solar panels

  1. canofcoke

    Solar Panels

    I wanted to find out more information about the possibility of using solar panels in my home in London to reduce energy costs and be more sustainable. I have a garden flat, with a long garden and a garden studio that has a flat roof two areas that solar panels can sit on, one half is about 2.2...
  2. C

    Serious water damage - looking for source

    Hi all, We're battling serious water damage on the second-floor front wall of our Victorian semi (pic 1). There are no visible issues on the exterior. The previous owners advised that it was caused by an unresolved roof leak. They finally got the front re-roofed but didn't repair the damage...
  3. J

    Using solar power to heat an Annexe

    Hello, we live in a barn conversion that has (wet)underfloor heating. In almost all areas it works well but it has always been a lot cooler in our guest annexe than the rest of the barn. We currently have an engineer looking into this issue but I am in “looking ahead” mode. If we are unable to...
  4. A

    Solar panels on roof - 35 degrees - planning and b/regs

    Hi, please see attached highlights. For England the optimal solar panel angles are 35 degees. I know no planning is needed if the panels stick out 20cm max , but based on these 1m panels on frames they will stick out 58cm at this angle. They won't be visible from the front street level if you...
  5. R

    Solar panels, water tank and aga as back boiler

    We have had an offer accepted on a house with the above. There are radiators. Two solar panels for elec and two to heat the hot water that has a thermostat. The aga is solid fuel but there is gas to the property as they have an oven and gas hob. How much would it cost to install a combi boiler...
  6. W

    Should I change electric water boiler to combi or keep electric if I have solar panels?

    Hi all, I would appreciate advice from people who know their way around boilers or had similar issue. I would be using professionals to do the work but can't decide what is best for me as never owned a house before. It's me and my wife, we just purchased a 3 bedroom house with: solar panels...
  7. C

    Solar panel drop outs

    Hi we recently had solar panels installed and using the monitoring app have noticed regular drop out lasting approx 5 mins each time. The company say it is normal and blame cloud cover. I do not agree as sometimes it has happened when there are no clouds and I do not believe energy production...
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