not replace broken panels on a like for like basis. This can lead to difficulties when sourcing a replacement.

GB-Sol can cost-effectively create replacement panels with similar look and output to your originals, with mono or poly crystalline cells, 35mm or 40mm silver or black frame, white or black background to any specified dimensions.

 

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Fully Charged Live Show

Today marks the start of the Fully Charged Live show in Silverstone and we are very excited to be exhibiting there.

Please come and say hello and discover how our PV Slates can be used on carports to power your electric vehicle.

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