Solar Days – here to help you

There has been a lot of adverse publicity recently following the reductions to the Feed in Tariff (FIT) during 2016.  As a result, many solar installers have left the industry.  Those that have kept going have often lost key staff and expertise in this technology.  It can be difficult to find an installer!

The important news is that solar power has not gone away!  We at Solar Days are here with all the skills, staff and experience required to provide you with new solar arrays or upgrades and repairs to existing systems.  Newly installed arrays are still giving a good financial return (return on investment of 6 – 8%); which was the government’s original intention all along!  We are also here to help if you have solar panel system and require advice, a maintenance check or faults repaired.

The key message for those with a solar array is that the best-value installations are those where as much of the power generated is used on-site rather then being exported to the Grid.  A popular upgrade is to fit a diverter unit which heats water when surplus power is available.  Batteries are also gradually becoming better and cheaper; an option which may suit your needs.

Contact us to find out how we can help.

Selling or buying a property with solar panels? Contact Solar Days!

Over the past few months, Solar Days has been contacted by people who are selling or buying a property which has solar panels installed.  Sellers are trying to answer questions from potential buyers.  Buyers want to be confident and well informed about the solar array they are potentially purchasing.  Solicitors for both buyers and sellers want to ensure that any legal aspects, benefits and potential liabilities are thoroughly understood.  Often buyers just want to know what they have bought and how to claim the Feed in Tariff.  It is a potential minefield of uncertainty with knowledgeable assistance sometimes hard to find!  Solar Days are here to help!

As part of our service, Solar Days is able to assist with the following services:

  • Review of all installed solar photovoltaic (PV) equipment, including instructions and paperwork.
  • Maintenance checks on safety and performance of solar panels
  • Checking performance and where necessary, replacing any faulty parts.
  • Discussions with Solicitors and Conveyancers to ensure that benefits and potential liabilities are clear.
  • Helping with transfer and management of Feed in Tariff contracts
  • Explaining the solar equipment and the Feed in Tariff scheme in straight-forward language!
  • We are happy to help all solar owners and prospective owners, not just our past customers.

Contact Solar Days on 01743 366555 or on sales@solar-days.co.uk and let us help you.

Solar PV Advice to Architects and Developers

Solar Days Ltd is always happy to advise Architects, Property Developers and Builders on installation of solar arrays at the design stage of a new-build or renovation project.  We have received many enquiries where the results have substantially improved integration of the array into the design and also improved awareness of the range of options available when incorporating solar panels into a building.

When a solar array is incorporated into a building, it is often possible to obtain a more pleasing finish and improve array performance by obtaining early specialist advice.  Our background in construction and electrical works means that we are also experienced in understanding the range of building design options which may affect array installation and performance.

Contact Solar Days to find out how we can help you with the design of your new-build, renovation or conversion project.  We can also help with advice and maintenance of existing arrays.

 

Feed in Tariff announcement 17th December 2015

The Department of the Environment and Climate Change (DECC) has announced its decision today over the future of the Feed in Tariff (FIT) scheme which provides incentive for installation of solar panels.  This will substantially reduce the tariff from mid-January 2016.

FIT rates are to be as follows for domestic (up to 10kW) systems:
16th January – 31st March 2016: 4.39p/kWh for 0 – 10kW
1st April – 30th June 2016: 4.32p/kWh for 0 – 10kW

Don’t forget, we are also here to maintain, repair and upgrade existing solar arrays.

Feed in Tariffs from 1st July announced

Ofgem has confirmed the Feed in Tariffs for solar photovoltaic technology for the period starting 1 July 2013 until 1 October 2013.

The new FiT rates for installations with an eligibility date on or after 1 July 2013 are:

Description FiT rate p/kWh
0-4kW 14.90
>4-10kW 13.50
>10-50kW 12.57
>50-100kW 11.10
>100-150kW 11.10
>150-250kW 10.62
>250kW-5MW 6.85
Stand-alone 6.85
Export tariff 4.64

 

Despite installations in the 0-50kW range falling short of the stated trigger levels, the 0-4kW, >4-10kW, >10-50kW will all degress by 3.5% as a result of the tariff reduction method that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) included as part of the revised feed-in tariff.

Solar Days at Energy Now Expo

Our stand at the two-day Energy Now Expo last week attracted a lot of attention and we have received plenty of enquiries as a result.  Thank you for all those who came to talk to us.  We are contacting all those who asked for a call and will be proceeding to survey, design and quotation soon.

Solar Days at Energy Now Expo

Solar Days will be exhibiting at the Energy Now Expo to be held at the Telford International Centre on 13 – 14 February 2013.  This is a two-day conference and exhibition designed to bring together farmers & landowners from all over the UK to help them explore and further understand the opportunities available in renewable energy types – wind, biomass, biofuels, biogas, ground source heating, hydro and solar.

The conference will focus on all aspects of renewable energy, while the exhibition will provide a showcase of more than 160 suppliers demonstrating the latest technologies.

Solar Days has seen a substantial increase in interest in solar photovoltaic installations from farmers and landowners and has undertaken numerous installations of solar arrays on farms.  We see this as an excellent opportunity to meet potential customers in our region.  See http://www.energynowexpo.co.uk/ for more information.  Entry is free and we look forward to meeting past and future customers on our stand.

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