About Home Solar Panels
Home Solar Panels allow you to generate your own electricity and use it for free during daylight hours. This will reduce the amount that you need to buy from the grid and significantly lower your energy bills.
You will also receive payments for the electricity that your Solar Panels generate through the Feed-in Tariff, which is the Government Solar Panel Scheme, giving you a profitable Return on Investment and an additional for 20 years. Feed in Tariff income is tax free for all domestic owner occupiers.
If you are ready to take advantage of the benefits that Solar Panels for your home can offer, Home Solar Panels can arrange for you to Get Three Quotes from trusted and approved Solar PV Installers. This ensures that you receive competitive quotes, get the best price and avoid rogue traders.
Alternatively, you can find out what you can earn and save in minutes with an Instant Online Quote.
How Our Service Works
EnergyLink put customers in touch with approved suppliers of Solar PV Panels in their local area who can assist with Feed-in Tariffs. After completing our short online form, an Energy Advisor will contact you prior to passing your details to three installers. Each installer will then contact you to arrange free, no-obligation surveys of your property. Once you have received all three quotes, you can decide on the best price and the best company for the job.
Complete Our Online Form
The first step towards getting Home Solar Panels is to contact us. The best way to do this is to complete our short Online Form. The first stage of the form is to locate your roof so we can check it is suitable for installing Solar Panels. All we require after that is your name and telephone number.
An Energy Advisor will then call you back during office hours to make sure your roof is suitable and answer any questions you may have before passing your details to three MCS approved Solar installers.
If you experience any difficulty completing our form, or you would rather speak to someone, please call us free on 0800 4588 566 during office hours.
Get Three Competitive Quotes
Once we have confirmed your interest in Solar Panels and checked that your property is suitable, we will pass your details to three MCS/REAL accredited installers who work in your local area. They will contact you separately to make appointments to carry out free, no-obligation property surveys.
A Solar PV survey should include the following checks:
- Orientation and tilt angle of the roof.
- Shading by buildings, trees, etc.
- Assessment of roof quality from inside and outside.
- Fusebox and import meter location.
- Potential locations for inverter.
- Possible routes for cabling.
The surveyor will also discuss the potential earnings and savings from the Solar PV panels. Note that our installers must adhere to the REAL code of practice. This is designed to protect consumers from bad practice by installers, from pre-sale to post-completion. More information on the code is provided in the REAL/MCS section below.
Choose The Best Price & Company
During the survey, some Solar Panel installers will be able to provide you with a written quote on the day. Others may prefer to send you a quote later. Both the Energy Saving Trust and Which? magazine strongly recommend that you get three quotations before making an informed decision.
In addition, you should not sign up on the day with any installer. Instead, you should carefully consider the quotes and make a decision based not only on price but also on who you consider to be the best company for the job.
More About MCS & REAL Installers
All EnergyLink installers are approved under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). In order to gain MCS approval and to remain accredited, installers must be members of the REAL Assurance Scheme and adhere to it’s Code of Practice.
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredits installers of microgeneration technologies and the equipment supplied and fitted. Without using MCS certified installers and equipment, it would not be possible to claim Feed in Tariffs. Installers undergo thorough checks before becoming MCS approved and they are also audited by the MCS once a year.
REAL Assurance Scheme
The REAL Assurance Scheme was set up by the Renewable Energy Association with the aim of guaranteeing a high quality experience for consumers wishing to buy or lease microgeneration units for their home, community building or small business. The core of the REAL Assurance Scheme is the Code of Practice, that must be followed by installers. The main points covered by the code are:
- General business standards.
- Pre-sale activities (advertising and sales promotion; behaviour of sales representatives; performance information and predictions; proposals, estimates and quotations; permission, approval and grants; pre-contractual information).
- Contracts (terms of business; cancellation rights; deposits and further advance payments; timetable and any preparation the consumer needs to do).
- Completing the order (responsibility for the work; design, delivery and installation; testing and commissioning).
- After-sale activities (guarantees; fuel Supplies; maintenance and service agreements; service and repair).
- In case of problems (consumer complaints procedure; conciliation service; independent arbitration; disciplinary procedures; completing the contract).
- Monitoring performance.