All newly built dwellings in the UK must now gain a ‘pass’ on their SAP calculations in order to meet current building regulations. SAP stands for ‘Standard Assessment Procedure’ and is the only official, government approved system for assessing the energy rating of a new home. Without it, building control will not sign off the development and the property cannot be let or marketed for sale.

Planners and councils now increasingly use SAP calculations to meet sustainability targets and drive local renewable energy policy.

Solar panels are a great solution to the challenges faced by construction projects that are required to adhere to building regulations and restrict CO2 emissions.

Whether you are building a new house and require just two solar panels to get through planning, or are developing a block of flats that require 15KW of solar power, Green Energy Electrical will be happy to help.

A solar panel installation company, we have completed over a thousand installs throughout Essex, the East of England and beyond on both residential and commercial properties.

If you have a requirement for renewable energy within your developments then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are NICEIC Approved Contractors, accredited by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and members of the Home Insulation & Energy Systems Contractors Scheme (Hies).

Our dedicated staff in our Essex-based offices will be happy to receive your calls and answer any enquiries.

Below, you will see some customer testimonials. Our Google reviews can be found here.

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A set of three new-build homes that each required just 0.5KW of renewable energy to get through building regulations. Green Energy Electrical installed two 250W solar panels on each property.

August 2017

You may have heard in the news recently that energy companies are due to hike their prices.

British Gas has just announced it is to raise electricity prices for the first time in three years, with its standard variable tariff set to increase by a significant 12.5% in September.

Consumers are outraged at the harsh rise, with over 3 million customers expected to suffer as a result.

British Gas blames increasing government and environmental input costs but still claims to be competitive with the likes of EDF, Npower, EON, Scottish Power and SSE.

Whether the other big companies follow suit remains to be seen but usually when one makes a change like this, similar price fluctuations occur.

That’s why now is a great time to invest in solar panels. PV solar panels enable you to generate your own free electricity, which is then used to power your household appliances and other electrical devices. This means that you won’t need as much electricity from the grid so will save money on your bills, especially if energy prices rise.

Recent periods of fixed energy tariffs have meant that solar PV products have dropped to all-time-low prices. It is now cheaper to install solar panels onto your home or business than it has been at any other time. The Government’s feed-in tariff is still available for solar so not only do you save money on your bills by generating your own free electricity, but you will receive payments for every KW you produce. You also get paid for exporting excess energy back to the national grid.

So if you are anxious about potential price hikes and would like to lower the impact of rising energy costs, give Green Energy Electrical a call. We are award-winning solar panel installers based in Essex who have helped over a thousand customers save money on their bills and reduce their carbon footprint.

You can see what some of our solar panel customers have to say below, in their hand-written testimonials. Or please click here to see our Google reviews.

If you would like a free, no obligation quote, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.

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One of our recent solar panel installations in Essex. Installing solar panels will help reduce the impact of rising energy prices.


As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, now is a great time to have your solar panels cleaned, ready for the summer when you can expect much more production.

Why allow dirty solar panels to hamper your production when they can be cleaned so easily?

Green Energy Electrical offer a cleaning service, using purified water, which will leave your solar panels free from the dust and dirt that can reduce exposure to sunlight.

We can also perform an electrical inspection to make sure everything is working as it should.

For more information click here or contact us on 01277 523220.

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Commercial solar panel install in Tilbury Essex


Green Energy Electrical have just completed another two commercial photovoltaic solar panel systems for customers in Tilbury, Essex.

One installation had 36 x 275W poly solar panels making a 9.9KW system. The other installation had 24 x 285W mono solar panels making a 6.84KW system.

With annual electricity production expected to exceed 13,000 kWh, the PV solar panels will be a huge benefit.

Commercial properties are ideal for solar panels. They have large roof spaces, which provide room for more panels, allowing maximum returns. Businesses with solar panels on their premises benefit from using the free electricity generated by the panels. This means they will use less electricity from the grid, resulting in lower energy bills. Government feed-in tariffs are still available for solar so they will also receive payments for every kWh produced and be able to sell excess energy back to the grid. With energy prices expected to rise higher and higher, solar panels provide a way to lessen the impact of increasing electricity costs. Solar panels will also reduce your carbon emissions, which is great for the environment.

For more information about commercial solar panels for your business, please click here.

Solar panels are not only advantageous to commercial properties.

You can also achieve the above benefits by installing them on your home. For more information about domestic solar panels for your house, please click here.

If you would like to see our Google reviews, they can be seen here.

November 2016

Our local Village Hall at Highwood is one of the most eco-friendly buildings in Essex. Not only does it have 76 solar panels on its roof, but it was built using recycled materials, has an air source heat pump and solar thermal panels, is super insulated and harvests and recycles rain water from the roof.

In November 2016, one of the team here at Green Energy Electrical was passing the Village Hall and noticed that the solar panels were quite dirty and could do with a clean. On contacting them, we learned that the solar panels had not been cleaned since their installation in 2011.

Always keen to get involved with the local community, we arranged to carry out a free clean and electrical inspection of the Highwood Village Hall solar PV system.

If you have solar panels and it's been a while since you had them cleaned, it might be time for a wash. We will even inspect the electrics on your inverter. Visit our maintenance page or contact us on 01277 523220 for more information.

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Dirt on your solar panels can build up over time so it is important to have them cleaned every once in a while.

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Engineers from Green Energy Electrical cleaning the solar panels and performing electrical checks on the inverter.

We think we're great, but don't take our word for it... check out our hand written testimonials

...or to see our Google reviews click here

Helpful and courteous throughout.

Helpful and courteous throughout.

Work done to schedule. All along process clearly explained. Helpful and courteous throughout.
I would recommend your company to anybody interested in installing solar energy.

I would recommend your company to anybody interested in installing solar energy.

I am very happy with the service provided by Green Energy Electrical. The team sent on the day of installation were efficient, courteous and helpful. I would recommend your company to anybody interested in installing solar energy.
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