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Welcome to Effective Home

Effective Home, awarded “Best Solar Installer 2023” by the Independent are pleased to be endorsed by Checkatrade.


Effective Home will support you throughout your solar journey – from creating a personalised plan for your home, through to installation.


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Your solar energy system quote and estimate will be independently verified by EPVS (Energy Performance Verification Scheme) to ensure the information about how much money you could save and the running costs are correct.

Unfortunately we can only install on homes when the system is purchased by the property owner. If you wish to get solar panels installed, please talk to your landlord and request that they get in touch.)
Unfortunately, we will be unable to progress with an installation if you do not own the roof space in your property deeds.
Installations on a flat roof are more complex in nature due to the requirements for specific mounting systems to ensure the correct orientation. Unfortunately, we are not currently offering this type of installation.
The process for listed buildings and properties located in a conservation area is slightly more complex and you must obtain listed building consent and/or conservation area consent. This will require the engagement of an architectural firm, and/or a planning consultant – please refer to our guide for more information on this. Once you have consent for this, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Why choose Effective Home?

Solar and battery benefits

How much does it cost?

The average cost for a 3-bed house including installation starts at £6,850. Get a fixed price with a free home survey.

Solar Finance Options With Effective Home

If you’re not in a position to afford solar panels outright, then you may be interested in our range of finance options. With 5, 10, and 15-year plans available with no to low deposits, you can get solar panels no matter your current bank balance. 

Speak with an expert member of our team today to find out how much solar panel finance repayments could cost you based on your available deposit and desired repayment plan. You may find that the savings you’ll make each month on your energy bills will cover your repayments too!

Why go solar?

Home solar panels reduce your carbon footprint, offer energy security, and can save you significantly on your annual electricity bill. Good for the planet, your peace of mind and your pocket.


Start saving and producing your own energy by installing solar panels from £5,650.


Energy independence and the use of renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly important issues across the country. The installation of home solar panels helps protect the climate by reducing fossil fuel consumption and helps protect you from rising energy costs.


At Effective Home, we strive for a quality service that truly delivers. Our home solar panels are of the highest quality and come with a 25 year warranty for peace of mind.



A solar panel system needs hardly any maintenance at all – they even self-clean when it rains. A quick washdown with a hose a few times a year will shift any other dirt or dust. Zero expense and no need to call an expert out.

No. No red tape, no hassle – a solar panel system doesn’t need any special permission from your local authority to be fitted onto your home.

The only exception to this is if you live in a listed building or live in a designated Conservation Area or World Heritage site. Even then, you can still have solar panels installed – they need fitting onto a roof that isn’t visible from a road. Read more in our in-depth guide.

There’s a big difference between sunlight and daylight. Solar panels need daylight to generate power – not the sun’s rays.

This means you can still generate power even on cloudy days. In fact, less direct sunlight can be beneficial – too much heat can reduce the power solar panels capture by up to 25%.



You don’t have to add a smart solar battery. However, without one you will only be able to use the energy your new PV panels generate for your home at the time it is generated. When there is no solar energy to tap into, your energy supply will revert back to the Grid. A smart solar battery stores your energy ready so you can use it or store it for when you need it. How it works.

During your free home survey, one of our solar energy specialists will assess your home and rooftop – this will determine what your solar panel system options are and how many PV panels you need to produce sufficient energy for your household.

We can also give you a good idea of how much money you could make by trading your solar energy on the Grid.

By generating and using your own solar energy – instead of power from the National Grid – you can make significant savings on your electricity bills. The Energy Saving Trust calculator estimates that a typical 4kWp solar panel system can knock between £500-£700 off your annual bill with the Smart Export Guarantee SEG depending on where you live.


Using battery storage alongside your solar panels can further increase your savings – because a battery will store the surplus energy that you produce, so you can use it when the sun goes down instead of drawing it from the Grid.


*Example of annual savings based in Manchester with SEG (Sept 2020):

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