Saltire’s Renewables Division creates cleaner, greener buildings for domestic and commercial customers.
Solar energy is one of the fastest-growing and most popular sources of renewable energy across the UK, because it’s reliable, cost-effective, and easier than ever to install.
Saltire’s team of renewables experts have huge experience in installing solar panels (also known as photovoltaics or PV) and are known for supporting customers as they make the right choices for their home or commercial property.
Increasing numbers of people are looking for ways to shrink their carbon footprint and decrease their energy bills, as fuel costs continue to rise. Saltire are experts in a range of renewable technologies including air source heat pumps, electric vehicle charging points, solar panels, and solar battery storage, which is a great way to maximise the energy generated in your home and increase your independence from the grid.
Read more below to have some of your questions about solar panels answered.
Do I need a south-facing roof for solar panels?
It’s true that solar panels are most effective on a south-facing roof, but they also perform well when facing east or west.
Do I need planning permission to install solar panels?
Solar panels are generally considered ‘permitted development’ so you won’t usually need to seek extra permissions.
What sort of maintenance do solar panels need?
Not much. Most window-cleaning companies will clean solar panels, and you should have them inspected and serviced every two years.
How long will my solar panels last for?
Solar panels have a long life span, and you can expect them to last for around 25 years.
How long does installation take?
Usually no more than a few days, with minimum disruption to your home.
Maximise your home energy system with solar battery storage
Solar panels are very efficient at generating energy for your home, but they become even more effective when paired with a solar battery.
Solar battery storage stores the electricity generated by your solar panels, to be used whenever you’re ready. That means your solar panels generate energy during the day, keeping your home warm overnight, generating hot water, or letting you charge your electric vehicle, for example. Any surplus energy can be exported back to the grid, allowing you to make money from your home energy system.
Solar panels are a great way to begin the process of making your buildings cleaner and greener, and Saltire’s Renewables Division is full of experts in helping shrink your carbon footprint as well as your energy bills.