You’ll have an array of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that capture the sun’s energy which is then converted into electricity for your home using an inverter. Your home will use this electricity as you generate it, then you’ll import any extra you need from the grid.
If you add a battery to your solar system, it will store some of the electricity you are generating rather than exporting it. This means you’ll need to import less electricity from the grid, saving you money on your bills.
How much you save will depend on lots of things, like the size of your system, which way your roof faces and how you use energy in your home. As an example, you could reduce your electricity bills by 50%, around £300, a year by having E.ON Solar and storage. If you add earnings from feed-in tariff (FIT) payments, that could be around £560 more a year in your pocket.
These total savings are based on a south facing property in central England with a 40 degree roof tilt and no shading, with an electricity consumption of 4,900 kWh. Savings assume fitting 12 x 320w panels and a 9.6 kWh battery plus a deemed export of 50%.
Yes, all our Solar and storage products come with warranties as standard. For the solar panels this is up to 25 years and up to 10 years for the batteries.
There is a range of panels and batteries to choose from, we’ll help you find the right one for you, your home and your wallet during your survey.
It depends on which you choose at survey. Most typical installations would chose a mid-sized battery around 4-6 kWh. As a rough guide, a typical home suitable for solar consumes around 12kWh a day on average.
Whatever your preferences are, our solar experts will help you to determine the right system for you.
You don’t have to be an E.ON customer to get E.ON Solar and storage and is available to anyone who owns their home and roof. There may be some roof types where we won’t be able to install E.ON solar, such as thatched roofs. We’re launching E.ON Solar in the Midlands and aim to offer it more widely later this year.
You’ll need somewhere indoors to house the battery and its system, you’d be able to choose the best battery for you and your home and they vary in capacity and physical size. The smallest in size is a bit bigger than a VCR player. They can be installed in most places such as in a garage, utility room or even under the stairs.
You can visit eonsolar.co.uk to use our online calculator to work out how you’ll benefit, then one of the team will call you back. An E.ON Solar specialist will then visit your home to carry out a survey to find the right solution for you and your home, and send you a quote.
We aim to install your solar and storage solution in a day, plus some time to put your scaffolding up beforehand, if you need it. Of course this depends on the system you choose and your home, we’d let you know how long it may take when we come to see you. If you’re just having a battery fitted to your existing solar system it will take less than a day.
Although this technology is new to the UK market, it’s been tried and tested by E.ON in Germany and Sweden – markets that leads in sustainable technology and engineering. E.ON is already helping more than 1,000 customers in Germany generate and/or store their own power through this technology.
We use our energy experts to select the latest and most reliable solutions available in the market.
Your E.ON Solar manager app will show you what you’re generating, saving, earning and storing, plus lots more information to help you get the best out of your E.ON Solar solution.
The batteries we use are either Lithium Ion Phostphate (LFP), or Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC).
Retrofitting the battery is a self-contained system so you won’t need to replace parts of your existing PV system.
Many of our systems come with the E.ON performance guarantee. This is designed to give you confidence that the system we’ve designed for you will generate what we said it would on your quote. If not we’ll pay you the difference.
Our solar expert will explain this to you during your survey.
With some of our batteries you can add more at later date, just let us know and we’ll help you find the best and most flexible solution for you.
At the moment a smart meter won’t affect your FIT payments. When industry guidelines
change, you’ll receive FIT payments based on your actual export rather than the current deemed amount.