Poor Solar Panel Installation, rectified by EnergyMyWay Hertfordshire
|20 year Return||£0|
|Payback||INF years (0% return)|
|Cost||£0 - £5,000|
Return is calculated using combined bill savings and subsidy earnings. Bill savings are calculated using estimated energy usage and either the electricity price at the time of installation (12 March, 2015) or, for our heating products, the existing fuel type available to the property.
The client had an existing installation, not installed by EnergyMyWay, which appeard to be generating less than expected. The solar panels were positioned on the east and west facing roofs. The installation company had ceased trading and the system was out of warranty. We were asked to take a look and our survey identified potential problems in respect of shading which would affect the performance of the east facing panels. The panels had been installed on the lower section of roof, which later in the day would be affected by shading from the neighbouring two story property at the bottom of the garden. To make matters worse the client’s property was downhill from the adjacent property. We also identified that some of the fixings had not been installed correctly.
We re-installed the panels at a higher level on the roof and provided new fixings where necessary. On completion we recommissioned the system and checked operation. The client now has peace of mind that the installation has been installed as it should have been, and there is potential for more energy to be harvested.