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New from Everest!

New from Everest!

Everest is proud to bring you the Zanussi Solar PV system.

And right now, every Everest Zanussi Solar PV system comes with a FREE upgrade to a 20 year inverter warranty!

 

The map shows the areas that we are launching exclusively in – but don’t worry if your area is not shown as we will be rolling out to the rest of the UK over the coming months. Please contact us or come back to our site for the latest news.

How does an Everest Zanussi PV Solar System earn me money?

You are paid for the electricity your system generates

You are paid for the electricity your system generates

Your system will generate electricity any time there is daylight. Each unit, known as a kilowatt-hour (kWh), earns you money regardless of whether you use the energy or not and this “feed-in tariff” is guaranteed by the government to pay you for at least the next 20 years. Currently you will receive 12.92p for every kWh produced. This is then index linked and is Tax free.

Use the electricity as you produce it

Use the electricity as you produce it

If you use electricity whilst it's being generated, you won't need to pay for it. If not, you will still receive payment via the feed-in tariff for the energy you have generated. This helps safeguard you from rises in energy bills and as they are expected to increase dramatically by 2020 (reported in The Telegraph and The Times), this is great news for homeowners.

You are paid for the electricity that you don’t use

You are paid for the electricity that you don’t use

You will be paid for 50% of the energy produced at the current rate of 4.85p and any energy that is not used is exported back to the national grid. This is known as the “export tariff.”

Why is this the best time to buy solar?

As the British government has been targeted with generating 15% of its energy from renewable resources by the year 2020, you stand to be rewarded by installing solar panels and assisting the cause through the government feed in tariff.

By generating your own solar electricity, you can also generate income with an Everest Zanussi PV Solar System by selling back any unused electricity to the national grid.

But hurry! The fee the government pay for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) produced is reviewed each quarter, when the rate paid for each unit is often reduced. The more people that buy solar, the greater the incentive is reduced, yet once you purchase solar your rate is fixed and will not go down. Solar panels are also index linked and tax free, so the sooner you act, the greater the financial benefits you'll receive!

How does Everest Zanussi PV Solar panels work?

 

 

  • Everest will install a series of panels on a suitable section of your roof.
  • Each panel is constructed from several cells made from layers of semi-conducting material. When light hits the cells, it creates an electric field across the layers.
  • This electric current is converted into AC electricity by an inverter and used to power your home. The brighter the light, the greater the amount of electricity that is produced.
  • If you generate more electricity than your home requires, the excess is automatically fed into the national grid.
  • Everest Solar PV panels will convert light into electricity even on a cloudy day.

How much money could I save?

Type your post code into the calculator below to get an idea of how much you could save by installing solar panels on your home.

Calculator is courtesy of The Eco Experts


What benefits does the solar panel system offer?

Free electricity and tax free income

Free electricity and tax free income

Not only could a Solar PV System save you money on your energy bills, but you will be paid for the energy you generate whether you use it or not!

Reduced carbon footprint

Reduced carbon footprint

Solar panels are one of the most effective ways of making a positive contribution towards the environment, and reducing your carbon footprint.

Affordable payment options

Affordable payment options

With our solar panel system, you can choose to either pay for you system up front, or choose to spread your payments over low monthly payments with our finance package.

Increased value of your home

Increased value of your home

A solar panel system can increase the energy efficiency of your home, which in turn can add value to your home if you were to sell in the future.

Peace of mind

Peace of mind

Our solar system comes with comprehensive warranties on the panels, inverter and installation.

What does the system consist of?

 

Zanussi were established in 1916 and their products offer a combination of Italian design flair and quality performance. It is the combination of their innovation and professionalism that has led us to offer you the Everest Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Zanussi system.

 

There are 2 key components that make up an Everest Solar PV system:

1. Solar panels

Photovoltaics (PV) is the method of converting solar energy into direct current electricity. Your panels perform this function by generating cells that flows through them when light hits it.

2. Inverter

The inverter converts the direct-current generated by your solar panels into AC electricity.

Optional extras

To enhance the performance of your solar panels still further, the following extras are also available:

Monitoring system

Monitoring system

Solo II PV measures the electricity generated from your solar panels via a stylish and elegant web-enabled In-Home Display (IHD). It provides real-time information and provides an indication to turn on high-load appliances, such as washing machines and dishwashers, when over 750-Watts is being generated, helping you to make the most of your PV system. It provides in-depth real-time generation data, hints and tips for your micro generation and also analysis of all your historical data.

Hot water booster

Hot water booster

Solar Iboost is a system that takes the excess energy you have generated and uses it to heat your water. It does this by sending wireless signals to your system and helps utilise energy, therefore saving you money.

Panel performance optimiser

Panel performance optimiser

The panel performance optimiser monitors shaded areas and is used to optimise performance of the panels to generate as much energy as possible.

Voltage optimiser

Voltage optimiser

Optimises your energy usage and lowers your electricity consumption by 10% on average.

How are the solar panels fitted?

How are the solar panels fitted?

To fit the solar panels to your property, a number of tiles are removed from the roof and the stainless steel roof anchors are screwed into the rafters. Aluminium rails then provide the mount for the solar panels to be positioned and then locked into place with a series of metal clamps. The panels are then wired to the inverter inside your home, which is linked up to the rest of your property’s electrical supply.

A detailed analysis of the unique weather conditions of your property ensures that the solar panels can withstand the strongest of winds and heavy snow loads.

Can the PV Solar panels be fitted on my home?

Nearly all homes are eligible.

The efficiency of your Everest Solar PV system will be calculated from your location in the UK using a number of factors, including:

  • The orientation of your home
  • The shade conditions around your house
  • The geographical location of your house
  • The size, angle and shape of your roof
  • Historical weather data for your location

Our in-house consultants will provide:

  • A suggested system size, measured in kWp
  • The estimated annual energy you will earn, measured in kWh
  • Your estimated yearly earnings
  • Your estimated earnings over a 25-year period

You might also be wondering...

Q: Will solar panels make my house look untidy?

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.

Q: How do I know what the panels will look like?

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.

Q: How big are the solar panels?

A: They each measure approximately 1.0m x 1.65m.

Q: How are the panels attached to the roof?

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.

Q: What if we don’t get enough sunshine for the system to work?

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.

Q: What if I don’t save as much as I was told?

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. 

Q: Does it matter who my energy supplier is?

A: No. The information we provide you with is the same across the board, regardless of who your energy provider is.

Q: What happens to my solar panels if I move house?

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.

Q: Who actually pays me for the feed-in tariff?

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. 

Q: How do I get the most out of my Everest solar system?

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'.

Q: Will the performance of the solar panels decrease over time?

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.

Don't forget the Everest Price Promise

If within seven days of placing your order, you find a lower price for products designed, made and installed to the same specifications and with the same guarantees, Everest will refund the difference.