Solar Technology, Makes & Models

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels are a magical product. Point a solar panel at the sun and it will immediately start generating electricity.

And how much does that electricity cost? Nothing! The sun is a free energy source which your solar panels take advantage of to fill your home with carbon-free, zero-cost electricity.

Solar panels generate a kind of electricity called Direct Current or DC. In the home, we all need a different kind of electricity called Alternating Current or AC.

What’s the solution to the AC-DC issue? We connect your solar panels to an ‘inverter’ which transforms DC electricity from the panels into AC electricity you can use in the home. Job done.

Request a no-obligation, bespoke solar panel system quote today with expert guidance from our trusted and certified professionals on the right solution for your home.

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SOLAR PANELS MAKES AND MODELS

Searching for the ideal solution

We can install any solar panel brand and model available in the UK market. However, there are certain panels we favour at any given time. We are always looking for panels which hit the sweet-spot of:

  • High efficiency
  • Long warranties
  • Tier 1 manufacturer
  • Reasonable cost
Solar PV

We are in constant contact with our suppliers to hunt down solar panels that meet all four of the criteria above. Panels we recommend at the moment for an optimal solar panel installation include:

MAKE
PANEL RATING
PRODUCT WARRANTY
PERFORMANCE WARRANTY
CATEGORY
Q Cells
400W
12 years
25 years
Tier 1
Longi Solar
410W
12 years
25 years
Tier 1
JA Solar
430W
25 years
30 years
Tier 1
JinkoSolar
440W
25 years
30 years
Tier 1
SunPower DC
450W
30 years
30 years
Tier 1
SunPower AC
445W
40 years
40 years
Tier 1

Tier 1 solar panels are produced by high-quality manufacturers with financial stability, significant investment in R&D, and automated production processes. Tier 1 panels are considered ‘bankable’ by financial institutions and come with strong warranties, such as SunPower solar panels.

OUR    REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

SOLAR INVERTERS MAKES AND MODELS

What’s the best inverter to connect your panels up to? It depends on your situation. To determine what’s appropriate for you, we ask the following two questions:

  1. Does your roof suffer from shading?
  2. Do you want advanced monitoring – to be able to see how each panel is performing in detail?

If your answer to either of these questions is ‘yes’, we recommend SolarEdge inverter technology.

If your answer to both questions is ‘no’, then we recommend a standard inverter which works out cheaper.

RECOMMENDED SOLUTION
STANDARD INVERTER
SOLAREDGE INVERTER & OPTIMISERS
Do you have shading?
No
Yes
Would you like advanced monitoring?
No
Yes
Solis Inverter
Solar Edge Home Wave Inverter

Here are the inverter makes we install on a regular basis – ones we know well and trust:

MAKE
WARRANTY
SHADE MITIGATION?
STANDARD MONITORING
ADVANCED MONITORING
Solis
5-20 years
Basic
Yes
No
SolaX
10-15 years
Basic
Yes
No
SolarEdge
12-25 years
Yes - advanced
Yes
Yes

Whereas solar panels are very robust and rarely fail, the inverter does all the electrical heavy-lifting and will probably stop working at some point. So it’s worth thinking carefully about how long your inverter warranty is valid for. We always recommend a minimum of 10 years.

Affordable finance for Solar Technology

Infinity Energy Services Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Phoenix Financial Consultants Limited (“Phoenix”). Phoenix is a credit broker, not a lender. Phoenix is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 539195), and offers finance from its panel of lenders. All finance subject to status and credit checks.

Affordable finance for Solar Technology

Infinity Energy Services Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Phoenix Financial Consultants Limited (“Phoenix”). Phoenix is a credit broker, not a lender. Phoenix is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 539195), and offers finance from its panel of lenders. All finance subject to status and credit checks.

VIEW OUR CASE STUDIES AND SEE WHY OUR SYSTEMS ARE THE REAL DEAL

SOLAR PV & BATTERY STORAGE, WaRSASH, HAMPSHIRE

£2,059 SAVED P/A

We installed a Solar PV system together with a Tesla Powerwall battery storage for Mr Cooke in Hampshire, enabling him to generate and store store solar energy, and draw on it whenever he needs it, day or night.

Solar Panels

Solar PV installed

7.70 kWp
Battery Installed

Battery installed

TESLA POWERWALL 13.5 kW
Heat pump

ASHP installed

5KW SAMSUNG GEN6
Energy saving

Energy saving per annum

15,099.7 kWh
Energy Bill saving

Energy bill saving per annum

£2,059
Payback period

Payback period

6 years

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