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Why Invest in an East or West facing roof? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephen Wadsworth   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 10:06

The best place to have a Solar Panel Array is on a South facing Roof, which is why we have Investors interested in renting a South facing roof.  However if you only have an East or West facing roof, putting a system in for yourself gives as good a return for you as an investor will get from a south facing roof.


Because although an East or West roof will only yield 81% of a South facing roof, the benefit of the free daytime electricity use (which the Investor will not have) more than outweighs the loss of yield.

Case Study:

A 14 panel 2.82kWp System mounted on a South facing roof will generate 2500 kWh per annum or 2020kWh per annum if East facing. (Data from PVGIS Climate SAF database for my location in Leicester).

Investor: FiT and 50% Export Tariff based on 21p per unit earns =    £564 per annum.

Home Owner:  FiT and Export Tariff plus reduced energy bill saving = £570 per annum (based on 40% energy used on site)!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:49
Solar Energy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephen Wadsworth   

If you have large (20sq.m) roof which is facing South (or SSE to SSW) then you could be eligible to have a Solar Electricity System fitted for free!  You would benefit from free daytime electricity generated on your roof, and our investors are paid by the electricity companies at a rate fixed by Government for all the electricity generated!

For more details, and a free, no obligation survey, please call us now on 0800 458 4368.  But hurry - we don't expect the Free Solar opportunity to last for much longer - especially if the Government reduce the Feed-in-Tariff rates still further in July this year!

Solar Panels on Roof of Terraced HouseIf your roof is smaller, or facing East or West, then prices for fitting your own system have come down dramatically compared to the start of the FiT scheme!

A typical 2kWp system can be fitted for around £6450 + VAT, and a larger 3kWp system for under £8000 +VAT!  Depending on the orientation and slope of your roof, a Return on Investment of 10% or more can be realised - and it is all tax free income and index linked to the Retail Price Index.  But hurry - if you have your system fitted after 31st March 2012, you will need to prove your property is energy efficient with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) demonstrating it meets Level D or better - which only half of UK homes do!  EPC prices start at around £35 each.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:23