Our new name and logo

Greenpower Technology is the new trading name for Solar Technology Ltd. We're still the same independent company with a proven track record, but our name change reflects our full range of renewable technologies. We're working on our new website, which will soon be up and running.

In the meantime please contact us by email info@greenpower-technology.co.uk or give us a ring on 0131 669 7450 if you require any information on our products and services.

We provide quality renewable installations at competitive prices for Commercial, Agricultural and Domestic customers. Our range includes: Solar PV – on- and off-grid, Biomass, Solar Thermal, Heat Pumps, Insulation, small-scale Hydro and Wind Power.

Registered office: Solar Technology Ltd, 124 Magdalene Drive, Edinburgh, EH15 3BE, registration no.: SC 362218

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You can call us on 0131 669 7450

Why install solar PV panels

To find out more read “Benefits of Solar PV

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How does solar PV work?

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels convert the sun’s energy into solar electricity. The solar panels don't need direct sunlight to work - they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The system then powers your home, household appliances and lighting, and exports excess electricity to the national grid.

To find out more read “How solar PV works

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Where can the photovoltaic panels be mounted?

Solar PV panels can be mounted on the roof of your property, on pitched or flat roofs, or ground mounted directly on your land.

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Will solar PV panels still work on an east and/or west facing roof?

Yes! A PV solar installation will work on both east and west facing roofs. A system facing east or west should provide approximately 75% of that provided on a south-facing roof. Our in-house system design, following a site survey can provide a more accurate prediction.

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What size of solar PV installation do I need?

This depends on your property and where you are going to mount it – on land or on your roof. The larger the solar PV installation, the more solar electricity it will generate. A small PV installation would contribute to your electricity usage whilst a larger system could provide the same amount of electricity you use in a year.

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What will the maximum output of my solar PV installation be?

This depends on your property – on the location of your property, the orientation of your property (whether it is south, east or west facing) and the angle/pitch of the roof. After the site survey our team will be able to give you expert advice specific to your property.

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What savings will I make if I install a solar PV installation?

You'll save money on your electricity bill, because you'll be using your own solar electricity. You can also be paid for the electricity you generate, even if you use it yourself, and for any surplus electricity you export to the grid.

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Will I get all my electricity free?

No, probably not. The power generated by your solar PV panels during the day will be used by you during daylight hours. If you need more than you are generating, particularly during peak times of the day, then you'll need to pay for the additional power you draw from the grid.

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What happens at an installation?

Your installation is organized directly with you by our customer liaison and support team and they will advise how long you should expect the installation to take. On the day, our installation team will install your system quickly and will leave your property tidy.

To find out more read "Design and installation"

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How long will the system last?

The solar panels should last 25 years or more, but the inverter is likely to need replacing some time during this period. We can arrange for manufacturer's extended guarantees if required.

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What is the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)?

MCS is a scheme which focuses on ensuring the quality of renewable technology installations and products. Solar Technology is MCS approved. For more information visit http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/

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What is SELECT?

SELECT is Scotland’s trade association for the electrical industry. SELECT is an independent and autonomous association driving up industry standards, ensuring that work carried out by Member companies is of the highest quality. Solar Technology is a SELECT member.

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What do I need to consider in relation to solar power?

The condition of your roof is very important. It does not make sense to install a system which will last 25 years or more on to a damaged or poor roof. Our expert roofers will identify and make good any repairs. They can undertake stand-alone roof repairs too.

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The Feed in Tariff

If you install an electricity-generating technology from a renewable or low-carbon source such as solar PV panels, the government's Feed-In Tariff scheme (FIT) could mean you get money from your energy supplier.

You can be paid for the solar electricity you generate, even if you use it yourself, and for any surplus electricity you export to the grid. And of course you'll also save money on your electricity bill, because you'll be using your own electricity.

If you are eligible to receive FITs you will benefit in…

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How Solar PV Works

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels convert the sun’s energy into solar electricity. The PV panels don't need direct sunlight to work - they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The system then powers your home, household appliances and lighting, and exports excess electricity to the national grid.

Here's the science bit...
The solar cells are made of silicon, a naturally occurring element in abundance within the earth’s crust. The silicon is processed into semi-conductors, which are called cells, and are…

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