Our providers are the leading installer of small wind turbines in Northumberland and the North of England – we now have hundreds of installations and references. We can assess your site and estimate your payback and return on investment, we can help you through the planning stages, we can help you through the grid connection issues, and we can complete your installation. We offer the full package from planning through to 20 years of FiT income. Our providers are approved installers of Kingspan and Tozzi Nord turbines sizes from 6kW to 60kW.
Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using solar panels composed of a number of solar cells containing a photovoltaic material. Due to the increase demand for renewable energy sources, the manufacturing of solar cells and photovoltaic arrays has advanced considerably in recent years.
Solar photovoltaics have long been argued to be a sustainable energy source. Solar PV installations may be ground-mounted or roof mounted and driven by advances in technology, increases in sophistication and the feed-in tariffs for solar-generated electricity have supported solar PV installations in many countries.
We are able to provide you with free solar panels depending on your circumstances so why not fill in the quick contact form today.
Feed-in tariff (FIT) is a policy mechanism designed to accelerate investment in renewable energy technologies. It achieves this by offering long-term contracts to renewable energy producers, typically based on the cost of generation of each technology.
The goal of feed-in tariffs is to offer cost-based compensation to renewable energy producers, providing the price certainty and long-term contracts that help finance renewable energy investments. The Government’s Feed In Tariff (FIT) will pay 15.44p/kWh (systems less than 4kW peak power) for all electricity generated through PV systems even if this electricity is used in the property.
This then gives the system owner a further saving as they do not have to purchase electricity from the grid when the system is generating more than required by the property. Any surplus electricity is exported onto the national grid, the rate that is paid for this electricity varies between electricity suppliers.
Frequently asked questions about Solar Photovoltaic Systems
The amount you can save very much depends on the size of the system you install and on certain other factors such as the way your roof is facing and the manner in which you consume your electricity. As a guide a 3.68kw system will generate approximately £748 in the first year in a mixture of savings and payments through the feed in tariff scheme.
Again this depends on the size of the system you choose to install and the orientation and pitch of your roof. As a guide a typical 3.68kw system will earn the user approximately £487 through the feed in tariff payments. (Based upon using 50% of the electricity generated) Plus an additional £71 in export payments in the first year. It is also worth noting that in addition to this the system would also generate £205 worth of free electricity.
FIT stands for “feed in tariff”. When you install a solar PV system with an authorised MCS installer you are eligible to receive the FIT payment. At present the feed in tariff pays up to 14.90p for each unit of electricity you generate, even if this electricity is used by you in your own home. In addition to receiving a payment for generating electricity you are also paid for excess energy you then export to the national grid, this is currently 4.64p per unit. It is very important to note that these payments are index linked and rise each year in line with the retail price index (RPI) and that you are eligible to receive these payments for 20 years.
In most cases planning permission is not required. Planning permission may be required in cases where the property is in a conservation area or when the property is a listed building. On a normal domestic property planning permission is not required provided the solar panels do not extend beyond 200mm of the roof. All of Newleaf energies solar PV installations are within the 200mm regulations.
Newleaf energy are MCS registered Solar PV installers and as such comply with all regulations regarding industry standards, using fully certified electricians and installers, to be eligible for the FIT payment you must use a registered MCS installer.
This again depends on the size of system and the pitch and orientation of your roof, typically a 3.68kw system will pay for itself in 6.6 years and continue to be eligible for the FIT payment for 20 years.
The Solar PV panels are guaranteed for 25 years and the inverter which converts the supply from AC to DC is guaranteed for 5 years. The system is guaranteed to work at a minimum of 80% efficiency 25 years after installation.
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