Cardiff Solar Panel Installers
Solar panels are a common sight in Cardiff and are becoming increasingly commonplace throughout the entire city. Previously, solar panels in the Welsh capital were a rarity, restricted mainly to the northern suburbs with their higher property prices (such as Rhiwbina and Lisvane).
Today, however, the introduction of a number of government incentives which have seen homeowners installing solar panels for no upfront cost, has meant that solar panels are now being installed everywhere, including the primarily student districts such as Cathays and Roath.
Cardiff’s ideal location in the south west of mainland Britain means the city receives much more sunlight on average than cities in the north. For example, during July, Cardiff sees around 7 hours of sunlight each day, compared to an average 5 hours per day in Newcastle in the north east of England.
Due to these ideal conditions, instances of solar panels in the commercial sector are also rising, with the Cardiff Marine Village installing a 33,000kwh system in 2011 with the hope of reducing their carbon output by up to 27%.
Indeed, the solar panel industry in South Wales is positively booming, with a Cardiff based company securing a 1.25 million pound contract in 2012 to produce concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) wafers for a Californian solar panel company to assist in the world’s largest CPV project to date. This has done wonders for Cardiff’s reputation as a solar city, and the number of MCS accredited installers has risen significantly in recent years.
Top Cardiff Companies
In North Cardiff, the Rhiwbina based Inspect is a small family run business who can offer impartial advice to any home or business owner looking to make the switch to renewable energy. Inspect source all of their solar panels locally, helping Cardiff to retain its unrivalled reputation as one of the UK’s top solar cities.
Towards the south of the city, Tremorfa based, AP Electrical and Renewable Energy Ltd. offer free estimates and bespoke systems to suit all properties and roof types. These companies can help businesses and property owners not only reduce their carbon footprint, but also slash their annual energy bills by up to one third.