Awards & Accreditations
Latest: We won National Solar Panel Installer 2016!
At the 2016 National Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Awards 2016, we were very humbled and excited to be picked as the best solar PV installers in the UK from a long list of companies we really admire.
The judges said of Cornwall Solar Panels: “Your ethos & approach to customers with varied, complex needs and levels of understanding deserves strong praise. You put customers at the heart of your business and have shown clear commitment to local community projects where funding is always difficult to secure.”
We’re trusted by all these companies and we’re National award winners.
We take solar energy seriously. We’re meticulous about getting the most from systems we install, making sure you get the maximum possible benefit from the sun. Since 2010, our teams of surveyors and engineers have passed exacting courses and received multiple awards as part of our process of continuous improvement. We never forget it’s your home and that you have to live with the changes made to it for many years to come. So we’ve gone the extra mile to perfect our installation process, no matter which panels you choose.
Sunpower are the highest-performing, longest-lasting panels in the world. Where most companies have a 10-12 warranty with refunds only covering the cost of the panels themselves, Sunpower offer a 25-year warranty which covers complete cost of replacement including reinstallation. Sunpower are distinctly different in their construction which is why they can guarantee them for such a long time. Sunpower also want to ensure their product is installed properly so they only sell their panels to Sunpower Partners and Sunpower Premier Partners. We are a Sunpower Premier Partner which means we have to come up to their standards of installation, register all the panels we install on their warranty scheme and score highly on their post installation end-user satisfaction surveys.
The clean dozen!
We’re one of only 12 Sunpower Premier Partners in the UK, not bad considering there’s 2000+ UK installers!
After rigorous assessment by REC we are now an REC Professional company, meaning we can give an increased warranty on REC panels from 10 years to 12 years. REC are a very high performing panel and considered one of the market leaders.
Panasonic Premium Installer
Since 1975 SANYO, now Panasonic, has been one of the key players in developing solar technology. This long-term experience makes them a trustable expert. Having some very high efficiency panels and obscure sized panels, Panasonic can help in many situations with irregular roofs.
Renewable Energy Consumer Code
We are registered with the Renewable Energy Consumer Code. This gives various benefits to customers including insurance on any payments made in advance of the installation. Our 10-year insurance covers our workmanship and gives you the peace of mind that we line up our business processes with their guidelines. These include the prohibition of pressure sales, limits on the amount of time that we can spend in a client’s property on a sales call and controls regarding our marketing and sales activities to ensure they are not misleading.
“When I first set up Cornwall Solar Panels I read through these documents and thought to myself “well that’s easy to comply with” as I would not want to sell Solar Panels using any of these underhand methods.” Tony Sampson, MD, Cornwall Solar Panels
NICEIC involves annual inspections of our work, processes and paperwork to ensure we’re delivering a high standard of work to our customers. This quality assurance gives you extra peace of mind, but also less hassle – because we can register work that we have carried out with building control, negating the need for any costly inspections from Building Control officers on your part.
Carbon Trust were set up in 2001 to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Able to offer grants and help with finance for business they have sought out high quality companies to deliver their projects. Cornwall Solar Panels are very proud to be one of the few Solar PV companies trusted to ensure that Carbon Trust’s projects are of a high standard from concept to completion.
Customers must install MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certified panels and use an MCS accredited installer to be able to claim their Feed In Tariff. We have been MCS accredited installers since December 2010 and have had annual inspections of work we have carried out and our office processes and records.
It’s very humbling to receive so much recognition for our work. Here’s a run down of the recognition we’ve received for our achievements.
2016: Winner – Best Managed Small Business – Cornwall Sustainability Awards
2016: Winner – Business Leader of the Year – The Hub Awards
2016: Finalist – Cornish Business of the Year – The Hub Awards
2016: Winner – Northern European Installer – Sunpower Conference – Amsterdam
2016: Winner – National Solar PV Installer – Energy Effeciency & Retrofit Awards
2016: Silver award – Customer Focus – Cornwall Business Awards
2015: Finalist – Best Contribution Towards the Creation of a Sustainable Energy Economy – Cornwall Sustainability Awards
2015: Finalist – Best Individual – Cornwall Sustainability Awards
2015: Finalist – Business Leader of the Year – Cornwall Hub Awards
2014: Winner – People Power Award – Outset Awards
2014: Finalist – UKs Best Solar PV installer
2013: Winner – Entrepreneur of the Year – Cornwall Business Awards
2013: Winner – Employer Championing Skills – WISE awards
2013: Winner – Outstanding Commitment to training Award – Excellence in Business Training Awards
2012: Winner – UKs Best New Renewables Installer – National Renewables Awards
2012: Silver – Best New Business – Cornwall Business Awards
2011: Winner – Best New Business – Cornwall Hub Awards