Spot On Solar Ltd, a local family run business based in Melbourne, Derbyshire. With over 15 years experience in supplying, installing and repairing Solar PV systems, we pride ourselves on providing a quality and affordable service to both domestic and commercial customers.
We are MCS Certified installers, RECC approved and offer an insurance backed guarantee on every installation.
What we offer
Solar PV Installations
Repairs & Servicing
Off Grid Installations
Fox ESS Hybrid Inverter
with 11.52 kWh Battery Storage
Serving Derbyshire & surrounding areas
Ready to feel the power?
Write to us on the contact form below or give us a call, we’re always happy to provide a free consultation and help out with any questions you may have.
Why switch to Solar?
You can use Solar Panels to generate green electricity from sunlight. Over 900,000 homes across the country already benefit from clean, affordable solar power.
A Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) module absorbs and converts sunlight into electricity. They don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day.
You don’t need planning permission to install solar unless you live in a listed building. However, in Conservation Areas or World Heritage sites, the equipment must be installed on the roof, not on a wall that would be visible from a highway.
Increasingly, consumers are choosing to complement their Solar installation with battery storage as it can improve the performance by capturing surplus electricity and saving it, so it can be used later.
The benefits of installing Solar PV:
Reduce your electricity bills
You could earn money on the electricity that you produce by selling excess energy back to the grid using the Smart Export Guarantee.
Store excess electricity
Cut your carbon footprint
Invest in the future and reduce your reliance on the National Grid
Maintaining a Solar PV system
Solar PV systems don’t require much maintenance – you’ll just need to keep the panels relatively clean and make sure trees don’t begin to overshadow them.
Once fitted, your MCS certified Installer will leave written details of any maintenance checks that you should carry out from time to time to ensure everything is working properly. This should include details of the main inverter fault signals and key trouble-shooting guidance.
The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)
The Smart Export Guarantee is a support mechanism designed to ensure small-scale generators are paid for the renewable electricity they export to the grid. It has been in place since 1 January 2020.
You may be eligible to apply if you have one of the following renewable energy generating technologies:
Solar PV Panels
A Wind Turbine
Micro Combined Heat and Power (micro-CHP)
Following the closure of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme to new applicants in March 2019, the government recognised the need to pay small-scale renewable energy generators for the electricity they export to the grid. Consequently, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) introduced the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).
Under the scheme, all licenced energy companies with 150,000 or more customers must provide at least one SEG tariff. Smaller suppliers can offer a tariff if they want to on a voluntary basis. All suppliers can also choose to offer other means of making payments for exported electricity, separate to the SEG arrangements.
If you already receive a FIT on your installation, this is unaffected by the introduction of the SEG.
Which renewable energy installations are eligible?
The following renewable energy installations are eligible for the smart export guarantee:
Solar PV systems
Hydro – up to 5MW.
Micro-CHP – with an electrical capacity of up to 50kW.
Any typical domestic system would be well within these size limits.
The technology and installer used by householders must be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) or equivalent. Energy suppliers may ask you to provide a MCS certificate to prove your installation meets this standard. You will also need a registered smart meter that records your exported electricity, even if you’re not signing up to a smart tariff.
How much will I receive for exporting electricity?
There are no set or minimum tariffs for the SEG – the only requirement is that the tariff must be greater than zero at all times. In practice, this means that it is up to energy suppliers to decide what tariffs to offer their customers. They may choose to offer multiple tariffs or just one.
SEG tariffs can be fixed or variable. A fixed SEG tariff will pay a determined rate per kWh of electricity exported over the length of the contract. A variable SEG tariff will vary the price based on market demand, with the only requisite that prices never fall below zero.
Ofgem publishes a list of SEG licensees every year. You should contact the energy supplier directly for information on their available SEG tariffs.