Solar installation Bedford

Solar installation Bedford

Solar installation services

Welcome to the world of solar energy installation, right here in Bedford. If you’re new to the subject of solar panel fitting, don’t worry. Our experienced local professionals can tell you all about it. They’ll 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.

What is solar energy?

Solar energy is all about harnessing the sun’s power to generate electricity for your home. It’s a clean, sustainable, and renewable alternative to traditional energy sources like coal and gas.

Does solar energy need special equipment?

Yes, it does. You’ll need to get solar panels fitted to your home. These solar panels are designed to capture sunlight and convert it into electricity using a process called photovoltaic (PV) technology.

What does solar panel fitting involve?

Typically, solar panels will be mounted on the roof of a house, as this is usually the optimal location for capturing sunlight.

How do solar panels save money?

As energy prices have shot up and the cost of solar panels has come down, solar panel fitting offers much greater savings than before.

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.

What’s included in
Solar installation

Your solar power fitting will be completed in several stages. We comply with all the regulations at every step, prioritise your safety, and deliver top-quality work.

Assessment: Our solar experts check if your roof is suitable for solar panels by considering its direction, shade, and structure.

Design and Permits: Our solar installer will create a plan for you and handle any necessary permits.

Roof Preparation: Our solar experts may need to clean, repair, or reinforce your roof to check it can support the solar panels.

Mounting and Installation: The panels will be securely attached to your roof using special brackets or racks, optimised for sunlight exposure.

Electrical Connections: The panels will be connected to an inverter, converting solar power into usable energy for your home.

Grid Connection: If desired, your solar system can be connected to the national energy grid so you can sell any excess energy.

Testing and Commissioning: We’ll make sure everything works properly and show you how to monitor your solar electricity system.

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    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.

    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.

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    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.

    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