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Techfor Energy Ltd

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4.8

97 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today -
  • Monday 09:00–18:00
  • Tuesday 09:00–18:00
  • Wednesday 09:00–18:00
  • Thursday 09:00–18:00
  • Friday 09:00–18:00
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

About

Download your Free Consumer Guide to getting a great solar PV install and avoiding the pitfalls at:

http://solar.techforenergy.co.uk/consumer-guide/

or call us on 0800 888 6544.

We can help you save up to 50% or more off your energy bills, depending on your circumstances and equipment designed for you.

As a SunPower Authorised Dealer we can design systems using the market leading panel from the USA which is over 20% efficient.

Techfor Energy also specialise in EnPhase micro inverters, SolarEdge and Power optimisers TriEnergia triangular panels and the best solar panels as well as ground based systems on residential and commercial properties.

We offer free, no obligation surveys and expert advice on energy saving as well as generation, so please call us today to power up your solution.

Please check out our great reviews here and also on CheckaTrade, Which Local and FreeIndex and we look forward to being of service

What we do

  • Renewable energy

    • Solar panels
    • Home energy analysis
    • Solar water heating
    • Solar Panel Maintenance
  • Electricians

    • Electrical installations
  • More Services

    • solar pv
    • solar thermal
    • battery energy storage

Customer reviews

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Tech4energy installed our solar panels 10 years ago with an excellent all-round service, so when I needed an upgrade I was delighted that they were still in business, The business had clearly grown but without losing the personal touch. The quality and reliability of all they do from start to finish is uniformly of a very high standard across the board. I couldn’t recommend them more highly
Customer in Surrey Posted on 16/10/2021 , work completed 15/10/2021
More money than sense
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Sadly, I must have more money than sense, paying £250 for a solar panel survey that was the same as two other companies that were free! The supposed ‘design team’ failed to produce anything more than other companies.
Customer in Surrey Posted on 15/09/2021 , work completed 14/09/2021
The trader replied (on 15/09/2021)
Dear Customer Thank you for your review. We do charge a survey & design fee, (refundable against the order), as we use specialist equipment & send a surveyor instead of a salesperson, to your technical survey. Installation sites are evaluated for suitability from a structural viewpoint as well as a solar generation potential viewpoint & in this case, your suggested flat roof area was surveyed but during the design process, evaluated & deemed unsuitable for installation due to the change in roofing levels for water run-off. The mounting kit available for flat roofs cannot deal with different heights on roofs which are meant to be flat. As we use professional products for a properly calculated installation, we would not be prepared to put something together to try & make something work, just to make a sale. There was also substantial shading issues from the house & mature trees nearby & technical challenges involving sensor & cable runs for correct system operation. We explained these issues to you as the reason why the flat roof area is not suitable for a solar array in our opinion. Our quoted system was a ground-mounted array, which your feedback deemed unsuitable after you evaluated our quotation. The survey duration was 4 hours & the design work was a day & a half, so the £250 does not cover those costs but it does pay for some of the time, labour & tools and knowledge used to evaluate your solar potential & issue a professional quote. We wish you luck in your solar journey
Excellent solar energy installation performing well
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Glenn of Techfor Energy is very knowledgeable on all aspects of home energy. He was happy to discuss a range of options for our solar installation, and clearly explained the pros and cons of different options - in roof v on roof, different panels, microinverters v Solar Edge, etc. We finally settled on a 5.7KW 16 panel LG system with microinverters, an Eddi to capture excess solar energy in hot water heating and a Tesla battery. The battery is still to install due to Tesla's long lead times. We already had a Zappi electric vehicle charger. The installation team worked cleanly and efficiently. The system is doing everything we had hoped. With the myenergi app and the Eddi and Zappi, we have complete control over where the solar energy is used. A separate app enables us to see the individual solar panel performance, instantly and over time. The peak power output is set by the microinverters at 4.8kw, which is achieved on sunny summer days, but even on cloudy days generation meets household needs and more. We have run our electric car for most of the time since installation on sunshine. In addition we have not used any gas water heating over the summer, and there has been significant excess power exported to the grid under the SEG scheme. We are delighted with the system and look forward to the Tesla battery installation, which will avoid early morning and evening grid usage, and enable use of low cost overnight electricity in the winter.
Peter in Surrey Posted on 09/09/2021 , work completed 16/07/2021
Add Tesla battery
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Techfor installed PV panels in 2016. Additional PV and Tesla battery installed operational from 21/7. What a difference. Very little grid power since then and only at night if battery goes to its minimum setting. System has incredible technology managing house demand between panels and battery. Techfor are a thoroughly professional organisation headed by a very knowledgeable leader, courteous fitters/electricians always keep the workplace clean. We got more than Techfor said we would get from our installation. This is a big investment we are making so choose the best. Techfor
Customer in Surrey Posted on 10/08/2021 , work completed 20/07/2021
PV Installation - Professional, Professional, Professional, Great Result
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We contacted 3 suppliers to get information & quote. Two of the responses were laughable. The Techfor response was a very informative call lasting 45 minutes from Glenn Ashby who demonstrated an interest in the requirement and provided information in a easy to understand way. Very professional. This was followed by a paid site visit (at reasonable cost and knocked off final bill) that resulted in an extremely detailed quotation covering solar panel and Powerwall installation. Questions arising from this were swiftly dealt with by Glenn. Very professional. With the quote accepted, installation date was agreed. Scaffolding was erected by the Techfor chosen partner and then the Techfor team turned up to install the solar panels and supporting electrical installation. This team worked with little fuss and carried out the difficult installation (slate roof with all the challenges of lifting substantial areas of slate to accommodate the roof mounting). This took 3 1/2 days to complete which Glenn had warned about and costed in so no unforeseen charges arising. All the work was completed with great professionalism by a very friendly team of guys. The end result is a very successful installation that is producing what was forecast. Glenn provided very useful information to get the most of energy supply and export tariffs. We are still waiting on the Powerwall which is on long lead time but Techfor are keeping us informed of expected delivery timescale. Overall - brilliant!
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 07/08/2021 , work completed 01/07/2021
Amazing job by an incredible organisation
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From start to finish they were AMAZING. The initial survey was extremely professional and detailed. It resulted in a very in-depth, reasonable Quote with no Jargon or mumbo jumbo around our options When ordered the delivery and installation date was confirmed sharpish. The installation was fantastic with an incredible team of hard working chaps who wasted no time in getting the job done. They were extremely diligent and polite with no hassle at all to my day working from home. On top of this the system works a treat Fantastic company with legendary service.
Customer in Chichester Posted on 25/05/2021 , work completed 20/05/2021
Solar PV and Tesla Powerwall Installation
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I originally contacted 3 solar companies, TechFor Energy came recommended. I spoke to the Technical Director Glenn over the phone first, before having a visit and chat with him. No pushy sales here, Glenn was thorough, really took time to understand what I wanted to achieve, he also shared a lot of reading material, external links and reviews to ensure I really knew what I was signing up for and to ensure I got the right system for my needs. The survey and quote was to a very high standard, options clearly spelled out and with competitive pricing. When it came to installation, we had a professional and friendly team, which is important when you have them in and around the house for prolonged periods. Every step of the way we were consulted, communication with the team on the ground and their office was great, and quite a few questions I asked pre and post installation have all been answered thoroughly. Glenn in particular takes a personal interest in ensuring everything is working well throughout the process. Overall, I highly recommend them as a company, and am very happy with my Solar Panels and Tesla Powerwall, bring on the sun!
Customer in Surrey Posted on 18/02/2021 , work completed 04/01/2021
Excellent job done very quickly
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I bought a Tesla Powerwall 2 from Techfor Energy. The whole process was handled very quickly and efficiently by their friendly team. Everything happened within the timescales promised and in the manner they described. No unpleasant surprises! The actual installation was completed in a day with a minimum of disruption and no mess. What more can you ask for? Thanks very much.
John in Essex Posted on 20/01/2021 , work completed 05/01/2021
Tesla Solar Battery System
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The workmen arrived at the agreed time, were polite and hard working. It took about an hour to locate the battery onto the garage interior wall and then the electrician needed the rest of the day to wire the battery and test it. All the workmen were really helpful and made sure I was happy with what they were doing. They didn't stop other than for lunch and the electrician worked on until he was happy the system was operational. He demonstrated to my wife and I that this was the case. Very happy with the whole process. This is the third time I have had work completed by Techfor Energy and I have always been impressed by the product, their understanding and commitment to it. I cant praise them enough.
Customer in Hampshire Posted on 26/10/2020 , work completed 19/10/2020
Techfor Solar PV Installation - Fantastic
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We only wish we had done this sooner! Glen Ashby impressed us immediately with his technical knowledge, thoroughness and patience in ensuring that we understood the best system for our house and all that was involved in solar PV. He did the most thorough survey of the three firms we asked to quote, answered all of our questions in detail, adjusted his quote as we changed the specification and his price was fractionally the lowest on a £ per kWh basis for an excellent system. In the end we specified a large (6.2kWp) system, including an Eddi to heat the hot water (brilliant kit, saves on the gas bill as well) and a Harvi, as we had the roof space and were buying an EV. It is all now working brilliantly! Like some others, we have waited a year (installed in August 2019) to match Glen’s predicted output, which was 5,325 kWh, with actual output. At an amazing 5,903 kWh, this is 11% more than expected and our electricity bill has plummeted from £1,200 to £400 and the gas bill is down by £200! We have since added a Zappi as the EV has now arrived and every mile we have since driven has been powered by the sun (it charges through the main part of the day when electricity usage is very low) – this has got to be the way ahead for green energy! Techfor was brilliant from start to finish and we unhesitatingly recommend them.
Customer in Hampshire Posted on 24/09/2020 , work completed 14/08/2019