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What is the Smart Export Guarantee?

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) was set up by the Government to replace the Feed-in Tariff and came into effect January 2020. If you generate solar electricity, are not already receiving Feed-in Tariff payments and you have a smart meter then you can sign up to an SEG tariff with…

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What is the Feed-in Tariff?

The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) ended in March 2019.  Homes with solar PV systems installed before this time could sign up to a fixed tariff with electricity suppliers which paid them for each unit of electricity the solar panels generated.

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What is MCS and why does it matter to me?

MCS is a standards organisation; they create and maintain standards that allow for the certification of products, installers and their installations. MCS certified Installers, such as Eco2Solar Limited, have undergone a rigorous vetting process to demonstrate that they adhere to the standards. These standards demonstrate a commitment to quality. An…

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What happens in a power-cut?

If mains power is lost, your inverter will detect this and shut down immediately. This is a necessary safety function to protect people who may be working on the mains electrical network, so during a power cut you won’t be able to use any solar generated electricity.

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What maintenance do solar PV Systems require?

There are no moving parts to a solar PV system so they don’t require any maintenance or servicing other than an occasional clean, however, for peace of mind you may wish to consider an extended warranty option with us. Keep an eye on nearby trees in case they start to…

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Do Solar Panels need cleaning?

Generally solar panel arrays in the UK will not need heavy duty cleaning as they are designed to self-clean in the rain. However, depending on location, they may suffer from a high build-up of dirt, leaves, bird droppings or salt water if near the coast, etc. so cleaning the modules…

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How do I know if my system is working?

There will be a generation meter installed, usually near your fuse board, which measures every unit (kWh) of electricity your solar PV system produces. The figure on the display is cumulative, showing the total since installation so you should see the reading gradually increase. If you want to monitor how…

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Will solar panels save me money?

Yes, you should save money on your electricity bill. How much you can save depends on the utility rates, the size of the solar system installed and how effectively you use the electricity while it’s being generated. Try to make the most of the free electricity by setting timers on…

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