Located in one of the most solar friendly areas in the UK, Trowbridge is full of green energy and offers plenty of local solar panel installers and companies for domestic and commercial buildings. With more than 40 local solar farms in the county, there is enough PV power in the grid to supply green energy to more than half of Trowbridge’s homes, but you can add to the effort with your own solar installation.
How Long Do Solar Panels Take to Pay off in Trowbridge?
The exact revenue and output of any solar panel array depends on the size, which FIT rate you qualify for, and your EPC rating. It also depends on the initial costs of installing the panels, which do vary a bit from company to company. However, a 4Kw solar panel system for a domestic installation averages at around £6,599, which means an average of 7 years to pay off when saving £854.24 per year. However, with average hours of sunshine at just under 1,600 per year, you can potentially make more than that, and pay your solar panels off sooner during very sunny years. Larger systems can take more or less time to pay off depending on their initial cost. It is important to keep in mind that the installer, the efficiency of the panels, and their exposure to the sun all affect how fast you will earn your money back.
Why Is Solar Popular in Trowbridge?
With over 40 local solar farms, as well as a large domestic adoption of solar, it’s clear that locals are very happy with solar panels. This is, in part, due to the areas widespread adoption of green energy, and in part due to the sunny skies and moderate amounts of rain, which makes a good environment for collecting PV power. In fact, with local installations like Marsh Farm (capable of powering some 3,000 homes), as well as planned farms like the Trowle Common farm or Cockhill Farm, have ensured that solar has been a huge boost to the economy, in both 2014 and 2015.
Trowbridge Solar Panel Installers
With so much solar activity in Trowbridge and other parts of Wiltshire, it’s no wonder that there are a lot of local solar panel installers to choose from. If you need help narrowing down the list, the following include the top solar panel installers in Trowbridge.
JF Doors and Windows
6 The Down, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8QW | 07788 140882 | 01225 342840
JF Doors and Windows and JF Solar are sister companies working together to provide a variety of home services, including renewable energy through solar panel and solar tile installations. JF offers installations for domestic homes, and includes full service systems with inverters, monitors, and solar appliances as needed or desired. The company offers guaranteed protection, is MCS and NICEIS approved, and a member of REAL. It also installs commercial systems on an as-needed basis. The company has a reputation for quality installations for doors and windows, as well as solar arrays.
Brigstowe Electrical Services Ltd
57 Clarendon Avenue, Trowbridge Wiltshire, BA14 7BW | 01225 680151
As a full-service electrical company, Brigstowe has an established reputation for quality in the Trowbridge area, and only offers solar panels as a secondary service. The company partners with multiple manufacturers, and installs any provided brand, depending on your needs. As a larger company, they provide most installations quickly, and a domestic installation usually takes two days or less to install. With commercial and domestic installations, as well as long-term services including maintenance, Brigstowe is suitable for nearly any size of solar array. Brigstowe is NAPIT and MCS certified, a RECC member, and a City & Guilds member.