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    Just wondering if anyone on here has solar panels installed at their home.
    Reason is it's something i wouldn't mind having if it's of any major beneficial to us.

    If you've taken the plunge and had them installed, how are you getting on with them ?

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    I haven't got them, but my electricity provider has offered to supply and fit them for a £99 admin fee. I haven't looked into it yet, but it will probably be one of those deals where I get the free use of any electricity generated by them, and the surplus goes into the national grid and the company get the payment for it. Given that most people are at work during the day, quite a lot of electricity would go unused and thus make money for the company.

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    there are quite a lot of requirements to make sure your house is suitable as well.

    direction roof faces, surface area of roof, strength of roof etc etc

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    I looked into it Phil, and found out a lot more than they tell you at the start. I facied the idea too. But as my house is not south facing they would not fit them. But after finding out all the deatails, I wouldn,t have had them fitted if they could. Do a bit of research Phil, before you commit yourself.

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    I'm working on a project just now with some guys who have a company specialising in PV panel (not the same as the old solar panels). There are a few ways you can get them either without paying for them or paying something towards them and getting some or all of the feedback tariff from them. I can send you loads of info if you're interested.

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    2 basic types of solar panel, one that heats water and one that produces electricity.
    Electricity types feed into the National Grid, so you will have a surplus in summer and then you will need the electricity back in winter.
    Similar idea if you make hot water types your house, lots of hot water in summer, not enough in winter.
    Lots of other things to consider, some mentioned above plus things like if you want to sell your house will it put buyers off.

    Have a look here:

    http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/

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