Fear of Solar Cowboy fitters…

Survey reveals fear of Cowboys

A survey of over 2000 homeowners by a leading electrical certification company – Puragen – has revealed the green message is getting through but a combination of ‘lack of information’ and the worry of ‘cowboy fitters’, meant only a fifth would consider having solar panels fitted.

By comparison, 9 out of 10 surveyed wouldn’t hesitate to budget up to £10k on a new fitted kitchen or bathroom.

One popular myth discovered during the survey was that people thought solar panels need bright sunny days to generate any electricity. In fact, solar panels will generate electricity on the cloudiest of days – working on ambient light rather than direct sunshine.

The threat of ‘Cowboy builders’ (over 15% said they were put off the idea of solar by this possibility), is easy to understand given the large sums of Government subsidies involved in new solar installations.

This is one of the reasons why here at Home Improvement Quotes, we introduced Solar Panel Quoter to our family of FREE online resources.

It allows homeowners to enter a few details about their property and get an instant online quote, without the need for any companies to knock on their door.

And after you’ve got your online quote? Afterwards, if you choose, our impartial advisors can discuss your project in more detail, and if you request, put you in touch with a maximum of three reputable companies local to you.

You’ll get to see their full contact details + comments and feedback (click here to see some recent feedback) left by other homeowners who’ve used our service so YOU can decide whether you want to consider their free written quotation.

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