If so, Andrew Davy Electrical (SW) Ltd could be just who you are looking for. As our name suggests, we are a family run team of electricians with over 40 years experience.
In 2011 we decided to offer our existing customers with solar panel installations and the take up has been phenomenal. Solar photovoltaic panels was a natural progression for our business and as it is predominantly electrical work then who better to install than a fully qualified electrician with an established business and solid reputation. We pride ourselves in offering our customers with a quality installation and a quality product.
We are a now certified installers for SolarWorld, a leading German manfacturer of solar panels and a company we are very proud to be associated with them!
What is Solar PV and how does it work?
Electric solar panel systems capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic (PV) cells. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity which can be used to run household appliances and lighting, they do not need direct sunlight to work, they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day.
The solar PV panel produces electricity from sun light into DC (direct current) and this electricity is then converted into AC (alternating current) by the solar inverter. The electricity which has been generated by the solar panels is recorded by the generation meter and you are paid a “feed in tariff” for the electricity that you have generated.
What are ”Feed in Tariffs”?
• You get paid for the electricity that you generate from your solar panel system, this is paid regardless of you using this electricity in your property or if it is put back into the national grid.
• You will also save money on your electricity bill by using the free electricity generated by your solar panel system.
• additionally, if your solar PV system generates more electricity than you need, you sell the surplus back to the national grid.
By having a solar panel system installed, you are also reducing your carbon footprint which is helping to save the planet.
According to the energy saving trust:
A 4kWp PV system can generate around 3, 800 kilowatt hours of electricity a year – roughly equivalent to a typical household’s electricity needs. It will save nearly 2 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.
If your PV system is eligible for the Feed-In Tariff scheme it could generate savings and income of around £320 a year (based on a 4kWp solar PV system eligible for a generation tariff of 4.32p/kWh). You will get paid for both the electricity you generate and use, and what you don’t use and export to the grid. When applying for FITs you will need to show evidence of your property’s Energy Performance Certificate and this will affect what tariff you can get.
We can arrange for an independent energy performance certificate to be carried out on your property to comply with the current legislation.
If you want to find out if your home/or premises is suitable for a Solar panel system we can do an initial assessment on the telephone. We can arrange for one of our team to visit you to discuss the various options and suitability.
We also have two working solar panel systems at our premises in which you are very welcome to have a look for yourself and we can show you how it works and some real data of what our solar panels are generating.
Guaranteed return on investment!
We know this sounds too good to be true but the Government have had to introduce these new measures in order to attract large numbers of people across the country to install their own generating capacity and help them meet their climate change targets. Remember these payments are Government guaranteed for the next 20 years. Where else would you get cast iron guarantees like this?
All the payments you receive for the electricity you generate on your solar panel system are Government guaranteed for 20 years so you can sit back and relax, especially as your savings increase with electricity price increases in future years.
Why choose us to install your solar panels?
Our team of skilled installers will ensure that your solar panels are installed exactly as promised, we will even sit down with you and help complete the paperwork necessary to get you connected to the national grid. As an honest, local company, we will talk you through the best options and you will meet the people who will carry out the installation. We dont employ pushy salesmen with sales tactics and targets to meet.