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Not every building or field is suitable for photovoltaic (PV) and the financial returns depend on selecting the best site and orientation.
Recent changes to the planning rules have brought a large proportion of building-mounted commercial PV into permitted development rights. This means that planning permission is not required. We always recommend talking to the local planners to check their position and we help with or carry out that process. In most cases, planning is not needed.
As a PV system generates electricity and is connected to the National Grid, it has an impact on the Grid. The local DNO (Distribution Network Operator) requires an application to be made detailing the proposed generator. They then assess the likely impact of the generator on the surrounding Network and assess if it is possible to connect the system. They will reply with either a yes, a yes with minor costs for required upgrades or a yes with a large...