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    Solar Power
    Save money and make a real reduction to your carbon footprint

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    Solar Hot Water
    Solar Thermal systems generate heat collected in solar panels in a specially formulated solar fluid. This runs through pipe work that heats your water.

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    Cut your carbon footprint
    Solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants.


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    Solar Electricity / Photovoltaic
    Solar electricity generation is dependent on light intensity, not on heat or direct sunlight
    so it works even on overcast days.


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    Earn an extra Income
    The Government's Feed In Tariff pays an extra 41.3p
    for each unit generated by solar PV
    "Photovoltaic".


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    Discrete Installation
    Normally required no planning permissions if you live in England. It is worth check with your planning authority if you live in a listed building or a conservation area.

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    Green electricity straight from the sun
    Any surplus electricity generated in a Photovoltaic / electricity system is automatically fed back to the grid. The Government's Feed In Tariff pays an extra 41.3p for each unit generated by solar PV.

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    Custom Design Installations
    Our solar systems are designed especially for your individual situation.
    Backed by a full technical survey.

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    Up to 50% of your hot water from the sun
    A Solar hot water system could generate all of your hot water requirements in summer and will contribute during the winter.

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    The best location for your panels
    South facing locations are best, then south west and south east.
    A west facing roof is better than east.

 

Solar POWERED solutions THROUGHOUT devon & Cornwall

Gould Solar are specialists in providing residential and commercial photovoltaic solar and solar thermal systems. We take care of every detail from the full design to the final installation. Gould solar’s flexible approach ensures the best solution for every customer. Our passion for solar >

 Solar Electricity / Photovoltaic
 Solar Hot Water / Thermal Collectors  


Convert the suns rays into electricity you can use in your home. Solar electricity generation is dependent on light intensity, not on heat or direct sunlight - so it works even on overcast days. Any surplus electricity generated is automatically fed back to the grid.

Green electricity straight from the sun


Solar Thermal systems generate heat collected in solar panels in a specially formulated solar fluid. This runs through pipe work that heats your water. A Solar hot water system could generate all of your hot water requirements in summer and will contribute during the winter.

Up to 50% of your hot water from the sun
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Solar electricity systems are a highly efficient means of generating electricity from the sun's rays, using the most up to date photovoltaic modules. Suitable for business or a domestic user.

 

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A Solar hot water system could generate all of your hot water requirements in summer and will contribute during the winter. Over the course of the year it could provide between 40-50% of your hot water.

 

Feed-in Tariff scheme

Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) became available in Great Britain on 1st April 2010.

Under this scheme energy suppliers make regular payments to householders and communities who generate their own electricity from renewable or low carbon sources such as solar electricity (PV) panels or wind turbines.

The scheme guarantees a minimum payment for all electricity generated by the system, as well as a separate payment for the electricity exported to grid. These payments are in addition to the bill savings made by using the electricity generated on-site.

Once you have a microgeneration technology installed you should experience a monthly reduction in your electricity bill and then receive an income from your Feed-in tariff provider. However, if you have taken out a loan to pay for the installation you will have to make monthly repayments to your loan company.

Feed-in tariffs are designed so that the average monthly income from your installation will be significantly greater than your monthly loan repayment (with a 25 year loan).

Information provided by energy saving trust UK

 Cornwall - The best place in the UK for Solar output

The map shows the average annual solar radiation falling on one square meter of south facing surface inclined at 30° to the horizontal, measured in kilowatts hours.
The map shows how insolation does vary quite significantly across the UK
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