Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2023-05-11T18:21:57+00:00

We know that Solar Energy can sometimes be confusing, so we are here to answer all of your questions.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. Please get in touch if you have any questions that we have not answered below.

How long does it take to install a solar system?2023-05-11T12:58:52+00:00

The time it takes to install a solar system depends on the size and complexity of the installation. Most installations can be completed within a few days.

What is the lifespan of a solar system?2023-05-11T12:59:17+00:00

Solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25-30 years, but they can last longer with proper maintenance.

What is the Smart export guarantee?2023-05-11T13:02:26+00:00

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is a UK government-backed scheme that requires electricity suppliers to offer a payment to small-scale low-carbon generators for the excess electricity they export back to the grid.

This includes households with solar panels or wind turbines, for example. Under the SEG, eligible generators can receive payments for the electricity they export, helping to offset their energy bills and potentially earn extra income.

The SEG was introduced in January 2020 to replace the previous Feed-in Tariff scheme, which closed to new applicants in March 2019.

How do I maintain my solar system?2023-05-11T12:59:45+00:00

Maintaining a solar system is relatively simple and involves cleaning the panels periodically and ensuring that they are free of debris.

Can I sell excess energy back to the grid?2023-05-11T13:01:23+00:00

Yes, solar panels can power an entire home, but the size of the system needed depends on energy usage and other factors.

How long do solar batteries last?2023-05-11T13:00:35+00:00

The lifespan of a solar battery depends on several factors, including the type of battery, usage, and maintenance. Lithium-ion batteries typically last 10-15 years, while lead-acid batteries last 5-10 years.

What are the benefits of using solar energy?2023-05-08T12:37:37+00:00

Solar energy is a clean and renewable source of energy that reduces carbon emissions and helps combat climate change. It can also help lower energy bills and increase energy independence.

Can solar panels power my entire home?2023-05-11T13:00:59+00:00

Yes, solar panels can power an entire home, but the size of the system needed depends on energy usage and other factors.

What size solar system do I need for my home?2023-05-11T12:57:55+00:00

The size of a solar system needed for a home depends on factors such as energy usage, location, and roof space. Solar Prospects can help determine the appropriate system size for a specific home.

What are the advantages of battery storage?2023-05-08T12:38:29+00:00

Battery storage can reduce energy costs and increase energy independence by allowing homeowners to use stored solar energy when they need it.

What is battery storage, and how does it work?2023-05-08T12:38:03+00:00

Battery storage is a technology that stores excess solar energy generated during the day for use at night or during periods of high energy demand. The stored energy can be used to power homes or businesses when the sun is not shining.

How much does a solar system cost?2023-05-11T12:58:22+00:00

The cost of a solar system varies depending on the size of the system and other factors such as location and installation costs.

What is solar energy and how does it work?2023-05-08T12:37:08+00:00

Solar energy is a renewable form of energy that is generated from the sun. Solar panels capture the energy from the sun’s rays and convert it into electricity that can power homes, businesses, and other buildings.

What type of batteries are used for solar energy storage?2023-05-11T13:00:10+00:00

There are several types of batteries used for solar energy storage, including lithium-ion, lead-acid, and flow batteries.

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