Extending our product offering

For many years LUBA Distribution Ltd has been dedicated to providing you the best kitchen appliances, the best commercial appliances as well as the best accessories for your home.

Our core motto has been to provide high quality goods to ensure a healthy sustainable lifestyle.
We are proud to announce that we will soon extend our product offering to provide you with a specially selected array (pun intended) of solar panels, battery storage systems and accessories.

Solar Power?

As you know, we are really good at sourcing products that earn us a 5-star customer feedback reputation. We are however not installers and are fully aware of this, so we are setting up partnerships with installers across the country. You are free to chose one of them, or choose your own installers. We will provide project based installation cost examples so you can accurately forecast and compare. Splitting supplier of PV system & PV system installer can provide you with huge savings and better return on your investment.

We will be working with industry leading manufacturers to provide you with best value & quality PV & battery storage systems on the market.

Keeping It Simple

As always with our products, we do the research into getting you the perfect products so you don’t have to.  Do you know what PERC means, or half-cell or monocrystalline? No? That’s fine, we do and that’s what matters.
We will provide you with an easy to understand product flow so you can decide what is important to you.

Using programmes of our own design, we will take over the heavy lifting when it comes to calculating the size of your PV system and how it will impact your energy bills.

We want to make shopping for your perfect PV systems as easy as choosing what kind of cake you want with your tea. Simple.


Based on our business plan, we hope to save our customers over 30% on the total project cost while at the same time providing 20% more solar capacity. We hope to provide a return on investment in less than 5 years compared to the ’10-20 year return on investment’ that seems to have become the standard when pricing these system. This is quite a large undertaking, so please bear with us while we do some more heavy lifting in the background for the big launch.


Which direction is best for solar panels?

In the UK solar panels will be most effective if they are south facing as they will face the sun all day long. This gives them the maximum possible time to collect sunlight and convert it into energy.  The next best option is west-facing, and then east-facing. North-facing panels are the least effective and are impractical in the UK. Some homeowners choose to have panels on both east and west-facing roofs if they do not have a south-facing home.



What angle should solar panels be at?

This will depend on the specific of your home and the angle of your roof. It is best to have your panel pointing directly at the sun in the middle of the day during the summer, so your panel should be set up to achieve this. However, you should be aware that in doing so you will make your panels slightly less effective during winter.  Depending on when you use electricity the most during the year, the installer can adjust it’s angle appropriately.


How many panels do I need?

This depends on what you want to achieve.  Our math will be slightly wrong along the way, but much easier to calculate for you and ultimately you’ll end up with pretty much the correct answer anyway. You can use our calculator, or see our dodgy math below to get you a good result without over-complicating things.

The average electricity consumption per household is about 10kW (10,000W) per day. 
the average day has 10 hours of sunlight, so you need to produce 1000w/hour to satisfy your requirement.

If you are south facing, leave it at that.  For all other directions, we’ll work in quarters for easy calculations. Divide the total above by 4 to get 25%, i.e. 250W.
For West facing, add 25%.  East facing, add 50% and North facing, add 75%
Lets assume it is East facing, so we need to add 500W to our 1000W requirement for a total of 1500W/hour.

Sun intensity changes throughout the day due to time of day, clouds, time of year, so best to double your required output.  In this example, we would need 3000w/hour.

Good. Now the hardest part is over!

Now that we know how much output you need, you can calculate how many solar panels you require.  We already calculated in the various inefficiencies etc. so you can simply use the max output figure given on the solar panels.

For 400W solar panels: 3000/400 = 7.5 panels -> 8 panels

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