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 and let us help you.

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.

Solar Panel Repairs: a New String to our Bow

Solar Panel Repairs: a New String to our Bow

Solar Days are pleased to announce that we are adding a new arm to our existing business: solar panel maintenance and repairs.

Reacting to growing demand, Solar Days are happy to offer a solar panel repairs service to the many people who have been left high and dry by cowboy solar panel installers who have provided botched installations and then disappeared without a trace!

Solar Days are happy to help you with many of the most common solar panel problems, as well as any less common ones you may be experiencing!

Some common problems include
• Faulty solar panels
• Technical and electrical issues
• Inefficient panels
• Roofing problems

For more information on our solar panel repairs service, contact Solar Days today!

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.

Feed in Tariff rates from 1 May announced

Revised Feed in Tariff (FIT) rates were announced yesterday (1 March 2013) and will apply from 1 May to 30 June 2013.  Rates for installations up to 50kW remain unchanged, however have fallen slightly for larger installations.  This will therefore affect larger commercial and agricultural installations.  We therefore encourage those thinking of installations larger than 50kW to ensure that they understand the implications of this rate cut.  This is particularly important as project lead times are longer for these installations, notably where negotiations are required with the electricity distributor.

We will be alerting prospective customers to this change, however please contact us if you wish to discuss the impact of this rate change.

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 for more information.  Entry is free and we look forward to meeting past and future customers on our stand.

Solar Days featured in The Farmer August 2012

The August edition of The Farmer features an article concerning potato farmer Charlie Brown. His operations involve high power usage by irrigation equipment and refridgerated storage.

Solar Days have installed a 135 solar panel array on the roof of the potato store on Charlie’s farm and he is now enjoying the benefits of free electricity production.

The Farmer clipping August 2012

Solar Days complete high profile installation at Furrows in Telford, Shropshire

Watch our project video from the recent solar panel installation at Furrows, Telford.

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