Solar-powered homes were a rarity as recently as a decade ago. But worries about climate change and the growing need to cut energy costs have made them more commonplace.
Buying solar panels can be a large investment so it’s important to find out first if your home is suitable and which solar panels will work best for you.
For example, do you know if the roof on your house is strong enough to support the weight? The location of your home is also essential with south facing roofs generating the most electricity.
The infographic below lists everything you need to know about getting started including rules on planning permission, home insurance premiums and the advantages and disadvantages of using different solar panels.