After a lot of procrastinating and fretting over the initial costs, we decided to go for it and install solar electricity panels on the roof of our house. The prices of the solar panels had fallen considerably in the 18 months between quotes, and the 43p per unit feed-in tariff was still available, so we felt comfortable with the timescale for recovering our initial costs. If you want to see how we worked it out, check out our solar pv return on investment calculator!
We had already chosen Green Home Energy Solutions (Durrant Electrical Ltd) as the installers, being a local company and with a great reputation. What follows is a slide-show of their work, over the course of a day and a half, to give you an idea of what's involved.