Domestic Solar PV

Solar Together – Group Buying Warwickshire

Currently a company called iChooser are promoting Solar Together – Warwickshire. This is a group buying project promoted with Warwickshire County Council advertising “better offers together” for Solar PV panels and Battery Storage.

As a company we are really pleased to see the promotion of Solar with Batteries, as they are both technologies that we are very much involved with and have been the focus of our business for over 10 years. With energy, climate change and the challenging last months of COVID, Solar does work very well for home owners especially those working from home.

The reason for the post is we were approached to be one of the installation companies and being based in Stratford-upon-Avon we are ideally situated to service the Warwickshire area. However, the whole auction process did not sit well with us and we do have concerns that customers may not always get the most suitable system or the saving they were expecting, so with this in mind we chose not to participate. The scheme works by approaching home owners that by buying together the cost of Solar will be brought down, which in truth it will. However, once the group of homeowners is formed installers, who will probably not be local, then have the opportunity to bid for the work, which by its very nature means they will have to provide the lowest cost system.

Whilst on face value this seems a great thing we would suggest getting a second opinion. The RECC, the Renewable Energy Consumer Code which we are members of and have been for over 10 years recommend that homeowners get at least 3 quotes.

So do you join in with Solar Together????

Our answer is yes!!!!

But, we would suggest once you have a proposal then give us a call to get a second opinion.

In no way are we here to knock the project, but do make sure you seek good experienced local advice from a company who has been involved in this industry for over 10 years.

Do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.

Join Tesla Energy Plan – lowest fixed rate of electricity in the UK

By joining the Tesla Energy Plan you get to enjoy the lowest flat rate of electricity in the UK – 8-11p/kWh.

To participate you need to have Solar Panels & a Tesla Powerwall installed at your home. If you have Solar already then you only need to add a Powerwall, For information on either or both, then do contact us to discuss the benefits of Solar & Energy Storage.

Powerwall stores surplus Solar generated energy to use any time, can charge from the grid & provides back up power during power cuts.

With the Tesla Energy plan, using your solar and Powerwall, you generate, store and return clean energy to the community during peak times.

By joining the UK Tesla Virtual Power Plant, you’ll save up to 75% on your energy bills compared to the Big 6 energy providers.

The Tesla Energy Plan is administered by Octopus Energy & offers a flat import rate of £0.08-0.11/kWh – the lowest single rate tariff available in the market (as of October 2020) and a flat export rate of £0.08-0.11/kWh for any electricity you export.

 

Help grow the Heart of England forest when you order a Solar PV system

Stratford Energy Solutions is 10 years old & to celebrate we have joined forces with the Heart of England Forest to help plant tomorrow’s great native woodland.

Help The Heart of England Forest with their Vision:

To create a 30,000 acre unbroken woodland for the benefit of people, wildlife and the environment

• To reach their goal they will plant 13 million native broadleaf trees.

• Tree planting on this scale makes a significant environmental impact.

• Creating a ‘joined-up’ Forest provides vital green corridors for wildlife. Optimising biodiversity is an important part of our work.

• They are passionate about connecting people to nature and all the benefits that brings to health, happiness and wellbeing.

• More than a new woodland for the region, The Heart of England Forest is already an incredible national asset for the country.

By ordering a Solar PV system (minimum 4kWp) by 31st December 2020 to be installed by 31st January 2021 you will help support the planting of more than 20 trees in the Forest, and ensure the trees are protected and maintained.

You will also have a tree dedicated to you, receive a certificate of your support along with 1 year of Friends of the Forest status.

For more information contact us by clicking here & quote HOEF2020.

SunPower Maxeon 400w high efficiency Solar Panels in stock

SunPower Maxeon 3 400w panels are the highest output, highest efficiency panels currently available on the market.

They offer the highest lifetime energy and savings, designed to deliver 60% more energy in the same space over 25 years in real-world conditions like partial shade and high temperatures. They offer market leading reliability at 92% output warrantied after 25 years.

With more than 25 million panels deployed around the world, SunPower technology is proven to last. That’s why they stand behind their panel with an the industry leading exceptional 25-year Combined Power, Product & Service Warranty.

For more information or to discuss your project please click here.

#DemandBetterSolar #solutionriseseveryday

SunPower Maxeon 3 375w “all black” panels in stock

SunPower Maxeon 3 375w panels are the highest output, highest efficiency “all black” panels currently available on the market. 

They offer the highest lifetime energy and savings, designed to deliver 60% more energy in the same space over 25 years in real-world conditions like partial shade and high temperatures. They offer market leading reliability at 92% output warrantied after 25 years.

With more than 25 million panels deployed around the world, SunPower technology is proven to last. That’s why they stand behind their panel with an the industry leading exceptional 25-year Combined Power, Product & Service Warranty.

For more information or to discuss your project please click here.

#DemandBetterSolar #solutionriseseveryday

4.55kWp SunPower Solar £5,950 with SolarEdge

With over 25 million homes in the UK & Solar panels installed on 1 million of them, Stratford Energy Solutions are keen to help more homeowners join the #solarrevolution so are currently offering a 4.55kWp Solar system supplied & installed from £5,950* inclusive of VAT. System consists of:

  • 14 x SunPower 325w “all black” panels with 25yr Product, Performance & Service Warranty.
  • Fully optimised by SolarEdge.
  • 20yr Inverter Warranty.
  • SolarEdge monitoring system.
  • Scaffold.
  • Installed & commissioned by our MCS Certified Accredited employees.

For more information please call us on 01789 262411 or by clicking here.

*This is based on one standard pantile roof with panels either in one line or 2 rows of 7 & is subject to a site survey.

Invest in Solar Panels in 3 simple moves

1: Survey: We’ll get in touch to arrange a home visit or desktop survey assessment to create a proposal tailored to your home. During the assessment, you will be presented with details of the panels, optimised inverter system & options for energy storage.
2️ Installation: We will take care of the heavy work organising scaffold, local network connection permission & all parts of the installation. Your photovoltaic system will be designed to maximize power and efficiency with innovative photovoltaic panels.
3️ Activation: At the end of the work, a thorough inspection is conducted and you will be provided with a monitoring portal that details Solar generation, household energy usage and reporting on the savings you are making. We will also provide a detailed handover folder to include specification of main components, certification, warranties and the option to join our referral scheme.

All you have to do is enjoy your savings in your future energy bills and maybe make our experienced engineers a cup of tea!!!

For more info click here

Use the Stamp Duty Holiday to Invest in Solar

On Wednesday 8th July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland until March 2021.

He said the move would save the average house buyer £4,500. With our special offer for a 4.02kWp Solar system running currently at £5,995 the “real” price for a Solar system could be from £1,495!!!

On a South facing unshaded roof this will generate over 3,500kWh of electricity per annum.

This is the ideal time to reduce your energy costs at a very low initial cost.

To discuss further please contact us by clicking here.

SPECIAL OFFER – 4.02kWp Solar system from £5,950 incl.

We’re keen to help with the GREEN Recovery to the economy, so are currently offering a 4.02kWp Solar system supplied & installed from £5,950* inclusive of VAT.

System consists of:

  • 12 x 335w “all black” panels with 25yr Product & Performance Warranty.
  • Fully optimised by SolarEdge.
  • 20yr Inverter Warranty.
  • SolarEdge monitoring system.
  • Scaffold.
  • Installed & commissioned by our MCS Certified Accredited employees.

 

For more information please call us on 01789 262411 or by clicking here.

 

*This is based on one standard pantile roof with panels either in one line or 2 rows of 6 & is subject to a site survey.

 

COVID-19 update – Solar & EV Charger installations re-commence with revised working methods

As a responsible business we have always been focussed on the Health & Safety of our staff and customers. We have closely followed the COVID-19 Government guidelines suspending all installation work on the 24th March.

Over the last 2 weeks we have communicated with our clients on their thoughts on our return to installing and following last night’s announcement by the Prime Minister we began a phased return to work today.

Our working methods have been updated to ensure the safety of both staff and customers with careful consideration for each individual project discussing any requirements with home & business owners.

We continue to run all administration functions of the business as normal with skeleton staff working in the office and others at home.

All unnecessary visits including initial site surveys will continue to be virtual with the use of Google Earth and video conferencing such as Zoom or MS Teams. Now maybe an ideal time whilst at home to discuss opportunities for Solar, Energy Storage or EV Charging.

In the meantime, we thank our customers & staff for your support and understanding during this difficult time. Our thoughts are also with anyone directly affected by the virus and our amazing NHS workers.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us either by calling 01789 262411 or emailing info@stratfordenergy.co.uk.