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A: At Everest, we know exactly how much pride you take in your home. Since we started creating home improvement products in 1965, we have always put an emphasis on the aesthetics of our creations. Being concerned about how the panels will look on your roof is completely understandable, but our surveyors are trained to build a bespoke system that best suits your home so that it offers maximum efficiency without compromising how it looks, ensuring you are left satisfied with the results. Finally, Everest Solar Systems are made from monochystalline panels, giving it a sleek and subtle look as opposed to the cheaper, highly visible blue alternative.
A: Our consultants will carry a sample of the product, so during your appointment you will be able to see it first-hand. They will also show you the inverter.
A: They each measure approximately 1.0m x 1.65m.
A: The panels are positioned in a portrait, landscape or mixed formation and connected to a series of metal rails that run across your existing roof and are fixed in place with metal clamps.
A: The system only needs daylight to work, not fully bright sunshine. The purpose of a consultation is to inform you of exactly how much you can expect to generate with consideration to your home’s position and geographical location.
A: The data used to generate your estimate is taken from years of real-life statistics. The estimates we make are incredibly accurate, so in the unlikely event that your savings are less than expected, you can rest assured that the solar panels will allow you to reap the financial rewards for as long as you stay at your home.
A: No. The information we provide you with is the same across the board, regardless of who your energy provider is.
A: Even if you move, you still have two options as you can simply fill out a form to your feed-in-tariff supplier, and sell the system to the buyer at an agreed rate on top of the sale of the house. Alternatively, sell the house and keep the system in your name or you can sell the house with the system. If you keep the system in your name you will continue to retain the income and as the buyer will receive free electricity, you can increase the value of the property. Either way, you only stand to make gains.
A: Around 14% of your current electricity bill goes towards the government’s climate change policies. As this includes Solar, it essentially means that those who don’t generate energy from renewable sources pay for the people that do.
A: A Solar PV system can be used to directly power your appliances, if you use your electrical devices such as dish washers and washing machines during the day, then you'll be able to use some or all of the electricity you generate to power them. If you don’t use the energy you create, it will go into the national grid for others to use, in which case you will enjoy a payment for the energy produced in the form of an 'Export Tarrif'.
A: As the solar panels are so active, their performance will decrease over the years. However, the decline is gradual and is also factored into all of Zanussi’s projections for energy production.