Solar Energy - PV Panels & Installation | Effective Home

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Join the cleaner, greener energy
revolution with a solar PV energy
system from Effective Home.

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4 reasons to stream the sun's energy

Reduce the future cost of energy in your home with solar PV panels
Easily store surplus energy to use when you need it
Protect the environment and reduce your carbon footprint
Earn income from the solar energy you create - it's so sustainable

Super simple energyHow our solar PV system works


The sun radiates free energy, PV panels on your roof harness it as a clean, renewable energy source


By adding battery storage you can store the solar energy you produce


Reduce your carbon footprint by powering your home from a sustainable source


Unlock a new source of income by selling the energy you don’t use back to the Grid

How much does it cost?

Typical 3-bed house

4 solar panels

1 storage battery

The average cost for a 3-bed house including installation is £9,995
or £130.07 a month with finance (subject to status) –
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Typical full system costs
for a 3-bed house

  • 12x 300-330W solar PV panels
  • 3.960 kWp system size
  • 10 Year inverter warranty
  • Fully monitored system
  • Solax 5.8Kw triple power battery
  • Social Energy Hub and Kit

Installed from £7,495 or £108.38 a month

More information on finance
Subject to status and affordability

If you already have solar panels fitted to your roof – we can just install a smart battery so you can store and trade the energy you capture.

Solar power pays

Earn up to £31,022*

We can even set you up to trade your spare energy on the Grid with Social Energy. Why not make some extra income from your investment?

*Social Energy figures based upon a new Social Energy connected SolaX battery and a 4kW Solar PV system with JA Solar JAP60S-1-275 panels with an annual panel degradation of 0.5%, installed in April 2019 in the South of England, at a capex of £8,495. Factors include: customer annual electricity consumption of 4000kWh, annual solar generation of 3800kWh, on-site solar usage of 26% (based upon BPVA studies), initial electricity unit rate of 16.45p/kWh with annual electricity inflation of 7.03% (Based upon approved data from the National Office of Statistics). These figures include Social Energy benefits from self-consumption, FFR, grid trading, network avoidance and SE export payment of 5.6p/kWh. Returns include factoring in future forecasted costs of battery system overhaul and solar inverter replacements at year 15. Considering the above factors, the specified system delivers a net benefit of £31,022.30. These calculations demonstrate a 365% ROI for Social Energy.


Do solar panels need maintaining?

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.

Will I need planning permission for the panels?

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.

What happens if it’s not sunny?

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%.


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Almost 1million homeowners have energised their lives with solar PV panels - isn't it time you joined them?

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