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Plug-In Solar 850W New Build In-Roof (BIPV) 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 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.*


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 850W New Build In-Roof (BIPV) Solar Kit Specifications

Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit2 x MCS Certified All Black Monocrystalline Solar Panels (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
– Please note an Enphase Envoy is not included in this kit, but can be added here: Enphase Envoy.
Plug-In Solar DIY Solar KitGSE In-Roof Mount Kit
– Based on 1 row of 2 panels (a different layout may result in increased pricing)
– Please specify your type of tile/slate, 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 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.

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.

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 is a simple Plug and Play assembly.  You can install ALL the kit until the final connection (this will need to be performed by an electrician who will need to install a circuit breaker on a dedicated circuit [1])
You can install your Plug-In Solar kit in the GARDEN, on the PATIOSHEDPERGOLAWORKSHOPGARAGESTABLE, SUMMER HOUSE, OFFICE or HOUSE roof. Anywhere with a mains grid connection. It’s up to you. You must abide by all the relevant regulations as set out in the Important Information section of this page, and consult a professional in the appropriate field if you are in doubt about any aspect of the installation.
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 any other panel in the array. You can find out more about the Enphase System and its benefits here: Enphase Benefits Video.
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 £215.00 per year* on your electricity bills with this 850W 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 850W In-Roof Plug-In Solar Kit, it is estimated that you will generate 729kWh per year. The carbon dioxide savings are estimated to be around 328 kgCO2 per year.***

What appliances can a Plug-In Solar kit power? 
A 850W 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
82 cycles per year 52 cycles per year 71 cycles per year/td> 12 hours per day (for 365 days per year)

Plug-In Solar Kit – System Commissioning
Installations under 800W (Inverter Rating) are exempt from G98 commissioning, so you can simply install this kit without any DNO paperwork.  More details on this exemption can be found here: ENA G98 Regulations.


The Solar Panel
The 850W Plug-in Solar kit is supplied with 2 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 (when teamed with the Enphase Envoy).  The warranty for the Micro-Inverters is 6 years if used without an 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, 20, Lockable 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.

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.


In-Roof Solar Installation Video


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