"Can I say from the start, I never thought it was possible to have a product
priced and installed without being pestered and goaded by company reps for
there commission. You my friend, sold me your product, (ie 16x250 watt
latest technology solar panels) fitted up and running in one day without any
of this, at a fantastic price. No salesmen at your door, joy.
Thank you Daniel and all your Staff"
"Having read some encouraging testimonials I decided First 4 Solar was the company for me. From the first phone call everything proceeded without a hitch . The 2 young men who fitted the panels were polite, well-mannered and worked cleanly at my property explaining as they went along. Altogether a very good experience. And the panels are working great."
Mr Underwood - Chelmsford, Essex
Mr Sales - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
"I had my PV system fitted by First4solar last Autumn. I had been watching the prices over the years and finally they looked good enough to pounce. The quote was comprehensive and professional. I paid £5000 for a 4kW system. The process involved First4solar providing an EPC report on my house, which was interesting in itself. This was part of their survey. On the day of installation everything went smoothly. There was no mess, all the work was professionally carried out by experienced engineers. Inside and outside, everything was tidy and safe. There was no decorating or making good to do. The inverter was smaller than I imagined. And the feed-in meter was small as well. You quickly forget the system is there. I registered with my electricity provider. My first payment arrived - £76 for 2 months in Winter. Impressive. Based on my £5000 investment that is 1.5% back almost straight away. It would take a year or more in a savings account or ISA to get that. It is a good investment and I am pleased I made it. "
"From initial enquiry to final installation, every aspect of this project was nothing but positive. From the first response and excellent communication from the office staff to the quick and efficient survey and Fitting team, I have nothing but praise for the whole operation.
Everybody in the Team was extremely helpful and in particular at no time did we receive any high pressure sales techniques. The fitters Tom and Joe were pleasant, polite, leaving us with a first class job.
I received the Paperwork/Forms etc. as promised within a couple of days, all we had to do was complete and sign where indicated and E-mail to our “Feed in Tariff “ provider.( All sorted and up and running within 3 days of application form being e-mailed)
I am more than happy to recommend First4Solar to others."
Mr Aitken - Aberdeen
"I have been interested in the capability of solar panels for some time, however I have been put off by the fact that the best results are on south facing roofs. Since the advertised price for systems has been coming down over the years, I got to the point where First4Solars offer got my attention.
I spoke to the helpful sales person - Dan - and I was convinced that a slightly more expensive dual track inverter would get the best results with 2KW facing east and 2KW facing west. Jessica at First4Solar co-ordinated the initial survey which took just under two hours. The survey concluded that the house would meet the FIT energy efficiency standards and that additional scaffolding would not be required to access the roof.
In early May 2015, the installation team arrived in a large van. The electrician installed the inverter, isolation switches and the connection to the grid. The roofer, braving some showers, lifted tiles and bolted the stainless hooks to the roof trusses - 2 hooks per panel and replaced the tiles without breaking any of them.
Five hours after arriving on site, the job was completed and a peak power reading of 3340 watts was observed during a sunny spell. In first week of operation the system has averaged 14KWH per day (7 - 14th May). A colleague with a south facing roof several miles from me averaged 16KWH per day over the same period. The results have impressed me and I am glad I have taken the plunge. First4Solar did a great job."
"nearly a year since my installation,!! how time flies? fantastic system, rerforming as predicted, receiving regular payments from npower,! all in all a great system, been a excellent value for money installation, wish had had it sooner, but never mind, best wishes to everybody there, and a big thank you for the help you have been"
What does a customer look for when considering Solar Panels?
• Value for money
• Quality product
• Back up guarantee
• “No pressure” selling
• Company that advertises in quality papers/magazines
• Company that uses quality fitters
• Company that completes work to excellent standard in time stated First 4 Solar is the only contender
"Our system was installed 6 Jan 2015. The whole process from our first enquiry to quotation, then installation was first class. The fitters were professional, the sales team excellent and the aftercare superb.
Subsequent to installation the system is working efficiently, and we are sure it will be a great asset.
Many thanks "
Mr Berry – Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
"Having owned a PV array on my previous house, I did not want the hard-sell , so I went to the Market leader, First 4Solar. From the moment I contacted the company my request was in the safe, experienced hands of Daniel who completed over the phone all the necessary applications and confirmed, via a desktop survey that my new property was suitable. Even though the orientation of the bungalow was not the optimum (due South), with a Westerly orientation I was advised that my property was suitable. I paid by deposit of £250.00 to have to Survey completed and a new Energy Performance Certificate produced.
I was given all the information prior to the installation which was only 28 days from when I had instructed First 4Solar to start the order. The installation was completed in just over 4 hours to by two of the most professional fitters I have ever met. I signed the completion certificate and they were gone leaving my system operative and generating electricity.
I had been advised that my 4Kw system would produce approximately 2387 Kw in a year. Better than that, as of today’s date only some 10 months later the system has generated 2653 Kw and I am better off to the tune of some £410 in FIT payments, a stunning return of nearly 13.3% on the capital cost. Also, as I was prepared to pay the Invoice by Bank to Bank Transfer I received a further 1%.
Am I happy, you bet! A very good rate of return on capital, a fault free installation and all supervised by a committed employee. Would I recommend First 4Solar, totally."
"Having been looking at solar PV for some time, your deposit free offer and price looked quite appealing when we saw the advertisement. I have to admit that I am always a little apprehensive with such a large expenditure. However from the first contact to the final installation we were kept fully informed step by step. Apart from a small delay with the survey (which was out of anyone’s control) everything went as planned – in fact the installers called to see whether they could start the installation the day before it was due. We were kept involved in the planning and the panels were installed exactly as I requested. All the paperwork for FIT was completed as far as the installation was concerned all I had to do was add a few bits, sign and send it off. The building regulations application was also completed for us. All in all a totally stress free experience."
"We are very happy with the solar panels installed for us in May 2014 by First 4 Solar. We had done quite a bit of homework on the pro’s and con’s of solar pv, and contacted First 4 Solar having seen their commercial on television. Their costs seemed reasonable and their staff were helpful and informative. The installation itself was done quickly and professionally, without fuss or mess, and all necessary paperwork was completed on time. Since then we have kept a regular check on the electricity we are generating, and are pleased to find the amount is greater on average than the rate predicted beforehand. Altogether we are very satisfied with all aspects of the job."
"I contacted First4solar at the end of October 2014 agreed to have them fitted and within 3 weeks 16 solar pv 4 kwp system was fitted.
The staff at head office in Barnsley were exceptional and extremely helpful,top class second to none,all the paperwork was filled in for me all i had to do was forward the forms to E-ON and claim my feed in tariff (special thanks to Hanna and Lindsey) for there invaluable help.
The hard working panel fitters were very friendly and left things very clean.
We received our first payment for Dec 2014 Jan and Feb 2015 of over £60 more than expected,fantastic.
Anyone thinking of having solar panels PLEASE contact First4solar you will not be disappointed."
Mr & Mrs Carter - Gloucestershire
Mr Whiteley - Sheffield
"Good afternoon first4solar we are only too happy to write you a testimonial.
We decided to have solar panels installed after reading a first4solar advert in the daily mail. The offer was too good to refuse; after having said yes please, we began to wonder if we had done the right thing. There are lots of cowboy firms around. I am very glad to say that first4solar isn't one of them, right from the start we knew we'd picked a fabulous company to deal with, who are also very efficient and helpful. The surveyor arrived when he said he would, and completed a very thorough survey, talking us through the whole procedure. The installation of the panels was completed by two very competent hard working and very polite workman, nothing was to much trouble for them, and we felt very comfortable with them being in our home. The whole process from start to finish has been excellent, a very successful investment indeed, with a service which we can only describe as fantastic. Everyone from surveyor, workman and office staff have been a pleasure to do with business with. We would not hesitate in recommending first4solar to anyone with confidence. All we need now is a fantastic summer."
"I had the 4kW system as shown in the national press.
The engineer who carried out The Energy Certificate to prove we met the appropriate standards was very courteous, professional and thorough.
The installation also carried out by a good team who left everything clean and tidy, and explained what I needed to know. The system has been in use for 3 months over the winter period and is behaving as expected; even exporting on sunny days a small amount back to the Grid.
I was also grateful that your staff filled in all the forms for me to claim for the Feed In Tariff. They have been certified OK
by our dual fuel supplier and we are expecting our first payment. All told I am pleased that I am very pleased to have had the system supplied by First4solar.""
Mr Sleep - Hereford
Mr Allen - Gloucester
"After consulting a number of companies supplying PV solar panels we settled
on First 4 Solar for the installation.
The configuration of our roof presented them with a few of problems of how
best to fit the panels in the most efficient manner. The design team came
up with a fifteen panel system split over five different roof areas' on our
rear facing roof. No scaffolding was required which helped to keep costs to
The installation took two days but considering the restraints our roof
placed on them and the limited area to work in, in our loft, the fitters did
a remarkable job.
We found all staff employed by First 4 Solar very helpful, always cheerful
and most efficient. We would recommend their services to anyone without
"From the first call to help with the paperwork everything was handled professionally, everyone turned up when booked and as we had a difficult site due to three roofs and involved existing water solar panels taking up space. They are now working well and pouring power into the grid even in this winter weather. The installation team were polite helpful and replaced some broken tiles as they went along and cleaned up all the mess that was created due to to lofts to enter etc. A special thanks to Linsey and the office team who were there to answer my queries."
Lorraine and Ross - Aylesbury
"Just had 12 solar panels installed (Feb 2015) through First4Solar. From initial contact, quote and survey through to installation the whole process was straight forward, professional and quick.
Two installers arrived promptly at 0900 and were finished by 1430. Power was off just the once, for around 10-15 min, and system up and running within a leisurely 6 hours.
Looking forward to years of productive service with minimal fuss."
"I am very impressed with the solar panel installation carried our recently by your team. The output even with winter sunshine is far better than I expected producing around 2 Kilowatt at midday on a sunny day. The installation was carried out in very professional manner, the team were polite and the work very tidy and neat.
Lindsey, the office member who liased the job with me was very helpful and pleasant at all times, and the telephone answered promptly. "
Eric & Joan
Mr & Mrs Kerkhof - Gedney
"We had 16 solar panels fitted on 24-10-2014, the team was Adrian & Gary. we would like to say what a great team they are very very tidy, very pleasant and left the area as clean if not cleaner than it was when they arrived. Once again thanks for a great first class job please pass this onto Adrian & Gary
Thanks Jess for coming to our house and sorting the forms out for us which as to go to e.on thanks for all your help"
"Please find enclosed the pictures of 17 Albert Avenue, Gedney, solar panel installation of front and side panels.
I found the whole experience very professional from start to finish, the installers were very polite, hardworking and tidy. They kept us informed throughout the process.
I thank all concerned for making this a easy transaction and I would gladly recommend your company to anybody. Very well done and thank you."
Mr J Rumney
Mr I Gray - Prestwick, Ayrshire
" I am very happy with the service, from first consultation with the surveyor to finished installation. The panels were fitted and working in one day and I have had no problems as yet with them. The staff have been helpful when we have contacted them with the problems I experienced with registering the FIT with my energy supplier Utility Warehouse. I would recommend First4Solar to others."
"May I take this opportunity to congratulate First4Solar 'on a job well done' .
The response to my initial enquiry, the survey, the installation and paperwork was completed quickly and competently.
More importantly, I have received my first FiT payment for almost £250 . My electric bill is showing a reduction of 68.5% and gas bill also a reduction of 38.3% on a like for like comparison with last year. All this making a considerable reduction on my monthly direct debit payments.
This is extremely encouraging and I reckon my installation cost will be recovered in 4 to 5 years. It's a win win."
"We are very pleased with the panels and so far the savings have been well worth putting them in. The installation guys where fantastic, they where courteous, informative, well presented and cleaned up after themselves. all my pre and post sales questions were answered effectively and efficiently. We would and have recommended your company to our friends and family."
"I would just like to thank you and all of your staff . At first i did not think that solar panels would be beneficial to me ,but after doing some research i decided to check it out. Of all the companies i looked into, the one that stuck out the most was first 4 solar.There was no salesman talk ,they did not try and undercut my other estimates.The staff were really nice. When i decided to have first4solar install the panels everything was put in place within weeks.The tradesmen were in and out in one day,no problems whatsoever, and they were the cheapest.
I am now waiting on my first check, and i have saved £40 since they were put in on august 1st. I cant be any happier, Free electricity and a check every three months. i now have the life of Reilly."
Mr & Mrs Palmer - Barnsley
"Having had four solar panel companies come to survey our roof for panels, the shape of our roof put three off.
Only Glyn and his team gave us a price. From the girls in the office to the fitters the work was excellent, my wife and I would highly recommend First4solar to other householders.
Here's to sunshine forever."
"First4Solar has been first class from my initial enquiry to the
installation, nothing has been too much trouble. All my queries were dealt
with most professionally, courteously and so very promptly. When
installation day came, we had to have scaffolding erected over our
conservatory and no soon was it erected, it was coming down. The
installation team were first class too, very warm, friendly and professional
and worked very efficiently with each other. The workmanship inside the
house, is second to none and very neat and tidy. I wouldn't hesitate in
recommending FIRST4SOLAR at all and would use them again, if every I was in
a position to do so in the future! I just love reading the meter inside the
house telling me how much electricity we've made -it's amazing."
Mr & Mrs Alexander
Mrs Timperley - Barlborough
"Please pass on our thanks to everyone in the team at First4Solar. From first enquiry to installation took less than 4 weeks. Everyone in the team has been extremely professional and helpful and of particular note is that at no time did we receive any aggressive sales techniques. The fitters were pleasant, polite and efficient treating our roof and loft with respect and leaving the place clean and tidy after installation. It was a pleasure to do business with you and at less than half the cost of the door to door sales teams that have visited our house from time to time."
"My view my be a little different than most as it was not first hand! I was lucky enough to take a three week holiday with my children in the holidays unfortunately my husband stayed at home. Let me say that he was very busy during this period and not least of all, organising the fitting of these solar panels which we had discussed before I'd left, received said quote & returned to find the installation complete. He then proceeded to whisk me outside to see the wonderful product and continued to extol the virtues of the company having found the service and installation excellent!"
Mr Palmer - Derby
Mr & Mrs A Waddington - Barnsley, South Yorkshire
"At first, with any big outlay you are skeptical and more you look into solar panels, you hear more story's, but I can honestly say, they kept in touch from the start, turned up on time, were friendly, tidy, efficient and answered any questions I had, paying after the job gives you peace of mind, thank you"
"Hi we are very pleased with the work carried out on are property had two other prices from other companys one was for £10,0000, £8,650 if signed on the night. The other was £7,200. The first rang back and said he would match it I said no deal as he should have gave me that price 1st time. I rang first4solar the price advertised is what you get. All the people from the office to fitters were outstanding. "
J.G. Taylor - Burton-On-Trent
Mr C Vickery - Fleet Hampshire
"I have been extremely happy with the installation and service i received with First4Solar.
The workmen were really courteous and polite and explained everything in great detail. I was very surprised how quickly they installed the panels and cleaned up after themselves."
"Many thanks for your help in getting everything set up and completed so quickly.
You should see the Red Lights Flashing next to the Electric Meter, which by the way is spinning backwards. It will be great to get something back from the electric company who only seem interested in continually raising prices.
Many thanks from a very satisfied customer."
Mr & Mrs Lister - Halifax
Mr H.R. Greatbanks - Crewe
"Our First enquiry with First4Solar was answered promptly with a return call. Details were exchanged and an explanation of the procedure given. We had to pay a non refundable deposit for the following surveys to take place so had to be fairly sure in ourselves that our property was suitable. An EPC and Solar PV survey were to be carried out within two weeks, appointments being made with us by the technicians themselves.
This was done very efficiently and on time. Our property passed with flying colours and an installation date was given. Unfortunately it was the day of the very heavy snow in our area but they rang to check with us what the weather was like and we both decided that it was unsuitable.
The same day, Friday, another appointment was made by the very helpful office staff for the following Tuesday. This was done without us having to contact them- a refreshing change in our experience. Although there was still a lot of snow, the roof fortunately was fairly clear and the installation team were able to go ahead despite the severe cold and depth of snow on the ground. The installation of the panels was immediately followed by the electricians work, successfully completing the job the same day. Even with the postponement the total time for the completion of the work only took 4 weeks and 2 days so was well under the 6 weeks time span quoted.
The administration staff were also there to help if required with any follow up paper work for our chosen electricity company. We were very satisfied with First4Solar as a whole."
"I was Searching through papers when i came across your advert. I phoned up and was greeted with a very polite member of staff. She asked me a couple of questions and we then arranged for a visit to come and measure up. I was then given an installation date. 3 Men turned up who again were very polite and professional looking. They made sure everything was in working order before they left - I shall be recommending this company to anyone.
Overall i am very pleased with everything. Over the five weeks i have had the panels i have generated over 6,000 kWh."
C. Johnson - Lymington
S. Hagan - Rotherham
"First4Solar supply innovative products designed for environmentally friendly solutions to the rising cost of energy. They are a friendly company giving helpful advice about all of their products. We are very impressed with their thermodynamic panels, which are sleek to look at and provide us with a useful income for the electricity generated. Each panel produces power individually in the most efficient way and can be monitored using a computer, tablet or smartphone. We have found the ability to monitor the output with a phone app particularly helpful. First4Solar can also monitor the solar panels and it is reassuring that we can contact them for help or advice if we need to. Our panels have been successfully installed split between a detached garage and our house. This gives customers the flexibility of positioning them where they need. One of the most exciting products that First4Solar can supply is the Watson Monitor: a revolutionary device enabling their customers to make use of surplus electricity, thereby making further energy savings. This product has been a revelation to us with its system of changing colours; it shows us clearly what energy we are generating and the electricity we are using in the home. We can now easily time the use of appliances in the most efficient way. We can recommend First4Solar who will help their customers achieve savings in power consumption and generate an income with the use of renewable green energy as an investment for many years to come."
"After making our first enquiry with first 4 solar our installation was completed within 2 weeks, we received a phone call on the Thursday saying that if it was convenient to us we could have our installation the next day, and without fuss or mess the installation was completed by early afternoon! We were so pleased as it seems like the sun has shone constantly since then!!
Many thanks the Hagan family "
Mr A Walton - Sutton Coldfield
A.R. Pocklington - Dorset
"I'm pleased with our installation and glad that we went for Enphase Micro-investors from First4Solar. The installation was delayed awaiting delivery of the micro-inverters and took two days in the end. The installation team were very good though and the system has been working fine since go-live in May. We've just received our first FIT payment."
"Yorkshire-Based - that to my mind spells common sense and straight dealing, I am not a Yorkshire man, but my name originated in that county. There was no pressure salesmanship and no unnecessary calls. After the independent feasibility an environment survey was completed, a date was set for installation. On the day stated, a pallet load of solar panels and frame components arrived in the morning and at 12.30 the First4Solar team arrived and got to work. Each man knew what he had to do and got on with it. By 2.30 they said it is all finished and now generating electricity. After explanations they departed and with everything cleared up. I paid the very competitive cost due and, after 10 weeks sent off the generator reading. I was rewarded for 783 units @ 15.44p each and 391 units @ 4.64p. I now await completion of a 3-Monthly period and should get a very good repayment. The electricity consumption meter consistently runs backwards and the number of units indicated decreases. I am told that it will do so because I am generating more than I use, so I look to receiving a nil consumption bill. An unexpected bonus is the fact that the loft, used for storage, is now at a more bearable temperature when the sun beats down on it."
Mrs J. Whitton - Surrey
Mr H. Chapman - West Yorkshire
"I had a very satisfactory experience with First4Solar. First and foremost they quoted me a very good price. Secondly, any queries I had were dealt with very efficiently by Richard Hughes, and when I had queries re the FIT forms which had to be submitted to my supplier, Jessica was very helpful in giving me guidance as to how to answer the questions. Peter and his team who fitted the panels worked very well, very quick - only 3 1/2 hours max to do everything, and they cleaned up after them, which makes a pleasant change. They also arrived pretty much at the time indicated to me when the appointment was made. All in all a very satisfactory experience. Attached are 2 photos of the panels, which look a lot nicer than some I have seen around my area."
"When I saw the advert in the paper I was pleased that set prices were advertised which meant there would be no shocks.. When I phoned First4Solar, to get details, I was spoken to by a chap who knew exactly what he was talking about, made me feel comfortable and gave me details of the system and a quote by email within hours.
From then on the process was exactly as described and the fitters who came could not have been nicer. They had some minor difficulties with the fitting but they refused to leave until all was well and working. That meant they left at 9PM!!! Dedicated I call that!
I would recommend First4 Solar to anybody and in fact I did with two friends. They spoke to First4Solar and were similarly impressed and ordered panels, had panels fitted and ending up very pleased with the service and quality of the product.
Just send me the cheque!!"
Mr Smalley - Catterick
Mr and Mrs Partridge - Chesterfield
"Thank you to all at First 4 Solar, particularly Richard, Jessica and Hanna for a thoroughly professional service throughout. You were always on hand for help and advice and I am sure that will continue. Being the first house on our Avenue to have solar panels we have generated quite a bit of interest from our neighbours, to whom we had no hesitation in recommending First 4 Solar. "
"We were delighted with the service we received before and during the
installation of the system. A small problem which occurred later was
rectified with impressive speed. Altogether a very satisfactory experience."
Mr & Mrs Clark - Boars Hill, Oxford
Mr & Mrs Collins - Wombourne
"Our first impression when we saw the First4Solar advert in the newspaper was is this another company touting for business. On checking out their website we thought they looked to be a professional Company. When we telephoned we spoke with David Abrames who explained everything thoroughly from cost, energy survey to fitting. Upon placing an order everything went very smoothly, appointments were made to suit us the customer. The fitting team of Tom, Scott and Pete arrived when we were told they would and they were very helpful answering any questions or queries that we haashd. The generation meter was put where we asked and all the electric cable was well clipped in. Our installation took four hours and when finished the team left everywhere clean and tidy. It was a pleasure to keep them supplied with tea and coffee.
We were supplied by e-mail with the Feed in Tariff forms which were duly completed and sent to our energy supplier. Having heard nothing for nearly two weeks we telephoned our supplier only to be told that we had sent the wrong forms. We contacted First4Solar speaking with Jessica Hawkins and after explaining what had happened, she said ‘leave it with me’ and she immediately contacted our energy supplier, after a few hours everything was sorted out and she even staying late in the office whilst we resent the new forms. We could not have wished for better service and we would recommend First4Solar to anyone.
We have been taking readings from our electric meter and our generation meter and in the short time since installation, not only are we saving electricity but more importantly, as we are pensioners, money."
"Our experience with First4Solar has been excellent, from day one the communication has been brilliant and the fitters turned up exactly when they said they would, they were polite, friendly and took good care of our property - they didn't even drink too much tea! We are thrilled with the results so far and we are looking forward to the benefits for years to come. Keep up the good work, we will be recommending you to our friends"
Mr G Smith - Wisbech Cambs.
Mr A Wicks - York
"I have just had solar panels fitted by First4Solar cannot fault this company from the girls in the office to management, to James and the gang that fitted them. Their customer relationship is second to none. They are a credit to British industry and I would HIGHLY recommend this company, if you are thinking of having solar panels you will not be disappointed."
"We are very pleased with our Solar system from First4Solar who carried out the complete installation on a very cold and snowy day in March. The engineers completed the whole system within half a day!! They were very efficient and very tidy the Solar Systems had put into the mains grid 0.6kW by the time they left us! Even though there was NO SUN! Our Solar system has 16 panels making a total of 3.92kW peak power output. Since having the system installed, we have put 2296kW into the National Grid via the F.I.T. Plus all the direct power from the system running all our electrical equipment etc. On a sunny day, we heat our hot water with the 3kW immersion heater which takes approx. 2 hours. When we have full sun between 10.00AM-3.00PM, the Solar input is capable of running most appliances. E.g. washing machine, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer, top oven cat. “A” cooker. Also, our kettle up to 2.5kW central heating (Oil fuelled boiler) and various other electrical items within the Solar output. We are also very pleased with our very low electricity bills, one for £8.00 credit, and the full quarterly bill for £37.00 On clear sunny days we are regularly putting in, up to 28kW into the National Grid. Even dull days and no sun, we have between 4kW and 15kW!! We are extremely pleased with our “First4Solar” system"
Mr & Mrs Blake - Wimborne, Dorset
Mr Ratcliffe - Newcastle
"We are delighted with our photovoltaic panels supplied and fitted for us by First4Solar ad their efficiency has certainly exceeded our expectations. The firm was so helpful and informative but they never put us under any pressure, we were given time to investigate thoroughly before making the decision to buy. From the initial energy-rating survey, to the actual installation, all went smoothly. People came at the arranged time and the fitters were so clean and careful, there was no mess. It took only half a day to install and when the fitters left the system was up and running beautifully. The panels were fitted so neatly on the roof, all 16 in one block and blend in so well they are scarcely noticeable. We found the aftercare particularly good as there is a fair amount of paperwork to get registered with the National Grid as an energy provider. Whenever the forms were unclear, First4Solar office were so helpful and we completed the forms correctly, with nothing being returned as incorrect. The system was installed in early April and we received our first payment from the National Grid via our energy supplier in June, a welcome cheque for £152.00. This was more than we anticipated and showed how well the system was working. All the necessary certificates were issued to us promptly and the fact that the installed are accredited members of HIES gives us free insurance and the guarantees are very reassuring. First4Solar really did deliver what they promised us."
"Having looked at the possible return available from solar panels,as well as the reduction to our electricity usage, I was surprised at the very reasonable price quoted by First4Solar. I can only commend the Staff for their help and advice from the first phone call to the fitting of the equipment. The initial quote and other information was sent promptly. The fitting team worked very hard, were very tidy and had the job completed in a morning. The equipment has performed better than expected and because of the service I received I have recommended the company to others who have also had the system fitted."
Mr Wickens - Oxfordshire
Mr and Mrs Wright - Chorley, Lancashire
"A point is reached in life when spending a large sum of money on something for which one’s remaining years may be too few to recover the outlay is hard to justify. A solar panel system came into that category, despite the ever-rising cost of electricity bills – until first4solar advertised their installation package at a cost considerably lower than anything hitherto seen. A short telephone conversation with a friendly member of their team was reassuring in that everything was as stated in the advertisement, so an order was placed. From then on, the operation proceeded smoothly and efficiently, apart from a small hiccup over the date originally appointed for the actual installation .Apparently this had not been scheduled, but staff were apologetic and another date was fixed. A survey was quickly arranged and undertaken punctually and courteously. It was bad luck that on the day of the installation the weather was atrocious, but the team of three set about the work with a will and good humour. The electrician installed the inverter in the loft, ran a cable down the outside wall, drilling a hole through which to pass it into the utility room and connected it to the supplied credit meter. Meanwhile, his soaked colleagues dealt with the roof panels carefully and efficiently in the miserable weather conditions. All was completed within about four hours, and helpful information provided before their departure. The weather gratifyingly transformed and the weeks of sunshine yielded the first payment from our supplier."
"I did quite a lot of research before I decided to have PV panels fitted on my roof. I looked at the likely return on my investment. Feed in tariff was an obvious consideration but also the reduction of my electricity usage. Not only that, but improving our ‘carbon footprint was important to me. As a result of researching online I came across first4solar. I decided to give them a call and ask for advice in relation to size of system I could have, suitability of the site and likely returns. I was surprised at the ‘non pushy’ advisor I spoke to who suggested that I could have a 4 kW system with panels fitted to the front and rear roof orientations. Something that I had not considered before. I was given a couple of designs to have a look at and asked to recall them if I needed any more advice. After a couple of weeks I decided to give them a call back with my preference. At no point was I pestered with phone calls from salespersons which was reassuring. Had my solar panels fitted yesterday, very nervous at first not knowing if we had made the right decision. The team turned up when arranged on time and completed the job within the day. I have to say the whole process was easy from start to finish. At every stage I was consulted and cannot thank First4solar enough. Despite my initial concerns, I am now fully satisfied that we decided to go ahead with PV panels. I am sure without the professional approach the company took with help and advice I would still be thinking whether or not to have them fitted. A special thanks to Richard Hale for his ‘down to earth’ no nonsense advice and making himself available, even at the weekends. Also the team of fitters who were courteous and hardworking. I am now looking at diverting my excess energy generated from my solar panels to heat my domestic hot water. Not only will my electric usage fall but my gas too. Wish I had them fitted sooner."
Mrs G. Taylor - Chichester
Mr S. Thompson - Southport
"Hi Kids The sun is shining and that makes me a happy bunny because I had PV panels installed on Wednesday (7 November) and the more the sun shines the more I will earn. The panels were delivered at ten, the men arrived at one and the job was completed in the dark just after four and I had no mess to clear up. The one who installed the generator boxes etc came back on Thursday morning to connect up and he was delighted, as I was, that everything worked perfectly. The panels are elegant and a good match for those incorporated in the roofs of the houses opposite. Love Ma Eight months on – even through the dull days and wet days the meter ticked over; now, of course, it can hardly keep up with itself. Am I mad to go in the cupboard just to see the light flash? Regards Grace"
"Having researched the Market for about 12 months I decided to use First 4 Solar and have been absolutely delighted with the whole experience. I wanted to site the Panels on our Detached garage, South Facing and with enough room for 16 panels. Having endured Sales calls from others it was refreshing to get a no nonsense, honest approach over the phone – with a simple to understand pricing procedure. The Survey was carried out within a week of my initial call, and the Surveyor came up with a solution for all 16 panels fitting in one complete block. The installation was carried out one week later. Everybody that I have dealt with from the Admin Office through to the Surveyor and the Installation Team have been a credit to the Company -a very pleasurable experience. To summarise if you:- Want to be bored to death by a home visit to “Sell” you something that you already know you want. Be baffled with unnecessary technical blurb and unsubstantiated promises of what you can earn from Solar panels. Pay over the odds!! Don’t go to First 4 Solar!! If, like me, you want to deal with an honest,straightforward organisation and save a substantial amount of money – then First 4 Solar should be your first and only choice!"
Mr M. Breeds - Bedfordshire
Mr & Mrs Hudson - Bolton
"I must admit that when I first saw this advert I was slightly concerned because it was so much cheaper than any quote I had been given. It seemed too good to be true. However, on the day, a very professional team turned up and the whole system was installed and working in less than 5 hours. I can only say, from my experience that I would recommend both the system and the firm to anyone who wants a similar set up. P.S. My meter is still going backwards as it has done every day since this system was installed."
"From the installation to correcting a fault which was my instigation your firm have been First class. Courtesy of the installers (removing their shoes on entering the premises) nothing was too much trouble. Our system was installed on 1st October 2012 and since then our electricity use has been less every month compared to the previous year, even after it being a very long and cold winter. As you can see by the photographs the panels are unobtrusive, people do not realise we have them until they see the display unit in the lounge and question what it is for."
Mr & Mrs Law - Liverpool
Mr Connell - Lincolnshire
"We have been delighted with the whole experience of having solar panels fitted…..from the initial contact through the installation and now enjoying the benefits of lower electricity bills. Everyone we had contact with at First 4 Solar has been so helpful and polite. The fitters worked hard and tidied up really well as they went along. We received support with our submission of all the forms to our electricity supplier and the predictions made seem to be quite accurate so far. We would certainly recommend First 4 Solar to anyone considering having solar panels installed."
"I am more than happy with the installation. Every member of staff has always been very professional and courteous. Looking forward to every day knowing the system is earning money."
Mrs Boldy - Kent
Mr & Mrs Mitchell - Sussex
"Thank you for the assistance offered by you and your team in completing our solar panel installation. The subsequent installation all went very well and your guys did a first rate job. As I look around at other properties now, with a more informed eye, I am relieved we chose you. Some properties have overhanging panels and I am sure their panels were not fitted by such a professional team. Others have panels “crammed” onto the roof with no room left for maintenance (re-pointing, re-flashing, etc). Ours has a clear line to the chimney stack, should it ever be required. So far, in this ferocious gale, they have reassuringly stayed put..!! Particular thanks go to Jess for the clarity of her explanation and assistance with the completion of all the forms. I have already referred you to my neighbour, who has enquired of us, and would be happy to recommend you to anyone else."
"Very Happy with the installation and the workmen were very polite, Very happy with the all black upgrade. The office staff are always happy to help."
Mr Swann - Yorkshire
Mr Christian - Dorset
"I had been considering the benefits of investing in Solar Panels for a considerable time before deciding to choose First4Solar. They inspected my property, performed the necessary energy surveys and advised me on the choice of panels and micro inverters. From my initial inquiry to completed installation took less than a week with the actual installation of the panels and associated electrical work being completed in less than a day. The system is also complemented by the use of the latest software that lets you visually monitor the real-time performance of the panels. I often find myself viewing the performance statistics with a contented feeling that not only am I saving myself money but also helping to save the planet at the same time."
"I had researched all aspects of solar pv for two years before choosing First4Solar. I chose them for a number of reasons: The price for the system we wanted was very competitive. There were no pushy sales people – just a very helpful Kimberley at the end of a phone line. She was able to answer all our questions confidently & accurately. The availability of micro inverters meant we could have the split system we needed on our different parts of the roof facing east & south in 3 blocks. They also provide an efficient system whereby each panel operates independently. The good looks of the all black designer panels The fitting team were also “in-house” & were very efficient quick & clean taking only half a day to complete. The paperwork provided is also full & effective including all guarantees & full instruction manuals for each component. We were also pleased that the panels have a British Kitemark proving quality & efficiency. Kimberley was also good enough to help us complete our FiTs application that went through to our utility company without any problems. Thanks to First4Solar we now look forward to at least 20 years benefit to offset our electricity bills.”
Mr M Breeds
Mr & Mrs Lang - Southampton
"I have always been interested in renewable energy of all sorts. My eldest son, who is now a plumber, made a prototype solar water heating panel for his GCSE technology project. My dream has always been to design and build a house using all the latest energy saving technology and things are moving on so quickly nowadays. Solar PV is one of the things that were only a few years ago beyond the reach of most people financially and even now some of the firms quote prices which are ludicrously expensive. When I first saw the adverts for First4Solar I must admit that I was a little wary, because we are always being told that if a thing looks too good to be true, it probably is. However, upon ringing the firm I was impressed with the courtesy and efficiency with which they dealt with my enquiry. Within a couple of minutes my house had been looked at on the internet and they had considered both the orientation of it and the roof size to make a judgment on its suitability. From then on everything went forward very smoothly. The team turned up on time on the appointed day and the main roof fitting was done by someone who had trained as a professional roofer, and was therefore qualified to deal with a variety of roofing materials and constructions.The whole system was fitted and working in under five hours and I could not have asked for a neater installation. All the associated wiring was clipped neatly in place and is virtually unobtrusive. The inverter was fitted in to the loft space where it is easily accessible and yet out of the way of any other equipment. Judging by my own experience I would have no hesitation in recommending both this firm and the system to anyone who wants a similar setup."
Mr Fisher - Nottingham
I am very happy with both my Thermopower and Battery storage systems and would recommend to others, I have not had to turn my boiler on since the installation and have hot water throughout the property, the installation team were efficient and polite.
I am happy with my investment and would be happy to speak to others who are thinking of purchasing these products.Well done FIRST 4 SOLAR."
Mr Floyd - Birmingham
Mr & Mrs Newcombe - Prescot
Mr Jones - Wales
Pam - Halifax
"You were very helpful at all times before, during and after the installation of the panels.
Your team of fitters were efficient and everything went smoothly.
Its good to know I am doing my bit to help with conservation and I now have cheaper electric."
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