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Why Solar Panels On New Build Homes Are A Must!

SOLAR PANELS FOR NEW BUILDS

Although under current planning regimes, there is no mandatory requirement for new builds to include the use of solar panels. Installing solar panels is a great way to incorporate energy-saving measures, increase the build's EPC rating and improve your BREEAM score.

New build homes have a requirement by law to incorporate energy-saving measures. This is governed by SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure). SAP is the official means of assessing a new build's energy rating, which is followed by an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate). EPCs can only be produced by accredited assessors.

The British Government need to be aware of a building's energy performance to keep track on the national progress on environmental initiatives and targets. New builds can achieve a better EPC rating, by having solar panels or air source heat pumps installed.

SAP REGULATIONS EXPLAINED

SAP Regulations are the only official, government approved system for assessing the energy rating for a new build home. All new builds today are required to include energy saving measures such as Solar PV systems, in order to pass SAP calculations.

SAP calculations are required by PART L (England & Wales), Section 6 (Scotland), and Part F1 (Northern Ireland) of building regulation standards.

SAP calculations are used to produce provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating. An EPC will provide information about a property's energy usage and the typical energy cost. It is against the law to rent or sell a property without an EPC, so it is imperative for all new build homes to pass the SAP rating.

Adding a solar panel system is an easy way to pass these measures. Here at SolarSaves we can even install the Solar PV system, so you can stick to doing what you know best!

WE SUPPLY AND INSTALL SOLAR PV AND BATTERY STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR COMMERCIAL PROJECTS AND PRIVATE HOMES

Here at SolarSaves we take the hard work out of solar installation, our experienced team will install solar panels and battery storage for you.

We are backed by industry bodies and associations, including HIES. EPVS, NICIEC, Trustmark and MCS. Our accreditations show a mark of quality, and that our standards are endorsed and approved. In addition, it’s important that all products are certified to stand up to security standards and British standard requirements, and have been made to exact standards demanded by the solar panel industry.

In our completely biased opinion, solar panels on new build properties are a must! Solar energy is the future. So if you are a building developer, contractor or architect looking to install solar panels for your new build projects, get in touch to talk to our expert team. Visit our website here - www.solarsaves.co.uk/solar-for-businesses or call our team on 0800 625 0001.

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