When it comes to investing in solar panels for your business there are lots of questions about the process, from surveys to earnings and everything involved in the installation process. We’ve therefore put together the following solar panel FAQs to help, but please call us if you have any questions or if you’d like a free site survey or a free no obligation quote.
Why choose Maden Eco?
Maden Eco have been a family run business for nearly 20 years with experience throughout technologies, such as solar, wind and biomass, as well as having a construction department. Maden Eco have installed more than 130 domestic PV systems which are all running very efficiently and many over generating from what we first estimated. We offer a free site survey before providing the most relevant advice, and we’ll also give you a no obligation quote without charge.
How will I know if my business is agricultural or commercial?
Generally, agricultural solar will be on farms, and commercial will be on businesses such as hotels and health spas.
Do I need planning permission for my PV system?
All ground mounted PV solar panel systems require planning permission (no matter what the size), however, it isn’t normally difficult to gain permission for such systems. In Scotland, if one single shed is carrying more than 50kW it does require planning permission. If you were to install a 100kW solar panel system and it was split across two different roofs (50kW on each roof) then planning would not be required. England has no limits to what can be put on one agricultural shed.
Do I need an export meter?
PV solar panel systems over 30kW will need an export meter to receive accurate payments for electricity that is exported back to the grid. Systems below 30kW are assumed to use 50% and export 50%. Although Maden Eco will guide the customer on export meters and help as much as we can, it is your responsibility to get this put into place.
How long will an installation take?
Maden Eco can usually install a 50kW solar panel system in 5 days, depending on roof types and conditions.
Will the solar installation disturb the running of my business?
Not at all, Maden Eco will keep out of your way and ensure that we do not to interfere with the daily running of the business.
Are there any ongoing maintenance costs for businesses after installing solar panels?
PV systems generally have no maintenance costs. Once you have invested in solar panels for your business or farm, you will only see returns.
Will Maden Eco come and carry out a site survey?
Maden Eco carry out site surveys free of charge and produce a report/quotation again with no obligations or charge. We will discuss with you all your requirements, needs and demands and find the best options and systems for you.
Arrange a survey or ask a question
If you’re considering investing in solar panels for your business we’d be delighted to arrange a free site survey and a free no obligation quote. Alternatively, if you should have any queries about solar panels, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
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