Do you have solar PV panels that need removing? Then Skylamp Solar in Steeton are the team to call!
Whether you invested in solar panels for your Steeton home or business, or they were in place when you moved into the property, there are times when they need to be taken down.
This isn't a job that can be done by anyone; this is sensitive, highly-technical equipment that requires careful handling by specialists with experience, like the team from Skylamp Solar.
We're here to tell you all there is to know about the removal of solar PV panels.
When you have your solar PV panels installed, you might assume that this is a permanent fixture. At the very least, you expect them to last the full 25 years of their suggested lifespan.
However, under the permitted development section of the Steeton planning laws, your solar panels must be 'easily removable when no longer required', suggesting that they are, in fact, a temporary fixture.
As a result, when you install solar panels, the contractors must ensure that they can be removed with ease when necessary.
These are some of the reasons why you might need Skylamp Solar to remove solar panels:
In theory, it only takes about a day to remove solar panels.
The actual time taken will be affected by various factors, like the number of panels and whether the mounts and hooks are to be removed as well. If the units are being removed and reinstalled because of roof repair or similar projects, the task could be completed quicker as we may not need to remove the mounting hardware.
A simple solar panel removal job will be somewhere between £300 and £500, with an extra £100 or so for disconnecting the solar power system from the electrics. This would usually apply when we need to replace solar panels (or a single unit) that have been damaged or in cases of panel failure.
The actual cost, however, will be affected by several factors, for example:
It is possible, but not advisable, especially if you need to reinstall solar panels later.
Expert solar installers (like Skylamp Solar) handle solar panels daily and are trained to do so properly. Although PV modules are fairly robust (enough to withstand heavy rain, hail, wind, etc.) it's easy to break them if you're not careful. While the outer parts are tough, the internal components can be damaged without proper handling.
Also, removing the mounting equipment can be a tricky task, and there's a real risk of causing serious damage to your tiles or standing seam roof. You might end up paying more money on roof repairs than you saved by not hiring a professional solar installer to do the job.
In addition to this, there are safety concerns: you'll be working on the roof, which carries its own hazards and risks. You're also dealing with electrical connections that have to be respected and handled with care.
It's also possible that you'll void the warranty by doing the job yourself, so if you damage any of the units during the process you won't be covered.
There is a chance that you moved into a property with solar power but have decided that you don't want it. You don't want the expense of hiring solar installers to do the job, and you probably don't care much whether the panels get damaged.
Unless the solar panels are old and inefficient, this would be a bad decision - in our view.
Either way, if you decide to have a go at solar removal yourself, you must dispose of them correctly under UK recycling law. All solar panels have to be recycled at an appropriate centre and it's your responsibility to deliver them to your nearest Dedicated Collection Facility.
When you need solar panels removed, don't trust inexperienced or unqualified contractors to do the job. And if you are considering taking on the task yourself, we would strongly urge you to consider this very carefully.
Instead, use a solar panel installer with the right knowledge and experience, like Skylamp Solar. Your warranty may stipulate that you only use a licensed installer for solar panel removal, and we fit the bill in that respect.
In fact, we can assist you in every aspect relating to solar panels, including installation, maintenance, repairs and cleaning. Whether it's an underperforming solar inverter, a hot spot on a panel, a malfunctioning charge controller, or a faulty battery, we are more than happy to help out our customers.
So, for solar panel removal in Steeton, and any other issue that's troubling you, call the experts at Skylamp Solar.
Yes solar panels can be removed and often need to be to enable roof repairs or inspections along with routine maintenance & servicing of the PV solar panels.
A simple solar panel removal job will be somewhere between £300 and £500, with an extra £100 or so for disconnecting the solar power system from the electrics.
It is possible, but not advisable, especially if you need to reinstall solar panels later. Expert solar installers Skylamp Solar handle solar panels daily and are trained to do so properly. Although PV modules are fairly robust, enough to withstand heavy rain, hail, wind, etc it's easy to break them if you're not careful.
Yes we handle the full job requirements from beginning to end and can provide replacements or servicing.