Solidarity Solar

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Solar installers for Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall

Solar Installation Experts for the South West 

Your Local Solar Installers and Battery Specialists

Solar installations for home & business

We’re your friendly Plymouth solar panel installation experts , specializing in Solar panels for homes and Solar panels for business.

You can trust in us to offer honest and reliable advice whether you’re just starting out on your solar journey, or are looking to expand on an existing system, but don’t just take our word for it. We’re MCS certified, endorsed by Which? Trusted Traders and Tesla Powerwall certified installers.

At Solidarity Solar, we firmly believe that solar power is a key solution in reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable future for all. Since 2021, we’ve brought the benefits of solar power to homes and businesses across Devon and Cornwall. Get in touch today to find out how solar could work for you, or fill in our simple form for a free quote.

When we receive your request, one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members will be in touch. We believe in providing helpful guidance, rather than pushing sales, so you can feel confident that you’ll be speaking with someone who truly understands our products and how to install them and not a salesperson . Our team will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about investing your hard-earned money.

 

Don't take our word for it, Here are just some of the 5 star reviews from our clients

Solidarity Solar
5.0
Based on 16 reviews
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Graham GoodbunGraham Goodbun
15:16 21 Jun 24
Very Highly Recommended.Having spent (wasted) a lot of time asking for quotes from several solar installers which never seemed to quote what we wanted, I contacted Jake @ Solidarity Solar to see what they could come up with. A site visit swiftly followed and a basic plan was formed. As is usual, after lot of questions (mainly terchnical) and 'what if's' discussed, all of which were explained clearly by Jake, we arrived at a final plan with future expansion potental for a further bank of panels. Final spec was GivEnergy All-in-One 13.5kW battery and Gateway, Fox 8kW inverter, 14x 480W panels all with Tigo optimisers and Gateway, replacement EV charger and a fair amount of cable/conduit/ rails/brackets and the very necessary bird proof metal mesh!The house roof is 3 floors up and the design meant scaffold on 3 sides of the house to get the panels on a big 40+ degreesouth facing roof with large dormers, which went surprisingly well on what turned out to be a rather hot day! The major thing that just about no-one else would tackle was an existing fairly large hot water solar panel which had been in service for 15 years or so which needed to be removed, no dramas and we all marveled at the internals of the old hot water panel while shifting back down to the ground...Paul the Electrical chap was able to accomodate my 'positioning' wishes for the kit and was neat, tidy and all clearly explained to me (I have a technical background) as much as I wanted or indeed, needed 🙂 Commissioning went without issue and it all worked first time and the guys were not afraid to work on until well after 7pm to ensure it was all updated (the updates take a while) and the App's all working etc. The whole team were extremely easy to work with and sure it wasn't cheap but a darn sight less (for far more) than anyone else. There was a huge amount of trust between myself and the Solidarity Solar team which made for a rather pleasant experience. Oh and the small matter of the house not using any grid power at all for fairly long periods of time which was the whole point really but until you see it, you are never really sure, I am now! Highly Recommended.
Chris JonesChris Jones
06:41 13 Jun 24
We would thoroughly recommend Jake and Solidarity Solar. From the outset when we were collecting quotes they were responsive and immediately came across as knowledgeable but not at all pushy on the sales front. Jake understood what we needed and answered lots of techy questions. The proposed design – negotiating an awkward roof shape and windows - covered a couple of options with number of panels and battery size so we could weigh up in detail exactly how we wanted to proceed. In the end we went with 8 panels and battery.Especially impressed with the firm’s ethics – Jake explained they use Eurener panels as other leading brands have questionable provenance via Chinese workshops or even links to slave trade.When they came for a site visit and viewed everything, again everyone was very knowledgeable and helpful, answering questions with confidence. The quote was competitive in price and the only one where we felt we’d got everything just as we wanted. Based on this and a recommendation from a friend, we had no hesitation choosing to go with Solidarity.When it came to the job they were great. The first day of fitting threw up a problem with our roof tiles as some of the mortar was old (or even missing), which held them up. But they were happy to address this and rather than hold up the job or insist we got a roofer in they tackled the issue and fixed the offending tiles at no extra cost to us – we’re very grateful for this.The roof fitters and electrician were super – worked hard and left everything tidy. As of today (day 2 after fitting) – everything is now bedded in, the panels and battery are working fine and the GivEnergy App is working exactly as explained to us.So overall a very positive experience.
I STRONGLY recommend Solidarity Solar. Jake visited us to plan our installation at my request and within 48 hours an estimate and written plan was received giving full details and indicated the system would pay for itself in 7 years. Having obtained another estimate I had no hesitation in choosing Solidarity and almost immediately an installation date was given.On the 1st day fixing mounts for for the panels were attached. On the 2nd day, panels were fitted and the electrician worked all day. By 4pm we were up and running. Well done team!!
Mark HobsonMark Hobson
13:41 02 Apr 24
I chose Solidarity Solar after getting a lot of quotes, they were the best. The team that put my solar panels up, were very professional courteous after all my questions. The system was put up in a week and is performing beyond my expectations. Also the aftersales support is excellent
Sally PearceSally Pearce
10:42 09 Feb 24
Thank you to Jake and his team for all their help and advice.Very professional and friendly, I would highly recommend this company.
Jane ChandlerJane Chandler
07:32 18 Jan 24
Great service and advice from these guys. Highly recommend. In the end I didn’t need a replacement inverter but was given good, sound advice. I will go back to them when I need to. Genuine and knowledgeable.
Jacob AllinsonJacob Allinson
09:59 02 Jan 24
Our project was not at all straightforward, but Solidarity were keen from the very beginning to accommodate our needs, and deliver something exceptional. Between the customers (there were initially 23 of us) and Solidarity, we worked out the best way forward, a feat made all the more difficult by the distance between us and Solidarity's base (Cornwall).This project was out of the comfort zone of both parties, but Jake and his team rose to the challenge, and were focussed on providing us an exceptional service.The market for solar and battery installations is becoming increasingly competitive, so given my experience with Solidarity, I will gladly recommend others to use their services and expertise.Our project was to employ a single company to supply and install PV + storage systems to multiple residential properties on a terraced street in Swindon. Out of 23 interested parties, Solidarity went on to install 10 properties with PV or PV + storage.
Nicholas WhiteNicholas White
08:44 24 Dec 23
Very quick response rate and professional. Jake and his team were more than helpful and put themselves out to get it all done, we had a roof problem which they sorted rapidly in order to get the panels up and working. The whole setup is simple and very efficient. The best investment we have made! It is the logical way forward and we would Highly recommend Solidarity Solar, be it for small, medium or large energy production installations. Thank you again Jake and the team. We are thrilled with our system.
Bill GranthamBill Grantham
15:08 18 Dec 23
We had our system fitted by Jake and his team in February 23. We had several quotes but chose to go with Jake and SS because of their overall approach. We were given clear and understandable information, there was no hard sell. The install was completed very efficiently . The fitters were brilliant . The inverter and battery's fitted exactly where we wanted them .The system has now been working for several months and the results have exceed our expectations.I would thoroughly recommend Solidarity Solar .
Neil ScoinsNeil Scoins
13:00 18 Dec 23
Jake and the team installed 14 Solar panels on 2 roofs at my property with an invertor and 5.3 kw battery in the garage to a very high standard keeping us all informed throughout the installation. I chose Solidarity Solar because of them being a local firm and was not disappointed
Dean MacwilliamDean Macwilliam
17:44 15 Dec 23
Wanted Solar panels installed on my house, had to put up with so many sales calls and hard sell until I contacted Jake at Solidarity solar. He was really proffesional, and there was no hard sell. Just great advice on what would suit me best. Then Paul and the guys came and fitted them they where so proffesional and tidy, and there to answer all your questions. Could not recomend them enough.
Oskar NawojOskar Nawoj
08:58 18 Aug 23
Great products and great guys, very professional and helpful. Highly recommended !
Rosalind GleaveRosalind Gleave
09:10 23 Jul 23
We had our solar panels and battery installed earlier this month, and have been delighted with Solidarity Solar throughout the process. Our initial quote was far more competitive than quotes we had from other nearby suppliers (for the same specification), and they were clearly knowledgeable and passionate about their trade when coming to perform an initial assessment of our property.They worked and communicated well with the building company who were already working on our house, meaning we had little to coordinate ourselves. When it came to fitting, the electricians were courteous, friendly and professional, and highly responsive to our suggestions and preferences around positioning the wiring and inverter.We're delighted with our new set-up and already feel we've made a brilliant investment. We found Solidarity Solar a genuine pleasure to work with and can't recommend them highly enough.
Jack Coode-BateJack Coode-Bate
13:29 18 May 23
All credit to Jake and team. We now have a brilliant system on a complex roof and it is performing beyond all expectations. Communication was excellent throughout.
Chris RawlinsonChris Rawlinson
16:12 16 May 23
Spoke with their team (Jake) about a new Solar and battery install, after speaking with so many different providers I found speaking with Solidarity a breath of fresh air, no pushy sales chat just open honest advice and recommendations. They made it easy to understand the options, how it all works and brilliant suggestions on products and super fair pricing too. I honestly think this may be the best Solar provider in the UK and would deal with them anyday.
Graham WalkerGraham Walker
18:25 04 Apr 23
I rarely write reviews but Solidarity Solar deserve real credit for their professionalism and service.I obtained several quotes from other solar companies. For almost exactly the same specification Ben’s quote was all but £2500 less than the next best. Some of the large national suppliers were, in hindsight, clearly vastly inflated.I talked through the spec’ with Ben, he provided a detailed quote within a day and a likely timetable (it was March in Cornwall!) and I agreed to pay the deposit. I did so in part because I was very keen to use a local company, but also because I was immediately impressed by their total lack of, “hard-sell” and technical expertise.Apart from a couple of days lost to rain, the installation could not have been better. The scaffolding went up within a week and the panel-fitters arrived the following day. When they lifted the roof-tiles they found several areas of felt and some lead flashing which needed repair. I agreed to cover the cost but, when I came to pay the final bill, Ben did not charge any extra.The fitters and electrician were just great. They were all very professional and good-humoured, even when I changed my mind about the location of the inverter and batteries – causing them more work. They arrived and left exactly when they said they would, did their very best to keep disruption to a minimum and did not leave any mess at all.I am delighted with the quality of their work and with the system they have installed. It is going to save us a lot of money over time, reduce our carbon footprint and allows me to boast that we get pretty much free fuel for our car. The return on our investment is significantly higher than any interest the capital may have earned and I estimate break-even in six or seven years, depending on the price of electricity.I cannot recommend Solidarity Solar highly enough.Five Stars.
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The Highest Quality of Service and installation

We pride ourselves on our honesty and transparency, Nothing will ever be sold to you that you don’t need as we don’t have a sales team. The installation team are one of the best. and you will not find a better finished product. Its what we do and we are really proud of how good we are at it.

Local and Independent

We are a small local firm nad you’ll know each of us by name by the time the installation is complete. If a problem should arise we are nearby to help resolve the issue as quickly as possible,


Up to a 10 Year workmanship Warranty

During the survey we will check the condition of your roof. If it is in poor condition this will be bought to your attention then. The condition of the roof will determine the warranty length. This will vary from 2- 10 years 


For your free quote, Call us now
01752 936063 or 07480 663096

Solar install in four easy steps...

Tell us a little about you

Provide us with some important information on your home and usage. You can either fill out our simple contact form or give us a call and we’ll talk you through it. Don’t feel left in the dark on how things work. We always have friendly people on the line to answer any questions, however simple. 

We'll design your system

You’ve given us everything we need to know to design your perfect system. We’ll locate your house on our software and our design team will create a tailored quote based on your usage. You’ll receive a fixed-price option with system performance report and payback report . No pushy sales. You can decide on your own time from the comfort of your sofa. 

Home Survey

You will have either Jake or Paul visit and complete a full survey, discuss the cable routes, Inverter and battery locations. They will grab some photos and answer any questions that you may have so by the end of the visit you will be fully clued up and clear about what the installation involves

Ready for install

The big day! Our knowledgeable and friendly team will arrive on the agreed date to install your solar PV system. Usually, this only takes a day or two, meaning you’ll see the benefits of your new system almost instantly. Leave us to take care of all the paperwork. You can sit back, relax and read through your handover pack.

Honest & Transparent Solar

When you contact us you will talk to a solar expert and not a salesperson so you will be offered honest and reliable advice

Unlike national companies. We don’t use subcontractors, Our solar installation team are all in house and one of the friendliest and highly skilled bunch in Devon. 

All our work is carried out  to the highest standard and is fully compliant with regulations

We like to install the best and most sustainable products available on the market with industry leading warranties.
 
We pride ourselves on our transparency. We charge a maximum of 7.5% mark up on the products that we sell and nothing more.
All the installation costs are listed on our proposals   so that you can see exactly how your money is being allocated.
 

We wont leave you in the dark post installation either,  We have a dedicated support email for any issues or queries  so we can help as quickly as possible.

Tesla Powerwall 2

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Premium Energy Storage and Backup Power

10 year warranty – unlimited cycles – 13.5kWh – 100% depth of discharge. 

Tesla Powerwall

Solidarity Solar are Tesla Powerwall Certified Installers

  • Charge from your solar array or off-peak energy prices. 
  • Store your clean energy for use and sell at peak prices. 
  • Automatically detects power cuts and switches to become your main energy source. 
  • Compatible With any exisiting solar system
  • 0% VAT from the 1st of February 

Our values : customer care, social responsibility & sustainability

Our customers describe us as “reliable, honest and friendly.” Being a small team, we build and nurture excellent relationships with our clients. You can rest assured, knowing that we’re with you from the start of the project to the finish. See what our previous customers have to say through our growing number of five star reviews on Trustpilot, Google, Which?, Bark and Check A Trade.

We focus on helping people and the planet, rather than turning a large profit. You can be confident, knowing that we’ll never push products or sell you something that you don’t need. We’re proud to be accredited Which? Trusted Traders.

Sustainability influences everything we do as a business, from our electric vehicles to the toilet paper we use. Our passion is to guide others towards a greener, eco-friendly future and help them to make sustainable choices. Behind the scenes we’re planting trees, donating to charities and developing ethical business practices to keep our impact small. Check out our About Us page to find out more.

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Are Solar Panels a good investment?....... YES!

  1. No Risk – None, Zero Risk, totally safe! 
  2. Guaranteed returns which you can see come back to you on average within 5-8 years for a domestic and as little as 2 years for a business. 
  3. Just like stocks and shares, patience is key. After the payback period has ended the panels will go on to generate for years to come and hopefully way beyond their warrantied life. You will have to change the inverter and battery after 10-15 years but after that amount of time the system has already saved thousands and It will do so again for another 10-15 years after. 
  4. Instant savings – See the savings and Returns start as soon as the installation is complete. 

With so many different websites and forums claiming good and bad things about investments into solar, It can be extremely confusing. 

We have put together an FAQ with loads of the common questions answered. The team here spend day in and day out doing everything solar so we are extremely clued up and knowledgeable, we aren’t salespeople just really into renewables and making something of our little company. 

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Trees planted

Did you know that we plant trees with every solar install?

We believe that reforestation plays a major role in reversing the effects of climate change. That’s why we support worldwide forest regeneration projects through the good people at Ecologi. They plant native trees to restore vanishing ecosystems, improve soil health and create green spaces for local people. If you book an install with us, we’ll plant trees in your name.

Our Partners

GivEnergy approved installer
Tesla Powerwall CI Flag Black
Sunsynk Master Installer