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Plug-In Solar 1.28kW (1280W) New Build Developer Solar Power Kit for Part L Building Regulations

£1,499.99 (ex. VAT)
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Plug-In Solar is a Grid-Tied solar power system, which generates FREE electricity to power appliances in your New Build.

This 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:

Plug-In Solar DIY Solar KitLow 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 1.28kW New Build Tile/Slate Roof Mount Specifications

Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit4 x MCS certified monocrystalline Solar Panels (320W minimum)
     (Individual solar panel dimensions are approximately 1690mm x 1000mm x 35mm)
     Please see our Solar Panel Page for available Solar Panel upgrades and prices.

Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit4 x G98 certified Enphase IQ7 Micro-Inverters
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit4 x Enphase Q Cables
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit1 x Enphase Branch Terminators (End Cap)
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit1 x Enphase Envoy S Standard Monitoring Unit
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit1 x AC Cable Connector
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit1 x 2M AC Extension Cable
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit1 x Roof Mount Kit for Tile or Slate Roof (please specify your type of tile/slate when placing your order)
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit2 x 20A, 4 Pole, Lockable, AC Isolators
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit1 x MCS Certified Single Phase Generation Meter
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit1 x Warning Labels Sheet
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit1 x Warranty and Certification Document Pack (via email)
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit1 x Plug In Solar Installation Manual (via email)

When installing on Slate Roofs, or Sarking Roofs, the Genius SolarFlash Solution is recommended.  This is NOT included in the price of this kit, so please ask us if you wish to add this upgrade to your order. One Genius SolarFlash Kit is required for every roof hook within the installation.

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’ [1].  You can install your Plug-In Solar kit in the GARDEN, on the PATIOSHEDPERGOLAWORKSHOPGARAGESTABLE, 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.

The Plug-In Solar Advantage

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 1.28kW (1280W) DIY Plug In Solar Power kit. That’s an average of £384.00 per year.**

Electricity Generation and Carbon Dioxide Savings
With a 1.28kW (1280W) 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 1.28kW (1280W) 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 1.28kW Plug-in Solar kit is supplied with 4 x 320W MCS certified monocrystalline solar panel. 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 Tile/Slate Roof Mount Kit
The 1.28kW Plug In Solar Kit comes with a simple to install roof mounting kit to allow you to fix to a Garage, shed, house, stable or any other outbuilding with a tiled or slate roof. These are warrantied for 10 years.  Please let us know the type of Tile/Slate you have on your roof at the time of placing an order

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.

*A qualified electrician will be required to sign off the electrical side of the installation for all new builds and self builds.

[1] It is a requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 that all persons carrying out electrical work must be competent to do so.  A ‘skilled person’, is person with technical knowledge or sufficient experience to enable him/her to avoid dangers which electricity may create.

*Over a 20 year period. Calculations undertaken using Solar Guide PV Calculator: (www.solarguide.co.uk/solar-pv-calculator) and the Energy Saving Trust cost and saving facility (http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/domestic/solar-panels)

**Based on A-Rated (or higher) appliances.  Specific appliances ratings and equipment age will affect energy consumption and these examples are guidelines only. Appliance consumption information from Center for Sustainable Energy (www.cse.org.uk).

The Solar Panels, Micro-Inverters, mounts and fixings supplied with your kit may not match those shown in the photographs but will be of an equal or better standard.

Installations are undertaken at the customer’s own risk. The Installation manuals provided are to be used as a guide only, and your discretion must be used when installing the Plug In Solar product. Plug In Solar take no responsibility for incorrect installation of our product.  Please consult a professional electrician if you are in any doubt.

Certifications

On-Roof Solar Installation Video



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