Solar Panel Installation Brighton

Expert Solar PV Panel Installers in Brighton

Our solar panel installation specialists in Brighton are the go-to choice for businesses and homeowners keen on switching to green energy. With sustainability and cost-effective energy systems at the forefront of creating a better environment in the coastal town, solar power presents a great option for those in the domestic and commercial sectors to reduce energy costs, utilise power from renewable energy sources and cut carbon footprint impacts.


Operating Within BN Postcodes

Solar Voltaics was established in 2010 and has developed an excellent reputation as a leading solar installation company operating within Brighton and Hove. We specialise solely in solar, so whether you’re wanting to install solar panels and PV systems, solar battery storage systems or electric vehicle (EV) charging points, our team can make it happen.

Brighton leisure centre solar installation

Why Choose Solar Voltaics?

  • Quality Products
  • Expertise in Solar Solutions
  • Solar and Battery Installs
  • Save on Carbon Emissions
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Bespoke Solutions

Our Mission at Solar Voltaics

Our mission is to make sure that customers understand how solar PV technology can work for them, how it is installed and what financial benefits they can expect from an installation designed to their specific requirements and budget.

Not all solar panel installation companies in Brighton are the same. After 13 years in operation, we continually increase our offerings, both in terms of products and services.

Solar panel systems are installed using in-house dedicated, trained MCS accredited staff that have the experience and qualifications to do the job properly. A strong reputation has been built from our in-depth knowledge and understanding of photovoltaic systems and applying this to provide clients with cutting-edge solutions.

Installing Solar Panels across Brighton

Whether it’s a simple family home solar setup or a multi-site commercial project, Solar Voltaics has the technical expertise and resources to deliver complex projects on time and to a very high standard. Our client base is broad and varied, including businesses, construction companies, county and city councils, warehouses, farmers, schools and the general public.

Our capabilities include all types of pitched roof mounted solar panels, flat roof solar panel installations and ground mounted solar. We have extensive experience in the installation of all major inverter brands and specialise in SolarEdge DC optimiser solutions.

Handcross Primary School SolarEdge system

286KW Solar installed for West Sussex schools using SolarEdge technology

Solar Voltaics continues to install some of the most sophisticated solar energy systems for West Sussex County Council. Systems have been installed at London Meed School in Burgess Hill, Handcross Primary School, The Brook School in Crawley and Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School in Horsham. The technical requirements for this group of schools were

Accreditations & Partnerships

Our Solar Panel Installation Process

We’ve been trusted for solar panel installations in Brighton since 2010 and in that time, our team have developed industry-leading knowledge and experience what makes a solar project successful. Unlike one-size-fits-all approaches, we design solar systems tailored to each customer’s specific energy needs and property layout. This bespoke approach promises to cut your energy expenses, achieve peak efficiency, and ensure your satisfaction, making us stand out among other solar panel companies in the city.



A site survey will determine the suitability of your building for solar PV systems



We present the most efficient system design and output to match your energy needs



At this stage, our team can answer your questions and review options with you



Our simple agreement policy, safeguards your quote if anything changes



Solar panel installation takes place with minimal disruption to your daily activities



We can monitor and maintain your solar PV system to maximise performance

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The Solar Landscape in Brighton

Environmental Impact and Solar Panels

Brighton’s journey towards sustainability, marked by the adoption of solar panels, is effectively cutting down the town’s carbon emissions. This green transformation resonates with the environmental targets set by Brighton and Hove City Council, reflecting a collective effort towards ecological responsibility.

Saving Money and Resources

Beyond environmental benefits, those in and around Brighton are increasingly recognising the economic advantages of solar energy. Savings on electricity bills and potential income from excess energy production are key factors driving the adoption of solar panels.

Technology is Changing

Technological advancements in solar panels, including higher efficiency rates and improved storage capabilities, are making solar installations in Brighton more effective and less obtrusive, suitable for the city’s varied architectural landscape – such as the famous Lanes.

Did You Know?

Brighton and Hove has more than 1750 sunlight hours each year making the city one of best areas for solar power in the UK.

Solar Products

Explore our range of solar products, carefully sourced from reliable manufacturers and fully certified to MCS standards, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. From advanced solar panels that harness sunlight, to cutting-edge battery storage systems, we provide practical solutions that lower costs and promote sustainability.

Solar Panel Maintenance

Solar PV systems are very reliable, but planned solar maintenance is essential to ensure continued high output efficiency. Many solar systems in the UK have been installed for several years now, some for over 5 years. Whilst most maybe running well, many owners don’t check their systems performance regularly and wouldn’t know if it was performing well or not.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do solar PV cells work?

Photovoltaic (PV) cells convert radiation from the sun into electricity.  A typical PV cell consists of a wafer of semi-conducting material, usually silicon, manufactured with two electrically different layers.  When sunlight hits the cell it excites the electrons within the silicon, creating an electric field across the layers and causing a flow of electricity.

Are solar panels effective in Brighton's climate?

Yes, solar panels are effective in Brighton despite its variable weather. Modern panels are designed to work efficiently in diffuse sunlight, making them suitable for Brighton’s climate. They generate significant energy even on cloudy days, ensuring a reliable source of renewable energy throughout the year.

How much electricity do solar PV systems generate?

An optimally orientated, un-shaded 1kWp array will, each year, generate approx 850kWh (units) of electricity.

Will solar panels increase the value of my property in Brighton and Hove?

Installing solar panels can potentially increase your property’s value in Brighton. Buyers are increasingly seeking energy-efficient homes with lower running costs, making properties with solar installations more attractive in the real estate market.

Where can I place my solar PV panels?

Solar panels can be mounted in a range of locations, from a roof to the ground and even bespoke frames. We install on a range of roof types, including flat roofs. Ground mounted systems use ballast or specially designed mounting frames. Solar panels are best if they are south facing, but east and west facing roofs are are suitable, although output will be slightly less. A roof pitch of between 10 and 50 degrees is best and preferably with little or no shade. If shade cannot be avoided then we can include optimisers to reduce the shading impact.

What size do solar PV panels come in?

PV systems are modular, allowing a great degree of flexibility in design and specification. The physical size of individual panels varies. Smaller output panels tend to be smaller in size and the very high output panels are much larger. The size of an array is determined by the available roof space and energy requirement of the property. We work with our customers to ensure that we provide a system that meets their requirements and available roof space.

Why is shade a problem for solar PV systems?

Any shade, such as from trees or neighbouring buildings, can have a large impact on the performance of a PV system. Because modules are constructed from a number of PV cells interconnected together, if one cell is shaded it has a knock-on effect that prohibits the whole module from generating electricity. To work effectively, we recommend that whole PV array needs to be free from shade for the majority of the day.

Do I need planning permission to install solar panels in Brighton?

Most of the time the answer is no. However, if you live in a protected area such as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or a National Park such as the South Downs, then you may need permission, but not always. We can advise you on this.. Some authorities will ask that you have a bat or bird survey first or that your system meets certain aesthetic criteria such as it being an ‘in-roof’ system where the panels sit flush with the roof tiles. We can work with your needs and design a system that meets the necessary criteria. Some new build properties may also have restrictions on what can be installed. In these cases, we recommend that you check with your estate management company.

Quick Facts About Solar in Brighton

  • Brighton and Hove is rated as one of the best areas in the UK for the generation of solar energy
  • Average energy savings from solar installations in Brighton households are estimated to be around £200 per year
  • Brighton and Hove City Council has set a 2030 net zero target which is 20 years earlier than the UK’s national target

Why Choose Solar Voltaics?

CHAS (Construction Health and Safety) & Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)

Solar Voltaics is accredited under the CHAS (Construction Health and Safety) scheme. We are experienced in working on construction sites and operating to strict safety standards.

All installations are carried out to the standards laid down by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). We are regularly audited by NAPIT to confirm that our workmanship standards are up to the required quality levels.

No Sub-Contracting

At Solar Voltaics we prefer not to sub-contract to other companies. We stand by the quality and professionalism of our installations, because we manage them all with our own professionally trained staff.


We are more than happy to put you in touch with previous clients who can vouch for how we performed for them. Our solar PV experts understand that this is good commercial practice and we have plenty of clients that we can refer you to, including public sector, private companies and institutions in the UK.

Get in Touch With a Local Installer

Call now to learn how little it takes to get started, and how much you can save when your solar panel installation is in place.

We don’t do a hard sell. You can have as much or as little information as you like and we won’t hassle you with unwanted follow-up sales calls. Most of our clients want to do their own research and due diligence and we will gladly supply any information you require regarding our trustworthiness and commercial standing.

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Solar Voltaics Ltd
Bramley Barn, Main Road
West Sussex
PO18 8XA

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    • Fantastic job by the Solar Voltaics team. Very polite, professional and tidy. Would certainly recommend. Currently enjoying free energy on the evening of the installation.

    • Solar Voltaics have been superb from start to finish. So good to deal with a human company, no phone queues, quick and thorough survey, very clear explanations of the planned installation. The installers were all great, very tidy and quick. The price has been very competitive and the system is up and running well. Couldn’t recommend them more highly.

    • Fantastic from initial phone call, through to installation, commission, MCS & G99. Very helpful to the non-experts like me and always open to give advice and guidance.

      Competitive price by a very trusted business and it has been a pleasure to use Solar Voltaics!

    • Really good service and support.

    • Solar Voltaics recently installed Solar on my property very professionally from start to finish would recommend.


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