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SunGift Energy by richard crosby - 19/08/11

Technology: Solar electricity

Product Make: rec

Product Name: pe solar modules (4Kw)

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Absolutely brilliant.  Our solar thermal was a straighforward 40 tube job and gives us about 50 degrees of water when overcast.  Ian and Chris did a very clean and very efficient installation whilst battling a load of horrible loft insulation i had lagged the roof with. What i really liked was the fact that the the company has got its HR bang on and only employs staff who are both knowledable and engaging.  The solar PV was always going to be a challenge - mounted as they were on a 42 foot long 20 foot high array made of scaffold.  We had four chaps (Adam, Darren, Ashley and Dan) working flat out for three days to get the panels on and they were installed millimetre perfect.  I am a perfectionist and this project has been years in the making for me so i had a lot of personal stress tied up in it.  The people from sungift exceeded my hopes.  Other considerations:- 1 - We had the surveyors visit three times to make sure all would be well on the day - good preparation. 2 - The office staff kept us informed of when they were going to come out.  3 - We had a follow up call after the installs to check all was ok 4 - You simply cannot beat the price charged.  A smidge under 17K for a 40 tube and 4kw system in not straightfoward circumstances is fantastic VFM.  We were quoted a little under 18K for the PV alone by one company.

What would you have liked to know before you asked suppliers to quote

I was very clued up anyway so was comfortable with what i thought i wanted.  However, it wasnt until i talked with sungift that we developed the systems and problem solved some issues regarding the make of panels (we were going to have Sanyos but whats the point with a huge great array to hang things off ?) and how to stop bi-metal reactions between the scaffold and the mounting rails.

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