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