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Solar Panel Guide UK

A Complete Guide to Solar Panels is a comprehensive resource that covers practically everything you need to know about solar panels for homes and businesses in the UK. You will learn how solar panels work, what are their benefits, types, costs, savings, how to choose the best installer and maintain your solar panel system. 

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A Complete Guide to Solar Panels

Are you considering installing Solar Panels on your home or business in the UK? Everything you need to consider when choosing to invest in solar panels for your home or business. 

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» What is Solar PV (photovoltaic)?

Learn what Solar PV stands for and what the Photovoltaic effect is & how it relates to solar energy.

» Solar PV Cell Sizes and Formats

Learn what solar PV cell sizes and formats are & how they relate to solar energy production.

» Solar Energy Terminology

To help you navigate the world of solar energy, here is a list of solar energy terminology.

» The History of Solar Energy

Learn the milestones in the history of solar energy from the 16th century to the present day.

» How Much Money Can You Save With Solar Panels?

Learn about how much money you can save with solar panels installed on your roof.

» How many Solar Panels do I need for my home?

Learn how to figure out how many solar panels you need for your home roof.

Solar Panel Components

» How are Solar Panels made?

Learn about how different types of solar panels are made to maximise their efficiency.

» Solar Panel Output: How Much Electricity Do Solar Panels Produce?

Learn about how much electricity panels can produce and how to maximise their efficiency.

» Solar Inverters, what are they and how do they work?

Learn about the what Solar Inverters are, how they work and the different types of inverters.

» Solar Panel Optimisers

Learn about what solar panel optimisers are and how they increase the efficiency of Solar Panels.

Solar Panel Funding & Grants

» Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) Scheme

Learn about the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) Scheme currently available in the UK in 2023/2024.

» Best SEG Tariffs/SEG Rates in March 2024

Learn about the latest SEG Tariffs/SEG Rates for March 2024 from all the UK Energy Suppliers.

» The ECO Flex Scheme

Learn about the ECO Flex Scheme available in the UK in 2023/2024.

» Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) Scheme 2023

Learn about the Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) Scheme available in the UK in 2023/2024.

» Home Upgrade Grant UK 2023 (HUG2)

Learn about the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG2) currently available in the UK in 2023/2024.

» Solar Panel Grants UK 2023/2024

Learn about the different Solar Panel Grants currently available in the UK in 2023/2024.

» Solar Panel Financing

Learn about the different Solar Panel Financing options available from NXTGEN Energy.

Solar Panel Regulations

» MCS Certification

Learn about what MCS Certification is and why it matters when it comes to solar installations.

» DNO Application For Solar Panels

Learn about DNO (Distribution Network Operator) applications and when you need to apply.

» Can you install Solar Panels in a Conservation Area?

Learn about If you live in a conservation area the requirements for solar panels.

Solar Panel Installation

» Solar PV System Installation Checklist

Handy checklist for what you need to do for a successful solar PV system installation.

» How Are Solar Panels Installed?

Learn what happens on a typical solar panel installation in the UK.

» Solar Panel Placement: How to choose the best location

Learn about the best place, orientation and angle to install solar panels on your roof.

» North vs South Facing Solar Panels: Which is best?

Learn about the best roof direction to install solar panels on your roof.

» Solar Battery Storage Placement in Your Home

Learn about the best place to install your solar battery storage in your home.

» What’s the Maximum Number of Solar Panels you can install in the UK?

Learn about the maximum number of solar panels you can install on your roof.

» Can you install solar panels on a flat roof?

Learn about the requirements for installing Solar panels on a flat roof in the UK.

» How to Install Solar Panels on a Metal Roof

Learn about the requirements for installing Solar Panels on a metal roof in the UK.

» Why It’s Important To Pigeon Proof Your Solar Panels

Why pigeons love solar panels, what problems they can cause, and how you can prevent them.

» How SolaSkirt Can Protect Your Solar Panels

Learn about SolaSkirt, a premium solar panel pigeon proofing system to protect your panels.

» Home Battery Storage Without Solar Panels

Learn about the pros and cons of having Home Battery Storage Without Solar Panels.

» Solar Panels for Gardens

Learn about installing solar panels in your garden if your roof isn’t suitable for solar panels.

» Solar Panels on Garage Roofs?

Learn about installing solar panels on your garage roof if your house roof isn’t suitable.

Solar Panel Maintenance

» Solar Panel Cleaning UK

Learn about the requirements for the cleaning of Solar Panels in the UK.

» Do solar panels break in heatwaves?

Learn about the efficiency of Solar Panels in the extreme summer weather we had this summer.

Matt Alexander’s Solar Energy Success Story

A 5-Star Review of NXTGEN Energy’s Products & Services

The work’s been done to an incredibly high standard. The cabling is really neat, the system is performing fantastically well, and we can’t believe how much money we’ve saved already. So, generally a big thank you to Stuart, Kelly and everyone at the NXTGEN team, who have done a really, really good job from start to finish.

We really couldn’t be more pleased.

Matt Alexander

NXTGEN Energy Customer, Essex, UK

Our Accreditations

We are regularly audited to maintain these nationally recognised accreditations, recognising the high quality of our workmanship, and our customer service.

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Bronze Solar Package

8 x PV Panels, 1 x 6.5 KWh Battery, 1 x Inverter.

Our bronze solar package produces 2.6 Kw of Solar PV and provides 6.5 KWh of Battery Storage.

Silver Solar Package

12 x PV Panels, 1 x 6.5 KWh Battery, 1 x Inverter.

Our silver solar package produces 5.32 Kw of Solar PV and provides 6.5 KWh of Battery Storage.

Gold Solar Package

16 x PV Panels, 2 x 6.5 KWh Battery, 1 x Solar Edge Inverter.

Our gold solar package produces 6.08 Kw of Solar PV and provides 13 KWh of Battery Storage.

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Commercial Solar Panel Installations

Commercial solar panels are a smart way to reduce your energy bills, lower your carbon footprint and secure your future energy supply. By installing solar panels on your roof or land, you can generate clean and renewable electricity to power your business operations. You can also benefit from the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) which pays you for the excess electricity you export to the grid. Commercial solar panels can help you save money, protect the environment and enhance your reputation as a green business.
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Residential Solar Panel Installations

Residential solar panels are a great way to generate your own clean and renewable electricity at home. By installing solar panels on your roof, you can cut your electricity bills, reduce your carbon footprint and receive payments for the excess energy you export to the national grid through the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme. Residential solar panels can help you save money, protect the environment and become more energy independent in these times of a cost-of-living-crisis. Now is the time to go solar!