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We're always happy to help anyone who's interested in renewable energy.

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or you can call us on:

01223 851868

Our registered office is:

Midsummer Energy Limited

19-21 Godesdone Rd




If you have a technical question, it's worth looking through our FAQ or information pages first - there is a fair chance that someone will have asked a similar question already, and you might well find the answer there!

Our VAT number is GB 929 3614 04

We are a private limited company incorporated under the Companies Act 2006. Company No: 7427197

Useful Resources

If you are interested in Solar PV, it is quite likely you are also interested in other sustainable issues. Below are some links that you might find useful:

Transition Cambridge - aim to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are less reliant on oil and other fossil fuels, and are more resilient in the face of rising oil prices and a changing climate.

Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership - SPEP was set up in 2009 to support parish councils to make their parishes more sustainable.

Cambridge Carbon Footprint - is a registered environmental charity that works to inspire, motivate and empower people to substantially reduce their CO2 emissions, helping to build low-carbon communities that are sustainable, resilient and rewarding

Energy Saving Trust - a non-profit organisation jointly funded by the British Government and the private sector in order to help fight climate change by promoting the sustainable use of energy, energy conservation and to cut carbon dioxide emissions in the United Kingdom.

Outspoken Delivery - Cambridge’s innovative local courier firm. All delivered by bike!

PVGIS - Geographical assessment of solar resource and performance of photovoltaic technology


If you want to be kept up to date with the latest solar news then you've come to the right place!

13th May 2013 - Feed in Tariff

The current Feed in Tariff of 15.44p/kWh for installations smaller than 4kW is to be cut by 3.5% at the end of June to 14.9p/kWh. More details on the FiT can be found HERE.

13th May 2013 - EU to impose tax on Chinese solar panel imports

The EU is set to impose an import tax an any solar panel made in China - an announcement is due on 6th June. The tax could be anywhere from 30% - 130%.

Over the past few years Chinese panels have come to dominate the market. This tax will increase the price of solar panels, but should help European manufacturers become more competitive.

FAQs and general information


How does a grid-connected solar PV system work?

How do feed-in-tariff payments work?

I'm not connected to the national grid - can I claim FITs?

What will it cost?

Can you install panels on my type of roof?

Will I need planning permission?

Is my house suitable for solar panels?

Can I install a system larger than 4kW on my house?

How can I make savings on my electricity bill?

How much electricity will I generate?

Do I need an EPC certificate?

What is a voltage optimiser?


General information

How solar panels work

Types of solar panel

Top solar myths

The effect of shading on solar panels

The effect of heat on power output

Electrical work

Sizing an inverter