The thing is they look quite unsightly, if we put a roof window in we need permission and yet we are now looking at a full roof of solar panels ....... not a problem if they do cut bills and are a good source of green energy, but this is a lot of equipment being given away for free ????? ...... not exactly because the people who have had it done now have two electricity bills, one (low tariff) for the Electricity from the solar panels and one for ordinary electricity from the national grid. My argument is that if it's to help with renewable energy and household bills then why charge for what the solar panels produce and why not put them on all roofs ...... not just the ones where one side of the whole roof can be covered with them ? Surely even 4 panels would produce something that would cut down bills a little, but no you have to have two full rows ...... I think it's 18, I'll have a count later on as they are just fitting them on a roof opposite us.
I do like the idea of them but wonder if it's worth buying your own rather than have a bill forever for what they produce and why would you have a bill at all if they are going to overproduce enough to sell back? I just don't get the 'free solar panels' thing ..... is anything in life really free?