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Free Solar Panels In Leeds

Leeds in Yorkshire is located in the northern part of the UK's solar hotspot which also includes Doncaster and Sheffield. The levels of insolation (sunlight per square kilometre) is about average for the UK. Leeds is also the home of resident free solar installation company Eco One and is one of the most northerly situated free installers in the UK. North Yorkshire is also considered the most northerly location many installers will consider for installing free solar. Some installers actually say that they will only install free solar panels in Leeds or locations to the south of Leeds.

As well as Leeds based Eco One there are a number of other free installers in towns and cities nearby. In nearby Huddersfield and Wakefield is U Energy and Viscount Solar. A little further to the west is Bury's Solvis Energy Solutions, New Energy Futures in Blackpool and Liverpool based Greentech Energy. Further to the south in Barnsley's A Shade Greener, Sheffield's GEP Solutions and Derby based Heatscape.

Leeds homeowners can apply for free solar as long as their homes meet the installers criteria. Your home should have a large roughly south facing un-shaded roof of about 24 square metres. The larger the roof and the more of a south facing aspect it has the more likely you will qualify for free solar.

Leeds Solar PV installations in 2010

leeds free solar panelsThe data below shows the residential solar photovoltaic installations during 2010. Over the whole of 2010 there were 165 domestic solar PV installations. These figures derive from Ofgem data and exclude any commercial installations. The LS25 postcode area of Leeds had the most installations totalling 69.68kWp over 21 separate homes. It also had the largest sized installations with an average of 3kWp+ sized installations.

The larger your roof the more solar panels can be installed up to the limit which is just under 4kWp which equates to about 22 panels. The more panels you have the more electricity you will generate and the greater the amount you will be paid under the feed-in tariff scheme. The larger installations the cheaper the cost per panel and so it makes sense to install the largest system possible.

Leeds town centre and the central area of Leeds including the postcode areas of LS1 to LS4 had no registered installations. The LS7 and LS29 Leeds areas had a high level of solar take up but in LS7 (Chapel Allerton, Chapeltown, Little London, Meanwood, Potternewton, Scott Hall, Sheepscar) the size of the installs were quite small at around 1kWp. Which would tend to suggest smaller homes with a much smaller roof space.

Installations by Leeds postcode area

LS1 0kWp
Leeds city centre

LS2 0kWp
Leeds city centre, Woodhouse

LS3 0kWp
Woodhouse

LS4 0kWp
Burley, Kirkstall, Kirkstall Valley

LS5 3.3kWp
Hawksworth, Kirkstall

LS6 13.62kWp
Beckett Park, Headingley, Hyde Park, Meanwood, Woodhouse

LS7 19.366kWp
Chapel Allerton, Chapeltown, Little London, Meanwood, Potternewton, Scott Hall, Sheepscar

LS8 18.49kWp
Fearnville, Gipton, Gledhow, Harehills, Oakwood, Roundhay

LS9 0kWp
Burmantofts, Cross Green, East End Park, Gipton, Harehills, Osmondthorpe, Richmond Hill

LS10 6.6kWp
Belle Isle, Hunslet, Middleton, Stourton

LS11 5.68kWp
Beeston, Beeston Hill, Cottingley, Holbeck

LS12 18.83kWp
Armley, Farnley, New Farnley, Wortley

LS13 10.75kWp
Bramley, Rodley, Swinnow

LS14 5.88kWp
Killingbeck, Seacroft, Scarcroft, Swarcliffe, Thorner, Whinmoor

LS15 15.95kWp
Austhorpe, Barwick-in-Elmet, Colton, Cross Gates, Halton, Halton Moor, Scholes, Whitkirk

LS16 33.04kWp
Adel, Bramhope, Cookridge, Eccup, Far Headingley, Holt Park, Ireland Wood, Lawnswood, Moor Grange, Tinshill, Weetwood, West Park

LS17 21.26kWp
Alwoodley, Bardsey, East Keswick, Eccup, Harewood, Moor Allerton, Moortown, Shadwell, Weardley, Wike

LS18 8.05kWp
Horsforth

LS19 11.32kWp
Rawdon, Yeadon

LS20 4.16kWp
Guiseley

LS21 30.66kWp
Arthington, Otley, Pool

LS22 15.98kWp
Collingham, Linton, Wetherby

LS23 21.48kWp
Boston Spa, Bramham, Clifford, Thorp Arch, Walton

LS24 22.25kWp
Saxton, Stutton, Ulleskelf, Church Fenton, Tadcaster, Toulston

LS25 69.68kWp
Aberford, Ferry Fryston, Garforth, Hillam, Kippax, Ledsham, Micklefield, Monk Fryston, Sherburn-in-Elmet

LS26 7.6kWp
Great Preston, Methley, Mickletown, Oulton, Rothwell, Swillington, Woodlesford

LS27 26.81kWp
Churwell, Gildersome, Morley

LS28 7.93kWp
Calverley, Farsley, Pudsey, Stanningley

LS29 37.78kWp
Addingham, Ben Rhydding, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley, Menston


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