Welcome to the solar panels section of our website
Greenleaf Innovations are MCS solar panel installers, operating primarily around Bristol and Gloucestershire.
If you’re looking at getting a quote for a solar panel installation and so far have only contacted the large national companies (such as Evoenergy) then why not get in touch with us, your local experts, for a more competitive price.
This section is for the domestic solar panels section of the site. If you are looking to install solar panels for your business or organisation then please click here.
Solar photovoltaics are a very exciting technology. Not only are solar panels a low carbon, green technology for the production of clean energy but they also enable ordinary people to take charge of their energy. Solar PV is very low maintenance, doesn’t make any noise and can be installed with the minimum of fuss.
The term photovoltaic means the direct conversion of light into electrical energy using solar cells. Many types of materials are used as semiconductors for this conversion, but silicon crystalline solar cells are by far the most common as silicon is abundantly available. We believe in ethical solar and as such would be happy to discuss the sourcing of the major system components with you.
I’ve written several pages on the site to give you a basic understanding of how solar cells work, the different types of technology on the market, the process of the installation and how to ‘get rewarded’ from your solar photovoltaic installation. I’m a great believer in solar power and despite having been involved with solar panel installations for years and understanding the science behind them, I still find it incredible that we can create electricity from sunlight.
It’s a great feeling to switch on your installation for the first time and know that the electricity flowing into your home isn’t coming from a huge central power plant half way across the country, but is being harvested quietly from your rooftop. You’ll probably find that you start to adapt your lifestyle to utilise this energy as you become more aware of the energy requirements of your various appliances. Taking back control of your energy requirements is an ongoing process and you’ll be amazed by the effect that small changes and a solar PV installation can have on your bills. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I have.
Director of Greenleaf Innovations Ltd