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  • What can we help you with?
    KCD Electrical Limited is a leading Electrical Firm specialising in Solar and Renewable Energy solutions. We provide a wide range of services including: Full solar system installations Existing solar system checks and maintenance Commercial and/or domestic electrical work Electric Vehicle (EV) charging installation Telecommunication installation and support
  • Why choose us?
    We are a small team of highly experienced Solar & Renewable Energy specialists who all started our careers as either Electricians or Telecommunications Engineers. This enables us to be able to work with our customers to design bespoke solutions, whatever the job. We pride ourselves on providing honest advice and a top quality service, all for an affordable price. Our costs remain low compared to other companies as we are a small team with minimal overheads - however, we can also support you with payment plans to spread the cost over a longer period of time.
  • What are Solar Panels?
    Solar electricity panels, also known as photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity that you can use in your home. By installing solar panels, you can generate your own renewable electricity.
  • How do Solar Panels work?
    A solar PV panel consists of many cells made from layers of semi-conducting material, most commonly silicon. When light shines on this material, a flow of electricity is created. The cells don’t need direct sunlight to work and can even work on cloudy days. However, the stronger the sunshine, the more electricity generated. Solar PV systems are made up of several panels, with each panel generating around 355W of energy in strong sunlight. Typical systems contain around 10 panels and generate direct current (DC) electricity. Because the electricity used for household appliances is alternating current (AC), an inverter is installed along with the system to convert DC electricity to AC. This electricity can be used throughout your home, or exported to the grid in exchange for money.
  • Do I need permission to install a Solar System?
    Solar PV panels are considered ‘permitted developments’ and often don’t require planning permission. However, exceptions apply and it’s best to check with your local planning office for guidance. If you live in a listed building, conservation area or national park, additional restrictions may apply. If you’re planning to install a solar PV system in your home, you must register it with your Distribution Network Operator (DNO). The DNO is the company responsible for bringing electricity to your home. Usually, your installer will register the device for you.
  • Do I have enough space for Solar Panels?
    Space is a key consideration. The average system size is around 3.5kWp and this will typically take up around 20m2 roof area. An unshaded, South facing roof is ideal for maximum electrical output. East or West facing roofs could still be considered, but North facing roofs are not recommended. A system facing East or West will yield around 15-20% less energy than one facing directly South. Any nearby buildings, trees or chimneys could shade your roof and have a negative impact on the performance of your system. Finding an unshaded spot is best, however sometimes shading is unavoidable. Some solar PV systems can minimise the impact of shading using ‘optimisers’. If you don’t have shading, the use of optimisers is not necessary or beneficial, other than the increased monitoring opportunities they offer – they won’t generate more energy.
  • What is meant by Solar Battery Storage and what are the benefits?
    Electrical batteries help you make the most of renewable electricity from solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. For example, electricity generated during the day by solar PV panels could be stored in an electric battery for you to use for boiling the kettle or watching TV in the evening when your solar PV panels are no longer generating electricity. As well as storing the electricity generated by your home renewable technology, a battery can also be used to store electricity bought from the grid at cheaper times of the day, with new smart dynamic tariffs that vary in price throughout the day. This can reduce your reliance on more expensive electricity during peak periods, with some tariffs even allowing you to ‘sell back’ during those periods.
  • Benefits of solar electricity
    Sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation, your electricity costs will be reduced - remember though, panels also work on cloudy days. Solar electricity is low carbon, renewable energy. A typical home solar PV system could save around one tonne of carbon per year, depending on where you live in the UK.
  • What electrical services do we provide?
    Extra sockets Extra lighting installations Fuse board change over or upgrades Emergency call-outs Refurbishment Electrics Rewires electrical testing both domestic and commercial
  • What telecommunications services do we offer?
    Telephone system installation for home or office Setting up of cloud based telephone systems including but not limited to, Gamma, Phoneline+... Ongoing cloud based telephone system support and emergency call out Moving routers, telephone sockets or junction boxes to a better place Telephone wiring shifted or re routed to facilitate building work, window or door replacement CAT5 Cable installation in your office, or supply Home Network Ethernet Cable for Smart TV, X-Box and Sky On Demand (direct connection is far better than WiFi) Increase Internet speed to give faster downloads for Netflix with no drop outs Fit a vDSL Faceplate for faster BT Infinity and Fibre Broadband Upgrade, improve or repair faulty wiring
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