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Solarlec shows customers how much they could save and earn

Bright spark: Solarlec director Nick Keighley

A solar panel company is practising what it preaches after installing 243 solar panels on the roof of its Burnley headquarters.

Solarlec has fitted three domestic sized systems and one large scale commercial scale system onto its office and warehousing premises.

All four solar panel systems are linked to meters in the company’s showroom to enable staff to give customers a hands-on insight into how solar panels work and how much energy different sizes and brands of systems can produce.

The domestic solar panel systems are all under 4KWP – the size of an average solar panel system fitted on a UK home – and have 20, 16 and 12 panels respectively. Each uses a different brand of panels – Phono Solar, Sun Power and LG – to show the range of products on offer from Solarlec.

The larger commercial system boasts 195 solar panels, and aims to show businesses how much electricity they could generate to help slash bills and enjoy cash back payments through the government feed-in tariff.

Ged Rowbottom, director at Solarlec, said: “Installing our own panels has always been part of our plan but we wanted to make sure we could fit the right kind of systems to use them as a demonstration tool for customers.

“By taking a look at the meters and our online portal, customers can gain a really clear perspective on how solar panels work and how much they could potentially save and earn in their own home – we invite anyone considering solar panels to come to this office and view the systems in action.”

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