Solar Panel Installations in Birmingham & the surrounding areas Solar panel installation services are available across Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and the surrounding areas. From design to installation, our solar panel services are bespoke and personalised to meet your needs and requirements. To discuss your options with us or if you would like to get a free quote, get in touch with us today by viewing our contact details down below. Solar Panel Installations Solar panels are great at using sunlight and converting it into electricity so it can be used for everything in your home, including household appliances and lighting. Before you book an installation service with us, you will need to check with our local council in case you need to get planning permission, most of the time you will not need to but it is dependant on the size of the panels and where you are based. Our installation service is carried out to the highest standards and we ensure your needs are met. We have completed many installation projects across Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield, you can browse through our work by heading over to our gallery page. (MORE: Do Solar Panels Work During The Winter?) Benefits of solar panels There are plenty of benefits that come along with installing solar panels and here at Camlec, we have listed them for you, these include... Environmentally friendly The greatest advantage of solar panels is that they are environmentally friendly. They use sunlight to create energy and they do not produce any harmful emissions, making it the perfect alternative when compared to using oil or gas. Reduces energy bills Because solar panels create energy to provide your property with electricity, you will see a drop in your energy bills. This is highly dependant on the size of your panels and how much heat and electricity you use in your property. Little maintenance required The only thing you need to do is to make sure your solar panels are clean. Other than ensuring they are cleaned, there is very little to no maintenance required, so you do not need to worry about any annual maintenance costs. Increases property value If you already have solar panels installed, they will massively impact the value of your home. Not only will it make potential buyers interested, but it will also increase the value of your home. The reason for this is because over the year there has been an increase in the use of solar panels to help reduce carbon footprint. Would you like to know more about the advantages of using solar panels? Our team will be happy to go through this with you, simply get in touch with us by viewing our contact details down below. (MORE: Advantages of Solar Panels) Types of Solar Panel Standard Solar Panels Solar panels are the most popular and well-known commodity on the market, and they are often the first choice for many homeowners. They may be carefully positioned to receive the most amount of sunshine and are readily installed on your roof using brackets (normally made from aluminium). They often give a considerably higher return on investment due to greater efficiency because they can be set more precisely. Solar Panels: Tempered vs. Plate Glass When it comes to solar panels, most people focus on the power and efficiency savings before considering the type of glass used. The glass, on the other hand, is crucial. Choosing tempered, or reinforced, glass over plate glass can make a significant difference in the solar panel array's longevity. While tempered glass is more expensive, it can save you money in the long run. Solar Tiles Solar tiles on your roof might have a more aesthetically pleasing appearance than a traditional panel array. Interlocking tiles can be used to replace the slate tiles on your roof. The beautiful thing about them is that they can be incorporated into an existing roof or utilised to create a new one, making them quite versatile. Thin Films Solar Panels Thin-film solar panels may be the ideal option if you want something lighter to place on your roof. They account for around 10-15% of the market and take up more space than standard solar panels due to their lower efficiency. Another factor to consider is that thin-film solar panels frequently include cadmium telluride, which is a poisonous material that must be properly disposed of at the end of its useful life. (More: Is my home suitable for solar panels?) Are solar panels right for me? Is there enough room for solar panels at your property? One of the most important factors to consider is the amount of space available. As a general rule, a roof surface of 10-20 square metres would be sufficient to provide between 20% and 45 per cent of a typical household's electrical requirements. This roof space should ideally face south, be unlit, and have a pitch angle of 30 to 40 degrees. Roofs with an east or west orientation are still viable options, however, roofs with a north orientation are not. A key thing to remember is any neighbouring structures, trees, or chimneys could cast shade on your roof, reducing the efficiency of your system. (More: How to make your home more eco friendly in 2022?) Is it necessary to obtain planning permission? Solar PV installations are considered permitted projects, but you should always check with your local authorities first to see if there are any limitations or restrictions. Camlec Electrical Services Our NICEIC accredited installers are fully trained and qualified to carry out any solar panel installation services that you may require. Our electricians are also on hand to offer you their expert advice and guide you through the entire process from start to finish. Our customers across Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield highly appreciate this service, you can head over to our reviews page and read through the reviews they have left behind. Book a service today To book a solar panel installation service throughout Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield or the surrounding areas, get in touch by calling us on 07929246802 and we will be happy to help. You can also email us at email@example.com or message us using our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We hope you choose Camlec for any solar panel installation services that you may require.