Solar for your home

Smaller Electricity Bills

Smaller Electricity Bills

If you have a solar PV system installed at home, it will automatically feed the power you've generated to your lights, sockets and appliances, so a lot of the power you use during the day will be free, potentially all of it!

When you are using more power than the panels produce, some power will be drawn from the grid. You won't notice any disruption or change,“ just smaller bills.

Works GREAT in Cloudy Weather

A Solar PV system works by collecting the light rays from the sun, this is done by a number of Solar panels (an array), which is normally mounted on the roof. Each solar panel is made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells.

These are made up of layers of silicon and look a bit like blue or black tiles, held together in a neat waterproof, clear topped panel. When daylight hits the cells it creates electricity, the brighter the sunlight, the more electricity is produced.

This light doesn't have to be direct sunlight, solar panels work most efficiently when cool, so the heat lost from indirect sunlight means that conversion efficiency is good, for the remaining light.

The cooler conditions in the UK, and wind removing heat from the array mean that panels in the UK produce as much in a year as they do in sunny California.

The direct-current (DC) electricity produced in the panels then flows into an inverter, which converts DC into alternating current (AC) electricity for you to use in your home, any excess is safely distributed back into the grid. You will benefit from the feed in tariff on all the power your system can generate.

Solar panels do still work well in cloudy weather which is great for UK residents.

Solar Panels work great in cloudy weather
Solar Panels are a great investment for the future

A Great Investment for the Future

To make the most of all that free electricity, it's best to use appliances like dishwashers and washing machines during the day. The system can't store electricity, so if you produce more than you use during the day, any excess will be fed into the national grid for others to use.

Solar PV is a great investment for the future. Not only will it help you save on energy bills and protect you against rising fuel prices, it will also generate a tax-free income through the government's feed-in tariff payments and these payments are guaranteed to rise in line with inflation for the next 20 years.

Custom Solar have helped customers from all over the country achieve savings and income so why not contact us and see what we can do for you?

Residential Case Studies

4kw Domestic Solar Panel Installation Chesterfield-McGurk

4kw Solar Installation, Clowne Chesterfield

Mr McGurk contacted Custom Solar’s office team directly when considering Solar PV for his Domestic property, and of course we were happy to oblige! 

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3.975kw Domestic Solar Panel Installation Chesterfield-Hague

3.975kw Solar Installation, Newbold Chesterfield

Mrs Hague was referred to us by one of our previous contented customers, Mr Stanton.  It’s always great when we receive good feedback especially when that leads to another customer choosing Custom Solar!

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2.75kw Domestic Solar Panel Installation Chesterfield-Levers

2.75kw Solar Installation, Newbold Chesterfield

This installation was more complex than your average domestic Solar project  but not one to turn a challenge down, careful planning, use of micro inverters and space saving Canadian Solar Panels enabled Custom Solar to provide Mr Levers with the Solar System he wished for!  

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Residential Blog

Matthew Samantha Brailsford Environment Award Derbyshire Times

Custom Solar win ‘The Environment Award’ at the 2015 Derbyshire Times Business Awards!

We are so proud to have been recognised for our commitment to the environment at this years Derbyshire Times Business Awards, we were in good company with the very best of Chesterfield’s business community. 

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A life without Solar subsidies……

Ok folks so here it is, an honest and hopefully not too colourful assessment of solar pv in the UK.  I’ve waited a couple of days to write this because otherwise I feared it would all be effing and jeffing with a few well-placed jabs at DECC and this extremely green government!

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DJI Phantom 3 Professional Aerial of Dunston Innovation Centre

Custom Solar go airborne!

As the Solar sector continues to grow so does the interest of past, present and future clients regarding solar arrays and their placement on commercial buildings.  One of the biggest problems we face as a company, post installation is that we have struggled to take pictures that show the full extent of the installation.

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With electricity costs constantly rising, investing in solar PV is a great opportunity for Home Owners.

We are happy to take residential Enquiries from Derbyshire, South Yorkshire. Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire

If you'd like more information, we're happy to help