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Run by the sun

Solar array designed and installed completely out of sight

Friday 08 April 2016


At Run By The Sun, we tend to find that our clients fall into at least one of the following categories: 

  1. They’re socially aware of the impact their day-to-day actions have on the environment and are interested in a sustainable solution to counteract this.
  2. Energy independence. As energy bills continue to rise, there are a number of ways in which we can ensure our clients require little reliance on any of the big energy companies.
  3. Purely for the financial benefits

It’s fair to say that the majority of our clients give us work based on the financial projections and the fact that they’re helping the environment and are contributing to a sustainable future is a massive bonus. 

Designing a PV solar system so that the panels are unnoticeable

The benefits of solar is easily justified, however there is no denying that for many solar panels are unsightly and this can be a massive stumbling block when making a decision to invest in the technology. 

The solar industry continues to develop and adapt as new products enter the market and there are certainly more aesthetically pleasing solutions to overcome this hurdle then there were 5 years ago. 

We’re becoming more involved in projects where solar panels are integrated into the roof structure at the start of a new build project or whilst roofing work is being carried out, rather than the solar panels protruding from the surface of the roof.  Generally, the design of some solar panels is becoming more minimal meaning that they’re able to seamlessly blend in with dark roofing materials. 


One of our clients recently invested in solar energy purely for financial reasons, however by his own admission could not stand the sight of them! The brief was to design and install an array which meant they were completely out of sight from any view of the property, whether driving towards the house or in the front or back garden. Despite this, the 4kWp PV solar system still manages to harness the energy required to deliver the strong financial benefits projected.