Why choose Solar PV for your home or business?
The Benefits of Solar Panels
- Save up to 50% on your electricity bills
- Government backed risk-free investment
- Guaranteed 20 year tax-free cash payments
- improve the energy efficiency of your home
- Reduce your carbon footprint
By investing in your own Solar PV System you can benefit from free electricity and claim the government funded renewables obligation certificates (ROCS) as well as selling back any unused electricity to the grid. There are no restrictions on the use of electricity generated and no hidden costs.
The process couldn’t be simpler and we can help you every step of the way.
How do Solar Panels work?
The panels convert the daylight energy into electricity, a direct current (DC), which flows into a box called an inverter to create an alternating current (AC). The inverter connects your meter box, and the AC is then used by the appliances in your home. Your system will automatically use the free electricity you’ve generated during the daylight hours, where any electricity that is generated but does not get used is then sold back into the grid. If you use more electricity than the panels produce, you just get charged as normal from your energy provider.
Is there enough Sun in Northern Ireland for Solar Panels to work?
Solar Panels work using daylight, meaning that direct sunlight is not actually required for the panels to generate electricity. Although the weather is often overcast in Northern Ireland there is still a sufficient amount of daylight hours to generate a significant amount of electricity.
Is My House Suitable for Solar Panels?
Desirable Criteria South/Southward facing roof (140° – 220° Approx.)
40 sqm roof (can fit on smaller if required)
(Each property will be surveyed individually and a decision
regarding suitability will be made by the surveyor.)
How much can I save off the Electricity Bill?
The amount of money you save will depend on a number of factors such as the size of the system and the proportion of the generated electricity that you use in your home. A standard size 16 panel domestic system can generate up to £600 worth of electricity a year FREE to the consumer and there are no limitations on use.
What are ROCs and Export Tariffs?
The Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) is a green certificate issued by OFGEM to an accredited renewables energy generator for eligible renewable electricity generated within the United Kingdom by a licensed electricity supplier. In Northern Ireland, OFGEM manages the ROC’s administration process on behalf of the utility regulator. The ROC’s are paid for a guaranteed period of 20 years.
The export tariff is a tariff paid by the utility companies for any electricity generated by your Solar PV System but not used in your building.
SALIIS will carry out a complete survey of your property and provide a full estimate of the likely savings on electricity usage and the predicted payments from ROC’s and electricity export. A typical payback for an installation is 5 years.