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. We can't recommend a supplier but if you click on "Read more", you will see 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Company name (WinACC member)
|MCS accredited |
|Product and installation warranty||Are you registered on a user reviewed website?|
PAS 2030 - approved Green Deal installer
10 guarantee on their work, backed up by REAL's Deposit and Workmanship Warranty Insurance scheme.
Also solar thermal and air-source heat pumps.
Allen Electrical (No)
023 8060 1907
|Yes (REAL, NICEIC)||5/10 year manufacturer, 5 year workmanship and 10 year performance (panels only) warranties||No|
|Yes (REAL, BPEC, IWA)||10 year FSA approved, insurance backed waranty (IWA)||No|
Equinox Energy (Yes)
|Yes (REAL, BuyWithConfidence)||5 year workmanship waranty + manufacturer’s own waranties on components||Yes: yougen, WHICH?, BuyWithConfidence|
Finesse Energy (Yes)
|Yes (REAL, IWA, checkatrade)||IWA insurance backed warranty||Yes: Checkatrade|
Green Power Projects (No)
|Yes (REAL)||Between 5 and 30 years depending on manufacturer||No|
0800 909 8882
|Yes (REAL, Trustmark)||10 years insurance backed warranty||Yes: Checkatrade|
Ocean Solar Ltd (Yes)
|Yes (REAL, Gas Safe)||Manufacturers warranty, QANW||No|
Photon Energy (No)
0118 925 5289
|Yes (REAL, NICEIC, CHAS, SMAS, constructionline)||5 year workmanship warranty and 5 year product warranty (extendible to 20years for inverters)||No|
0845 225 2727
|Yes (REAL)||5 year workmanship warranty||Yes: YouGen|
Solar Future (Yes)
|Yes (REAL, NICEIC, HETAS, OFTEC, Gas Safe, F-GAS)||Between 2 and 5 years depending on manufacturer.||No|
Solar Voltaics (Yes)
|Yes (REAL, Solar Trade Association)||6 year installation warranty through Trade Direct||Yes: Yougen|
Southern Solar Ltd (Yes)
01962 718020 / 0800 157 7340
|Yes (REAL, NICEIC, CHAS, Constructionline, Solar Trade Association)||QANW||Yes: Checkatrade, Yougen, WHICH?|
SunSmart Energy (No)
|Yes (REAL)||Yes: Yougen , Checkatrade|
If you are a supplier who meets our criteria and wants to be listed, email WinACC@winacc.org.uk.