Renewable Energy For Your Home

We install Solar PV systems with inverters and battery options to suit your requirements. 


Many households across the UK are choosing to install solar PV panels to their homes. With ever increasing energy costs and even concerns about future energy reliability, solar allows the home owner to have control over their energy bills.

Systems are bespoke designed to cater to your energy needs and budget requirements.

But to make things simple we do have preplanned packages with optional add-ons to get the most out of your system.

How to get solar installed?

In a conversation we determin what your requirements are.

We then draw up a design and specification including annual performance

We carry out an onsite techinical survey and introduce the design options

We order the equipement and arrange any required scaffolding

We carry out the full install in-house with our own trained staff


Frequently Ask Questions of Solar

Solar Panels are worth having in the UK has long daylight hours. Homes are thought to be able to save 70% on their electricity bills by installing solar.
The average one-bedroom house needs six solar panels, a typical three-bedroom house requires 10 panels, and a five-bedroom house will usually need 14 panels
Yes it been proven that solar panels fitting to your home increases the value or desirability of your home.
Solar panels hadn't gained widespread popularity in the past mainly due to the high upfront costs involved and the limited support from the government. It can be challenging to convince homeowners to invest thousands of pounds in a product that has only recently become profitable. The situation is changing rapidly as more people are embracing solar power. In fact, installations have increased by a remarkable 45% in the last three years. This surge is driven by the rising electricity prices and the improved quality of solar panels and the now reduced costs of the technology.
No you dont, but we will take care of applying for a DNO for systems over 3.6kw to allow you to connect back up to the grid to sell your surplus energy to your energy company.
When it comes to winter weather, solar panels continue to work their magic. They are designed to convert sunlight into electricity, regardless of freezing temperatures. Unlike relying on the sun's heat, solar panels efficiently absorb the abundant light emitted by our sun. Surprisingly, cold climates are actually ideal for solar panel efficiency. So, rest assured, your solar panels will keep generating electricity even during those chilly winter months!
It depends on the house's consumption and generation/roof size. In most cases homes will be supplementing their energy requirements overall. However your home during peak daylight hours will likely be producing more energy than its using and that could also be useful for charging batteries or during power cuts!
Studies show that solar panels typically last between 25-30 years. Which considering the average life expectancy of a boiler is between 10-15 years, isn't bad at all! Solar Panels usually have the longest warranty out of any component within a Solar PV System.
Solar panels can still operate in the rain, but their power output depends on cloud coverage. Heavy rain clouds will most likely hinder energy production, but rain showers and light rain down slow it down as much as you might think.
In most cases, solar panel installations on the roofs of detached, semi-detached, and terraced houses, and the roofs of most types of outbuildings, are considered permitted developments and do not require planning permission.
If your property is a Grade I or Grade II listed building you should talk to your local Conservation Officer to find our if solar is allowed somewhere on the grounds of the property. It maybe unlikely to go on the roof of the main home unless the southern elevation can not be seen from public areas.
If you're happy with drawing from the grid and not particularly worried about power outages, you might not need a battery. However, there are benefits to having battery storage for your solar panels as you will be able to use the excess power generated when the sun goes down.
It is recommended by most solar experts that you give your panels a thorough cleaning at least once a year. An annual clean up has been found to improve energy output by as much as 12% when compared to panels that were only cleaned by rainfall.
Solar panels are composed of individual solar cells, and if those cells are covered by shade, they won't work at 100 percent capacity. If a portion of your solar panels are covered, the other panels will still be operating as normal, though this will decrease the amount of electricity the system produces overall. Optimisers help balance a system.
Yes it's article that you only have your solar or battery set up installed by a company with MCS accreditation. This is required for you solar to connect to the nation grid.
Yes I would suggest only investing your deposit and final payment into a trusted company with longevity and lots of good reviews.
Yes you may have solar fitted into your garden and there a special ground frames for this purpose.
There must be a minimum margin of 200mm between the edge of the panels and the edge of the roof. We are more conservative than that as you do not want excessive wind getting under the panels.
It is best to avoid pressure washers since they may scratch and damage the photovoltaic cells. High water pressure directly on the panels can damage the seal around the frame allowing water to enter inside the panels.
A solar panel can roughly withstand 190 pounds, which is a little under the average person's weight, making it safe to walk on top of it without damaging it. People that weigh over 190 pounds should not walk on top of a solar module as there is a higher risk of breaking the glass. It is best not to put this to the test and not walk on them at all.
The best place to install is on the roof as it will be out of the way and gain the most uninterrupted sun light. South facing roofs are optimum but roofs anywhere from South East to South West will still be very efficient with East or West facing roofs still providing power but not for the full range of the day.
The ECO4 grant helps those in fuel poverty claim for insulation, heating upgrades and solar. So should you qualify for the scheme you would be entitled to all those measures, but you would need to be able to demonstrate eligibility.

How does Solar PV work?

Below is a more in depth explanation of the how and why of a solar install

Solar PV systems convert sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic cells. These cells are made of semiconductor materials, usually silicon, which have the ability to generate an electric current when exposed to sunlight.

Here's a step-by-step breakdown of how solar PV works:

Sunlight: Solar PV systems harness energy from sunlight, which is abundant and freely available.

Photovoltaic Cells: The PV cells are the building blocks of a solar panel. They consist of two layers of semiconductor material, typically silicon. One layer is positively charged (p-type), while the other is negatively charged (n-type).

Electron Excitation: When sunlight, which is composed of tiny particles called photons, strikes the PV cell, it excites the electrons in the semiconductor material. This causes some of the electrons to break free from their atoms.

Electric Field: The presence of an electric field within the PV cell causes the freed electrons to move in a specific direction. This electric field is created by the internal structure of the PV cell.

Current Generation: As the electrons move, they create a flow of electric current. Metal contacts on the top and bottom of the PV cell capture this current and transfer it to external wires.

Wiring and Circuits: The electric current generated by multiple PV cells is combined through series or parallel connections to form a solar module or panel. Several panels can be connected in an array to generate more electricity.

Inverter: The direct current (DC) electricity produced by the solar panels is converted into alternating current (AC) electricity using an inverter. Most electrical appliances and the power grid operate on AC power.

Power Consumption or Grid Connection: The AC electricity produced by the inverter can be used to power electrical devices directly within the property or fed into the electrical grid. If the solar PV system produces more electricity than is being used, the excess can be exported back to the grid for credits or future use or to your battery storage for use overnight.

Net Metering (if applicable): In some regions, net metering is implemented, allowing homeowners or businesses with solar PV systems to receive credits for the excess electricity they contribute to the grid. These credits can offset the cost of electricity drawn from the grid when the solar panels are not generating enough power.

Overall, solar PV systems offer a sustainable and renewable source of electricity by directly converting sunlight into usable power. They can be used for residential, commercial, or industrial purposes, and their installation can contribute to reducing carbon emissions and energy costs.

Why Choose
Arrow Insulation & Energy Solutions?


MCS Certified

We have our MCS accreditation which allows us to connect your solar to the national grid. Companies without MCS are not qualified to install your solar project


Highly accredited with Trustmark

Along with MCS we are also a Trustmark company operating to PAS standards in order to fulfil movement related works. We comply to CHAS, CITB, IAA and fully insured


Operating to consumer codes

Along with the accreditations we also operate to standards set by both REEC and WHICH? Trusted traders for your protection and peace of mind.


Established since 2014

We have been established with a long trading history first as an insulation company and now also installers of solar, batteries and car chargers since 2014


In-house certified teams

We do no use out source sub contracted teams, so we can be assured of the quality of the install from our own established teams, which is good news for you.


We are installers not sales teams

During our surveys and discussions we will try to develop the right package for your requirements, but we are not hard sales oriented, we will simply provide good advice along with a good service.


We offer Deposit Protection

We can offer a deposit protect through a third party for your peace of mind. Paying by credit card also affords you protection and we do accept all major cards.


Insurance backed guarantees.

Each product we use comes with long guarantees, but we also offer an insurance backed workmanship guarantee too, for your peace of mind.

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