Solar PV has potential to provide the UK with 4-6% of UK’s electricity by 2020. In the longer term this figure could reach 20-30%
Our year old systems have exceeded performance expectations by as much as 15-25%
Our expertise as solar panel installers in Bristol has resulted in a wide range of completed solar installation jobs in the Bristol area.
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Staggered Roof Solar Panel Installation, Bristol
System size: 3.96 kwp using 18 Solar World 220w panels
Expected annual generation: 3,100 kWh*
Expected annual return: £1,600*
Date of Install: 20th September 2010
This solar array installation was staggered on the roof to optimise the area available for the solar panels. The total roof area covered was 30m2.
Performance results a year on…
After a year of solar power generation Mr Hawksley’s system has generated a total of 4214kW/hrs. Thats an income of £1,824 a year through the generation tariff alone.
“Ethical Solar were everything we were looking for from start to finish. From our first meeting it was clear they knew the solar panel business and the completed work was faultless. A nice bunch of guys to work with and I highly recommend them.”
Customer feedback a year on
“It is exactly 1 year since you commissioned my solar installation. The array was 3.96Kw.
Government SAP 2005 figures suggested I would get 3100KW/year, the EC joint research tool suggested 3600Kw/year.
My meter reading shows 4214Kw, a very healthy increase over what now seems to have been very conservative estimates.
I do my best to use the generated power ‘in house’, but at best I hope I am capturing 50% of it. So at 14p per unit. Or thereabouts, I reckon to add 7p on to each unit generated. So, 41.5p + 1.5p + 7p = 50p per unit and a TAX FREE return on investment in the region of £2100. Very satisfactory.”
Mr Hawksley, Bristol
Solar Panel Extension in Chard, Somerset
System size: 2.82 kWp using 12 REC 235w panels
Expected annual generation: 2,540 Kwh*
Expected annual return: £1,139*
Date of Install: 14th November 2010
This home solar panel system was installed alongside a hot water solar system that had previously been installed on the roof. To avoid solar shading from their large chimney we placed the solar array well to the left of the roof. The finished system covered an area of 18m2.
“We would like to say that we are very pleased with the standard of workmanship of our home solar installation.
From the commencement when Rob came to give us a quote he was extremely thorough in measuring and planning the siting of the panels and we were able to choose the make of panels and also he fully explained everything to us.
The scaffolding was erected a few days prior to the solar panel installation and this was done very quickly with no mess or inconvenience.
Despite extremely wet and windy weather everyone worked very hard and enthusiastically and we felt very confident with the quality of the solar installation. We were very pleased that you managed to run the cable from the loft to the kitchen inside the house so there were no unsightly cables on show.
Following completion of the solar panel installation, the whole solar electricity system was tested and all the controls were fully explained and also all the paperwork necessary to get payment from our energy supplier were completed and given to us.
The scaffolding was removed a few days later without any fuss. The whole team was very friendly indeed and we can thoroughly recommend your firm to anyone who is thinking of generating their own electricity”
Mr and Mrs Martin, Chard, Somerset.
Solar Panel Installation in Bath, Bristol
System size: 3.92 kWp using 14 REC 235w panels
Expected annual generation: 2,964 kWh*
Expected annual return: £1,329*
Date of Install: 10th November 2010
This installation covered 21m2 of roofing. Before installing the solar panel system we lowered the chimney stack to reduce shadows on the solar array and improve the efficiency of the system.
“We are delighted with the solar PV system Ethical Solar recently installed at our property.
From the start of our solar panel installation we liked your straight-forward and honest approach to solar panel installing, with no ‘hard-sell’ or hidden extras. Your help and advice in arriving at the right solution for our installation was much appreciated.
In spite of poor weather conditions, the installation was completed with the minimum of delay by your hardworking team and we would have no hesitation in recommending Ethical Solar.”
Mr Kirby, Bath.
LINCOLNSHIRE SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATIONS
Our expertise as solar panel installers in Lincolnshire has resulted in a wide range of completed solar jobs in the Lincolnshire area.
Solar Panel Installation in Grimsby, East Lincolnshire
System size: 3.96 kWp using 22 Yingli 180w panels
Expected annual generation: 3,567 kWh*
Expected annual return: £1,545*
Date of Install: 18th September 2010
Working on this long and narrow roof, we used 22 smaller 180W Yingli solar panels. This system covered an area of 26m2.
Performance results a year on…
Mr Vernon sent us an email to say that his system a year on from his installation and he has reported that it has produced a total of 3,750kW/hrs that translates to an income of £1,624 a year on generating the energy alone.
“They did just what they should have done, quickly efficiently and were the best value quote we received. The ethical stance and commitment to doing a good job for me and the planet were impressive. I have no hesitation in recommending this firm”
Customer feedback a year on…
And we receieve this lovely email from Mr Vernon:
“Today is the aniversary of our solar panel installation. Just thought you might like to know that it has generated 3750kWhrs in the year. I think that’s a result.
My brother in Oxford tells me he spotted your van at his neighbour’s :)
Trust all is going well.”
Mr Vernon, East Lincolnshire.
Shed Roof Solar Panel Installation in North Lincolnshire
System size: 2.47 kWp using 9 Yingli 275w panels
Expected annual generation: 1,934 kWh*
Expected annual return: £837*
Date of Install: 21st July 2010
This solar panel installation in North Lincolnshire was on a shed situated 30 metres from the house. The electricity from their solar array travels underground, across the garden to feed their home. To maximise the space available, 275W Yingli solar panels were used.
Performance results a year on…
A year of generating and we can report that The Jackson’s system generated a total of 2,281kW/hrs. That’s 18% more then we estimated their system would produce and a total income from generating the electricity alone of £988.
“The performance of this tax free investment far exceeds that of our existing cash ISA’s. With the increasing threat of inflation things can only get better.”
Mr and Mrs Jackson, North Lincolnshire
YORKSHIRE SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATIONS
Based in Leeds, we are able to install solar panels all over the Yorkshire area as well.
Solar Panel Installation in North Yorkshire
System size: 3.29 kWp using 14 REC 235w panels
Expected annual generation: 2,742 kWh*
Expected annual return: £1,229*
Date of Install: 28th October 2010
To maximize the system size for this solar panel installation in Yorkshire, we put two panels on the left of the Velux window. This allowed us to increase system output by 470W.This installation covered a total 21m2 of the customers roof space.
“Ethical Solar came when they said they would, they did what they said they would to install our solar panels and they left everywhere neat and tidy. A good job done well”
Dr and Mrs Bonsor, North Yorkshire.
Pyramid Configuration Solar Panel Installation in Leeds, Yorkshire
System size: 3.33 kWp using 18 Yingli 185w panels
Expected annual generation: 2,775 kWh*
Expected annual return: £1,245*
Date of Install: 20th October 2010
This installation presented a challenging shape of roof on which to install the solar panels. As a result we adopted a pyramid configuration to get the most output out of the solar electricity system. Once completed, this solar panel array covered an area of 21m2 of the customers roof.
“We found Ethical Solar a professional and friendly company to deal with which gave sound advice without any high pressure selling. The solar panel installation was trouble free and efficiently carried out.”
Mr and Mrs Bentley, Leeds, Yorkshire.