Image of a domestic solar PV system installed by Solar South West.

Solar panels for the home

The installation of residential solar panels is a sector which has been knocked back over the years – but lower costs mean there’s a new opportunity for home owners looking to reduce …

Electricity costs vs solar costs

Cost of solar panels

Whether you’re a commercial energy user, or you simply want a solar panel system for your home energy consumption, the cost of installing solar panels has fallen drastically over the …

This is a graph showing the immediate increase in a PV system maintained by Solar South West's yield after being cleaned.

Solar panel servicing

Annual comprehensive O&M (operations and maintenance) plans are to be expected with large solar farms or commercial PV systems, but have you considered servicing your home’s solar panel system? Large …

Power Purchase Agreement with SSW

“Solar South West have transformed our school’s attitude to energy use and production. The installation of 240 PV modules was efficient and worked around the needs of a running school. They …

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Carbon Trust Green Business Fund

Now may be the best time to invest in Solar PV or Energy Storage for your workplace. The Carbon Trust is providing an attractive and accessible support package to help …

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Solar School – Energy Management

“Solar South West have transformed our school’s attitude to energy use and production. The installation of 240 PV modules was efficient and worked around the needs of a running school. …

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Smart Systems and Flexibility plan

BEIS published on yesterday (24/07/17) their long awaited “Smart Systems and Flexibility plan”.  There is a detailed publication here available to view. Many of the topics covered in the publication have been …

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Birds

Early this year, SSW received a newsletter from NBC Environment reminding us it was bird nesting season. They were raising awareness to the fact the nesting birds can cause significant …

PV scam alert

PV Scams

Late last year, Solar South West posted a blog raising caution to scams circulating within the industry. Unfortunately, the start to this year has shown no signs of these rogue …

Clouds over a ground mounted PV array installed by Solar South West

Aeriel PV photography

We think the shots look awesome. Using a drone has really helped capture the size and scale of these PV systems, along with the impressive nature of large scale solar …