Solar Installers you can trust!

You need to know your solar installation runs as easily and smoothly as possible. That’s why all of our partners at Eco Affect are MCS accredited so you know that once your panels are live you’ll be reaping the rewards. 

Our partners are all backed by the HEIS scheme; the Home Insulation and Energy Systems insurance-backed guarantee.

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Battery Storage enables you to store the energy your solar panels generate when you are not using it. Helping you to save even more money. Use a tariff like Octopus Go/Intelligent to fill it overnight in winter too! 

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A new report by Yale Project on Climate Change Communication found — at a national and key swing states level — that a pro-climate stance has more potential to benefit political office candidates than harm them. 55% of registered voters said they will take a candidate’s opinion on climate change into consideration this upcoming November election. The majority of Democrats and Independents believe that a candidate should be pro-climate, while Republicans say a climate position does little to influence their overall preference or decision. In addition, 88% of registered voters across party lines support action to reduce global warming, even if it has economic costs.

The Political Benefits of Taking a Pro-Climate Stand in 2012

Cross-post from Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
By Connie Roser-Renouf, Anthony Leiserowitz and Edward Maibach

This brief report draws upon data from a nationally representative survey conducted in March 2012 (Climate Change in the American Mind) and other research to investigate the question: On balance, will candidates for political office benefit or be harmed by talking about and supporting action to reduce global warming?

The short answer is that – at the national level and among ten key swing states – taking a proclimate stand appears to benefit candidates more than hurt them with registered voters. Of course, the political dynamics in any given district may be an exception to this pattern, but it is important to note that the pattern is similar at both the national and swing-state scales.

A few highlights:
A majority of all registered voters (55%) say they will consider candidates’ views on global warming when deciding how to vote.
Among these climate change issue voters, large majorities believe global warming is happening and support action by the U.S. to reduce global warming, even if it has economic costs.
Independents lean toward “climate action” and look more like Democrats than Republicans on the issue.
A pro-climate action position wins votes among Democrats and Independents, and has little negative impact with Republican voters.
Policies to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels and promote renewable energy are favored by a majority of registered voters across party lines.
These patterns are found nationally and among ten swing states.
Read the full report here.

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Charge your EV with solar panels

Are you one of the growing number of people who want to depend less on the grid? If you have an electric vehicle or are thinking about getting one, you can certainly benefit from solar power.

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How Eco Affect solar panel quotes work

  1. Tell us the size of the system you think you'll need, along with a few details
  2. We'll review the information and pair you with our partner installer for your area
  3. Our accredited installer will be in touch to quote for your new solar installation

How we approve our partner solar panel installers

Each town has a partner installer, meaning that you will be put in touch with a local company for your quote and potential installation.

We vet our partners in 4 different ways:

  • Verify that they are MCS accredited
  • Verify that they are backed by the HEIS scheme
  • Check their reviews and overall customer satisfaction
  • Ensure that their team have been consistently reliable and experienced

FAQs about Solar Panel Installation

Does it matter which direction my roof is facing when installing solar panels?

You will always have options when planning a solar installation to have your panels placed on the most optimal side; this being south-facing in the UK. Our installers will talk you through where is best for solar panels.

Does it matter what type of roof I have when installing solar panels?

Yes, it does matter what type of roof you have, as often, installers cannot put solar panels on flat, thatched, shingle, tile, glass and wooden roofs. Consult with an installer to figure out what your best options are.

What is the process for solar panel installation?

Solar panel installers will first quote for a job, then go into more depth, planning the most optimal setup for your home. This includes monitoring the path of the sun, shaded areas in your surroundings, roof pitch, size and wattage.

Are solar panels right for my home?

You'll only know whether solar panels are right for your home by getting a quote and a survey from a professional. This way, you can fully understand how solar panels could work for you, and will know if they absolutely aren't suitable.

Do I need planning permission for solar panels?

You may need planning permission for solar panels on your home, but this is rare; it is usually needed if you live in a listed building or if you are within a conservation area/world heritage site.