Solar Panel Installers
Welcome to SogoSolar, specialists in the design and installation of solar panel systems for domestic and commercial customers in London, Surrey, Essex and the South East.
If you prefer to know exactly who you are dealing with you have come to the right place. We offer an honest, transparent, old fashioned approach which includes monitoring system performance for two years from installation.
Please watch this short video to find out more.
We know many of you are put off solar by its appearance. Here at SogoSolar we specialise in ‘integrated’ solar roofs which offer a much more sympathetic alternative. Please see below for more info.
Building Integrated Solar PV Systems
Building integrated solar PV systems are often considered a more aesthetically acceptable option for installing solar. We offer a wide range of either ‘in roof’ or ‘integrated’ solar pv systems to meet these concerns.
‘In roof’ and ‘integrated’ solar PV systems are those in which the solar PV array itself forms the weatherproofing barrier of the roof, and as such, they replace the conventional tiles or slates. Such systems are aesthetically more sensitive and are often specified in locations where planning restrictions precluded the use of traditional framed modules installed ‘above’ the roof.
How much do solar panels cost?
Remarkably, generating electricity for solar is now cheaper than buying it from the grid. For a 4kWp south facing system in southern England electricity from solar costs around 8p/kWh, whereas you will be paying around 14p/kWh from your supplier. And that’s a fact.
Can it get any better? Yes it can. The cost of installing solar has more than halved since the early days in 2011 to between £4,500 – £7,500 depending on the size of system and quality of components.
With support from the government’s feed in tariff your investment will pay back in between 6–10 years. Not having the cash in your pocket is also no longer an obstacle as there are a number of options available if you are looking for solar finance.
How to finance solar panels
There are a range of finance options for renewable energy available for domestic and commercial solar panel installations. These range from personal finance to crowd funding.
For domestic finance for solar panels, we suggest approaching Hitachi Personal Finance who provide an Environmental Loan for funding for solar and other renewables and if you are re-mortgaging for any reason try the Ecological Building Society.
Commercial funding is available via a number of lenders, specifically supporting investment in renewables, including Siemens Financial Services and Lombard Finance. In addition to these more traditional financing options, crowd funding has surged in popularity in recent years.
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