Cornwall LivingIssue #111

Make the switch

With the sun at its summer high, many are considering making the switch to solar power.

Did you know that as well as protecting your home or business from rising energy bills, solar PV installations also allow you to sell unused energy back into the grid? It’s no wonder, then, that solar PV (or solar photovoltaic) is firmly among the UK’s most popular renewable energy solutions. But it’s nothing new, really – it has been readily available to home and businesses for a number of years. The difference now, is that recent drops in price have made it far more accessible to homeowners. This means that more people than ever are switching to solar to protect themselves against hikes in energy prices.

It works by converting the energy in the sun’s rays into the electricity used to power appliances. Energy generated is distributed to appliances around the home that are drawing power, and any unused energy can either be stored, or sold back to the grid. The latter is a great way to offset installation costs and as mentioned before, solar PV homes can expect to generate income from their energy supply for more than two decades!

So who can help you make the switch? One of Cornwall and the south west’s leading providers is GreenGenUK. Since opening in 2011, the team have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to the consultation, design and installation of solar PV solutions, varying in size from small domestic installations, to large-scale commercial projects. As a result, they can offer impartial advice on renewable installations – advice that’s offered on a case-by-case basis, ensuring it’s tailored to the unique requirements of your home or commercial project.

Through GreenGen, your project will begin with a free-of-charge, no obligation survey – conducted so that the team can better understand your needs. This also allows them to answer any questions you may have around both solar and other renewable energy alternatives. From here, they will draw up a detailed and accurate quote, specifying the components that will be used, before breaking down the financial and environmental benefit of the system. And, due to the fast-changing nature of the solar industry, they are always happy to requote, should your requirements suddenly change.

But just don’t take our word for it! The GreenGenUK website is home to a string of excellent testimonials from happy clients, and it’s fair to say that if you’re already contemplating making the switch to renewable energy, you’ll quickly see the benefit of booking your free no-obligation survey with the GreenGen team.


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