They were recommended by our local builder. Pure Renewables knew the subsidies were about to go down and were very good at getting planning permission through in time. They came up and helped negotiate with the National Park. That was very useful.
The service has been excellent. I would certainly recommend them. They were very approachable and they took me through all the options. There were things I had not worked out – like the VAT is only five per cent – but they were very good on how to reduce costs.
The thing that Chris did very well was he managed to get a better tariff. It was superb that he got the system hooked up just in time to get the higher tariffs before they were reduced by the Government.
The solar panels have performed very well despite it being very wet up here. They were spot on with their calculations about what we would get back to within a few pounds, which is impressive.
It takes about 10-12 years to pay back but after that I’ll be in profit. If you are just coming up to retirement, it’s a very good deal because you are spreading your risk and you are getting a tax-free income.