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Free, never-ending clean energy to power your home is just around the corner
Installing solar panels is just the beginning. Switch over to solar today and enjoy the benefits of an efficient, pollution-free energy source for years to come. It’s the best decision you can make for your home.
Savings for your pocket & the planet
With solar energy, you can be sure you are investing in a clean, renewable energy source that will save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. Let us help you control your energy needs and protect the environment by going over to solar.
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We live in uncertain times, we don’t have to be uncertain about our energy
We should all be able to power our homes without breaking the bank. With our reliance on the big utility firms becoming risky and uncontrollable, an ongoing energy crisis, rising costs, and world leaders calling on us to save the planet, we decided it was time to take control.
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Rising energy costs out of our control
The uncertainty around our energy supplies, and the increasing costs we continually face, is leading to genuine concern of where it will lead. When government support is removed many households worry costs will spiral further, and leave us with fewer reliable options to cost-effectively power our homes and vehicles.
There is also a real sense of fear now, that failures to begin reducing our dependence on fossil fuels could be doing irreversible harm to our planet.
A smarter option for everyone's future
Solar energy is abundant, reliable, and affordable, delivering 10,000 times the energy we need to power our homes and vehicles. More efficient technology means investing in a solar system is a long-term investment that can pay off in the form of energy savings over the next years. With such an effective energy source on our doorstep, it seems foolish not to use it.
Why choose to install solar with us?
Over to Solar’s team of experts will help you find the best solar energy solution on the market to meet your needs and budget, as well as give you an estimate of how much you could save. There’s not much we don’t know about solar panels, and our team can answer all your questions with a no-obligation call back whenever it suits you.
Energy installation that pays for itself
For qualifying homeowners, with the right system configuration, the money saved on paying for your electricity use will cover the finance of the installation in 5-8 years. With more energy savings from your solar system continuing for years to come.
Hassle-free… from start to finish
We will be right by your side from initial consultation to installation and by keeping our sales, trades and aftercare all under one roof, we ensure consistent delivery and quality every time.
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Why we started Over To Solar
Over to Solar is an independent provider of solar energy solutions based in Guildford, Surrey. Our mission is to make it easy and affordable for people to switch to solar energy, save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and enjoy the benefits of a cleaner energy source. After all, we owe a zero-emission world to future generations, and with little hope for government action, it’s up to us to make the change.
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How much will solar save me?
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Over To Solar Guarantee
At Over to Solar, we’re committed to providing you with high-quality customer service, competitive pricing and customised solar solutions for your needs.
We want to ensure that you enjoy the benefits of solar energy as soon as possible. So as soon as your project is approved, we guarantee your installation will be completed within 90 days or less, or we’ll cover your first three months of solar payments up to £1000.
We stand behind the solar energy systems that we install. That’s why we offer a 10-year production guarantee. If your solar system doesn’t produce the expected energy each year, we will write you a cheque for the difference.
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And find out how much you could save on your energy bills.
Call 01483 363 201 or fill in our enquiry form today, and one of our solar experts will contact you within 24 hours.
What happens next?
Our Over to Solar consultant will schedule a Solar Assessment of your property to discuss your requirements and provide a quote.
Over to Solar will custom design a system to meet your needs.
Once signed off, your system will be installed within 90 days. You’ll have a solar energy supply to your property as soon as installation is completed.
Frequently Asked Questions
The amount of electricity that solar PV panels will generate for a typical four-bed family home in the UK will depend on several factors, including the size of the solar panel system, the location of the property, and the angle and orientation of the solar panels.
A typical 4-bed family home in the UK would require about 6-10 kW of solar PV panels to generate enough electricity to meet its needs. This would typically consist of 18-25 solar panels, each with a capacity of 250 watts. On an annual basis, a solar PV system of this size would generate on average 3,500-4,000 kWh per year.
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If your heating is powered by electricity or you have an air or ground source pump, we can advise you on the right solution to reduce your heating costs. However, if you have a gas or oil-powered heating you will still need to pay for your supply separately.
Batteries are not necessary to have solar power, but they make a solar system far more effective, from powering your home during the evening to storing excess energy during the day. The cost of batteries has reduced dramatically in recent times and the technology improved so are a obvious addition.
Most solar panels are connected to the grid in a process called ‘net metering’. Net metering allows the excess energy generated by the solar panels to be sent back to the grid and credited to the homeowner. This means that when the solar panels are not generating enough energy to meet the home’s needs (for instance, during the winter or in the evening), the homeowner can draw on the grid to make up the difference.
Solar panels are typically attached to the roof using a mounting system. The type of mounting system used will depend on the type of roof and the design of the solar panel system. The most common type of mounting system for solar panels is a roof-mounted system, which attaches the solar panels to the roof using brackets (typically made of aluminium or steel) which are designed to be strong and durable. At Over to Solar we can offer a range of different mounting systems.
During some parts of the year they will produce excess power and you will be credited by the grid, however during the darker months there will be a draw on the grid. Typically your electric bills will drop enough for the system to pay for itself in less than 6 years.
Solar power is less effective in the winter when there is less sunlight due to the shorter days and the lower angle of the sun. The sunlight that reaches the solar panels is reduced, resulting in lower energy production. This means solar panels will produce less electricity in the winter than in the summer. However, it’s important to note that even on a cloudy day, solar panels will still produce some electricity. And the efficiency of the solar panel also plays a role; some panels have higher efficiency in low-light conditions.
It typically takes two days to install a new solar system. However, some installations can be completed in one day. Commercial building installation can take longer, depending on the site’s size and your business’s specific requirements. It’s important to note that the installation of solar panels must be done by a professional and must comply with the relevant building, electrical and safety regulations.
The installation of solar panels and equipment on residential buildings and land may be ‘permitted development’ with no need to apply to the Local Planning Authority for planning permission. However, if you live in a listed building, your home is in a conservation area or an area of outstanding natural beauty, the panels protrude more than 200mm from the roof or you are having a ground mounted array you may need to apply for planning permission. If you need clarification on permitted developments or planning permission in your area, please visit the Government’s planning portal. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/find-your-local-planning-authority