Photovoltaic Solar Panel Installers Cornwall
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What's Special About Cornwall?
If ever there was a location in the UK suited to PV solar panel technology and the government's Feed In Tariff (FIT) scheme, Cornwall is it. Being in such an extreme southern position to the rest of Great Britain, it receives 60% of the solar energy that the equator gets. The reason Cornwall is known as the holiday capital of the UK is not just because, for the most, it's surrounded by sea but it can also expect to receive well over 1,500 hours of sunshine annually and the months of May through to July can see an average of seven hours of sunlight a day.
PV Installers Based In Cornwall
With Cornwall's great location at the far south-west and great climate, it's not surprising that solar power is already big business there. However, with so many solar energy companies to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to begin the process of finding the best installer and system to meet your household requirements. There are a few basic things to remember when beginning your search and they apply to wherever in the UK you're located. The following tips will help you to narrow your search.
The Basic Things To Remember When Choosing A PV Solar Panel Installer
The first thing is to make sure they are Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited if you're hoping to take full advantage of the government's FIT scheme which could provide you with income from every unit of electricity your system generates, a tariff for every unit exported to the grid and savings on your electricity bills over the next 25 years. MCS accredited installers can range from large established companies to individual tradesmen but you really need to be sure that whoever you choose to do the installation will still be around in the years following. Having PV solar panels installed is a long-term investment and you should expect your installer to review the installation at agreed intervals. This may vary from one supplier to another but may involve a check-up after one month, then after one year and again in four to five years time. You also want assurance that they will be available to answer any questions that may arise in the interim.
Finding An MCS Accredited Installer In Cornwall
A good place to start is with word of mouth. A recommendation from someone you can trust about a local installer is ideal but you should aim to get three or even four quotes. Online you will be able to find the details of local installers in your area and there are also websites where you can enter your postcode and a few other details to get an estimate on the return expected in your location. These websites will also provide a list of MCS accredited installers nearest to you. Once you have this information to hand, you're ready to get some quotes and a more accurate estimation of the money you can expect to make from your installation.