Videos & Education

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Meet our mascot Frank...

In the videos & articles below he’ll provide a ‘frank explanation’ to all of your solar-related questions.

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What if every house in the UK had solar panels?

If installed on every house in the UK (excluding flats). Solar could provide 60% of all domestic electricity consumption.

Between April and September, solar generation would exceed all domestic electricity demand.

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4 kW Solar system - why are they still popular?

Unless you have limited roof space, a 4 kW solar system is unlikely to be the best choice for your home. 

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Solar battery. Is it worth it?

The answer will depend on you usage profile and the amount of energy your home can generate.

Explained within this article using a real-world example.

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How much do solar panels generate in the winter?

Solar panels in England will generate between 15-27% as much electricity in the winter compared to their summer peak...

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How does a solar battery work?

A solar battery stores excess generation from your solar installation that would otherwise be exported.

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Do I need to clean my solar panels?

Just like cleaning your windows to let in more light, it is also worth adding your solar panels to the window cleaning schedule. 

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I’m retired. Should I get solar panels?

It depends. There are several factors you should think about when considering installing solar panels in retirement. 

We discuss these considerations within this video.

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How much would getting solar panels offset my impact on the environment?

Using real-world examples we’ll show you how one customer reduced their pollution and CO2 emissions from electricity consumption by 177%.

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How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels are expected to last 40-50 years. In theory, solar cells will still be producing power long after we’re all gone.

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How many solar panels do I need?

Between 10-22 solar panels for a domestic install.

You will need 10+ solar panels to generate the equivalent amount of electricity an average home uses per year.

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Can solar panels charge an electric car?

An average electric car will travel approximately 4 miles per kWh. How many miles could your home solar system provide?

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Can solar panels power a house in the UK?

An average home in the UK uses 3638 kWh of electricity per year. A detached house will use 4153 kWh, according to the Energy Savings Trust.

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Which solar panels are best?

What to look for, why selecting the right inverter is important and how to ensure that your solar panel system is as productive as possible.

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How do solar panels generate electricity?

Solar panels generate electricity by using the photovoltaic effect.

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How are solar panels installed?

An average electric car will travel approximately 4 miles per kWh. How many miles could your home solar system provide?

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Can solar panels work at night?


You will need a battery to use solar energy at night.

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How are solar panels made?

The main ingredient in solar panels is Silicon (sand). Silicon is the second-most abundant element on the planet after Oxygen. 

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How do solar panels work?

An average electric car will travel approximately 4 miles per kWh. How many miles could your home solar system provide?

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Can solar panels catch fire?

Yes, as with all electronic components solar panels can catch fire. Mainly due to the quality of components and/or installation.

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Are solar panels recyclable?

Solar panels are recyclable. After their useful life you can recover: 95% of glass. 100% of metal and 85% of the silicon.

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Are solar panels worth it in the UK?

If you have flown over the UK you will instinctively know the answer to this question….everything is green and that’s due to solar energy.

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Are solar panels expensive?

The cost of installing quality solar and battery storage will range from £5000-9000 depending on the components used.

Not as expensive as not having them!

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Will pigeons nest under my solar panels?

Possibly. It's actually quite rare, it does happen. There are a few easy and non-invasive options to prevent this from happening.

How are solar panel savings calculated

How are solar panel savings calculated?

Your solar panel savings come in two parts. Self-consumption of solar-generated energy and the Smart Export Guarantee. Boost your savings by 50% by using a TOU tariff.

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How much energy do everyday household items use?

It's a good idea to know how much energy each of your household items uses so that you can maximise the self-consumption of your solar-generated electricity.