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Solar panel installations in Essex

Are you a homeowner or business operator in Essex seeking to slash your energy bills and boost your green credentials? Discover the power of solar energy with Grant Store’s solar panel solutions in Essex.

Embark on a journey towards sustainability and reduced grid dependency with our team of skilled solar professionals in Essex. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.

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How much could you save?

  • Save an average of 70% on your electricity bills
  • Expert advisors and nationwide coverage
  • Clean, renewable, carbon-neutral energy
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Why choose Grant Store for your solar panel installation in Essex?

Across Essex, our name is synonymous with trusted, expert solar installations. Here’s why we stand out:

  • Decades of expertise in our dedicated team.
  • Versatile experience, catering to both cosy homes and sprawling business spaces.
  • Commitment to excellence, ensuring top-tier results for every project.

Choosing us means opting for unparalleled service throughout your solar journey. From clear, understandable advice to meticulous attention to detail, we promise to deliver exceptional results.

Interested in solar solutions for your Essex property? Reach out to us for a tailored quote.

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Solar panel installation costs in Essex

Residential solar panel installations in Essex typically range from £5,000 to £15,000, varying with system size, battery and panel type. Commercial setups, given their complexity and customisation needs, can have a broader price range.

We recognise that the upfront cost of solar panels can appear substantial. That’s why we offer a range of financing solutions to ease the investment process.

Unsure where to begin? Our experts are just a phone call away, ready to help you in navigating funding options and setting you on the course towards a more sustainable future.

How PV solar panels work
  • Sunlight hits the solar cells in the panel
  • The sunlight knocks electrons loose from the atoms of the semiconductor material
  • These electrons flow through the cell, creating an electric current
  • The electric current passes through an inverter, which converts it into AC electricity
  • The AC electricity can then be used to power your home or business

Fully Accredited Solar Panel Installers

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Reduce operational expenses, lower utility bills, and protect your company against rising energy costs with a PV solar panel installation.

Homeowners and private tenants

Solar panels provide long-term cost savings on electricity bills, energy independence, and a potential increase in property value.

Local authorities

Reduce your infrastructure expenses, reduce carbon emissions in the local community, and enhance your reputation for sustainability.

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  • Save an average of 70% on your electricity bills
  • Expert advisors and nationwide coverage
  • Clean, renewable, carbon-neutral energy
The positives of solar panel-generated energy provide
  • Save money on your electricity bills
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Increase the value of your home
  • Protect yourself from power outages
  • Become more energy independent
The negatives of traditional energy supply
  • Fossil fuels are a resource that will eventually run out
  • Burning fossil fuels can cause serious health problems
  • Fossil fuels are a major contributor to climate change
  • Prices are volatile, making it difficult to budget for energy costs
  • Extraction of the raw materials poses health risks to communities

Growatt is one of the biggest suppliers of photovoltaic solar panels in the world, and we’re proud to be an associated partner of theirs.

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How it works

To get an idea of what an installation might cost you or to see if you’re eligible for solar panel grants, follow these three simple steps, and you’ll soon be benefiting from clean and free solar energy.


Tell us about you

We only need a couple of details to establish things like the location, size, and power requirements of your home, business, or public space location to give you a highly competitive quote. If you’re applying for solar panel grants via the ECO4 scheme, we might also need a few more details to determine how much you can claim.


Find the best package

We’ll perform a comprehensive survey of your property to see which solar panel set-up would be most efficient for it.


Book your installation

All our professional solar installers are fully regulated and accredited, so you know you’ll be getting first-class service every step of the way on your renewable energy journey

Why take our advice?

We’ve already helped thousands of homes, businesses, and local authorities with cost-effective, energy-saving, eco-friendly solar panel solutions. With over five decades of experience and glowing reviews on Trustpilot, it’s no wonder that Grant Store is the name that people trust for innovative energy solutions.


You must have a few questions. Here’s the answer to a couple of the most frequently asked ones relating to solar panels and solar panel grants, but if you have any more, we’d be happy to help.

How are solar panels installed?

Solar panels are usually installed on rooftops, but they can also be placed on carports or ground mounts. Here’s a brief rundown of our process:

  • Property Assessment: We start by assessing your roof’s suitability for solar panels.
  • Safety Preparations: Safety is paramount, so we use scaffolding for secure installation.
  • Mounting System Installation: We install a sturdy framework to hold the panels.
  • Panel Placement: Each panel is meticulously positioned and secured.
  • Wiring and Connections: We connect the panels to an inverter, ensuring everything works seamlessly.
  • Final Inspection: Our team double-checks to ensure flawless operation.

How long does a solar PV installation take?

Typically, a solar PV installation in Essex can be completed within 1-2 days, varying with the system size and complexity.

Is my roof suitable for solar panels?

To determine if your roof is ideal for solar panels, consider:

  • Roof Size: This determines how many panels can be installed.
  • Roof Orientation: South-facing roofs are optimal for sunlight exposure.
  • Roof Material: Some materials are more conducive to solar panel installation.
  • Roof Condition: Your roof should be strong enough to support the panels.

Unsure about your roof’s suitability? Our team is just a call away to provide guidance and support.

Do I need planning permission for solar panels?

Generally, solar panels don’t require planning permission. Exceptions include installations on listed buildings, in conservation areas, or if the system is notably large and visible.

Is it worth buying solar panels in the UK?

Solar panel technology has advanced to the point where it can even be effective in rainy England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Solar panel costs have also dropped dramatically – almost 80% over the last decade – so there’s never been a better time to invest in solar technology than now. If you have any questions about potential solar panel efficiencies for your building, then speak to our team, who’ll be glad to help.

How many solar panels do you need to run a normal house?

According to studies performed by Ofgem and OVO Energy, the average UK household uses between 56 and 72 kWh of electricity each week. To put that into some kind of context, a one-bed flat would need approximately 6 solar panels, while an average 3-bed home would need 10 panels.

Are solar panels enough to power a house?

Definitely! However, the number of solar panels you’ll need will depend on the size of your home, the type of roof you have, the direction your home faces, and your energy usage. For example, if you have a small home and don’t use a lot of electricity, you may be able to power your entire home with solar panels, but if you have a large home or use a lot of electricity, you may need to supplement your solar panels with energy from the national grid.

How much do I get for selling electricity back to the grid in the UK?

This depends on the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff that you’re on. The SEG tariff is set by your energy supplier, and the rates can vary. However, the average SEG tariff in the UK is around 4.5p per kWh, meaning that for every kWh of electricity that you export to the grid, you’ll be paid 4.5p. If you’re considering installing a solar energy system with a view to selling energy back to the National Grid, speak to one of our expert advisors, who can give you a better idea of the sort of setup that you’ll need.

Does your solar panel team operate near me?

Wherever you’re located in Essex, our expert team is ready to provide you with honest, clear advice on solar energy. And if you’re situated elsewhere in the UK, don’t worry – our nationwide services mean we’ve got you covered.