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Solar PV

Proud to be a Duracell Energy Platinum Partner

Installing solar PV (solar photovoltaic) to generate your own electricity supply is an excellent way to protect yourself from high energy costs. Plus, you’ll reduce your dependence on supplies at National Grid and lower your carbon footprint.

So you’ll not only save money on your energy bill, but you will also get paid for the surplus electricity that you feed back to the grid.

Solar PV + battery storage

Power your home with solar electricity

We are proud to be an exclusive
Duracell Energy Platinum Partner

It takes just 30 seconds to get an indicative quote for a solar PV and battery storage based on a few simple questions about your property.

Then, book a suitable time for us to carry out a 30 minute remote (online) survey

  • Just 30 seconds for a free quote
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How solar PV works

PV stands for ‘photovoltaic’ which means ‘converting light into electricity’.

A solar PV panel consists of many cells that are made of a semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cells it creates a flow of electricity. Solar panels work in most daylight conditions, even cloudy days, but the more direct sunlight that hits the panels, the better the generation will be that day. The panels will capture the sun’s energy as DC voltage, before the converter changes it into AC voltage which can be used in the home.

Typical solar PV systems are made up of around 10 panels but it depends on the size of your roof space, a typical system takes up 20m 2 of roof area. Most solar PV systems are considered a ‘permitted development’ so don’t generally require planning permission but some exceptions do exist; we can advise on that for you.

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Costs & funding

As an accredited installer, we have access to various pots of funding that can make going green with solar PV FREE or low-cost for you. The funding comes from places such as energy companies, local authorities and government.

Solar PV is perfect for people who want to protect themselves from energy price rises in the future and who want to be less reliant on the National Grid.

It’s also an excellent way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and do your bit for the UK’s drive to be net zero. Plus, there is the opportunity to earn money from any surplus electricity you generate.

If your roof space is south-facing it is an even better idea; solar PV panels can also perform very well on south-east and south-west facing roofs.

Who needs solar pv?

3 easy steps…

1. First off, answer a few quick questions and get a quick quote for solar PV and Duracell battery storage.

2. Then you’ll be prompted to book a remote (online) survey with one of our experienced solar PV experts. The online call takes around 30 minutes and will confirm the price based on a bit more information from you.

3. If everything sounds good, we’ll arrange a visit to your property to ensure the solar PV installation is suitable for your property and complete a few technical checks before the installation goes ahead.

Cut your bills

There are numerous factors that impact how much a solar PV system will save on energy bills, such as the size of the system, its efficiency and at what time of day the household requires energy usage. 

At Evolve we’ll be able to provide you with estimates based on your home and usage during a home visit. Meanwhile, the Energy Savings Trust has published indicative savings for a solar PV system in Aberystwyth, Wales, as follows:

Annual Savings(£/year)**
Home all day£580
Home in mornings£495
Home in afternoons£460
Out all day until 4pm£370
Out all day until 6pm£335

Annual saving/income with Smart Export Guarantee* in Aberystwyth, Wales:

Add battery storage to your
solar PV system

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Installation

Adding solar battery storage is the perfect way to maximise the efficiency of your solar panels . . .

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Storage

Battery energy storage systems (BESS) are devices that allow surplus electricity to be stored and . . .

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Charging

Battery storage is especially important if you are out of the house during the day . . .

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How solar panels and battery
storage work together

PV panels on your roof will capture the sun’s energy and convert it into DC voltage.

An inverter, connected to your consumer unit, will convert the DC voltage into AC voltage, so it can be used in the home.

Your generation meter will register how much your system is generating.

When you require electricity in the home (ie. an appliance is switched on), the inverter makes sure that solar electricity is used first.

If there is not quite enough solar energy available, more will be drawn from National Grid to top up. This is seamless.

If you have excess solar energy, it will be stored in the battery for use when needed.

Unused solar electricity will be fed back to National Grid under the government backed scheme Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).

Begin reducing your energy bill

How does is work?

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PV panels on your roof will capture the sun’s energy and convert it into DC voltage.

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An inverter, connected to your consumer unit, will convert the DC voltage into AC voltage, so it can be used in the home.

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Your generation meter will register how much your system is generating.

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When you require electricity in the home (ie. an appliance is switched on), the inverter makes sure that solar electricity is used first.

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If there is not quite enough solar energy available, more will be drawn from National Grid to top up. This is seamless.

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If you have excess solar energy, it will be stored in the battery for use when needed.

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Unused solar electricity will be fed back to National Grid under the government backed scheme Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).

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Begin reducing your energy bill

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Why choose Evolve?

We’re great at what we do and our team has over 450 years’ experience between us so we know how to do an excellent job. We only use the best materials and all our surveyors and technicians are highly trained and take pride in their work. Plus, we’re a Duracell Platinum Partner, giving the very best in energy storage solutions to our customers so the benefits of solar PV can be maximised.

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Established in 2015

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60 members of staff

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450 years of combined experience

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Over 15,000 homes decarbonised since 2015

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A further 80 homes decarbonised every week

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Became an exclusive Duracell Energy Platinum Partner

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Solar PV FAQs

What is solar PV?

Solar PV are panels on a property’s roof that collect thermal energy from the sun which is then switched from DC voltage into usable AC voltage by a converter.

Why should I have solar PV?

Solar PV is a great investment, saving around £500** on the average energy bill, plus you’ll be able to make money by registering for the government-backed Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme so you’re paid for any surplus solar electricity that you export back to the grid. It’s also an excellent choice for sustainability reasons.

How long does solar PV take to install?

Two to three days is typical.

How much money can solar PV save me on my heating bills?

Around £500** on the average energy bill.

How much does solar PV cost?

It depends on numerous factors but our prices currently start at £4,995.

** Estimates taken from the Energy Savings Trust, August 2023
(www.energysavingtrust.org.uk)

* The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is the Government’s scheme to pay you for the electricity you generate. All typical solar PV systems are eligible to receive SEG payments, so long as the technology and installer used is certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) or equivalent.