The client for this Twickenham integrated solar PV system was very concerned with the aesthetics of having a solar system installed on this slate roof. Integration was therefore an ideal solution, rather than a system which sits on top of the slates.

We used the Easyroof mounting system which results in a low profile installation.  This sits directly onto the roof battening in place of a number of slates. The remaining tiling surrounding the system then fits snugly around the array.

The eight LG 300 W panels were fitted, five on the south and 3 on the east facing pitches of the property.  We then added a Solar Edge inverter system to ensure optimum performance.

SoGoSolar is an accredited SolarEdge Advanced Installer.

The Solaredge inverter system results in each panel being electrically independent.  This confers a number of benefits over conventional string system inverters including:

  • Improved energy yield due to lower losses from shading and module mismatch as losses are restricted to the affected panel rather than the whole ‘string’.
  • Real time and historic performance data at both module and system level.
  • Safe DC mode. On the loss of AC power, only 1Vdcis generated per panel.
  • Market leading warranty terms of 12 years for the main inverter.

For more information on Solar Edge products click here.

Technical Specification

System Size: 2.4 kWp
Estimated Yield: 2135 kWh/pa
Modules: LG 300W
Inverter: Solar Edge
Commissioned: Jun 2014
No. of panels: 8
Facing: SE
Postcode: TW1

About SogoSolar

We are specialists in the design and installation of solar panel systems for domestic and commercial customers in Twickenham, Richmond, and the South East. We know that investing in solar energy remains one of the smartest decisions you could make today. However, we also know that you may have questions or concerns before making the decision.

Looking good

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. With ‘In roof’ and ‘integrated’ systems, 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 often specified in locations where planning restrictions preclude the use of traditional framed modules installed ‘above’ the roof.

Designed for you 

At SogoSolar all our systems are bespoke – designed specifically for your property. In addition, we only use components from manufacturers with UK or EU based support teams. This in turn means that we are much better placed to support you, our customer.

Peace of mind 

All our installations come with an insurance-backed 5 year workmanship warranty, plus a comprehensive after care service, which includes monitoring system performance for two years from installation. This has proved a valuable feature for many of our customers, enabling them to monitor the output of individual panels, as well as their overall energy usage.

Money matters

Solar remains a smart financial investment, with over half a million households in the UK taking advantage of the financial benefits possible. Owners of solar PV systems receive a tax-free income for all the extra energy they generate for 20 years from installation. Not only do they earn money, but also save money on their bills when using the energy generated within their property. Plus, installation costs have more than halved over the last few years, and can give returns of between 10% to 12% for domestic installations.

No call centres here!

If you prefer to know exactly who you are dealing with, you have come to the right place. We are a Twickenham based company and we offer an honest, transparent, old fashioned approach, in which you will always deal direct with experienced professionals. If you’d like to find out more do please give us a call on 0800 0025833. We’d love to hear from you!