Solar PV in the Malvern Hills, Herefordshire
Retired University Lecturer Capitalises on the Feed-in Tariff with Ecoliving Solar PV Panels.
A retired University Lecturer contacted the Ecoliving South Midlands office for advice on the feasibility of installing Photo-Voltaic panels on his roof to generate electricity and benefit from the Feed-in Tariff.
Solar PV Panels in the Malvern Hills
Already a convert to solar panels because of his solar thermal panels generating hot water, the householder was anxious to take advantage of the government's Feed in Tariffs to boost his pension. The house is nestled on the Eastern edge of the picturesque Malvern Hills and has a ridge line running almost exactly North and South, so having roofs facing east and west rather than the ideal south facing.
The site survey was tricky as it is impossible to see the roof from anywhere on the ground, there were existing solar panels and a sky-light to avoid!
Financial Benefit from the Feed-in Tariff
However with some judicious measuring and careful plotting a layout of 12 panels was designed complete with the appropriate inverter and isolators and other ancillary equipment. As part of the proposal a full Energy Performance Estimate was produced so the householder was able to see what his predicted financial benefit from the Feed-in Tariff and savings on his electricity bill would be. Despite his less than ideal layout he decided that an investment in Solar PV panels was an excellent choice to make.
The whole process from signing the order to completion of the work and submission of all the appropriate certification took less than three weeks.
"Entire Satisfaction with the PV Array"
The householder was so pleased with the process he was moved to write to our head office to "record our entire satisfaction with the PV array". He went on to say that he was "impressed by the quality of information supplied throughout the process" and "the delivery was on time" and the "work was to schedule and with due consultation with ourselves". He signed off with the words "Well done to all concerned".
One of our many satisfied customers using Ecoliving to install Solar PV panels and now benefiting from the Feed-in Tariff.