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    Serves Essex
    GEI is a solar PV installer with over 15 years experience. We offer a range of renewable energy solutions to domestic and commercial customers throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Read More...
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    Serves Essex
    ASK Renewable Solutions are specialists in the installation, repair and maintenance of all forms of renewable energy solutions, including solar panels, solar water heating, solar batteries and air source heat pumps. Read More...
  • Add ECH Group to your contact list
    Serves Essex
    ECH Group has been running as a family business for over 10 years, installing over 10,000 Solar PV systems. You will receive a friendly service with unmatched expertise and support. Read More...
  • Add EEC Home Improvements to your contact list
    Serves Essex
    EEC Home Improvements have 28 years experience in the renewables market. They are a 5* Google rated company, regional Installer of the Year winners (2017) and Energy Efficiency Award winners (2018) Read More...
  • Add EPC Improvements Solar to your contact list
    Serves Essex
    EPC Improvements have vast experience in Solar Panels. We are here to help with projects of any size, domestic or commercial, across the South and South East of England. Read More...


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Recent Solar Panel Projects in Essex:

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4 kW pv installed and commissioned before deadline.

Ground Mounted Solar PV

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Ground mounted solar system, to power electric in domestic house. 4 acres of land.

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Repair to previously installed system required.

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RM10, Dagenham, Essex

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Commercial Solar PV

SS4, Rochford, Essex

Solar panels for small business unit in Rochford.

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SS6, Rayleigh, Essex

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16 Solar Panels

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16 solar panels required


Solar Panels in Essex

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Are you thinking about joining the more than 22,574 Essex households already using solar to save on their energy bills? Perhaps you should.

Essex has huge potential for solar PV with roughly 1,125 kWh of solar energy falling on each square metre in the county per year. That's way above the UK average and in line with parts of Germany.

Essex homes already account for 77,515 kW of solar generating capacity and a well sited 4kW solar panel system in Essex will generate about the same electricity as an average household consumes each year.

How it all Works

  • As well as savings from generating your own electricity, the Feed in Tariff pays householders and businesses for every unit of electricity your panels generate.
  • The current FIT rate for installations up to 10kW supplying power to a grid connected building is 3.86 p/kWh.
  • An additional tariff of 5.24 p/kWh is paid for unused electricity you "export" to the grid.
  • Your system must be installed by an MCS accredited installer.
  • Your installer should be able to help with the application process and explain any requirements

How Much do Solar Panels Cost in Essex

A solar panel installation will vary in cost based on factors like the size of the system, the type of panel used and perhaps access issues. As a rule of thumb you can expect to pay between £5,000 and £8,000 for a 4kWp domestic system, with the median cost last year of £6,804.

How Much Can You Earn in Essex

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Typical Income and Savings: 3kW Solar System in Essex

Electricity Generated / Year 2,945 kWh
   
FIT Income / Year £114
Export Income / Year £77
Savings on Electricity / Year £241
   
Yearly Income and Savings £432
20 Year Total Income and Savings £8,640

 

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Typical Income and Savings: 4kW Solar System in Essex

Electricity Generated / Year 3,927 kWh
   
FIT Income / Year £152
Export Income / Year £103
Savings on Electricity / Year £322
   
Yearly Income and Savings £577
20 Year Total Income and Savings £11,540

 

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Typical Income and Savings: 5kW Solar System in Essex

Electricity Generated / Year 4,909 kWh
   
FIT Income / Year £189
Export Income / Year £129
Savings on Electricity / Year £402
   
Yearly Income and Savings £720
20 Year Total Income and Savings £14,400

 

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Typical Income and Savings: 6kW Solar System in Essex

Electricity Generated / Year 5,891 kWh
   
FIT Income / Year £227
Export Income / Year £154
Savings on Electricity / Year £483
   
Yearly Income and Savings £864
20 Year Total Income and Savings £17,280

 

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Typical Income and Savings: Essex 20kW Solar System

Electricity Generated / Year 19,635 kWh
   
FIT Income / Year £807
Export Income / Year £514
Savings on Electricity / Year £1,609
   
Yearly Income and Savings £2,930
20 Year Total Income and Savings £58,600

 

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Typical Income and Savings: Essex 50kW Solar System

Electricity Generated / Year 49,088 kWh
   
FIT Income / Year £2,017
Export Income / Year £1,286
Savings on Electricity / Year £4,023
   
Yearly Income and Savings £7,326
20 Year Total Income and Savings £146,520

 

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Typical Income and Savings: Essex 150kW Solar System

Electricity Generated / Year 147,263 kWh
   
FIT Income / Year £2,577
Export Income / Year £3,858
Savings on Electricity / Year £12,068
   
Yearly Income and Savings £18,503
20 Year Total Income and Savings £370,060

 

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Typical Income and Savings: Essex 250kW Solar System

Electricity Generated / Year 245,438 kWh
   
FIT Income / Year £4,295
Export Income / Year £6,430
Savings on Electricity / Year £20,114
   
Yearly Income and Savings £30,839
20 Year Total Income and Savings £616,780

 

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  • Predicted electricity generation is estimated and averaged over a selection of locations in Essex for installations facing between SE and SW.
  • Feed in Tariff income is calculated at a rate of 3.86 p/kWh.
  • Export income is calculated at the export rate of 5.24 p/kWh.
  • 50% on-site usage is assumed.
  • Electricity savings based on an electricity unit price of 16.39p.

Find Installers in Essex

Solar panels are a significant investment, so it's important that you find the right installer for you. We recommend that you get quotes from at least 3 different installers.

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Public Policy in Essex

50kWp solar chelmsford civic-centreEssex Council energy policies which began as far back as 2007 include smart metering in council buildings and energy efficiency measures in schools including biomass and solar PV and water harvesting. Essex County Council and the City Councils and Local Authorities within the county have a positive and pro-active approach to energy conservation and renewable energy as witnessed by this 50kWp solar PV array installed in December 2014 on the roof of the Chelmsford City Council Civic Centre. Designated teams of council members throughout Essex work together on a co-ordinated policy for energy management.

Planning Permission for Solar PV

The planning regulations concerning solar installations in Essex are those which apply to the whole of England. Once certain conditions and limitations are met, domestic solar installations and commercial installations up to 1 MW do not require planning permission. Special rules apply to conservation areas and listed buildings. You can find out if you live in a conservation area and get contact details for the relevant authority here: Conservation areas in Essex.
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