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solar panels are very effective if used properly...
However, they may not always be the most appropriate way for you to generate energy. Scan through the list below to check they’ll work on your home or business.
Do you have a south-, east- or west-facing roof? If not, the panels will not work effectively. For best results, your panels should face between South West and South East.
Is your roof shaded by neighbouring buildings or tall trees? If so, the panels may not work so well.
Do you have space for a hot water cylinder in your building? You need one to store all the hot water that the solar panels produce.
Whilst planning for renewable microgeneration technologies has been relaxed, you may still need planning permission to install solar panels if you live in a conservation area or if your solar panels are to be installed on a flat roof. You might also need planning permission if you want to mount your solar thermal system on the ground.