How it works
EcoTech solar power systems come in a number of options - on roof, in roof and flat roof. All use photo-voltaic (PV) cells to convert the free energy from the sun into electricity. We'll be very happy to advise on which is best for you, including carrying out a free survey - so you've nothing to lose. And if you're looking for a customised arrangement to meet a particular need, just ask.
An inverter, usually installed in your loft, converts DC into normal AC current that you can use it in your house. This means that most if not all of the electricity you need is free during daylight hours - heating your hot water and powering all your appliances. When the sun disappears and it's dark, your solar system will automatically switch back to taking electricity from the grid.
Almost any type of roof is suitable for solar PV, but a south facing arrangement will naturally gain the maximum amount of light during daylight hours. If your arrangement faces south west or south east the yield will be lower, but only by 5 to 10%.
"On-roof" solar panels can be quickly and easily located above your roof tiles or slates, on pitches ranging from 20° to 60°, using brackets and a mounting rail attached directly to the roof trusses.
For a low profile "in-roof" appearance, solar pv collectors can be set into the roof tiles or slates. The surface beneath them is closed within an aluminium weathering cassette that incorporates flashings and drainage channels. This option also reduces roofing costs for new build applications as tiles aren't needed beneath the collectors.
Out flat roof solar pv option is based on the on-roof design. Mounting rails are fitted to a rigid inclined frame structure for quick and easy fitting.
- Initial free survey, design and quote including projected energy generation
- Full survey including loft space, cabling route, panel fixing method and access
- Installation, testing and commissioning including all simple advice to take the fullest possible advantage of your free energy
- We register your system with the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS), and provide all your documentation
- You send your MCS certificate and proof of payment to your electricity supplier
- You're ready to start generating your own energy