Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panel Cost Guide
Average cost = £10,000
Best / cheapest cost = around £5,500
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Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels convert radiation from the sun into direct current electricity. PV panels can usually be fitted directly onto an existing roof or flat surface on the exterior of your property (although fitting them into a roof will cost significantly more). Luckily you don’t need direct sunshine for PV panels to produce an adequate amount of electricity; any solar energy – even that which filters through on a cloudy day – will get the job done!
Although most retailers offer solar panel contractor. If you shop around you may even get it covered under an umbrella deal as part of your main installation. Just remember, these costs are only estimates, and if you look around and compare a variety of different quotes from a number of contractors and/or manufacturers, you are much more likely to get the best possible value for your money.
*Source: IdealHomeGroup.com, Energy Saving Trust. All information is accurate as of January 2012