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Ready to take the leap into clean, sustainable energy?

In an era when sustainability and energy efficiency are paramount, harnessing the power of the sun has become a crucial step towards a greener future.

Solar energy not only reduces your carbon footprint, but also offers long-term cost savings on your energy bills.

We work with Heatable and Glow Green, who are two industry-leading solar energy installers.

See below to see how much you could save.

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Reasons to choose Glow Green

  • Glow Green is one of the UK's leading solar and battery installers and installs most systems within two-four weeks

  • Pledges to beat any like-for-like quote. No-obligation remote quote and design

  • Free, expert advice and 30-year panel warranty

  • Rated 'excellent on Trust Pilot. Low monthly finance options available

  • Installed by local engineers

Phone: 0330 113 9488

Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm. Friday: 8am-6pm. Saturday: 8am-5pm

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Reasons to choose Heatable

  • Free design tool with fixed online prices and no-obligation quote

  • Fully trained and endorsed by REA, Enphase, Alpha ESS, Givenergy and Tesla

  • A fully insurance-backed warranty for up to 25 years.

  • No sales appointment or home visit required

  • Installed in as little as 4-6 weeks, with MCS-certified installers

  • Finance scheme that ranges from zero deposit to Interest-free

Phone: 0330 113 1333

Monday-Thursday: 8am-7pm. Friday: 8am-5pm. Saturday: 9am-4pm

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What are solar panels?

Solar panels are devices that capture energy from the sun and convert it into electricity. Also called photovoltaics (PV), they can be installed on a property’s roof or in the garden. 

A solar panel is made up of many cells constructed from layers of semi-conducting material, typically silicon. This material generates a flow of electricity when sunlight shines on it, which can then be used to power your home. 

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How much do solar panels cost?

The average domestic solar panel system costs around £7,000, according to the Energy Saving Trust. However, costs can vary depending on several factors: 

  • Size of solar panel system

    The bigger the system, the more expensive it will be

  • Panels or tiles

    Tiles cost more than panels, as they’re integrated into the building

  • Roof accessibility

    If your roof is harder to access, it’ll cost more to install the PV system

How much money can I save on my energy bills?

How much you can save on your energy bills with solar panels depends on a few factors, including: the size of your solar panel system, the amount of energy your household normally uses, and the cost of electricity in your area. 

As sunlight is a free resource, a typical solar panel system can save you around 50-70% on your energy bills. 

Plus, you can actually make money from your solar panels. When your panels generate more electricity than your household can use, this excess electricity can be exported to the grid to be used by others.  

And as long as both you and your supplier are signed up to the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), you’ll be paid for that surplus electricity. 

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A valid concern for Brits, as solar panels generate more electricity in sunny weather. On the bright side, solar panels don’t need direct sunlight to work – they’ll still turn energy into electricity even on cloudy days. 

The addition of a battery storage system will store electricity generated during the day for use at night, or during cloudy periods 

In general, solar panels are designed to last for at least 25 to 30 years.  

Their efficiency may decrease over time, but most manufacturers guarantee their panels will still be able to generate at least 80% of their initial output after 25 years. 

You won’t need to do anything, nor will anything change (apart from your energy bill). 

You can stay with your existing energy supplier, too. They’ll take readings from your meter and bill you as normal. 

If you’re planning to install a solar panel system in your property, you’ll need to register it with your Distribution Network Operator (DNO), the company responsible for bringing electricity to your home. Your installer will usually register it for you. 

Gov.uk has a page on how to register your solar panel system. 

Solar panels are designed to be as low maintenance as possible. So, you shouldn’t have to spend too much time or money to keep your solar panel system running well. 

To help your solar panels absorb as much sunlight as possible, it’s best to keep them out of the shade. 

They shouldn’t require much cleaning, either. Thanks to a hydrophobic coating, any rain that falls on the surface will fall away – washing away any dirt on the panels in the process.

However, if you live in a dusty, sandy or coastal area, or there’s a build-up of excess dirt, you may want to get your solar panel system cleaned occasionally. 

Unprecedented market conditions mean that low cost tariffs are very hard to track down. But in normal circumstances, comparing energy prices is usually an easy way to save money on your bills. 

Smart meters send details of your energy usage directly to your supplier. The smart meter display also tells you how much energy you’re using and how much it is costing you at any given point.

Smart meters ensure you get an accurate bill and the display unit could help you to work out how to reduce your consumption and cut your bills - but they won’t save you money automatically.

Cut through the jargon and get help understanding your energy bills. The key things to be aware of are:

  • Your tariff: your bill will show you the name of your tariff

  • Comparison rate: this highlights how much your tariff costs, so you can compare the rate

  • Energy consumption: how much electricity or gas you’ve used in kilowatt hours (kWh)

  • Terms and conditions: this is where you’ll find details such as any notice period, the conditions of your current price plan and everything else

Our energy saving tips show you how to save electricity and gas in the home. These tips include:

  • Turn off anything left on standby

  • Turn down your heating or install a smart thermostat

  • Buy energy efficient appliances

  • Install a new boiler

  • Wash your clothes at lower temperatures

  • Invest in double glazing

  • Insulate your roof and/or walls

We think it’s important for you to have all the information you need to make your home as energy efficient as possible, so you can save on your household bills.

Here are some organisations that offer advice and support with energy efficiency:

You work hard to earn your money, and we don’t think you should waste a penny of it paying over the odds on your household bills. That’s why at MoneySuperMarket, we’re on a mission to save Britain money.

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So how do we make our money? In a nutshell, when you use us to buy something, we get a reward from the company you’re buying from.

You might be wondering if we work with all the companies in the market, or if our commercial relationships with our partners might make us feature one company above another. We’ve got nothing to hide, and we want to give you clear answers when it comes to questions like these, so we’ve pulled together everything you need to know on this page.

  • Start your energy comparison and tell us your postcode, current supplier and energy habits. If you can, use a recent bill for best results

  • Compare energy tariffs from different providers

  • Choose the deal you want

  • Put in a few confirmation details, like your direct debit and contact details

  • Click to confirm, and you’ll be switched within three weeks

It doesn’t matter whether you own or rent your home – you can still compare energy deals and start saving on your bills.

Compare energy prices now

A dual fuel tariff just means that your gas and electricity comes from the same supplier. You can choose this option when you run an energy comparison online with MoneySuperMarket – just choose ‘Gas & Electricity (Dual Fuel)’ when you start your energy comparison.

Some gas and electricity providers will offer a discount if you switch to a dual fuel tariff – if this applies, it will be shown in the tariff details.

Be aware that the best gas and electricity deal may not be the cheapest option. It’s always recommended that you check the price of buying your gas and electricity separately, too.

Although you can choose to compare dual fuel tariffs with MoneySuperMarket, you can also choose to compare gas prices or to compare electricity prices separately. Here’s how:

  • Compare gas only: Simply start your energy comparison and select ‘Just Gas’. If you select just gas, you’ll only compare gas prices and you won’t see any electricity tariffs

  • Compare electricity only: All you need to do is select ‘Just Electricity’ on our energy comparison page. This will show you energy suppliers that have electricity tariffs without gas or dual fuel deals included

Whilst price is important, the best gas and electricity supplier for you might not always be the cheapest.

With MoneySuperMarket’s energy comparison, you can use filters to narrow down your search. Whether you want to find a deal from a supplier that you recognise or are looking for green energy from an environmentally friendly supplier – you can filter your results to suit you.

You might also be looking for good customer service, so we include star ratings to show how happy customers have been with each supplier.

When you switch to a new energy supplier, they’ll write to you to tell you what date you’ll be switched over. They’ll also contact you around the time of the switch to ask for a meter reading, and they’ll pass this on to your old supplier, so that they can send you a final bill.

That’s all you have to do – your new supplier will handle the admin throughout the process.

You won’t need any new pipes, there won’t be any digging or drilling, and there won’t be any interruption to your gas or electricity supply.