Christchurch, like most other cities in Dorset, is highly suitable for solar installations, thanks to a sunny climate, low levels of rainfall, and plenty of year round ambient light. The city has multiple solar projects, including solar farms around the city, like the Eco Sustainable Solutions, which has a 173 acre solar farm at their renewable energy park in Parley, one of the largest in the UK. The area is also very open to solar installations in the city, which makes it easy for both commercial and domestic applicants to get a building permit. With that in mind, all you have to do is set a budget, choose the size of your solar panel array, and choose from one of the many local Christchurch solar panel installers.
Christchurch’s Climate Means More Power
Christchurch not only boasts one of the sunniest climates in the UK with an average of 1,500-1,800 hours of sunlight per year, it also has less than half of the average rainfall, at just 594mm of precipitation per year. The result is a climate that is highly suitable for solar panels, and offers maximum exposure to sunlight and ambient light for collecting PV power. This high level of sunlight also makes it easier to get a higher EPC rating, which means qualifying for higher Feed in Tariff rates, in addition to generating more energy.
Local installations, like the large farm at Eco Sustainable Solutions, attracted national attention in 2012 when first approved by the council. The Eco Sustainable Solutions farm in Parley covers 173 acres, and generates 36Mw, or enough power to supply 9,000 homes. The project belongs to Solar Power Generation LTD., and Aidant Capital.
The city council also has numerous, profitable installations on public buildings, including the library, schools, and other buildings, as part of the Dorset County City Council green energy initiatives.
Christchurch Solar Panel Installers
Christchurch is home to many local solar panel installers, but many Dorset solar panel installers service the region as well. This means that you have a large choice when it comes to choosing the right company for installing your panels. While there are a number of things to keep in mind when making a selection, compare quotes here for Christchurch solar panel installers.