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Solar PV Installer

Solar panels are not only a greener way to power your home or commercial office, they can also reduce your energy bills by up to 70% each year.

If you’re thinking about greener energy solutions, you’ve come to the right place. As expert solar PV installers based in Peterborough, we are first and foremost experts in all electrical installations not limited as some other installers only to having trained in solar PV systems, for domestic and commercial properties, we utilize only highly expert installation personnel trusted to fulfill the services for our customers projects large or small.

You may know very little about solar panels, but that’s where we come in. Here at Bailey Electrical Services, our fully accredited installers can tell you everything you need to know about solar panel installation and whether solar energy is right for you.

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What is Solar PV and How Do Solar Panels Work?

Short for solar photovoltaics, solar PV essentially refers to the conversion of sunlight into electrical energy.

Typically installed onto roofs or placed on the ground, solar panels are made with layers of a semiconducting material which responds to sunlight. Silicon is a popular material for solar panels.

When the sunlight reaches the panels, the electrons come loose which creates a flow of electricity. You don’t always need blue skies and sunshine in order for solar panels to generate electricity, even a small amount of natural light can have an effect.

In order for the electricity generated by the solar panels to be converted into usable energy for your appliances an inverter will need to be installed. This converts the direct current electricity from the panels into alternating current for your home.

That’s the basic rundown of how solar PV works, but our expert electrical contractors Peterborough are on hand to answer all your queries.

These remarkable eco-friendly solar panel systems are available in the following installations:

  • Integrated roof systems
  • Rail mounted roof systems
  • Rail mounted building wall systems
  • Weighted Ballast systems
  • Tracking systems (These can boost return by 300% over a standard staking system)
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Solar Energy Installation

We install Solar Panels in the following:

Residential Homes

Fancy making the switch to solar energy? We can visit your property to assess whether domestic solar panels are right for you and explain how they work in layman’s terms. Should you decide to go ahead, we’ll fully install the panels to your exact requirements and are here to help you adjust to the new technology.

New Builds and Property Developments

If you’re a property developer, there are plenty of marketable benefits to choosing solar panels for new builds including reducing carbon emissions and reducing electricity costs. If you’re a building developer or working on a new build in Peterborough, such as the new Hampton Water development, call us today.

Commercial Properties

Having solar panels installed on your business premises could cut costs on overheads whilst also helping you reach your sustainability goals. From the Queensgate Shopping Centre to offices at Lynch Wood Business Park, there are plenty of commercial properties that could benefit from solar panels.

We install commercial solar panels for a wide range of properties in and around Peterborough, including:

  • Offices
  • Warehouses
  • Industrial
  • Schools
  • Leisure Complexes
  • Garden Nurseries
  • Retail Shops
  • Doctors Surgeries
  • Retirement Homes
  • Solar Farms
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Solar panels installed on house roof

Areas We Install

Based in Orton Southgate, we are the trusted local Solar PV installers in Peterborough.

There are many types of commercial property in Peterborough that have benefited from our Solar PV energy installations, including manufacturing, agricultural, office buildings, and department stores.

We also serve the surrounding areas of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and East England – so if you’re ready to make the switch to greener energy, call us today. Our highly-trained and knowledgeable technicians will ensure your panels are fitted for optimum performance and deliver an efficient service you can rely on.

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The Top Advantages of Solar Panels

System stability and independency from the grid

Not having to rely on the grid for all your electricity should make your energy supply more reliable. You’ll also have better protection against energy price volatility allowing you to fix tomorrow’s energy costs today.

Low visual impact and zero noise pollution

As solar panels are primarily installed onto roofs and offer a silent operation, you won’t have to worry about any aesthetic issues. Your home and business can maintain a green agenda without compromising on your exterior design.

Contributes to a sustainable future

Whether you’re a home or business owner, solar PV is a renewable energy resource which uses the sun to power your premises. Reduce your carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels with solar panel installation by Bailey Electrical.

Smart Export Guarantee

If your solar PV generates enough renewable electricity, you can benefit from the Smart Export Guarantee which allows you to export any excess electricity to the grid. This is something that both residential and commercial solar panel owners can utilise to generate extra income.

Solar Panel Battery Storage

Any excess energy generated by your solar panels can be conveniently stored in a battery for when light levels become low. Batteries are available from many manufacturers, including the popular Tesla range. Containing extra power supply for when you need it, we always select the best battery to suit your requirements.

Solar Panel Maintenance

It’s important to make sure your solar panels are kept clean to ensure maximum sunlight absorption. A light brush and garden hose should suffice, but with heavy soiling you can use warm soapy water. Avoid using a jet wash as these could damage the silica panels. Bailey Electrical offers professional cleaning and maintenance for your solar panels.

Voltage Optimisers

Voltage optimisers are another great way to maximise the optimisation of any existing grid-supplied electrical energy. These work by decreasing the voltage from 250 volts to 220 volts, which can reduce electricity costs and enhance the performance of the electricity used in your installation.

Green Energy Services

At Bailey Electrical we don’t just supply solar PV, we are also OZEV authorised installers of EV charging points.

Whether you’re looking for an EV charging point installation for home or work, we have many types of solar-powered charging points available to suit a range of vehicles and locations. We also supply electric vehicle charging outlets for commercial and public spaces. If your customers, employees or residents own electrical vehicles, they’ll need access to a charging point. With our efficient, no-hassle service can help you meet your greener energy goals.

Call us today to find out more about our installations.

Electric Car Charging at a House


What happens to excess solar energy?

This is where solar panel battery storage comes in. You can install a battery which is designed to store excess solar power for a rainy day. For advice and recommendations on having a battery installed, speak to us today.

Once both your solar panels have collected enough energy and your storage battery has reached its full capacity, any extra electricity can be sent to the electrical grid. A meter installation will accurately record how much energy is sent to the grid so you can be credited.

So, if your solar panels are effective enough to produce an excess amount of energy, you should be able to save money on future bills.

Are solar panels right for me?

There are a few criteria that our installers will look out for to ensure solar panels will work effectively on your premises. For instance, there should be little to no shading on your roof and your roof should ideally face south, although anywhere to the south of due east and due west are feasible. We can arrange a site visit at a time to suit you where we can assess whether solar panels are the right course of action.

Do I have to be on-the-grid if I have solar panels?

If you have solar panels installed you can choose to be on or off-the-grid. Going off-the-grid means you won’t be able to access the main electricity network. You’ll need to be confident that the energy supplied by your solar panels or other means will be sufficient. Our expert technicians can walk you through your options and help advice on whether going on or off-the-grid is right for you.

How much do solar panels cost?

The cost of solar panels varies depending on the size of the panels and the amount you want to have installed. We recommend you contact us to get a clearer understanding regarding their cost.

How many solar panels do I need?

This depends on what you want to get out of your installation. If you are looking to power your entire home or business then you will need significantly more panels than if you are looking to offset your bills.

How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels typically last between 25 and 30 years with proper care and maintenance.

How to clean solar panels?

When cleaning your solar panels, it is recommended that you use a soft material cloth with a safe biodegradable soap. Using harsh chemicals and cleaning equipment can damage them.

Get In Touch

We always offer the best possible Solar PV installation services for you by carrying out a detailed survey for project,

Feel free to contact us via our form or contact our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team about our electrical services.