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Compare the Cheapest and Best Solar Panel Costs With Retail Prices

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Summary of the cheapest solar panel prices

Price range = £180 to £600 for a solar kit

Average cost = £355 for a solar kit 

Best / cheapest price = £180 for a solar kit

  • Cheapest professionally installed solar thermal panels = £1,000
  • Cheapest professionally installed solar PV panels = £5,500

Looking how to save money by installing solar PV panels?  We have done the research and gathered valuable information about the cheapest and more expensive solar panel prices and service costs.  Keep reading this helpful Wisetradesmen cost guide to find out more.

Although installing solar panels has become a popular way of saving money on heating and electric bills, the fact remains that installing even a couple of high-quality panels can be pretty expensive; usually costing at least £1,000.

Fortunately, however, manufacturers have started specialising in cheaper kits to make this new, energy-saving technology more accessible, so just about anyone can get started on making their home that little extra eco-friendly. These solar kit systems are suitable for DIY installation and are often battery powered. This means you won’t be able to power all your home appliances with a single system; but considering the low purchase cost you do end up recouping your money just as soon (if not sooner) as with a more elaborate or expensive system.



Depending on where you shop, you will usually find these cheap solar panel kits under the ‘DIY’ section of a manufacturer or retailing outlet; most high-street shops such as Homebase or B&Q have already started stocking the kits, but before buying anything you should compare a number of different quotes to look for the best deal. Looking online in particular might save you even more money; price-comparison website Selectsolar.co.uk lists the cheapest solar panel DIY kits at the following (average) prices:

  • 28w solar panel kits cost  £180
  • 40w solar panel kits are priced at £260
  • 60w solar panel kits cost £380
  • 120w solar panel kits are priced at £600

Of course, these battery powered models won’t last as long as the more traditional solar panel systems. Nevertheless, these cheap and easy-to-fit solar panel options still enable you to generate a small amount of electricity for your own home or apartment – thus reducing your energy bills and still helping the environment!

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