solar photovoltaics directory



(updated Jan 2012)

Installers must consider the price of the panels and ancillary parts as well as the installation time in calculating the total cost. Solar panels have recently dropped below the £1/W rate with cheap Chinese panels costing as little as 60p/W on the wholesale market though we would strongly advise avoiding these. Complete systems should not exceed £2.20/W (2.2kW and above) as high quality EU made panels can be installed at this all inclusive price. It may be worth purchasing MCS approved panels directly and getting a local MCS installer to do the installation - subject to the constraints of REAL membership.