Newquay’s sunny harbor may be most well known as a tourist attraction, along with the many historic buildings and areas, but it also means that the area is highly suitable for solar panels. In fact, Newquay gets an average of 100 hours more sunlight than most of Cornwall, and nearly 400 more than the UK average.
With multiple local solar efforts, including local solar farms as well as green efforts by the local Airport, which has its own solar installations, there is a lot of solar energy production in the area. If you’re planning to install your own solar array, you can compare local solar panel installers to get the best deals and installation for your money.
Checking Your Property for Solar Suitability
Not every home or business in Newquay is suitable for solar panels, but many are. Like most harbor cities, many rooftops are built facing the south, which is ideal for solar panels. If you live in a very old home, your application to install solar on the roof may be denied, but permits for development are usually issued easily by the council. You should check to make sure that your rooftop gets a minimum of 2 hours of sunlight per day, but with an average of 1,700 or more hours of sunlight per year in the area, you are likely to get much more. In fact, area solar installations, like the Trefullock Solar Park, generate a great deal of energy.
You can check for a local EPC issuer, or ask the Newquay solar panel installers you choose to handle the inspection process as well. In some cases, you may be able to have the cost of the EPC inspection refunded, as some solar panel installers offer it for free.
Comparing Newquay Solar Panel Installers
Once you’re certain that your property is suitable for solar panels, you can look for a local Newquay solar panel installer. You can start with this list of the best installers in Newquay, but you should also remember to compare their pricing for your location, the brands they have available, and your specific needs, such as whether or not they offer small or large solar arrays.
Cornwall Solar Panels
Seabase Units Treloggan Ind Est, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2SX | 01637 697 009 | 01872 562 775
A variety of unique services including a share your solar program, and information on how to maximise your usage of the power your panels produce make Cornwall Solar Panels stand out from their competitors. The company works with commercial and domestic installations, and has dozens of arrays around the Newquay area, including homes and large businesses like the Trenance Chocolate Factory. Cornwall Solar Panels is MCS accredited, a member of NAPIT and RECC, and the winner of multiple awards, including Sunpower Premium Partner.
Harvest Renewables Cornwall Ltd
Bramble House, Watergate Rd, Porth, Newquay, TR7 3LX | 01637 854997
With a focus on local weather, requirements, and people, Harvest Renewables Cornwall offers a very customizable and friendly approach to installing both solar PV and solar power. The company works with homes and small businesses, and provides free surveys and quotes, as well as help with maximizing the benefits of the solar array. It is fully MCS and REAL accredited, and Green Deal approved, and offer power management systems. They also offer a full warranty on all products in addition to the manufacturer guarantee.
Electrical Services Cornwall Ltd
19 Pargolla Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1RP | 01637 872700
With over 70 years of experience offering electrical and water services to the Newquay area, Electrical Services Cornwall is a well-established and trusted part of the community. While they added renewables, including solar panels, to their list of services in the last 10 years, they are experienced, and have dozens of installations in the area. The company is MCS and NICEIS certified, and also offer repair, maintenance, and support for panels installed by other companies. With three offices, Electrical Services Cornwall is also large enough to work with big business, an installs both large and small arrays.