Solar thermal and solar PV panels can save you money and make your home more eco-friendly, find the prices of solar panels and solar panel systems here.
How much does a Solar Panels cost?
Average cost in UK: £1695
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£240
LOW COST
£1695
AVG COST
£5000
HIGH COST
The average cost for a Solar Panels is £1695. You are likely to spend between £240 and £5000 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.
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Solar panel price summary

Price range = £240 to £5,000

Average cost = £1,695

Best / cheapest price = £240 / £810 (cheapest/best value for money)

Solar panel technology has never been more popular than in the last ten years – especially since the government introduced the Energy Act 2008, which encourages homeowners to install solar panel systems by offering cash incentives.

Types of solar panel systems

There are two types of solar panel systems: 

One that produces hot water (also known as solar thermal panels, or solar water heating panels)

And another which produces electricity commonly referred to as a Photovoltaic (or PV) systems. 

Costs will vary according to the number of panels you want installed, as well as the quality of your chosen model. For PV systems, prices will more specifically vary according to the amount of electricity that can be produced per hour.

Cost of solar PV panel system

We looked into the current prices of three major solar panel manufacturers, and the following quotes reflect the typical costs of their solar PV panel systems – each of which is graded according to the speed of electricity generated.

Prices may vary:

PV: 80-90w/ph -  £240 - 620

PV: 100-120w/ph - £400 - 800

PV: 140+w/ph - £810 and more

Cost of solar thermal panel system

For a solar thermal panel system, prices will vary according to how much water you need produced – and therefore by the size of your home and/or how many people you live with. Different systems are measured by the number of ‘standard evacuated tubes’ your property will require (that is, the amount of pipes that absorb solar energy you need to have installed). A one-person system needs about twenty of these tubes on average. 

Size/No. of evacuating tubes
Cost
20 standard
£3,500
15 large
£3,750
20 large
£4,000
25 large
£4,400
30 large
£4,750
40 large
£5,000

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