Solar panels are an increasingly popular way to go eco-friendly, and with government support, plenty of sunny days, and multiple Truro solar panel installers to choose from, it’s also easy to install panels on your home or business. While you do have to apply for development planning from the Truro City Council, most permits for solar are granted quickly, so you can install panels and start providing some of your own power.
Multiple solar farms including the Truro Llama Farm and Wheal Jane farm, as well as solar installations on some city buildings, and the Park Farm development are just some examples of solar installations in the area. The Truro School also has its own 85Kw solar installation, allowing it to provide some of its own power.
Is My Property Suitable?
The first question that you should ask your Truro solar panel installers is whether or not your property is suitable for generating PV power. Truro is located in the fifth sunniest area in the UK and averages around 1,500 hours of sunlight per year, so most places are suitable for solar. However, you should get an EPC rating, which you can source through an installer, or through a licensed inspector in your area
Does My Property Require Modifications for Solar Panels?
You should also ask about which parts of your roof are likely to generate the most power, and about specific things, like trimming trees or installing a solar panel mount, that you can do to increase solar output. If you’re installing solar panels on the ground, you’ll want to ensure that they aren’t blocked or shaded by trees or buildings during the day.
Do You Have Experience Installing Solar in Truro?
There are a number of local Truro solar panel installers and many of them have been in business for nearly 10 years. For that reason, there’s no reason to choose an installer who doesn’t have local experience. You can compare local companies to find the installers with the best reputation and services as well.
Choosing the Best Solar Panel Installers in Truro
You should always compare the available installers to find the best one that meets your needs and budget. While this will vary based on the size and location of your solar array, the following include a few of the best solar panel installers in Truro to help you get started.
GreenGen UK Ltd
Unit B, Ruston House, Wheal Vrose, Business Park, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0FG | 0800 093 3299
GreenGen specialises in offering renewable advice and help for customers who still have to decide on their solar or other renewable energy system. The company offers solar installations, a free survey and quote, and various services including help with filing MCS certification for applying for the FIT program. GreenGen is MCS approved, Green Deal approved, a RECC member, NICEIC certified, and a Mitsubishi Electric Partner. They are also one of the largest solar panel installers in Truro, and in the Cornwall area.
Mount Wellington Mine, Renewable Energy Park, Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 8RJ | 01872 870 875
R-Eco or the Renewable Energy Cooperative offers both commercial and domestic solar panel installations in the Truro area. As a cooperative, R-Eco is very neutral, and offer unbiased advice based on a free survey, to advise on panels, brand, and whether or not solar is suitable for the site. R-Eco works with numerous communities, including the Transition Penwith and Falmouth Energy Partnership. The company is MCS approved, and price competitive. They also have a very good reputation for friendly customer service and help, and have their own insurance backed warranties through iwa.biz.
Cornwall Solar Panels
Seabase Units Treloggan Ind Est, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2SX | 01637 697 009 | 01872 562 775
Cornwall Solar Panels offers a high quality customer experience starting out with a free survey and quote. Every system is designed around the needs of the home or business where it is installed, and Cornwall works with customers to find the best panels for your budget and needs. The company is a WHICH Trusted Trader, MCS Certified, and a RECC and NAPIT member. They are also one of 12 Premium Sunpower Partner’s in the UK, and a Panasonic Premium Installer.
Units 2 & 3 Cligga Industrial Estate, St. George’s Hill, Perranporth, Cornwall, TR6 0EB | 01872 571700
Natural Generation offers a variety of renewable technologies in the Truro area including solar PV and solar thermal. With commercial and domestic services, and experience with small to large solar arrays, Natural Generation is able to handle most needs. They offer very competitive pricing, have an MCS certification, are REAL, RECC, and NICEIC members, and a CSA award winner. Natural Generation also offers solar panel maintenance and repair, even on panels they did not install. The result is a full service company with a high level of customer service, a lot of options for consumers, and a reputation for quality installations.
Gwel An Nans Borlase Close, Helston, TR13 8SA | 07976 039536
Helston Electrical is a Truro electrical company specialising in rewiring, solar panel installations, and many other services. While not solar specific, Helston stands out for their full-service options, including the ability to rewire the home if necessary for the installation. Helston is an MCS, RECC, and NAPIT member, so their installations qualify for the Feed-in-Tariff. They also offer both solar panels and solar tiles, depending on homeowner preference and budget. With a variety of brands and options to choose from, they also have budget and premium solar panel.
Unit 10c, New Mills Industrial Estate, Modbury, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0TP | 01548 831890
Eco NRG is one of the largest Truro solar panel installers, and also one of the best. With a reputation for quality across the South West, and hundreds of successful installations, Eco NRG is a very good choice for almost everyone, including big business. The company is MCS accredited, and partners with multiple solar panel manufacturers to provide cost-competitive rates. With a free no-obligation survey, free solar PV for schools through the REI, some commercial funding options they are also budget friendly.
Green Energy Solutions
Penstraze Business Centre, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 8PN | 01872 857072
With headquarters in Exeter, Plymouth, and Truro, Green Energy Solutions offers solar installations to a wide area, and as a result, has hundreds of happy customers in the region. The company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, a market leading warranty, and excellent customer service. They are also MCS accredited, and able to help with applying for the FIT program. Green Energy Solutions focuses on offering premium brands at competitive pricing, for both solar PV and solar thermal, making them one of the best installers in the area.
MB Electrical Solar Renewable Energy
Casobel, Tregembo Hill, Relubbus, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 9EW | t: 01736 763510
While a small company in the Cornwall and Truro, MB Electrical Solar Renewable Energy has 4 years of experience with installing solar panels, and is MCS accredited. The company has a very good reputation for fast, professional installations, but due to the size of the company, mostly only works with very small arrays. MB also offers excellent customer service, a very good warranty on all products, and a service guarantee. With very competitive pricing, they make a good option for homes and small businesses.