DW Electrical Services

DW Electrical design and install solar panel systems for domestic and commercial clients across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Solar PV (photovoltaic) panels provide an excellent opportunity to help reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint. They capture sunlight and using an inverter, convert the energy into useable electricity.

Your premises will still remain connected to the National Grid however your reliance on it could be significantly reduced which means that you can save money on your energy bills.

 

Domestic Solar Panel Installations

With the increased number of people working from home, the increase in energy costs and the improved performance of solar panels, more people are looking to have PV panels installed in their homes.

The good news is that installations can usually be carried out in one day and once complete, you will immediately start benefitting from the energy collected from natural sunlight.

Panels are designed with longevity in mind to ensure that you benefit as much as possible from the installation but also to ensure that the lifetime carbon footprint of the panels is minimal. Panels are installed at an angle to ensure rain water runs off of them easily, taking dust and dirt with it.

Upon completion we will provide you with the necessary certification and details.

We offer free site surveys and can easily provide reports for each customer on potential savings and earnings – call us today, we will be happy to provide some simple honest guidance about what is right for you.

 

Commercial Solar Panel Installations

DW Electrical has extensive experience installing solar panels in commercial settings. We specialise in Solar PV and Battery system installation both within the domestic and commercial/industrial markets.

We have the expertise to support our customers through every stage including design and planning approvals, installation and feed in tariff contracts. All the products we use are MCS accredited and have full warranties.

As solar technology becomes more affordable, and electricity prices are expected to increase dramatically over the coming years, this is the time to install Solar PV. Feed in tariff government rates decrease every three months, however once you are signed up to receive the tariff your rates will increase in line with the Retail Price Index every year and so do not depreciate over time.

Thousands of UK businesses are installing solar panels to take advantage of the benefits of solar technology.

The first step with any new installation is to meet with you and perform a site survey. From the information collected we will be able to provide you with useful information such as the number of panels that can be installed, the average energy that could be generated and timescale for installation.

Most businesses utilise their roof space to install panels however ground arrays are an option for some business owners with some spare land.

Most businesses operate 9am to 5pm, meaning that they are most active during daylight hours therefore solar panels can have a huge positive impact on your energy usage however we can also assist by designing and installing a system with battery storage. This allows you to capture energy during the day for use in the evenings and overnight, to keep your office or factory running.

Once installed we will complete the project by certifying the installation and providing you with the relevant paperwork for your records.

We are an independent company and are not tied to any particular brand or technology. We only use certified and tested equipment that we recommend ourselves.

For a free, no-obligation quotation please get in touch with our team.

Frequently Asked Questions

1Do I need to upgrade?

Providing your electrical installation is safe and meets the current for an electrical installation then you won’t need to upgrade.  Of course, it’s very difficult to ascertain this information just by “looking” at your installation without testing, so the best way to check is to have an electrical inspection on your property.

There are however some tell-tale signs that you would benefit from upgrading your fuse box, these being:

  • You have an old fusebox with a wooden back, cast iron switches, or a haphazard mixture of both – these will need replacing, for your own safety.
  • You have decided torent out your property and are aware your electrics have not been upgraded for several years;
  • You don’t have any provision ofresidual current devices (RCDs) for wiring buried in the walls, sockets circuits and outlets that may be used to plug in outdoor electrical equipment.
  • You are planning a building orimprovement project such as a new electric shower, Solar PV, an extension or an attic conversion and additional wiring and new circuits will need to be installed.

Unsafe Electrics could put your tenant’s life in danger and put you at risk of a significant fine, civil damages or even imprisonment.

Don’t take the risk – get a modern Consumer Unit with RCD Protection fitted today.

Landlords must comply with statutory regulations or face significant risks

The Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, and several other statutory regulations, requires that electrical equipment is safe at the start of every tenancy and maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy.

Failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 is a criminal offense and may result in:

  • A fine of £5,000 per item not complying
  • Six months’ imprisonment
  • Possible manslaughter charges in the event of deaths
  • Tenants may sue you for civil damages
  • Your property insurance could be invalidated
  • Electrical accidents happen more often than you think
    Information from theElectrical Safety Council reveals the following frightening statistics:
    • About 70 people die and 1.2 million are injured in electrical accidents in UK homes each year
    • Approximately 50% of fires in UK homes are caused by electrical faults (that’s about 21,000 per year)
    • Almost all electrocutions in the home and 20% of fires with an electrical origin could have been prevented by having RCD protection.
2Why do I need RCDs?

Residual Current Device (RCD) is a must have safety device which switches electricity of in a fraction of a second if you get an electric shock.  Old fuse boxes don’t have RCDs and can take significantly longer to switch off electricity –the difference between life and death.

3Will I need any other work doing if my electrics are old?

It’s unlikely you will need any other work doing just because your electrics are old. The most common additional work that may be required is earth bonding. It is mandatory under UK wiring rules that earth bonding is present before any electrical work can be undertaken.

4What are the benefits?
  • Upgrading to a new 17th edition RCD protected fuse board will make your home safer protecting you from the risk of electric shock & electrical fire.
  • An RCD is a life saving device that is designed to stop you receiving an electric shock. 50% of the homes in the UK don’t have an RCD installed putting the occupants at unnecessary risk from electrical accidents.
  • A professionally installed & certified 17thedition consumer unit WILL improve your electrical safety.
5How much does it cost?

Our prices vary on the size of the consumer unit and if you need more than one. On average the cost will be £495 + vat for:

  • All materials including a top brand METAL fuse box (now in regulation) with breakers, such as MK
  • Labour carried out by one of our qualified NICEIC domestic or contractor installers;
  • Installation Certificate on completion, which will be registered with your local council or building regulations;
  • 12 months’ warranty on all parts and workmanship.