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Solar PV

A Greener Dorset with Solar PV

energy BY DESIGN specialise in the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity systems in Dorset and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on customer service and quality products using only Microgeneration Certified Panels and our own in house MCS approved installer’s. By keeping our installation area to a 30 mile radius or to the counties of Dorset and Hampshire, we know we can keep our costs down, and give you peace of mind that we are not far away for backup if you need after sales service. Our FREE site survey will give you a full detailed no obligation quote 

Main benefits of Solar PV Panels

  • All cash received from your utility company is TAX FREE.
  • Quiet, clean source of infinite energy.
  • VAT charged at only 5% (domestic installations only)
  • FIT’s payment guaranteed for 20 years.
  • Minimal maintenance, and lasts for decades.
  • No moving or wearing parts and require only occasional cleaning for optimum performance.
  • Knowledge that any electricity you are producing can be used within your own home.
  • Lower monthly outgoings.
  • FIT’s payments linked to CPI (Consumer Price Index)


Solar PV Panels – How It Works

Solar PV panels are ideally sited on a south facing roof at 30 – 40 degrees elevation but even on east and west facing roofs solar PV panels can produce up to 85% of their output. Photovoltaic (PV) technology uses solar cells to convert sunlight directly into electricity. Solar PV 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 PV 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.


Financial Incentives (FITS)

Solar Electricity is not only competitive with other sources of energy in terms of cost, but directly contributes to reduction in greenhouse gases. With the domestic “Feed in TariffsSolar Photovoltaic technology can also offer a good long term investment opportunity.


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 maximum investment?


How much electricity you use each month is not really relevant as the bulk of your electrical consumption comes from heating and lighting – 2 things that we use when the sun is not shining. As with most things in life, the more your initial investment, the greater your potential return.

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

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.