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Different Types of Solar Panel Installation


Solar panel installation can be carried out in a number of ways, depending on your individual requirements and the type of roof you have. Our installers will be happy to discuss your solar panel installation in greater detail with you after having carried out a survey of your home, and we will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the process. See our PV solar panels gallery for examples of each type of installation.

There are five main types of solar panel installation:

On-roof solar panel installation


Solar Panel Installation - On-roof

 

This is the most cost-effective system of solar panel installation. However, it can look like an ‘add-on’ and requires a gap around the solar panels for rain run-off. No planning permission is required, except in designated conservation areas.

 

 

 

 

In-roof solar panel installation

Solar Panel Installation - In-roof

 

 

This type of solar panel installation features panels which lie flush with the roof. This is more expensive and provides less ventilation. No planning permission is required, except in conservation areas.

 

 

 

 

Solar PV Tiles

Solar PV tiles

 

Solar PV tiles provide an alternative type of solar panel installation. This system requires the roof to be completely retiled and is more expensive than in-roof and on-roof solar panel installations, and can be slightly less efficient. However, the appearance can be somewhat more attractive. No planning permission is required for this solar panel installation except in conservation areas.

 

 

 

 

Flat-roof mounted solar panel installation


Solar Panel Installation - flat roof mounted

 

This type of solar panel installation is often used for commercial properties and requires blocks or A-frame mounting with adequate spacing to prevent shadows. This type of solar panel installation does require planning permission.

 

 

 

 

Ground mounted solar panel installation


Solar Panel Installation - Ground Mounted

 

 

Like flat-roof mounted solar panel installations, ground mounted solar panel installations are generally used for commercial use. Typically, this kind of solar panel installation requires large amounts of land to be cost-effective. Planning permission is required for this type of solar panel installation.

 For more information on solar panel installation and to arrange a free survey of your property, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0116 2987467.

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