Solar panels in Bristol: How cost effective are they and can they help tackle the cost-of-living?
Electricity costs have gone through the roof in recent years, and the knock-on effect on people’s utilities bills has been huge.
But one Bristol firm believes it has a solution which could cut bills by up to 80 per cent* for many households, with potentially even more savings for all-electric households.
HelpinU SolarBristol, part of the ADP group, is run by local man Kevin Winstone; his firm is highly accredited in the industry, and customer feedback is high.
Scoring a whopping 9.94 on Checkatrade, with one solar panel customer writing last month: “What a wonderful company to deal with. From Mark the surveyor, right through to the completion of my installation. I just couldn’t fault them. So helpful and thoroughly explained to me in-depth the procedure of work. I am so happy and noticing the benefits already, just by looking at my smart meter.”
Trustpilot reviewers also rate the company highly overall, and customer Julie Falconer wrote: “HelpinU were very helpful from start to finish. Mark and Kevin explained the process well and were always available to answer any questions. The installation team were efficient, friendly and left everything clean and tidy. The scaffolding was removed quickly and we are delighted with the solar system that has been installed. Would recommend HelpinU.”
About solar panels
According to boss Kevin Winstone, there has been a huge improvement in solar technology in recent years, which means they deliver more for customers than before.
“It used to be that some of the power saved during the day disappeared to the grid before customers came home to use it themselves. But thanks to improved battery storage we have customers who can use it for almost all their electric usage, including charging their cars.
“Most of all, I feel that harnessing solar energy and using it to help power our homes will be a massive benefit to many people during the cost-of-living crisis, and in the face of rising electricity bills, as well as being a sustainable energy source.”
The HelpinU Solar service
Kevin added: “If you are thinking of installing solar panels, or want to find out if they will be effective for you, we can offer a free personalised system design and quote to show you exactly how much you could save by installing solar. HelpinU Solar is the leading provider of high-quality solar PV systems for residential and commercial properties in the South West.”
His firm can also talk you through the finance options to pay for the purchase and installation of a new solar system. Full details, including terms and conditions, are available on the website.
How it works
Book an initial surveyor visit online and one of the team comes out to discuss your energy needs, your current home set up and whether your home is suitable for solar power. A full estimate of costs will be drawn up, and options about support that may be available will be fully explained, giving customers everything they need to make an informed choice.
Once your solar panels are installed you will be helping to generate greener energy to power your own home, something more than one million people in the UK are already enjoying, which should mean substantial savings on your monthly and annual utility bills.
Kevin added: “With the cost-of-living hitting so many people and the energy caps being phased out, people are understandably worried about rising costs. We feel we can offer an alternative solution which will help reduce monthly bills for people in and around Bristol.”
Find out more at helpinusolar.com
*Figures may vary, HelpinU Solar will create an estimate based on your property and anticipated power usage to allow you to make an informed choice about the initial outlay and anticipated bill savings.