The Installation of solar panels, as a environmently friendly way to generate power for the home and save money on energy bills is steadily on the increase. Despite the rise of homes with solar panels there still seems to be a bit of confusion as to whether solar panels are included under buildings insurance. Generally there’s no mention of solar panels under insurers’ policy wordings, leading to doubt. Ember JD, a specialist home insurance broker since 1970, now offers cover from 1 February 2012 with solar panels included within the definition of buildings, so the cover applying to the buildings also applies to solar panels. If damage or loss occurs, such as fire, storm, lightning and even theft, then the solar panels will be included. Good news, as solar panels are fixed externally to the home, so are exposed to the elements.
If you are looking for a quality home buildings insurance, which definitely includes solar panels within the cover, we would be pleased to hear from you. Please use our website to request a quote, or call Steve Hayton or david Nash on 020 8941 2204 during office hours.