Peterborough Solar Panels
Peterborough has 1,650 to 1,800 hours of sunshine per year. This makes it easy for the city's residents and businesses to take advantage of solar power. In fact, the city is home to dozens of MCS accredited solar installers. Some are independents, but many of the national chains also install in the area.
Some of Peterborough's Solar Installers
Hereward Solar is the city's oldest independent solar provider and have been installing panels since 2009. They are members of the Renewable Energy Assurance scheme as well as being MCS accredited.
Amongst the city's other independent installers are Page, Simon Brown Plumbing and Heating, Fenland Solar, East Anglian Solar and Ezzi Solutions. Each of these firms also sell and install solar water systems.
Another provider covering the Peterborough area is UK Solar Provider Ltd. They install award winning Aleo solar panels and SMA Inverters.
Solar Tech, the winners of the NHIC Best Renewable Energy Practice in 2009 also install residential and commercial solar panel systems in and around Peterborough.
Peterborough's Plans for Solar Power
The council in Peterborough are big fans of solar power. They have plans for all of the energy that the city uses to come from green energy sources by 2032. Indeed, they made a good start by installing solar panels on The Freeman building and two others during 2011 and 2012.
Following their lead, some of the city's biggest firms have also invested heavily in solar power. Perkin's Engines installed a 60 KW system on the roof of their site just off the Frank Perkins Parkway in Eastfield, while the dairy product firm, Meadow Foods installed a 50 KW system on the roof of their Whitehead Drove site.
Each of these initiatives will, of course, reduce the respective companies' carbon footprint as well as their energy bills, and seeing such big businesses and the council invest so heavily in the technology has, in turn, prompted many Peterborough residents to take a serious look at solar power for their homes.