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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

PV Slate: Now even more flexible!

We are proud to expand our PV Slate product range to now include three size options. 

Our MCS approved PV Slate is now even more flexible to meet your project’s needs. Now matching with natural slates of 600x300 (24”x12”), 500x300 (20”x12”) & 500x250 (20”x10”).

PV Slate blends on the roof with natural slates to give you flexibility on system size, whatever your requirements.

Wherever you are in the UK, get in touch with us and we can help you size a system and select the right product for your project. 

 

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GB-Sol’s PV Panels Featured on BBC’s X-ray

Our solar PV panels and roof integrated system (RIS) were featured on BBC’s X-Ray on Monday this week.

The building was designed by Cardiff University as part of the Solcer project, to produce an affordable carbon positive house. The integrated solar panels were manufactured with a transparent back so they could be observed from inside as part of the demonstration building.

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