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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

The Biggest Solar Panel Yet

This week, GB-Sol succeeded in manufacturing the largest module in its 20 year solar manufacturing history.

GB-Sol are always keen to take on any challenge and producing a panel bigger than ever before was especially interesting. Each panel measuring 3.1m x 1.4m was composed of two layers of 6mm glass. They weighed over 120kg and required specialist equipment to transport around the factory.

Each one contained 90 solar PV cells providing 425Wp.

If you have any unusual solar PV requirements, GB-Sol are here to come up with a solution. Please get in touch today.

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PV Slates - Bognor Regis Detached House

We are pleased to reveal the latest pictures from one of our PV Slate installations in Bognor Regis.

The 186 PV Slates were installed in November 2017 across the large roof at the rear of the property. They blend seamlessly with the surrounding natural blue-grey slates. 

The customer was ‘delighted’ with the look of the roof.

To get a quotation for PV Slate for your home or building project, please get in touch with your dimensioned drawings and we’ll be happy to provide further details.

 

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