Government announces 0% VAT on Battery Storage

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In a monumental leap towards a sustainable future, the United Kingdoms is set to embark on an energy revolution by removing the Value Added Tax (VAT) on battery storage, effective February 1, 2024. The governments ground-breaking decision not only underscores the government’s commitment to combating climate change but also heralds a new era of affordability […]

Do solar panels need a south facing roof….NO!


Solar panels will generate the most electricity when the Sun’s rays hit their surface at the optimum angle. Ensuring solar panels face the optimum direction and have an appropriate tilt will help ensure that they produce the maximum electricity, as they are exposed to the highest intensity of sunlight for the greatest period of time. […]

Solar panels key technology at ADIPEC 23

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The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) ’23 is set to be a milestone event for the global energy industry. While traditionally centred around the oil and gas sector, ADIPEC 23 is expected to reflect the industry’s shift toward sustainability and renewable energy sources. Among these, solar panels have emerged as a key […]

The lifecycle of a Solar panel

A Solar panels life cycle with wind turbines

Solar panels like everything else has a lifecycle Manufacturing: Solar panels are primarily composed of silicon cells & advancements in manufacturing technology have led to more efficient production methods and reduced energy consumption. Lifespan: Once installed, solar panels have a lifespan of 25-30 years or more. They sit in position generating electricity during their lifetime […]

Electricity price increases – will they rise again?

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) publishes annual figures on gas and electricity. These take average unit prices and multiply them by ‘typical’ levels of consumption. This is added to average annual standing charges to give the total annual bill. The DESNZ takes an average electricity usage of 3600kwh to calculate these […]

How do solar panels work with my electricity bill?

Solar panels Warwickshire

How do solar panels and batteries work with my electricity bill? Solar panels turn sunlight into electricity and sends it into your home. But how does it work alongside the electricity that comes from your energy supplier such as Octopus or British gas?. If your house needs the electricity at this time, for instance if […]

Givenergy approved installer

Givenergy approved installer Warwickshire & Leicestershire

M E Solar is proud to be a Givenergy approved installer. Although we can install other manufacturers products we believe Givenergy provides quality products and excellent customer service. What does this mean for you? Firstly in order to take advantage of Givenergy`s warranty you will need to use an approved installer such as ourselves. Furthermore […]

What are Solar panel optimisers?

solar panel optimiser Leicestershire

Heard people talk about having optimisers on your solar panels? Wondered what they are? Read on to learn about whether they would be beneficial for your Solar install. Due to their design when solar panels are installed with a string inverter they will automatically limit their out to match the lowest producing panel. This could […]

Confused about roof orientation?

roof orientation

Have you ever been told your roof needs to be south facing for a Solar panel to work? Well Allow us to explain why an East or West facing roof are better than you may think for solar panels but firstly why are South facing roofs best? Well the sun rises from the East and […]

Government energy price guarantee

Government energy price guarantee

According to the government website the energy price guarantee will be extended from April 2023 until April 2024. Over this period a typical household bill in Great Britain will be reduced to around £3,000. Based on projections of the undiscounted price of energy, this is expected to save the typical household in Great Britain around […]