Did the Solar Tariff cuts raise the solar profile?

“get your foot on the solar tariff ladder”

The number of newly MCS accredited companies continues to grow and our own Solar Panel Quoter – Instant on line solar panel quotes – website has never been busier.

Recalling an earlier figure that months after the launch of the solar feed-in tariffs, 65% of homeowners were still completely unaware the tariffs existed, you do wonder whether the recent high media profile given to the December 12th tariff reductions, has actually done the industry a favour (and furthered ‘green’ awareness).

Or are homeowners, having seen one tariff reduction, keen to get a foot on the solar tariff ladder before April 2012’s full review?

Click here to get your own instant solar panel installation quote today. Our online quotes reflect the new lower installation prices being charged as the cost of the panels themselves continues to fall.

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Limited offer – 3.3kW solar panel system for £9,995

Solar panel installations are getting more and more competitive, helped largely by the competition between solar companies and falling production costs.

Take this offer one of our network of Solar Panel installers promoted last week.

A 3.3kW solar panel system installed for just £9,995 with:
– FREE loft insulation
– FREE cavity wall insulation
– £50 M & S Voucher cashback.

To find the latest solar panel offers and deals where you live, visit Solar Panel Quoter .co.uk, get your FREE, no obligation, instant online quote today.

Soaler pannels – we know what you meant – solar panel quotes

It seems some homeowners have been desperate to get a Solar Panel Quote. Here’s just a small selection of the search phrases they’ve recently used on Google and other search engines:

soaler pannels, soalr panals, solaar panrls, solar panellies, solar panlels, solar pasnels, soloar panels …..

Seriously, no word of a lie, these are all genuine searches used over the last 2 months (and all, incidentally, still found us) for Solar Panels.

However you spell it, what they were looking for was Solar Panel Quoter .co.uk – instant online solar panel quotes without the need for a salesman to visit your home.

And now you’ve found it too.

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Why you should both be present for a quote appointment.

It’s not uncommon for many home improvement companies to insist on both partners being present for when they make their presentations in your home.

Whilst it might sound like an obvious selling ploy, and indeed some home improvement companies still approach an appointment on the basis of pitching a high-price and then offering ‘sign now’ discounts, having two people present at the sales appointment can actually work in your favour.

For example, how many times have you wished you’d asked a particular question or forgotten a particular request / design aspect until after an appointment was over?

Having someone else – a partner or friend – as a back up, allows you to relax more and take turns at asking critical points throughout the design or quote process. After an appointment, it’s useful to be able to ‘compare notes’ on the companies presentation. Your partner or friend may have picked up on a point that you’d forgotten.

And having someone else there on ‘your side’ means you’re less likely to make a rash purchasing decision or agree to extra work that you don’t really need.

Of course, from a companies point of view, seeing both partners means that they spend less time repeating themselves at subsequent meetings or during phone conversations, on what you agreed to at the initial meeting.

If all parties present are happy, then an order delivery or installation start date can usually be agreed there and then, so both being present actually speeds up the installation process.

But cultural changes in peoples work habits and hours means it isn’t always possible for both partners to be at home of an evening, so if an appointment time isn’t convenient, then say so, and try and re-arrange it for a more convenient time to you.

And if you do live on your own, then you may well be reticent about letting strangers into your home, whilst you’re alone.

Home Improvement Quotes can help here – after discussing your online enquiry with you in more detail, if you agree to our local company matching service, we can email you with the contact details of our 3 recommended companies. Not only do you get the main office name and contact details, but you also get to read first-hand feedback from other homeowners in your area that have used our service and dealt with the companies themselves, before they contact you to arrange an appointment.

This helps rule out cold-callers and hopeful ‘door-knockers’ that might have otherwise managed to get let into your home.

Our online services include quotes for Solar Panel installations on your home or business.

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Solar Panel Quoter Blog – August’s post round-up

After the warm and sunny start to Summer, August was positively wet wet wet as many holiday makers either abandoned their camping trips or sat there and waited to be washed out.

Your’s truly was no exception – moving to Buxton and looking forward to all the delights of walks in that part of the Peak District – well at least it gave us a good excuse to do some serious unpacking and decorating.

Moving swiftly on, whilst we’re now all dreaming of an Indian Summer, take a moment to look back over August’s blog posts.

Did you miss any? Don’t forget our RSS Feed which delivers instant updates whenever a new article is posted, to your pc or mobile capable device. What ever did we do when all mobiles did was make phone calls?

Renewable Energy round up – July’s posts on Solar Panel Quoter – the blog.

Big freeze double British Gas profits.

Housing Professionals head for Liverpool to hear what’s green.

Scottish green energy projects receive a slap in the face.

Wind power – could we use farm assets more wisely?.

WInd turbines ‘grow-up’ in Cornwall.

HRH The Prince of Wales to install Solar Panels at Clarence House.

Spain reduces feed-in tariffs – shocking news.

Yorkshire solar company develops its own NVQ.

Wind turbines likened to chocolate teapots…

Getting a solar panal installation for free.

£5000 electric car subsidy for UK but number of grants is cut.

Farmers inundated with solar system investors.

Advice is to ‘be wary’ of free solar panels offers.

Are free solar panel installation schemes a good idea? Article update.

Germany slashes support for solar…

Electric car charging station programme may escape cuts.

Cornish leisure centre makes huge savings with replacement boilers.

Not snakes but bikes on a plane…

Scotland’s community and renewable energy scheme closes.

Coalition Government announce Green Deal for UK homeowners.

Space exploration technology could make solar panels dust free.

Federation of Small Businesses calls on Government for energy efficiency acknowledgement.

Don’t forget – we blog a new article every day (monday to friday) and you’ll find similar monthly round-ups by searching our blog archive on the right.

Something we’re not covering? Why not drop us a comment with your suggestions for future posts and we’ll see what we can do.

Jonathan – Solar Panel Quoter Blog.

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