Bristol, being in the south west region of the UK enjoys one of the highest levels of solar insolation, even higher than that of London. Because of the higher than average amount of sunshine Bristol gets it makes any south facing home in this area an ideal candidate for a solar photovoltaic system. It means that by installing solar on a home in Bristol it would generate more electricity than most other areas of the country, only Cornwall would do better.
In this part of the country there are a few free installers. The two free solar panel companies near Bristol are Ecovision Energy Solutions Ltd based in nearby Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The other free solar installer has their business unit in Corsham and their registered office in close by Chippenham, Wiltshire.
If you are considering getting solar panels for your home can apply here to see if your home is suitable. You should have a south facing home and a large enough clear roof space of up to 30 square metres. Solar panels need a lot of roof space which needs to be clear of obstruction so that the panels can be sited next to each other. With the largest sized solar installations this could mean as many as 22 panels.
Whilst you can take advantage of the free solar panel offers and get free electricity to almost half you electricity bills buying panels is even more beneficial. A home in Bristol with the largest 22 panel system can earn over a thousand pounds a year is tax free solar panel grants for a guaranteed 25 years.
The figures below show the number of domestic sized solar photovoltaic installations that took place in Bristol during 2010. In April 2010 the government's solar scheme had only just started so you can expect 2011 to see an even greater number of installations take place in Bristol and the surrounding areas due to the favourable conditions in this part of the country.
So far the highest level of take up for solar has been in the BS6-10, BS16, BS20, BS25, BS32, BS39, BS40, BS48 and BS49 postcode areas. The highest level of solar has been installed in Alveston, Rudgeway and Thornbury.BS1 2 kWp
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For every kWp of solar panels you install you could be earning up to £500 a year. That means a 3kWp system could earn you up to £1,500 a year for 25 years.
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