Solar roof systems fall under permitted development rights so
you do not need planning permission, although if you live in an
area of 'outstanding natural beauty' or in a listed building you
should contact your local council. You are required to contact
your local planning office to advise them of your planned work,
New Horizons will advise you in the planning stage.
2.Does the system need batteries?
No, the systems we sell are connected to the national grid. In
the night, when the system is not generating energy, electricity
is bought from the utility company in the normal way. Any excess
electricity generated during the day, for example when you are
at work, is sold back to the utility company.
3.What structural checks are undertaken
prior to installation?
The installers will perform a site survey and make an assessment,
normally the basic structural survey carried out by our installer
4.We have a south facing roof, but
I don’t think it would take more than 11 panels. Does this
mean its not really worth having them installed?
Far from it! 11 panels would save/make you quite a lot of money
over 25 years. Check our our solutions page for examples and prices.
5.Do you install stand alone panel
arrays and have you any experience with fitting to Stables?
Yes we can do stand-alone. We have standard solutions for stables,
please contact us for advise & a quote..
6.I would like to install solar
PV on my garage roof, will it work?
We would need to look at your house. Please fill in the contact
form, there is no obligation to buy.
7.Are the panels laid on top and
if so how are they fixed? Or do they replace an area of tiles?
You can choose an 'in roof' system (which will replace the tiles)
or an 'on roof' system (which will sit on roof hooks above the
roof tiles). Neither system will damage the roof.
8.Is electricity produced by the
inverter compatible with computers etc?
Yes, it is converted to 240 v AC in the same phase as your normal
grid power, there will be no discernible difference.
9.My detached house roof points
East -West what can I do?
You can still install solar but will not make quite as much power
as if it were south facing, please contact us and we can provide
you with an estimate of the performance