Brian and Rosemary Grenfell are retired and live near Market Harborough in Leicestershire. They looked into the potential of installing PV panels, as their house is off mains gas and wanted to take advantage of the Feed in Tariff. Another installer based in Cumbria recommended Run by the Sun, as appointing a local installer would keep the cost and carbon emissions to the minimum.
Brian explains ‘we specifically wanted a local company and when we met Simon it was obvious he was not a salesman and the quality of his product range was impressive. We also required planning permission as we are living in a conservation area and Simon recommended panels that were both aesthetic and of a high quality’.
Since installing their PV array in December 2011, both Brian and Rosemary have changed their habits to maximise the benefit of their PV panels. When the system is generating electricity during the day, they use the excess electricity to heat water, run their dishwasher and washing machine which were previously used at night.
Brian sums up the experience of installing PV by saying ‘Simon assisted us from the beginning, helping us through planning and the installation of the panels which went very smoothly. I would definitely recommend Run by the Sun to anyone considering PV in the future’.