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Regulations for solar panel installation in Surrey

Seamless and compliant solar panel installation

When considering solar panel installation in Surrey, there are essential regulations and standards to be aware of to ensure a safe, efficient, and compliant setup. At Wired and Wonderful, we are committed to providing top-notch service while adhering to these regulations, offering you peace of mind and a seamless transition to renewable energy.

Understanding the Regulations

In Surrey, solar panel installations must comply with both local and national regulations to ensure safety and efficiency. Here are key aspects of these regulations:

  • Planning Permission: Generally, solar panel installations on residential properties do not require planning permission if certain conditions are met. Panels must not protrude more than 200mm from the roof surface, and they should be installed in a way that minimises visual impact. For properties in conservation areas or listed buildings, additional permissions might be required.
  • Building Regulations: These regulations ensure that the structural integrity of your roof is not compromised by the installation of solar panels. The installation must be carried out by certified professionals who can assess and reinforce the roof structure if necessary. At Wired and Wonderful, we are fully certified and experienced in adhering to these standards.
  • Electrical Standards: Solar panel systems must comply with the Electrical Safety Standards set out in the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671). This includes ensuring that all electrical components are correctly installed and safely integrated with your existing electrical system.
  • MCS Certification: The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certifies both products and installation companies to ensure quality and reliability. Installing MCS-certified products by an MCS-accredited installer is crucial for eligibility for government incentives such as the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).

Our Commitment to Compliance

At Wired and Wonderful, we pride ourselves on our thorough knowledge of these regulations. Our team is trained to handle every aspect of the installation process, ensuring compliance at every step. From the initial consultation to the final installation, we take care of all the necessary permits and inspections, making the process hassle-free for you.

Benefits of Solar Panel Installation in Surrey

Switching to solar energy offers numerous benefits:

Cost Savings: Reduce your electricity bills by generating your own power.

Environmental Impact: Lower your carbon footprint by utilising renewable energy.

Energy Independence: Gain more control over your energy sources and reduce reliance on the grid.

Property Value: Increase the value of your property with a modern, sustainable energy solution.

Explore the exceptional electrical and renewable energy services offered by Wired and Wonderful. From bespoke lighting solutions and tailored solar panel systems to professional EV home charger installations, our skilled team is dedicated to providing personalised, top-notch services that meet your unique needs.

Going Beyond Installation

Our commitment to maximising your solar panel installation doesn’t end once the panels are in place. We provide comprehensive aftercare, including maintenance tips and support, to ensure your system continues to operate at peak efficiency for years to come.

Take a look at some wonderful client praise for our work at Wired and Wonderful. You can read more of our 5 star reviews below.

Raj Patel
Raj Patel
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I have recently had a 10 panel, 10KW battery PV system installed by Wired and Wonderful (UK) Limited - a company very ably led by Robert Mackinlay. Although I had done a fair amount of research on the subject, I found that there were many gaps in my knowledge. Robert was so patient in explaining various options and didn’t hesitate to steer me away from making wrong decisions about system choices. From then on to the stage of supplying drawings for planning permission, clear quotes and later on an offer of precise timetable for installation was very professionally managed by Robert. Before the day of installation, a team of very polite scaffolders arrived and installed the necessary scaffolding in a matter of hours. They were very helpful and indeed acceded to requests for gutter cleaning etc. I can see that Robert has taken care to select his sub-contractors who are not only professionally competent but also polite and helpful. On the day of installation Robert and his team arrived at 07:30 and got straight to work. Two days later I had a fully functioning system. Not only that but within a few hours all of the regulatory paper work was cleared and I was able to register with the energy supplier to come off their standard variable tariff to that suitable for Solar Panels. I did not realise how much regulatory stuff that Robert has to deal with and the many agencies involved in the process. All that was done with no failures and with the requisite precision. I had expected weeks for the installation and days for follow up processes with energy supplier. From the point Robert’s van pulled up my drive to me being on the correct solar panel tariff with my energy supplier the total time taken was just under three days. That is indeed notable. All work was done to ahigh standard and no mess left behind. Robert did not shy away from wielding the broom himself. Throughout this period Robert explained each stage and constantly reassured me that all was going well. His work finished by his sending me a video of my roof panels so that I can see from the comfort of my arm chair all that has been done. This was followed by a pdf of the regulatory paper work all of which was also sent by mail. Robert left me with a feeling of high confidence that I was dealing with a professionally competent person who will not let me down. All in all, I do not hesitate at all in recommending Robert and his Wired and Wonderful team for Solar Panel installation work.
Emma Clayton
Emma Clayton
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Very helpful team at wired and wonderful. Communication great. Fitted a home charge point for my electric van. Thanks so much. Emma and Debbie.
Sian B
Sian B
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These guys created my garden lighting and gave me great advice on what would work best to achieve the look I wanted. They were responsive, well-organised and timely. The other thing that struck me was the neat and tidy nature of their work leaving an overall high quality impression. Highly recommend.
Angela Botha
Angela Botha
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I cannot recommend these guys enough. Good solid work ethic and can do attitude. They totally came up with a plan when they ran into a problem while redoing my electrics for my studio. 5 stars. I wanted to add an update to this review. A month on, I had an issue with some of the lighting in my studio and emailed Rob. Within a week, a plan was made and the lighting was sorted, no charge. This is service, if you're still on the fence wondering if you should hire Rob and his team. Just go ahead and call them. You will not be sorry.
Lisa Sertin
Lisa Sertin
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The service provided by the team was competitive in pricing, professional, courteous and worth all five stars I have given them!
Jonathan Kemp
Jonathan Kemp
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Having worked as a landscaper in London for over 25 years, I have used many electricians. I can honestly say Wired & Wonderful are the best I have worked with. They consistently give me complete peace of mind on every job and it's always a pleasure to introduce them to my clients.
Simon Ware
Simon Ware
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We recently used Rob and team for a compete rewire, data points, new lights and sockets for our house renovation. He was professional, friendly, flexible and responsive at all times and so were his team. He gave us advice and options on technical aspects, aesthetics and suppliers based on his experience. Was a pleasure working with Rob, he is an honest, lovely guy, with an eye for detail. Highly Recommended!
Annie Lynch
Annie Lynch
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I am very happy to leave a very positive review for Wired and Wonderful. I've worked with Wired and Wonderful for approx. 15 years and have always found them very knowledgeable and when assessing works will send links with recommendations on fittings which is very helpful when explaining to landlords. As well as being obliging they are also very prompt on time keeping which is very useful when organizing appointments with busy tenants. Anne
Joe Ruston
Joe Ruston
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I'm a Chartered Electrical Engineer and have used Wired and Wonderful on a number of domestic projects and specified them for work in a local park. I have also recommended them to a number of friends, all of whom have been very happy with their work. The W&W team are smart , puntual and very professional. They do the job when they say they will, finsih on time and leave the site tidy and clean. Their pricing is competitive and well worth the peace of mind that comes from an electrical installation well done. I am happy to give a reference over the phone to anyone who would like more information about the company. Ask Rob at W&W to give you my number.
Scarlett Mitcheson
Scarlett Mitcheson
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Rob and his team are a great team of electricians - we use them very regularly and the work is to a high standard and well priced. The team are also really super to deal with - highly recommended

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Ready to take the next step towards a sustainable future with solar panel installation in Surrey? We’re here to help. At Wired and Wonderful, our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the best service and ensuring your installation meets all necessary regulations.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our services. Let Wired and Wonderful guide you through the process of installing solar panels, ensuring compliance, quality, and efficiency every step of the way. Embrace the power of renewable energy and make a positive impact on both your wallet and the environment.