Solar Installation

Solar Installation

Solar installation services

Welcome to the world of solar energy installation. If you’re new to the subject of solar panel fitting, don’t worry. Our experienced local team can tell you all about it. We will guide you through the entire process, from assessing your property’s suitability for solar panels to handling the solar panel installation and integrating it with your existing electrical system.

How do solar panels save money?

Avoid rising energy costs

With solar energy, you’ll significantly reduce your reliance on the national energy grid, so your energy bills will be lower.

Sell excess energy

Pump the energy you generate but don’t use into the national energy grid – and get paid for it.

Add value to your property

Several UK studies show that homes with solar installations sell at higher prices and more quickly than properties without solar panels.


Other services

Solar maintenance and battery storage

Solar panel maintenance and battery storage are essential aspects of making the best use of renewable energy.

Regular maintenance ensures that your solar panels stay working at optimal capacity, maximising energy production. The maintenance includes cleaning the panels, inspecting connections, and identifying any other issues.

Battery storage systems allow you to store excess energy generated during the day to use on low-solar days or at night. Maintenance of these systems includes monitoring battery health and checking connections.

Solar bulbs

Solar bulbs form the foundation of lighting systems that harness the power of solar energy. Each bulb contains built-in solar panels that work all day, capturing and converting sunlight into usable energy and storing it in their internal batteries. At dusk, the bulbs light up automatically, providing energy-efficient and eco-friendly lighting without the need for a traditional power source. You can use solar bulbs both outside and indoors.

How we work

Site visit

Our team will visit your home to check if it's suitable for solar panels.

Project plan

Our experts will design the installation and outline all the tasks involved.


Our solar panel team will install your solar panels and link them to your home's central electrical system.

Solar installation FAQs

If you can’t find the answers you are looking for in our FAQs area please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

How much does a solar panel installation cost?

The good news is that the cost of solar panels is coming down, and solar installations cost less than most people think. And, of course, they’ll save you money, too! The total cost depends on a few factors: the type of panels, the size of your system, and the complexity of the installation. It’s important to get a personalised quotation, but prices start at £8,000 – and there are finance options available, so you don’t have to pay upfront.

Can I get financial help to install solar panels?

Typically, you’ll be responsible for covering the cost of solar panel installation yourself. However, once your system is up and running, you can take advantage of the government’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme. This allows you to earn money by selling any excess electricity you generate back to the national energy grid. This can help you offset the initial expenses and eventually provide a return on your investment.

How much can I save on my energy bill with solar panels?

How much you save will depend on several factors, such as your system’s size, your energy consumption, and the amount of sunlight your location receives. The average household can typically expect to save anything from a few hundred to around a thousand pounds a year. (Source: Eon Electricity website)

How long does the installation process take?

Usually, the actual installation takes just a few days, depending on the complexity and size of the system. Our solar panel installation team will handle everything, from assessing your property’s suitability to mounting the panels and connecting them to the electrical system.

How do I maintain my solar panels?

Solar panels generally require very little maintenance; good quality panels should last around 20-30 years. We recommend cleaning them regularly to remove any dirt that may reduce efficiency. In addition, it makes sense to have them checked over by a solar power professional every few years to check they’re working optimally.

We offer flexible finance options

We can help spread your costs to get the project completed when you need it rather than having to pay a larger sum up front.

Our Projects

What our customers think

Placed an emergency call out with Hopkins Electrical as I had lost all power to my house. Chris turned up within 60 minutes of me placing the call and found that a rat had bitten through one of the cables. He made a temporary repair and then came back a couple of days later and replaced the fuse board and the cabling. Neat job, very professional and very reasonably priced.

Michael Underwood

Chris and his team talked us through the whole re wiring process and made sure we had enough sockets and switches in the right places before we started any work. They turned up on time and were very professional in their approach to out very large project. They were always easy to get hold of and would always offer good solutions to any problems we had with our build.

Darren Adams

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

If like me the thought of having to find an electrician brings you out in a cold sweat then chill and call Hopkins Electrical. From start to finish they were professional and friendly. When they came and undertook the work I was so impressed with the transparency and integrity of their employee who talked me though everything. The work was done to a high standard and I have no problem giving them 5 stars. Great company, great service.

Paul Kellett

Harpenden, Hertfordshire