Train4TradeSkills News: The Problem with Solar Panels
A new study by the National House Building Council has found that some photovoltaic panels installed on the roof’s of people’s homes have led to water leaks.
The bad weather and the depressing British summer have led to a number of homes with solar panels on experiencing leaks due to them not being installed properly. Graham Perrior, from the NHBC Foundation, said in a statement:
“Recent government initiatives, such as Feed in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive, are encouraging consumers to embrace renewable technology.
However, while there is widespread enthusiasm for these initiatives, there is a gap in knowledge about the best way to install renewable technology on a domestic scale.”
As the Green Deal comes into force in the next few years and millions of old and new homes are retroffited with solar panels to make homes more energy efficient, the installation of the panels really need to be up to scratch and done properly, to protect them from wind and rain.
More does need to be done because if solar panels are likely to lead to roof leakage, then they are not going to be very popular and few people will have them.
What do you think – does more need to be done to ensure solar panels don’t lead to roof leaks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Posted on August 8, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged Business, construction news, Efficient energy use, Government Green Deal, green deal, National House Building Council, Renewable, Renewable Heat Incentive, roof leaks, roof leaks solar panels, Solar, solar energy, Solar panel, solar panel news, solar panel problems, solar panels roof, t4ts, train4tradeskills. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.