You could save and earn money by generating your own electricity

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels allow you to generate your own electricity using energy from the sun. They don't need direct sunlight only daylight, so they also work on cloudy days.

By generating your own electricity you could save on your energy bills. Plus with the Government’s Feed-in Tariff, you could be paid for every kilowatt hour (kWh) you generate. The rate you will receive depends on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating your home achieves. In addition to this any electricity you don't use, will earn you extra income by feeding energy into the Grid. For independent advice on the Feed-in Tariff please click here.

The benefits

  • Help save on your energy bills by not having to buy all your electricity from your supplier.
  • Earn money by generating your own electricity through the Government’s Feed-in Tariff.
  • Hassle free installation and we handle your Feed-in Tariff registration.
  • 10 year manufacturer’s panel performance warranty.

How solar PV works

Your solar PV system will consist of solar panels, an inverter and a generation meter. When light hits the silicon cells in your solar panels, electrical energy is created. This electricity then flows through a cable and is collected at a central point (usually located in your loft).

Here the electricity is converted from DC to AC current and is carried on into your household electricity system. The electricity you generate works using your existing circuitry to help power household appliances and lighting.

How much does it cost

Our Energy Expert will recommend a system tailored to your specific needs. Prices start from £4,000 (inc. VAT). The cost will vary according to the panel size, the type of PV cells and the surface they're mounted on. System sizes range from 1.25kWp - 4kWp and we also offer small roof and shading solutions.

What our customers say

"Our British Gas adviser Ryan made the entire process very easy for us. It was reassuring to have a dedicated adviser to guide us from when we first approached British Gas all the way up to the installation itself. Ryan even visited us at the house to talk through everything and let us know how the set up would work.

I would thoroughly recommend solar panels as a great way to save money on your bills and be more energy efficient. I have been telling all of my friends and Stephen has even convinced one of his colleagues at work to sign up too!"

Eileen and Stephen Casey, Edinburgh

For more information on Solar PV or to find out if your home is suitable call us on 0800 197 0095.

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