Plug-In Solar is a Grid-Tied solar power system, which generates FREE electricity to power appliances in your New Build.
This building integrated (BIPV) In-Roof Plug-In Solar kit has been specifically assembled to help developers meet Part L Building Regulations and SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) calculations for new builds/self builds/offices/conversions or extensions in the UK.
The installation of renewables, such as solar energy, in new build housing across Scotland is helping building developers meet demanding new building regulations, specifically Standard 6.1. Using a Plug-In Solar New Build Kit to meet these new Scottish regulations is a simple solution, that can also add value to new homes.
Plug-In Solar kits, such as this one, contain EVERYTHING you need to complete your own Solar PV installation WITHOUT the need for a dedicated installation team.*
PLEASE NOTE OUR PLUG-IN SOLAR KITS WILL NOT WORK OFF-GRID.
Why Choose a Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit?
Plug-In Solar has a number of advantages over a ‘conventional’ Solar systems:
Low Cost – Small Investment
No Labour Costs – Do It Yourself
Simple DIY Assembly with No Experience Required (All AC wiring)
No EPC Inspections Necessary
No MCS Certification Required
Plug-In Solar Kits can be expanded at any time
Choose your own location for your Plug-In Solar installation
What is included in a Plug-In Solar Kit?
Plug-In Solar 1.36kW (1360W) New Build In-Roof (BIPV) Solar Kit Specifications
4 x MCS certified monocrystalline Solar Panels (340W minimum)
(Individual solar panel dimensions are approximately 1690mm x 1005mm x 35mm)
Please see our Solar Panel Page for available Solar Panel upgrades and prices.
G98 certified Enphase Micro-Inverter System (with Standard Envoy)
GSE In-Roof Mount Kit
– Based on 1 row of 4 panels (a different layout may result in increased pricing)
– Please specify your type of tile/slate, layout and Landscape or Portrait orientation when ordering
All Cabling and Connectors
Customised G98 Commissioning Pack (via email)
Plug In Solar Installation Manual (inc. warranties) (via email)
*Earthing equipment is not supplied (but is required as per the IET Code of Practice for Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems )
The GSE In-Roof Mounting Kit
The In-Roof integration kit is a simple, quick, lightweight, waterproof method of installing solar panels in-roof. It is much more inexpensive than doing on-roof installation of solar panels for new builds.The In-Roof Integration Kit has the following advantages:
- Photovoltaic modules (Solar Panels) can be installed in all roof types.
- It fits 95% of the PV Modules (Solar Panels) on the market
- Solar Panels can be installed on 15° to 50° pitch
- Compatible with virtually all photovoltaic panels on the market (please ask about specific solar panels)
- Portrait or landscape solar panel installation
- Meets the CEIAB 2012 standard, MCS012 Certification, and T4-Broof standards
Integration and watertightness come from installing the steel trough with a fixing system on high point. Integration allows Photovoltaic modules to be fitted to any roof cover (Roman, interlocking or flat tiles, slate or steel troughs) on new and renovated buildings. The kit can be installed in portrait or landscape format on both small installations (less than 3 kWp) and large ones (several hundred kWp). The GSE Integration system can be fitted to wooden or metal structures from 15° to 50° pitch.
Our kits include ALL the G98 documentation required to commission your installation with your local DNO, as well as step by step instructions on the process.
If you have any questions about Plug-In Solar Kits, and how they work, you can visit our extensive FAQs Page
Are Plug-In Solar kits easy to install?
Installing a Plug-In Solar kit requires NO experience, and is a simple plug and play assembly. You don’t need to be a qualified electrician, just a ‘skilled person’ . You can install your Plug-In Solar kit in the GARDEN, on the PATIO, SHED, PERGOLA, WORKSHOP, GARAGE, STABLE, BEACH HUT, SUMMER HOUSE, OFFICE or HOUSE roof. Anywhere with a mains grid connection. It’s up to you.
The Plug-In Solar Advantage
With standard Solar PV kits, electricity generation is dependent on the panel that is performing the worst. These types of systems will will not perform well with panels that are oriented in multiple directions or if panel shading is an issue.
Our Plug-In Solar Kits use Micro-Inverters to take full advantage of the production capability of each individual solar panel, regardless of shade or orientation to the sun. This ensures each panel can produce the maximum power and is not affected by the performance of another panel in the array.
The Plug-In Solar System is flexible, and modular so you can design a kit to fit your current budget and energy needs, and expand it later as you wish. The system is completely modular, meaning if you want to add more panels, or a solar battery, this can be simply achieved.
Plug-In Solar Kits are also Energy Storage Ready, meaning a battery system can easily be added to our kits using the Enphase AC Battery Storage Module.
How much money could I save with a Plug-In Solar kit?
You could SAVE an estimated £7,687.00 on your electricity bills with this 1.36kW (1360W) DIY Plug In Solar Power kit. That’s an average of £384.00 per year.**
Electricity Generation and Carbon Dioxide Savings
With a 1.36kW (1360W) Plug-In Solar Kit, it is estimated that you will generate 1288kWh per year. The carbon dioxide savings are estimated to be around 584.38 kgCO2 per year.***
What appliances can a Plug-In Solar kit power?
A 1.36kW (1360W) Plug-In Solar Kit is estimated to produce enough power to cover the energy consumption of ALL of the following, each year:****
|Microwave Oven||Tumble Dryer||Washing Machine||Fridge Freezer|
|166 cycles per year||106 cycles per year||130 cycles per year||24 hours per day
(for 365 days per year)
More information about the components…..
The Solar Panel
The 1.36kW Plug-in Solar kit is supplied with 4 x 340W MCS certified monocrystalline solar panels. This solar panel has a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty and a 25 year 80% power performance guarantee.
The Enphase Micro-Inverter
This Plug In Solar Kit is supplied with G98 certified Enphase IQ7 Micro-Inverters. The Micro-Inverters convert direct current (DC) produced by the solar panels into alternating current (AC) for use in your home. As such, they form the heart of the Plug-in Solar Kit. The Enphase Micro-Inverter has a 25 year manufacturer guarantee.
The Enphase Envoy S Standard Monitoring Unit
The Enphase Envoy S Standard is an integral component of the Enphase Microinverter System, and is required for all Plug-In Solar Kits over 800W, in order to ensure compliance with the UK’s G98 Regulations. The Enphase Envoy allows you to monitor each individual solar panel in your installation, via the Enphase Enlighten App. More information about the Enphase Envoy can be seen here: Enphase Envoy
The In-Roof Integrated Mount Kit
This Plug-in Solar New Build /Self Build In-Roof Solar Kit comes with a simple to install GSE in-roof mounting kit, with all trays, flashing and fixings. These are warrantied for 10 years. Please specify your layout and panel orientation when ordering.
The AC Isolator
This Plug-In Solar Kit includes two, 4-Pole, 20AMP, Lockable Isolator AC Isolators designed for Solar Installations.
The Generation Meter
This Plug-In Solar Kit includes an MCS Certified Single Phase Generation Meter to allow you to monitor the energy generation of your solar installation.
All components within the Plug In Solar kit comply fully with the G98 requirements and have MCS certifications, where applicable. All certifications/warranties available on request
Please view the Downloads section for information on how much money you could save, and the appliances you can power with this Plug In Solar Kit.
Can I upgrade my Plug-In Solar Kit?
All of our kits are available for upgrade to a higher wattage solar panel. Please see our Solar Panel Page for available Solar Panels. Please email us for a bespoke quotation for this kit with the upgraded solar panels you have chosen.
You can also add solar energy battery storage to this Plug-In Solar kit by adding an Enphase AC Battery Storage Module.These are modular battery units that can be daisy chained in order to achieve the storage capacity you require.
If you have any other bespoke requirements for this kit, please contact us, we will be happy to accommodate your needs.
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