Where next for Solar Photovoltaics?

Solar photovoltaic panels or solar pv panels are the UK’s most popular form of renewable energy with 80% of people supporting solar in a 2015 government survey.

2016-03-21 08.57.31It is unlikely that this will incentivise many but the greenest consumers to pay for panels on their houses at these rates.  And the greenest consumers will probably have already had panels installed.

To quote a fellow installer “my business was domestic pv and I’ve seen a 50% drop in business in 2016”.

For Sustainable Solar Solutions, the good news is that we are busier than ever.  All our enquiries and work this year has been from builders  – big and small – building anything from new classroom blocks, to converting offices to flats, to building new homes.

This is where we are now seeing most of our workload.  Either driven by planning requirements or builders who want to build a high BREEAM scoring building, solar photovoltaics can easily be incorporated in refurbishments or new builds of offices, hospitals and schools.  See below for some of our recent installations, Thomas Knyvett College, Ashford; Greycoat School, Pimlico;  Hillbury, Leiston.