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6y, 7m agoFound 6 years, 7 months ago
A Shade Greener is a Renewable Electricity Generator that is utilising the Government initiated FIT Scheme, which commenced on 1st April this year, in order to install solar panel systems onto domestic properties in parts* of Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Humberside. We were initially looking for only 2000 homes, however due to huge demand we are now looking for at least 6000 homes.

How can we do this? We dont give the panels to the Homeowner, not initially (see FAQs). We simply install our panels on the Homeowners roof and let them use all the electricity that they generate for free, because under the FIT Scheme we will be paid a Generation Tariff for ALL the electricity that our panels generate whether that electricity is used, or not. This Tariff is guaranteed for 25 years. This means that we can let the Homeowner use this electricity entirely FREE OF CHARGE for 25 years too, as we will be paid for generating it.

Our own scheme is particularly suitable for people who want Solar PV, but who cant afford it, or for those who CAN afford it but would rather spend their money on another home improvement.
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#1
This sounds great if its for real. I've submitted my application & fingers crossed
#2
sounds too good to be true this lol
#3
1 Like #4
I wonder if the 'Westcountry' includes Poole/Bournemouth - doubt it but worth a try - I do have a south facing garden :)
#5
They will only fit them if your roof is south facing, don't bother otherwise

Can anyone have your free solar panels?

Unfortunately, no. For optimum performance the panels should be fixed on south facing roofs. Panels will operate on roofs that aren’t south facing but we only fit for optimum performance because we are paid for the electricity that is generated. We cannot afford to fit on roofs where the optimum level of performance can’t be reached. Also, we won’t fit on roofs that are overshadowed by trees or other objects as that will also affect the performance of the panels. There also has to be sufficient uninterrupted space for our panels – around 24sq meters.
#6
Cheers, just applied. Hopefully something will come of it :)
#7
Cheers just applied
#8
me to....
1 Like #9
Good luck to you all. Unfortunately not in my region :cry:
#10
solar energy is the future
#11
Good Offer for anyone in the right area and with a south facing unobscured roof.
#12
fingers crossed
#13
Well I have a south facing garden in the South West.......fingers crossed :thumbsup:
#14
Do Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Humberside get any sunshine?

Never happened when I've been there
#15
barnehurst
Do Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Humberside get any sunshine?

Never happened when I've been there


bright blue sky in hull today
#16
What about if the company goes bust?
#17
that's a point would the bailiffs come round to remove the company's assets :giggle:
#18
Thank you :thumbsup: now sit back & wait.....fingers crossed
#19
just applied, West Yorkshire, fingers crossed.
#20
nice free electricity, only works if voted hot:-D
#21
Have applied but as my house is West facing I doubt that I'll be considered. Good find though, H&R added.
#22
I wonder if I'll be refused because my neighbour has a tree that's bigger than my house :x
#23
I am SSE facing rear but just measured my house and width is 6.5m and depth from appex is about 3m so probably isn't big enough to put the panels on. Rats!!!
#24
Just applied , fingers crossed. I have south facing house in hull. This is unbelievably if true. I mean it sounds a bit like one of those" pay your mortgage for life" competitions.

do we know of anyone who has ever been successful ?

Fingers crossed for all those applied:thumbsup:
#25
As nowthatsgood suggested earlier (but his post has been removed!?) there seems to be a good argument for doing it yourself.

I take it the reason you get free panels with this offer is because the company fitting them make money from the "feed in tariff".

Many thanks to the OP (heat added) but although I've applied for this offer I think I may well do it myself and get the "feed in tariff" paid direct to me.

EDIT - the only problem I can see is if the FITs are on the list of government cuts that are due.....
#26
sc52
As nowthatsgood suggested earlier (but his post has been removed!?) there seems to be a good argument for doing it yourself.

I take it the reason you get free panels with this offer is because the company fitting them make money from the "feed in tariff".

Many thanks to the OP (heat added) but although I've applied for this offer I think I may well do it myself and get the "feed in tariff" paid direct to me.

EDIT - the only problem I can see is if the FITs are on the list of government cuts that are due.....


If you have the money "sitting around" and were thinking of purchasing yourself, may I suggest you run through all the numbers. By my calculations, if you left your £12,500 in the bank / ISA and saved the money you have got from a lower electricity bill, you would be about £2000 better off with the self purchase. This however, does not take into account any maintenance and over 25 years that is inevitable so you may not be any better off. I'm not trying to sway anyone either way, it is worth doing the sums. 25 years for a 100% return on your investiment is not great IMO.
#27
choc1969
Well I have a south facing garden in the South West.......fingers crossed :thumbsup:


Same here! Worth a try since in the sign up form it mentions expanding into the Midlands and South West.
#28
Applied, South facing roof and in Yorkshire
#29
This would be great!
#30
South facing garden in Lincolnshire, so I've applied. Hot (well they will be won't it? ;>)
#31
edgeone
If you have the money "sitting around" and were thinking of purchasing yourself, may I suggest you run through all the numbers. By my calculations, if you left your £12,500 in the bank / ISA and saved the money you have got from a lower electricity bill, you would be about £2000 better off with the self purchase. This however, does not take into account any maintenance and over 25 years that is inevitable so you may not be any better off. I'm not trying to sway anyone either way, it is worth doing the sums. 25 years for a 100% return on your investiment is not great IMO.


I know a couple of builders that have looked at this as they wanted to be green, but the numbers didn't work doing it yourself - shame really as that's what the goverment should be subsidising
#32
edgeone
sc52:
As nowthatsgood suggested earlier (but his post has been removed!?) there seems to be a good argument for doing it yourself.

I take it the reason you get free panels with this offer is because the company fitting them make money from the "feed in tariff".

Many thanks to the OP (heat added) but although I've applied for this offer I think I may well do it myself and get the "feed in tariff" paid direct to me.

EDIT - the only problem I can see is if the FITs are on the list of government cuts that are due.....


If you have the money "sitting around" and were thinking of purchasing yourself, may I suggest you run through all the numbers. By my calculations, if you left your £12,500 in the bank / ISA and saved the money you have got from a lower electricity bill, you would be about £2000 better off with the self purchase. This however, does not take into account any maintenance and over 25 years that is inevitable so you may not be any better off. I'm not trying to sway anyone either way, it is worth doing the sums. 25 years for a 100% return on your investiment is not great IMO.


stphnstevey
I know a couple of builders that have looked at this as they wanted to be green, but the numbers didn't work doing it yourself - shame really as that's what the goverment should be subsidising


Thanks chaps - I'll definitely give it more thought if I can't get the OP's deal. I still think it looks ok 12.5K investment 25K back

I quite like the idea of producing same of my own power. I've always held back for fear of a better deal coming along soon after I had some panels installed - either the panels get cheaper / much more efficient or the government starts providing better incentives (grants or better FIT rates).

For those who didn't get the chance to read nowthatsgood's link - http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/feb/06/solar-power-bright-investment
#33
[SIZE="5"][COLOR="DarkGreen"]Gotta be worth a try:thumbsup:cheers [/COLOR][/SIZE]
#34
Doesn't get much better than free electricity!
Told my parents about it, got a large south facing roof in Derbyshire!

Thanks! :thumbsup:
#35
barnehurst
Do Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Humberside get any sunshine?

Never happened when I've been there


We had loads of sun in Lincolnshire yesterday - lots of pink people walking around last night :) Our weather pattern follows on from the West Midlands. We have the least rainfall also. :whistling:
#36
Worth a go, thanks!
#37
Thanks. South facing roof in Leeds so fingers crossed:thumbsup:
#38
just applied worth a punt:thumbsup:
#39
Hot.....applied its worth a try!
#40
South facing roof in Sunny Scunny, so applied. Thanks. H&R

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