Chapeltown, Leeds United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 27, 2012 -- Early indications have shown that businesses in Leeds are signing up to PV panel projects in Leeds at the highest rate ever, despite the government feed-in tariff reduction, according to Octopus Solar Ltd.
The choice to install PV panels has been lead by increased energy price uncertainty, driven by government reports which state the UK needs to build one new nuclear power station a year from 2019 in order to meet climate change targets.
Octopus Solar Ltd have recently completed several large PV projects in Leeds for commercial clients. A guaranteed payment for 25 years, index linked to RPI means the investment is safe even in difficult times.
One such project was for a child care nursery which had a base load of almost 3,000 watts when trading, mainly on lighting the building. Octopus Solar designed a 4kw system on a west facing roof, which would provide an average of 65% of the electricity the building needs at any one time. Their investment is set to pay for itself in 5 years and has allowed the owners to reduce their exposure to planned energy price increases.
South facing roofs are ideal, but west and east facing roofs also make excellent investments at the new feed-in tariff rates.
Octopus Solar Ltd have completed hundreds of installations across Yorkshire and Manchester over 2011. We're MCS accredited and experts in our field, as we have completed projects ranging from 4 panels up to over 100 panels on a wide variety of commercial and domestic buildings. We complete the average installation in less than 3 days with the minimum of hassle, disruption and mess.
We also have full accreditation for G83 installations which are all larger than 10kw (typically 40+ panels) and require the permission of the electricity network operator.
The panels can fit onto tiled roofs, slate roofs or flat roofs. We also have a range of specialist fixings for commercial steel roofs. The fixing systems and panels are made of durable stainless steel and aluminium in order to withstand British weather. They contain no moving parts and need very little maintenance each year. The internal components are silent small and unobtrusive. They can usually be hidden in a loft void or cupboards.
Advances in technology allow panels to work at lower light levels and are therefore optimised for our great British weather - even PV panels in Leeds!
Call us today for a no-obligation quotation, which includes a comprehensive prediction of how much electricity the panels will generate in Feed in Tariffs, as well as save in electricity bills from your electricity provider.
For more information contact us at http://www.octopus-solar.co.uk