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SSouth West Free Energy Ltd supply and install all our Solar PV systems ourselves. We are not a franchise and we do not subcontract out the installations as a number of other companies do. We are a local company set up in 2010 specialising in Solar PV systems.

The company is owned and run by Simon Herbert a fully qualified Chartered Electrical Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET). With over 30 years of experience in electrical building services working for national companies, consultant engineers and running his own business here in Devon he has the knowledge and experience to ensure your renewable energy system will be professionally designed and installed. Apart from carrying out all the site surveys he also installs all the systems along with the other members of the installation team which includes a fully qualified and experienced roofer.

Our customers include Teignbridge District Council, Coombeshead Academy, Newton Abbot and South Hams District Council as well as many domestic and commercial customers..

8.5kWp system on domestic property with spare electricity heating the swimming pool.
Mr & Mrs A, Teign Valley
3.4kWp system, Teign Valley
3.6kWp system, Kingsteignton 3kWp system  Mr & Mrs Clark, Abbotskerswell
“totally honest, very reliable and a thoroughly nice person to deal with”
4kWp system, Mr & Mrs H, Abbotskerswell 2.2 kWp system using hybrid solar panels installed on the Church Hall, Abbotskerswell
Solar PV systems for homes
Fitting a Solar PV system to your home will reduce your electricity bills and provide a generous tax free income for the next 25 years.
Solar PV system installed on the stables at a local race yard. 3.6kWp system located on a flat roof extension. Kingkerswell
Clean energy cash back or Feed in Tariff.
The clean energy cash back or Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) as it is sometimes known became available in all areas of the UK except Northern Ireland in April 2010.
4kWp system for Mr and Mrs P, Abbotskerswell
Solar PV systems for business
For business customers the income from a Solar PV system is treated as taxable income
Not to be confused
Not to be confused with Solar Thermal panels which produce hot water Electric Solar Panels or Solar Photo-Voltaic (PV) panels as they should be called generate electricity when exposed to sunlight.
4 kWp systems installed on adjacent properties in Kingsteignton
About South West Free Energy
South West Free Energy offer Solar PV systems to both domestic and business customers in the South West
10kWp system for South Hams District Council using “all black” solar panels
What is happening to the Feed in Tariff?
The Feed in Tariff is being reduced in line with the cost of installing a solar pv system maintaining a return on investment of about 10% for our customers in the South West. 
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10kWp system for South Hams District Council using “all black” solar panels Typical 4 kWp systems installed on domestic properties
How much will I save on my electricity bill?
A typical 4kWp Solar PV installed in the South West should generate about 4000kWh every year.
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Typical 4 kWp systems installed on domestic properties Typical 4 kWp systems installed on domestic properties
Can I sell any electricity I don’t use?
Your electricity supplier will automatically pay you 3.1p for every unit of electricity you don’t use.
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Is there is link to the Energy Performance rating of the house?
From April 2012 domestic properties will have to be rated “D” of higher in order to be paid the highest rate of Feed in Tariff.
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10kWp system CTC, Marsh Barton, Exeter 10kWp system CTC, Marsh Barton, Exeter
10kWp system for Teignbridge District Council with public display generation meter
10kWp system for Teignbridge District Council with public display generation meter
A 120 panel 30kWp Solar PV system installed for Longcombe Labels, Paignton, Devon A 120 panel 30kWp Solar PV system installed for Coombeshead Academy, Newton Abbot, Devon