How to buy solar panels
- Expert tips on how to choose, buy and install the best type of solar panel system
- Understand the difference between solar water heating and solar photovoltaics
- Watch our solar PV installation video to see what's involved when buying
What's in this guide
How to use the sun's energy for light and heat, including tricks for taking advantage of sunlight.
The lowdown on solar PV panels - find out about costs, savings and installation advice.
Find out about solar water heating - including savings, grants, installation tips and costs.
Find out how a solar photovoltaic system works and how to install it.
Discover how solar water heating systems work using our animated step-by-step guide.
A guide to buying solar photovoltaics, including a video from our undercover investigation.
Solar panel buying advice, including our video of a cowboy salesman in action.
Our guide and video shows what you need to consider when installing solar PV panels.
We answer your questions about solar water heating systems, including queries on planning permission.
Advice about investing in solar photovoltaic panels using the feed-in tariff.