How much do solar panels cost?

Understanding solar panel pricing can be a minefield. With 100s of brands and installation options, you need to know what you’re getting for your hard-earned cash, and why price can vary so much.

There are 3 main factors that affect solar panel choice and investment…

Your Aims

This is the most overlooked factor.  And probably the most important.  What do you want to get from solar?  Do you have a fixed budget and want to get the highest power system you can afford?  Do you want the most effective system so you can be as energy independent as possible?  Do you want to be as green as possible?  Is peace of mind through extended warranties & durability top of your list?  Or is payback period your top priority?  It’s likely a combination of many of these.  At Naked Solar, we help you balance these priorities to find the system that fits your aims.

Your Building

The size of your building, available roof space, roof pitch, roof orientation (north facing is less efficient than south facing, for instance see our environmental factors page for an explanation), shade from trees or adjacent buildings and ultimately where you live in the UK…All of these factors and more affect the amount of energy you can generate from solar panels and therefore the price of the system needed to power your home or business.  We don’t sell “one size fits all”.  We help you find an exact match for your specific requirements.

Your Energy Profile

How much energy you use, the way you use it, and when, will also influence the type of solar panel installation you choose.  For instance, you can make huge bill savings by using high drain devices such as washing machines and dryers at different times of the day.  And it may make sense to couple your system with a storage battery.  If you’re a low energy user, a simple system might be enough for you. Our powerful PV Sol software can analyse all this and help you narrow down the options.

That’s why at Naked we never sell packaged deals.  We take all these factors into account and present you with options to help you find the right system for you.

That’s all very nice, but how much do they cost? Glad you asked…

Not all solar panels are the same, these prices show budget through to premium options.

Prices below are for safe, durable Solar PV installations that look great and exceed MCS & Wiring Regulations, you only need to add scaffold prices.

Updated Summer 2024.

Home Solar Pricing Guide

1kWp power

3 Panels

£2,685 - £4,753

2kWp power

5 Panels

£3,319 - £6,011

3kWp power

7-8 Panels

£4,351 - £7,471

4kWp power

10 Panels

£4,891 - £9,576

5kWp power

12 Panels

£5,489 - £10,966

6kWp power

14-15 Panels

£6,353- £12,550

7kWp power

17 Panels

£7,531 - £15,087

8kWp power

19-20 Panels

£8,819 - £16,897

Business Solar Pricing Guide

10kWp power

20-22 Panels

£12,666 - £21,140

£15,199 - £25,368 VAT 20%

25kWp power

50-53 Panels

£20,407 - £36,285

£24,488 - £43,542 VAT 20%

50kWp power

100-103 Panels

£35,367 - £68,752

£42,440 - £82,502 VAT 20%

75kWp power

149-158 Panels

£52,022 - £100,293

£62,426 - £120,352 VAT 20%

100kWp power

199-211 Panels

£68,508 - £132,231

£82,210 - £158,677 VAT 20%

150kWp power

298-316 Panels

£100,858 - £195,171

£121,030 - £234,205 VAT 20%

250kWp power

496-527 Panels

£166,253 - £323,775

£199,504 - £388,530 VAT 20%

500kWp power

991-1053 Panels

£329,131 - £638,890

£394,957 - £766,668 VAT 20%

How much energy you use, the way you use it, and when, should all influence the type of solar panel installation you choose. For instance, you can make huge bill savings by using high drain devices such as washing machines and dryers at different times of the day. And it may make sense to couple your system with a storage battery. If you’re a low energy user, a simple system might be enough for you. Our powerful PV Sol software can analyse all this and help narrow down the options.

I want to be as energy independent as possible

If you combine an energy efficient solar panel system with a good solar storage battery you can save up to 90% off your electricity bills and drastically reduce your carbon footprint.