The meeting point for installers, commercial and
public sector end users

15-17 March 2016
5-7 April 2016

Solar Power Portal Survey

Solar Power Portal ran a survey in November 2014 to assess the major opportunities and challenges installers are facing in the lead up to the Solar Energy UK Roadshow in 2015. Here are the results:

What part does your company or organisation play in the industry?

Answer Options

Response* Percent

Installer

35.1%

Developer

29.8%

Distributor

7.0%

Rooftop Owner/Land Owner

7.0%

Legal Advice

5.3%

Financier

5.3%

Local Authority

3.5%

Panel Manufacturer

3.5%

Inverter Manufacturer

3.5%

 

Thinking of solar installers, what do you think are the main challenges and opportunities?

Answer Options

Response Percent

Accessing the commercial rooftop market

45.6%

Generating new business (commercial & public sector customers)

43.9%

Changing legislation

42.1%

Integrating new technologies (such as storage or renewable heating) into installations

24.6%

Generating new business (residential customers)

21.1%

Access to consumer finance

14.0%

Changing standards and training

14.0%

Understanding how different technologies work together

14.0%

Retrofits, system tweaks, re-designs and tune-ups

10.5%

*Respondents were able to select more than one option.

If you would like to suggest a speaker or topic for the upcoming programme, contact Jo-Anne Duff on jduff@solarmedia.co.uk

We also asked our UK solar installer community which technologies they would be keen to get an update on - see their top answers below!
 

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