The customer for this Solar Panels Richmond installation was already a convert to renewable energy and had an existing solar thermal system installed on this property. This had not been working as desired. Though not installed by us, we were asked to address this problem as well as design and install a new solar PV system.
Firstly, we supplemented the existing thermal system with an ImmerSun unit which would divert any surplus electricity generated by the new solar PV system into the immersion heater, thereby maximising the proportion of energy used on site.
The next step was to install a solar PV system and by using the high efficiency Panasonic modules we were able to accommodate 12 panels across both the south and west facing pitches. We used the Solar Edge inverter system which, rather than providing one inverter for the whole system, provides individual inverters to each panel, the advantages of which are as follows:
Higher yields thanks to their voltage optimiser units which means that output from each of the solar panels is independent from that of any other panel. This eliminates loses due to inherent module mismatch and partial cloud shading.
Safe DC voltages of only 1v per optimser in the event of loss of AC power. Module level monitoring and performance data available via the Solar Edge monitoring portal.
We are specialists in the design and installation of solar panel systems for domestic and commercial customers in Richmond, Middlesex, London 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.
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.
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.
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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, in which you will always deal direct with experienced professionals.
If you’d like to find out more or receive a no-obligation quotation, please call us on 0800 0025833. We’d love to hear from you!
Ham, Richmond solar panels installation – Customer Feedback
“Their technical knowledge is good, you guys know your stuff. The installation went very smoothly and quickly. Overall I’m very happy 8/10.” BvC
System Size: 2.88 kWp
Estimated Yield: 2317 kWh/pa
Modules: Panasonic VBHN240
Inverter: Solar Edge
Commissioned: February 2014
No. of panels: 12