• info@firebydesign.co.uk
  • 01202 888561

PV Solar Panels

MCS Certified PV Solar Panel Installers in Dorset

A Greener Dorset with Solar Panel Eco Electricity

energy BY DESIGN specialise in the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity systems, including solar PV panels and batteries, in Dorset and the surrounding areas of the UK.

We pride ourselves on customer service and quality products using only Microgeneration Certified Panels and our own in house MCS certified installers. By keeping our home solar panel installation area to a 30 mile radius within the UK counties of Dorset and Hampshire, we know we can give you peace of mind in knowing that we’re not far away for backup if you need after sales service.

Our FREE solar PV panel site survey will give you a full detailed no obligation quote.

Rows of Clean Energy Photovoltaic PV Solar Panels on a Building Roof

The Main Benefits of PV Solar Panels

  • Solar panels utilise a quiet, clean source of infinite energy
  • VAT is charged at only 0% (domestic home PV solar installations only) until 31st March 2027
  • Solar panels require minimal maintenance and last for decades
  • Solar panels contain no moving or wearing parts, only requiring occasional cleaning for optimum performance
  • Be confident in the knowledge that any photovoltaic solar powered electricity you are producing can be used within your own home
  • Lower monthly outgoings result from a solar PV eco electricity system
  • Your solar panels can be linked with a battery to make even more use of the energy you have produced


PV Solar Panels – How Do They Work?

Photovoltaic (PV) solar technology uses solar cells to convert sunlight directly into electricity, unlike solar thermal panels that directly heat water or air.

Solar modules consist of semi-conducting material that absorbs photons from sunlight in a way that frees electrons from atoms. Electricity is produced as the electrons flow through the semi-conducting material. A group of solar modules are typically combined in an array to produce electricity in the form of DC current which is then inverted to AC current and fed into your fuse board via a feed in meter.

Optimum Solar Panel Location

Solar panels are ideally sited on a south facing roof at 30 – 40 degrees elevation. Even on east and west facing roofs, solar PV panels can produce up to 85% of their output.

Deciding on Your Solar Panel System

When deciding on what system is right for you there are 2 main factors to consider:

  1. How much suitable available roof space do you have?
  2. What is your annual electrical usage?

Beat Rising Energy Prices With PV Solar Panels

With rising energy prices, solar panels can make a real difference to your annual bills especially if combined with small life style changes e.g. putting your dish washer on in the middle of the day when the sun is shining.

Solar PV Photovoltaic Electricity Panels on a Home Roof

Solar Panel Battery Storage

PV solar panels can also be combined with battery storage allowing any excess to be stored for use within the evenings rather than being exported back to the grid. Some batteries also have the ability to import electric from the grid at night times or when the electric price is low to be used at times of peak demand.


For more information on Solar Panels, or to find out whether your roof is suitable, call or e-mail us at energy BY DESIGN for a free site survey.

Looking for Solar Thermal Panels for direct solar heating?

Check out our Solar Thermal Panel page.

Our supply, survey and installation service covers the following areas: Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Poole, Romsey, Salisbury, Southampton, Wimborne and Winchester and other areas in Dorset in Hampshire. Site surveys outside a 30 mile radius of Wimborne will incure a charge a £25 which is deductable should you accept our quotation. We are also pleased to invite enquiries from further afield.