Photovoltaic (PV) suppliers
People often ask us at WinACC about installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in their home.
For some basic points about PV panels go to our PV Panel Facts page which will help with your decision-making or to know what questions to ask when dealing with a supplier.
Many also ask how to pick a good supplier. The energy saving trust give some guidelines on picking a supplier. WinACC can't recommend a supplier but here is a (not complete) list of local photovoltaic suppliers. To be on this, a supplier must meet WinACC's minimum standards:
• they must be MCS accredited and signed up to the REAL assurance code of conduct;
• they must have done successful installations in the area;
• and all of their products and services must be backed up by warranty.
The suppliers on our list give WinACC a fee for every purchase that results from being introduced by us, offer WinACC members a discout, or pay a small commission to WinACC on successful sales. So if you decide to contact any of the suppliers on this list or buy anything from them, please mention WinACC and let us know.
Some of these suppliers will offer group discounts for cooperative purchase schemes. If you want to get together with other households in the area and take advantage of this offer contact email@example.com and we will match you up.
The "small print" is that WinACC does not accept any responsibility for the work of any of these suppliers.
(other certificates)Product and installation warrantyAre you registered on a user reviewed website?
Yes (REAL, NICEIC)5/10 year manufacturer, 5 year workmanship and 10 year performance (panels only) warrantiesNo
Yes (REAL, BPEC, IWA)10 year FSA approved, insurance backed waranty (IWA)No
Yes (REAL)Between 5 and 30 years depending on manufacturerNo
Yes (REAL, Trustmark)10 years insurance backed warranty Yes: Checkatrade
Yes (REAL, Solar Trade Association) 6 year installation warranty through Trade Direct Yes: Yougen
Sunsmart Energy (No)
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If you are a supplier who meets our criteria and wants to be listed, email WinACC@winacc.org.uk.