PV Panels anyone?
Can anyone out there supply and install our PV Panels? How hard might you imagine it is to have a company supply and install PV Panels to our eco build?
I have now phoned 12 companies over the last 2 weeks and to date have just one quote!
Whilst I understand that the reduction in FIT payments has hit the industry very hard I was hoping that the companies that remain are those that have a solid business model, were perhaps in business long before FIT’s even existed and/or have a genuine interest in assisting the environment through the provision of their products.
However, the responses I have received have included: companies that don’t do London, some who don’t carry out domestic installations to the one who couldn’t deal with not being able to come and do a ‘house survey’ (as we don’t yet have a house) so wouldn’t deal with us. I found this one unbelievable!
From those I did manage to speak to (and even had some positive conversations with) I can only hope for their benefit that they are too busy to reply to me or it would be sad if our installation wasn’t big enough to interest them.
We have more than doubled the required number of PV panels (to meet council guidelines) in an attempt for this build to be more that the bare minimum but gosh we are struggling!
I am finding it hard that I have to go back to these companies to re-ask if they would even provide me with a quote.
After going through every resource I could, from old design, build and green building magazines, prior years’ eco build programmes and scouring the internet the only quote I have for our new build is London is from a company in South Wales!
How has your experience been with PV and Solar companies? We are certainly open to any recommendations…
I am sure there must be good companies out there installing PV Panels on domestic properties right now, the trouble is finding them!