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Hive Solar and Battery

Power your home with Hive solar

Solar panels, a home battery, an exclusive energy offer – and the Hive app. That’s all you need to go greener and shrink your energy bills by up to £775¹.

Solar + battery = smarter energy

Get free, green energy

Why pay for all your electricity from the grid when you could generate your own with solar panels?

Store what you don’t use

With a solar battery, you can always save any spare energy to be used when it’s needed later.

Sell what you don’t need

You can even earn money from your home’s solar panels by selling spare energy back to the grid.

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Introducing Hive Solar Saver

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Supercharge your savings

Add our exclusive energy offer and a SEG tariff to your panels and battery – and you could save up to £775¹ on your electricity bills.

  • Get up to 25% off electricity use - available exclusively to Hive solar customers on any British Gas tariff

  • Sell spare electricity back to the grid for 15p per kWh with Export and Earn Plus, the British Gas SEG tariff

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Installing your solar panels


Your quote

Your installers will ask about your home, then give you an online estimate that includes everything you’ll need.


Home survey

Experts will visit your home to confirm the details, plan the installation and give you a quote.



Your team will come to carry out the installation for you, including solar panels and other equipment.


Manage with the app

Your installation team will show you how to use your Hive app to get the best from your new solar equipment.

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Introducing your solar installers

Hive doesn’t install your solar equipment. We introduce you to one of two approved installers who take care of everything to do with installation.⁵

In England and Wales, we’ve teamed up with the leading solar installer, Effective Home, to make sure you get the best installation possible. For 15+ years they’ve been providing reliable and advanced solar energy systems at affordable prices.

In Scotland, we work with Forster Group – one of the country’s largest solar installers. They currently install solar products to one in five of Scotland’s new homes.

Here's what customers think...

  • The whole solar process was great and gave us peace of mind.

    Martine, Doncaster

  • Getting solar fitted on my home was seamless. I've now reduced my electricity usage from the grid with solar.

    Macey, Crawley

  • The solar installation was out of this world, the guys that fitted it were all quite brilliant.

    Simon, Derby

How Hive Solar works

What happens during the installation? And once everything is set up, how easy it to control with the Hive app? Hear from one of our customers – and get the expert view from our partner installer.
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We’re on a journey to zero emissions


Based on a medium demand (2,700 kWh) property in London, with south-facing 10 panel 4kW arrays and a battery providing 35% of the home’s electricity needs. Excess energy is sold back to the grid at 15p per kWh using the British Gas ‘Export & Earn Plus’ SEG tariff. Saving includes ‘Hive Solar Saver’ discount of 25% on electricity unit rate in first year and savings will vary after that. Typical bill calculated using national average July- September 24 price cap rates. Actual savings will depend on location, installation, aspect and electricity use.


Hive Solar Saver offer is available to Hive solar and/or battery installations purchased between 22nd May and 31st September 2024. 25% discount applies for 12 months. Discount excludes standing charge. For time of use tariffs discount applies to peak rate consumption only. Must be new energy platform, direct debit, customer. For full details please see the Hive Solar Saver Terms & Conditions.


This price is based on purchasing a 10-panel system, 400W panels with Effective Home. Fitting to concrete tiles (not slate), single elevation of scaffold, with single phase electrics and no complexities. The full cash price for this system is £6,355 which excludes battery.


For both solar & battery, the price is £9,995 with Effective Home. This price is based on purchasing a 10 panel system, 400W premium panels and a 5.32kWh solar battery. Price includes full system and install.


We act as an introducer between you and Effective Energy Group Ltd (company number 09805175) or Forster Roofing Services Ltd (company number SC123604). The terms on which any installations are carried out are as agreed between you and Effective Energy Group or Forster Roofing Services and, other than for any Hive equipment you receive, we are not responsible or liable for the end products or services that are provided.