Lawyer John Downing

Lawyer John Downing has had solar PV panels fitted to his home in Swanland.

Why did you decide to invest in renewable energy?

It was a combination of wanting to be good citizens and the returns on the investment.

Why did you choose Pure Renewables rather than another supplier?

We chose Pure Renewables based on recommendations from here in the village. The price was right. Why do you give business to some people and not others? Chemistry comes into it. Can you get on with them and do you like them as people and I have to say I did.

What do you think of the service you received from Pure Renewables?

They are an efficient, responsive, caring company with people you can talk to. Chris knows what he is talking about - you are not dealing with a salesman.

After we signed up the Government moved the goalposts and there had to be some changes to the actual specification to fit in with available panels. It was done properly.

Has the investment matched your expectations?

The system is running at 105 per cent of the Government benchmark. My guess is we will have all our money back within 10 years. After that it’s an income stream.