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Plug-In Solar 3.82kW (3825W) New Build Developer Solar Power Kit for Part L Building Regulations

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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
No Requirement for a Dedicated Installation Team (final connection and sign off by a qualified electrician is required [1])


What is included in a Plug-In Solar Kit?

Plug-In Solar 3.82kW DIY Tile/Slate Roof Mount Specifications

Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit9 x MCS Certified All Black Monocrystalline Solar Panel (425W minimum)
     (Individual solar panel dimensions are approximately 1,722mm x 1,134mm x 30mm)
     Please see our Solar Panel Page for available Solar Panel upgrades and prices.

Plug-In Solar DIY Solar KitNEW Enphase IQ8 Micro-Inverter System (G98 certified)(with Enphase Envoy S Standard)
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit Roof Mount Kit for Tile or Slate Roof (Please specify your type of tile/slate)
– Please specify layout and Landscape or Portrait orientation when ordering
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar KitAll Cabling and Connectors
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar KitSystem Isolator
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar KitCustomised G98 Commissioning Pack (via email)
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar KitPlug 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 [1])
*Surge protection is embedded into the Enphase Micro-Inverters, but you must ensure that any additional surge protection is provided (if necessary) to meet the IET Wiring Regulations.

 
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 £964 per year* on your electricity bills with this 3.82kW (3825W) DIY Plug In Solar Power kit.  With a Plug In Solar Kit you also insulate yourself against future electricity price rises.

Electricity Generation and Carbon Dioxide Savings
With a 3.82kW (3825W) Plug-In Solar Kit, it is estimated that you will generate 3,250kWh per year. The carbon dioxide savings are estimated to be around 1,465 kgCO2 per year.***

What appliances can a Plug-In Solar kit power? 
A 3.82kW (3825W) 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
723 cycles per year 380 cycles per year 555 cycles per year 24 hours per day
(for 365 days per year)

Plug-In Solar Kit – System Commissioning
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.

PLUG-IN SOLAR KIT COMPONENTS

The Solar Panel
The 3.82kW (3825W) Plug-in Solar kit is supplied with 9 x 425W MCS certified All Black monocrystalline solar panels. This solar panel has a 25 year manufacturer’s warranty and a 25 year 80% power performance guarantee.

The Enphase Micro-Inverter
This Plug In Solar Kit is supplied with the NEW Enphase IQ8MC Micro-Inverters (G98 certified).  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
The3.82kW (3825W) 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
The 3.82kW (3825W) Plug-In Solar Kit includes 2 x 20A, 4-Pole, Lockable Isolator AC Isolators designed for Solar Installations.

The Generation Meter
The3.82kW (3825W) 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.

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.


Important Information

All systems advertised are for the peak power of the Solar Panels. The Micro-Inverter that has been teamed with the panels is done so using the DC:AC ratio module matching method as advised by Enphase, for best performance in the UK. You can see more information on this here: Enphase Module Matching

In the UK solar panels rarely produce power at the rated output due to sun angle, time of year, as well as environmental, electrical, cabling, soiling and thermal losses (around 15% in total). As such our kits have been designed with a moderate DC:AC ratio so the system will produce energy earlier in the day, later into the evenings, and perform better on cloudy days. This means more energy is produced at these times, which is beneficial in the UK climate.

[1] All electrical work must comply with The IET Code of Practice for Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems, and the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations.

[2] Installers must ensure that the property’s electricity supply is suitable for the connection of the additional demand and generation of the system being installed.

[3] It is a requirement that you abide by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, when undertaking the installation of a Plug-In Solar Kit.

[4] All work on your property must comply with the latest Building Regulations in the UK. The ability of the existing roof to carry the load (weight) of the solar panels will need to be checked and proven. Some strengthening work may be needed.  It is your responsibility to check this and undertake/organise appropriate works as necessary.

[5] You may require planning permission for your Solar installation. It is your responsibility to check. If you are in any doubt, contact your local planning department or visit the Online Planning Portal for further advice.

[6] Under G98 regulations, you must Commission your Plug In Solar Installation with your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) with 28 days of completion of the installation. We provide ALL the G98 documentation required to commission your installation with your DNO, as well as step by step instructions on the process. You can find out who your DNO is, and their contact details here: Who is My DNO

[7] Installations are undertaken at the customer’s own risk. Plug In Solar Ltd accepts no liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the installation. The Installation manuals provided are to be used as a guide only, and your discretion must be used when installing a Plug In Solar Kit. Plug In Solar Ltd take no responsibility for the incorrect installation of our product. You MUST follow ALL local regulations and abide by ALL necessary health and safety codes. You MUST consult a professional in the appropriate field if you are in doubt about any aspect of the installation.

*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.

Certifications

On-Roof Solar Installation Video







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