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Why go solar with London Charging?

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Savings and incentives
• Our solar installations are a secure investment, with opportunities for you to profit from the excess energy.
• We optimise your home with custom-fitted solar panels designed for maximum energy efficiency.
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Your energy, your rules
• Generate your own energy and lessen your dependence on utility companies.
• Control your energy consumption
and costs.

• Simple product apps let you control and monitor your solar panel system effortlessly.
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A sustainable future
• Contribute to a greener planet while enjoying financial savings.
• Embrace clean energy and reduce fossil fuel dependence.

Installations you can trust

With installations for government entities including the Port of London Authority

Our independent expertise has led to a diverse portfolio of successful installations for businesses, homes and government entities

Our solar installations come with a robust 10 year guarantee on workmanship.
We use Tier 1 products with 25 year guarantees
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Committed to fair pricing
• We guarantee the best rates across Greater London.
• If you find a better offer from a reputable source, we'll match it.
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Trusted by many
• Join the growing community of homeowners who’ve benefited from our solar installations.• Our customers can't stop talking about their solar installations.
 • Champion a green cause and enjoy the perks of modern technology, many even use solar to fuel their cars.
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Store energy
• Maximise the advantages of solar power by incorporating battery storage, enabling energy use during evening hours.
• Earn guaranteed income by selling surplus energy back to the grid using the 'Smart Export Guarantee'.

Expert Consultation and Support

Get answers to all your questions and concerns regarding solar installation, incentives and financing

Tailored consultations to understand the best solar solutions for your home.

Access latest government schemes: SEG, Solar Together, Green Homes Grant
Get guided support for making the most of these opportunities.
Everything you need to know about solar for households

Solar FAQ's

Do you need planning permission to install solar?

Home and business solar setups don't need planning permission unless the site is a listed building, within a conservation area or World Heritage site. If this is the case, solar can still be installed as long as the panels are not visible from the road.

What does a site survey involve?

A site surveyor will pop by to assess the structure and orientation of your roof. They’ll assess your electrics and determine the best cable routes, and take photographs of the roof for reference purposes.

Are site surveys free?

Of course! Our site surveys for solar, battery and electric vehicle installations are 100% complimentary.

How long do solar panels last?

Different manufacturers offer varied warranties for their solar panels. Typically, you'll see a 10-year product warranty and a 25-year performance guarantee. But many panels outlive these periods.

How long does battery storage last?

Batteries typically have a base lifespan of 10 years. With a standard 6000-cycle warranty and a 10-year product guarantee, the actual lifespan can vary. Heavy daily use, like multiple times a day, might mean closer to 10 years. But less frequent use can extend their life.

What warranties and guarantees do we offer?

A 10-year warranty on the product. A 25-year guarantee for performance. A decade-long warranty from battery manufacturers. A warranty for workmanship backed by insurance. A life cycle guarantee ranging from 6,000 to 10,000 cycles.

Does solar energy pay off in the long run?

Harnessing the sun doesn't cost a penny! After covering the initial cost of setting up your solar panels, you'll find savings on your monthly energy bills. Plus, you have the option to cash in by selling any extra energy and battery storage back to the Grid.

How much money will I save with solar energy?

Creating your own solar energy rather than using the National Grid's can substantially reduce your electricity expenses. With a 4kWp solar panel array, The Energy Saving Trust projects yearly savings of £500-£700 via the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), depending on your residence. By integrating battery storage, you're storing extra energy for nighttime use, further reducing your reliance on the Grid.

How can solar cut my carbon emissions?

100 tonnes of carbon can be offset if you switch to solar.
Imagine driving an average car for about 250,000 miles - that's 2,137 laps of the M25! In that journey, you'd emit around 40 tonnes of CO2. By switching to solar, over a 30-year period, you're offsetting the carbon of two and a half such car trips. That's 100 tonnes of carbon erased from your carbon impact and our world's air.
Points to consider:
- Your energy consumption is responsible for 50% of your home’s carbon production.
- Households contribute to 40% of the UK’s total carbon emissions.

Do solar panels require maintenance?

Solar panels require minimal maintenance, as they self-clean during rainfall. For any additional dirt, a simple rinse with a hose suffices. The lack of moving parts in photovoltaic (PV) systems means fewer components prone to wear, and the panels are designed to last, with warranties often covering up to 25 years. Although panels have a coating that repels dust and water (especially when angled above 10 degrees), in areas with excessive dust, leaves, or bird droppings, a gentle wash with hot water can help, but avoid abrasive materials or chemicals to prevent damaging the protective coating.

Can solar panels function on cloudy days?

It's essential to distinguish between direct sunlight and daylight. Solar panels harness energy from daylight, not necessarily direct sunbeams. As a result, they remain effective even when skies are overcast.

Is my roof suitable for solar panels?

Your roof's size, direction, and angle are key determinants for solar panel efficiency. A roof space of 10-20m^2 can typically provide up to 45% of an average home's electricity. While south-facing roofs free of shade are ideal, east or west-facing ones still generate 80-85% of what a southern exposure would. In the UK, the sun's angle averages between 50-60 degrees, making a 30-40 degree roof pitch optimal, coincidentally the standard for most UK homes. While direct sunshine is primary, ambient light and reflections also contribute, making even non-south-facing roofs valuable. In fact, surfaces between SW to SE, at 10 to 50-degree angles, can achieve 95% optimal performance, and east or west orientations about 85%. Essentially, nearly all roofs can significantly benefit from solar panels.

Can solar panels function on cloudy days?

It's essential to distinguish between direct sunlight and daylight. Solar panels harness energy from daylight, not necessarily direct sunbeams. As a result, they remain effective even when skies are overcast.

How do we make switching to green energy simple?

Our tried and trusted process

1
Chat with a solar expert
Reach out to our expert team. Together, we'll explore solar products and pinpoint the ideal solution tailored to your needs.
2
Free site survey
Get a free quote. Pleased with our estimate? We'll swing by, laser-measure your roof, and chat about any queries you might have.
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Seamless installation
Enjoy a smooth installation day. Receive your monitoring tools and MCS certificate, assuring top-tier product and installation standards.