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The cost of solar

panels in the UK

Typically range from

£5,000 to £13,000

depending on the size of the system along with other factors
EXAMPLE
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One of most common domestic sizes is a :

5kw solar panel system

cost around £7,000 - £12,000

Conventional panels

yet they’re often less efficient since polycrystalline solar panels are used in their manufacturing. 

and will cover around 16 square metres of your roof. If you opt for solar panels with a larger than average kW size, for example 12kW, costs can go up to £17,000.

cost around £9,000 - £10,000

Premium panels

Break dow of Cost per System Size
Cost of solar panels in the UK (supply + installation)
The system you require may vary based on your energy consumption which is why we’ve broken down the estimated costs for each household size in the table below. 
Typically, homes consume an average of

1,800kWh / 2,700kWh / 4,100kWh
     Smaller Homes           Medium Homes                 large Homes

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1-2 bedrooms
3 kW Panel System
8 panels required (350w)
OR
6 panels required (450w)
Estimated Cost
£7,000 - £8,000
2-3 bedrooms
5 kW Panel System
13 panels required (350w)
OR
10 panels required (450w)
Estimated Cost
£9,000 - £12,000
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4-5 bedrooms
6 kW Panel System
16 panels required (350w)
OR
13 panels required (450w)
Estimated Cost
£12,000 - £13,000
Break even by system size
How long do solar panels take to pay for themselves?
In the UK, the typical break-even time for solar panels is

11 to 15 years

However, this depends on the size of your solar panel system, your installation costs, the export tariff, your energy consumption and electricity prices at the moment. You can see some examples in the graph below:
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BEP : 11 years
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BEP : 12 years
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BEP : 14 years
System size
System cost
Annual Savings
Break even point
3KW
£7,000 - £8,000
£440
17 years
4kW
£9,000 - £10,000
£660
14 years
6kw
£12,000 - £13,000
£1,005
12 years
Saving per System size
Savings on solar panel system

You can cut down on your electricity bills with the use of solar panels. The electricity that you use when your panels are active is entirely free, and it can result in annual savings of £440 - £1,005, as of April 2024. Of course, the specifications of every household are necessary to be precise in the estimation. You can see some examples of what you could save in the graph below:

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Summary

1-2 bedrooms
3 kW Panel System £7,000 - £8,000
Average energy consumption :
1,800kWh
Savings in 1 year
£440
Savings in 25 years
£11,000
Break even point
17 years
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2-3 bedrooms
6 kW Panel System
£12,000 - £13,000
Average energy consumption :
4,100kWh
Savings in 1 year
£1,005
Savings in 25 years
£27,500
Break even point
12 years
2-3 bedrooms
5 kW Panel System
£9,000 - £10,000
Average energy consumption :
2,700kWh
Savings in 1 year
£660
Savings in 25 years
£16,000
Break even point
14 years
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