The decision to have PV solar panels installed at your home is a major decision. For many people, it is an investment and the decision as to what type of panels are chosen and who installs them should be made as carefully as any other investment. A careful decision will bring tax-free, inflation adjusted income in addition to free, environmentally-friendly electricity to the homeowner.
In the UK, there are literally hundreds of MCS certified companies that install all types of PV solar panels which qualify homeowners to join the feed-in tariff scheme. Most companies offer choices of PV solar panels with the differences in panels being related to their efficiency and their looks.
PV solar panels are not all the same. The company performing the installation can determine what types of panels and what size system would be most beneficial, sticking within the homeowner’s budget needs. It is recommended that a person get at least three estimates before selecting an installer. But remember, the cheapest PV solar panels are not always the best investment as they may not be as efficient. As many solar panels have not been on the market too long, it is hard to judge their lifetime. Homeowners who believe they may be selling their home in the next 20 years or so should also consider the look of the panels from the eyes of a potential buyer.