How does solar power work for homes?
Solar power for homes involves installing photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof or in the yard. These panels capture sunlight and convert it into electricity through the photovoltaic effect. The electricity generated can be used to power your home's appliances and lighting.
Can I generate enough electricity to power my entire home with solar panels?
It is possible to generate enough electricity to power your entire home with solar panels. However, the system size and available roof space will determine the amount of electricity generated. In some cases, you may still need to rely on the grid for additional power during periods of high demand or low sunlight.
How long do solar panels last, and what is their warranty?
Most solar panels are designed to last 25 to 30 years or more. However, their performance may degrade slightly over time. Solar panel warranties typically cover the panels for 20 to 25 years, guaranteeing a certain level of performance during that period.
Can I still use electricity from the grid when I have solar panels installed?
Yes, you can still use electricity from the grid when you have solar panels installed. Solar panels produce electricity during the day, but at night or during periods of low sunlight, you can rely on electricity from the grid. This ensures a continuous power supply for your home.
What qualifications do Woodhouse have?
Woodhouse are MCS accredited, so we are audited and work to the highest standards. We are also HIES accredited, ensuring all customers receive an insurance-backed guarantee.
Are there grants and funding available?
Grants and funding are constantly changing for solar power. Complete our make a booking form, and we will let you know the most up-to-date information.