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    Hi Tim, We decided to get Solar PV as we were getting fed-up with the energy companies constantly putting up their prices. Solar PV would give us some independence from that ordeal, help us save money and be greener! Our house has a flat roof and so after getting a few quotes with varying designs, we decided to go with Tim at Paul O'Brien. He was honest, direct and easy to work with right from the start. His clever engineer Dave also made a bespoke flat roof solar panel design for us. Despite not being at a 30 degree angle and south-facing we've had very good results from the 16 panels! It's worth noting that we are not overlooked in anyway so the panels are not in shade, so between our installation in January 2014 and January 2015, we got about 3,800 kWh from our 4kW system! In addition, so far the after sales support from Tim and his team has been excellent and they've answered all my questions and re-inspected the panels for me. Shortly after we had the panels fitted we also got an Immersun device fitted for about £500 and I would definitely recommend doing this. It's a clever small box which when fitted to your electric circuit, will route ALL surplus solar electricity being generated to a device of your choice (up to 3 kWh power limit). So we have our Immersun connected to our hot water immersion tank (giving free hot water when a surplus of 5kWh or more is routed to the tank during the day, and also one of our night storage heaters. We only have electric at our house, and it all works out very well indeed. Plus, because of the government's 20 year Feed In Tariff, we get paid for every bit of electricity we create, and that means the system will pay for itself within about six years. After that, the remaining 14 years of payments will be profit! Now, as the energy prices keep rising, we know our savings will increase and we won't get such big energy bills in the future. Kind regards

    Tony

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    Hi Tim 

    "I had sixteen solar panels fitted in May,the results on my energy bills are truly amazing ,in choosing Paul O'Brien I put a lot of faith in their consultant Tim Francis who is truly professional and answered all my questions honestly,I would recommend both to anyone considering solar panels."

    Mr Millard, W-s-M

    August 2015

     

    Hi Tim 

    "We decided to get Solar PV as we were getting fed-up with the energy companies constantly putting up their prices. Solar PV would give us some independence from that ordeal, help us save money and be greener! Our house has a flat roof and so after getting a few quotes with varying designs, we decided to go with Tim at Paul O'Brien. He was honest, direct and easy to work with right from the start. His clever engineer Dave also made a bespoke flat roof solar panel design for us. Despite not being at a 30 degree angle and south-facing we've had very good results from the 16 panels! It's worth noting that we are not overlooked in anyway so the panels are not in shade, so between our installation in January 2014 and January 2015, we got about 3,800 kWh from our 4kW system! In addition, so far the after sales support from Tim and his team has been excellent and they've answered all my questions and re-inspected the panels for me. Shortly after we had the panels fitted we also got an Immersun device fitted for about £500 and I would definitely recommend doing this. It's a clever small box which when fitted to your electric circuit, will route ALL surplus solar electricity being generated to a device of your choice (up to 3 kWh power limit). So we have our Immersun connected to our hot water immersion tank (giving free hot water when a surplus of 5kWh or more is routed to the tank during the day, and also one of our night storage heaters. We only have electric at our house, and it all works out very well indeed. Plus, because of the government's 20 year Feed In Tariff, we get paid for every bit of electricity we create, and that means the system will pay for itself within about six years. After that, the remaining 14 years of payments will be profit! Now, as the energy prices keep rising, we know our savings will increase and we won't get such big energy bills in the future."

    Kind regards

    Tony

     

    Dear Paul O'Brien Solar Installations

    A Solar PV install with an add on of a iboost for hot water

    I am very impressed with the iboost hot water device. First test today (March) with all of the normal electric devices switched off and had a piping hot tank at the end of the day. Really pleased with it.  www.solariboost.co.uk

    Byron, Congresbury, Bristol

     

    Hello Tim,

    Happy New Year and I hope that all is going smoothly so far.

    We are well pleased with rhe way in which the whole work was carried out from start to finish.It was a pleasure to be kept fully informed and any hiccups quickly dealt with.So good to have responsive receptionists too.They seemed to know exactly what was going on at any one time or soon found out and returned a call promptly. 

    I am still intrigued that the panels eke out  so much from such llittle light.

    Our annual consumption is approximately 1500 kws and to date our panels have produced 284 kws so we have high hopes for Spring into Autumn!!

    Best Wishes

    Andrew, Abbots Leigh, Bristol

     

    Tim, we were exceedingly impressed with your knowledge and customer service, had it not been for your professionalism and expertise I'm not sure we would have gone ahead without hesitation. We are also very pleased with the professional and efficient service with the panels going up and he communication from Paul O’ Brien throughout the service.  We had a problem with our invertor which was sorted out with great speed and no fuss. 

    We have been very pleased with the revenue we have generated thus far! Thank you for all your help with getting us sorted so quickly and ensuring our tariff went through!

    With warmest regards

    Lizzie and Adrian Gibbs,  Wrington

     

    Hi Wesley,

    We were pleased with Paul O Brien Solar and employees, Wesley was not pushy, he was very likeable and friendly as were all the contractors and staff that we dealt with, including the surveyor, the Electrician even helped us set up the solar electricity monitor. The price was good, I will recommend Paul O Brien to all who is interested.

    Many Thanks, Yours Sincerely, Leighton Dobbs.

    Llanmartin, Newport

     

    Hi Wesley

    Happy New Year to you

    I would be delighted to recommend Paul O'Brien Solar. The professional approach from the initial contact, through to installation, and the aftercare support has been superb. The installation was quick (only one day) and caused no disruption to the business. In addition the Quote was extremely competitive. I can now look forward to 20 years of reduced electricity bills.

    Regards

    Andy,  JDS Evans Pharmacy Newport

     

    Hi Tim,

    Well it's been almost a year now since our panels were installed and we are very pleased with them. The return that we have had, has been really good more than we expected. We had a good sunny summer and we have made quite a bit. Roughly £700 so far and still have a quarter to be paid. This is a good investment.

    Mark Pillinger
    Lydney, Gloucestershire

     

    Hi Tim

    Happy New Year to you to and apologies for the delay in replying but we do not open our e-mails very often!  (Trust you got some R & R over the festive period.)

    Happy to drop you a few lines about our experiences thus far.

    Very happy with all stages from the initial contact through to installation.  Every appointment was promptly kept and we were updated with information as and when promised.  All the stages of operation were carried out by professional and polite employees and their workmanship was to a very high standard.

    Our installation took place in October 2014 so we are only just approaching our first full quarter to see what financial savings will be.,

    Best wishes

    Bryn & Heather

     

    Hi Tim,

    Happy new year to you. We are happy to give you a testimonial:

    We had a personal recommendation for Paul O’Brien Solar and requested a quotation. The whole process from Tim’s survey and his initial quotation to final installation and commissioning proceeded smoothly from start to finish, everything happening exactly as promised. The office staff and the operatives were efficient and pleasant to have around. The payment for the first 2 months of generation is in line with the predicted return. We would recommend this company.

    Regards

    Wally and Maureen Watkivs.  
    Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

     

    We are very pleased indeed with our panels and in particular the Immersun which uses the solar power to override the boiler and heat our water. Last summer our gas bill was negligible and even in the winter months we get hot water on a bright or sunny day . The FIT revenue

    Is a pleasant surprise each quarter and we are ahead of what we had expected so that's a bonus. We would definitely recommend this to anyone with a south facing property

    Samantha Lawn
    WEST WICK

     

    Hi Tim, good to hear from you & a happy new year to you too.

    We are heading towards a year since our solar installation. At the end of March 2015 we will know by how much electricity consumption from the grid has reduced, but it looks like a pretty significant reduction.  We have had two FIT payments covering a 7 month period, earning us £533.  We are happy with this, given that our panels face east-south-east.  Our decision to instal was not merely an economic one - we are very happy to making our small contribution towards tackling climate change - important in this Green Capital year!

    Best wishes

    Graham & Jane Sims

     

    Hi Tim,

    Best wishes to you also for the New Year, yes we had an excellent Christmas and at last have got all items that we packed in Exmouth out of box's, glad we do not have to do that this year, trust you also had a great Christmas.

    With regards to the service received both from you and your team all we can say is EXCELLENT, that just about sums it up as we are very pleased and have no complaints, returns so far are good we received £230.01 in august and £192.63 in November looking forward to see how much we receive in total for the year.

    Also for your records EDF are good at asking for readings by email and pay the money due prompt into our bank account so credit to them also.

    Only one question have the car chargers arrived yet our are they still on that slow boat from China (sorry could not resist the joke)

    Cheers

    Derwyn & Dolores

     

    I wanted to choose  an installer who I could trust and is a household name, you hear so many cowboys who rip you off and I didn't want to be a  victim, I chose Paul O' Brien.

    I called them and in no time at all Tim was at my door. He was very thorough, once he measured up, he sat down and you able to ask questions and he gave us an honest answer. He told us when we are likely to have the Solar  installed which at the time was 3 weeks because of Xmas.

    We had problems with our landlord in allowing us to have them, as this was a first for Two Rivers Housing, but after a month we were granted and a week later the scaffold went up. A few days later they were here, very quick and quietly worked on the roof and cleaned up after them.

     The following day we found the scaffold had disappeared, we never even heard them.

    Tim helped us with applying to FITs for our payback for energy produced and we have had our first payment today £31 for the quarter. We managed to keep our energy use down, but we had to bear in mine we lost January savings as we didn't get installed until February so looking forward June payment.

    Mark Pillinger

     

    Hello Tim,

    Our experience has been positive.  Your visit was helpful, clear, friendly & informative.

    The scaffold went up ok and the installation took place over several short visits by the team. All did their work well. We are very pleased with the installation and are glad that we have made the investment. We think we made the right choice in the more expensive, but more effective, Sunpower panels. The meter is ticking away positively even on fairly overcast days (as you predicted!). Dealing with Scottish Power has been abysmal (no response from them now in 5 weeks!!) - but that’s not your problem!

    The office handled the paperwork very helpfully, so that I could submit our FIT application on 31 March and this was appreciated.

    We have have recommended your company to others.

    Thanks again for your help

    Graham & Jane Sims

     

    Hi Tim

    More than happy to give some feedback

    Overall we were happy with POB solar. The survey and estimates were all done efficiently and you answered all our year questions with no 'flannel'. Thank you!

    The lads were polite helpful and worked hard.

    We are pleased with the work and the house and garden were left tidy.  The immersun is great and effective

    Hope this helps?

    Regards Sam lawn

     

    For the Attention of Tim Francis and Adam Phelps

    I would like to thank you for the very efficient way you dealt with my solar panel requirements considering I am situated well out of your usual area of cover.

    Also, the help you gave me while trying to understand the utility (EDF) suppliers forms and there were plenty of them !

    I must say they do make very hard work for anyone thinking of going into solar panels.

    I particularly want to thank TIM FRANCIS for all help he gave me by taking the EDF Forms off the internet and indicating for me where I had to sign or fill in.

    Mr A Pearson
    Penryn

     

    The solar system that we have had supplied and installed by your company went according to plan and was installed well, quickly and efficiently with no problems.  We have had the system installed for approximately 11 months now and everything is working fine and we are reaping the benefits when the sun shines.

    Kind regards.

    Andy and Val Beavis

     

    My husband and I knew what we were looking for and had obtained a few quotes for solar panels. When the surveyor Tim Francis arrived he was very helpful, very efficient and gave immediate confidence in the company. I was able to discuss our requirements, he was very open and listened to my requests. He was clearly very proficient at his job and was able to support our needs and  explained everything in a straight forward and easy to understand manner. The advice regarding the purchase of the solar panels and the  FIT tariffs was objective and practical. The quote and documentation arrived very quickly and after a few days we had made a decision to proceed. On agreeing to go ahead all arrangement were made by phone and despite being over the Christmas period we were able to secure a date the following week. All went to plan; the scaffolding went up two days before the work commenced. The installers and electricians were very friendly, professional when carrying out their work. The panels I have purchased are of the highest quality and I am very pleased with them & the final price (including additional discounts passed onto us by the company). I would highly recommend the Paul O'Brien team.

    Mr & Mrs Scott, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

     

    "I was very pleased with the way the surveyor was able to alleviate any concerns I had regarding the solar panels. He explained everything in a straight forward and easy to understand manner. Likewise the panels I have purchased are of the highest quality and I am very pleased with them.

    Both the installers and electricians were very friendly, professional when carrying out their work. At all times they ensured that I was not inconvenienced and the the house was left very tide when they finished."

    Peter Pocock



    The service we have received from Paul O'Brien has always been friendly and efficient.  Initially, we had Cavity Wall insulation, which was provided on the Government Scheme.  At this point we enquired about Solar Panels to find out whether we were eligible for free panels, but found that we wouldn't meet the criteria.  The advice regarding the purchase of solar panels, FIT tariffs and details of a new Pay as you earn scheme given was objective and practical.  Eventually, we opted to fund the installation ourselves and received a prompt, cheerful service.  I would highly recommend the Paul O'Brien team.

    Regards

    Susannah Parry
    Bath

     

    Paul O'Brien were recommended to me, as they had installed panels on my parent's property where other companies had said that installation wasn't possible.

    The whole process was concluded in a professional manner, and I was particularly impressed by the installers who worked very hard in some awful weather to get the job done inside one day.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending the company.

    Andrew, North Somerset

     

    Hi tim, everything great, staff did a brilliant job, promise to keep us informed about the new water heating technology.

    Many thanks

    Tony and Debbie.

    Roof refitted, solar panels installed and all done in ten days, on an Edwardian terraced house where the access was 'challenging'. A very tidy job completed to budget and on schedule.

    Regards,

    Andy Hunt, Bristol, UK.

    I would like to express our thanks for a job well done,from start to finish,everything was carried out in a very professional manner. The system you installed is performing really well and is doing all that you promised,please feel free to use our recommendation if you wish to.

    Len and Wendy Clutterbuck.

    I had my Solar PV system installed at the beginning of September.I am very pleased with it, and it is performing well.

    Gerry Bond, Weston-Super-Mare.

    The Installation went quickly and smoothly. The installers were all very polite and professional. The system has performed better than I expected and has represented a good Return on Investment.

    Mr Whitford, Nailsea

    Your team have now completed the Solar Installation at my home and I would like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all the personnel involved. They were all very courteous and efficient and did what they had to do with the minimum of fuss and disruption.

    Particular thanks go to the two electricians who did a fantastic job with the internal wiring being routed to hide as much as possible. Despite us being the the last job late on a Friday afternoon, they cleared everything up behind them and even offered to run the hoover over - but I did that myself so they could get home.

    Martin Pearce, Stockwood, Bristol.


    We wanted to say 'thank you very much' for our free Solar panels. we would particularly like to thank the following people: Roy the Surveyor for answering so many questions so patiently; David and his colleague for making such a nice job of the roof; Lee the electrician for sticking with the job even though the loft hatch was very small

    Thanks once again.

    Mr and Mrs Isaacs, WinterBourne Down, Bristol.

    You have just installed solar panels on my daughters roof... I was impressed with the speed and proficiency of the workmen. I would like to do my bit for the enviroment

    Mrs Judi Crandon, Filton, Bristol


    Excellent service from POB...scaffolders, panel installers and electricians.

    Mr Macmillan, Bristol


    On behalf of everyone at Paulton Bowls Club, I would like to thank you and your staff for the excellent service and advice you have given us when installing our solar panels. Everyone has been so helpful in getting the system up and running and we are very grateful to you all.

    Bob Richards, Tresurer, Paulton Bowls club


    The best builders we have ever dealt with! New Roof looks fantastic, and the clean up afterwards was first class. All the workers were courteous and pleasant and turned up when they said they would. would recommend to anyone.

    Mr and Mrs McLaughlin, Easton


    We had PV panels installed on Tuesday 13th and I am writing to let you know how impressed we were with the young men who came to do the work.

    The weather was atrocious but they worked hard throughout the time they were here, remaining cheerful and courteous despite being soaked to the skin and very cold. They are very good ambassadors for your company and I would like you to pass on our thanks to them.

    Thank you for a job well done.

    Peter Gimber , Yate


    I had my solar panels fitted today, and I would like to thank the installers and electrician for doing a great job.

    Mr King, Kingswood


    I'd like to thank and congratulate the team who attended my property today, as they were most kind and professional.

    Michael Crowley, Shirehampton


    I have had my panels fitted and I would like to thank all the workmen including the electrician for doing an excellent job.

    Mrs Benett, Yate


    I heard about you from workmates who have used you, and I have seen you vans. I have been told by workmates that it has cut their electricity bills by half.

    Dave Tilley, Kingswood


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank your company for the speed and response regarding the installtion of our solar panels. All the personnnel were very considerate and helpful, particualrly Lee the electrician and the the roofer, who tool down our disused flue and made good the roof area. I would recommend Paul O'Brien Solar Installations to all those who are currently thinking of having an installation.

    Bob and Jean Spicer, Chipping Sodbury

    The Two lads that came to fit the panels were great and did a great job.

    Mrs Tone, Frome


    Thanks again for the solar system you have suppled and fitted to our house. The work undertaken looks to be very good and the team of chaps were confident, well trained and very good at their job. All in all we are very pleased and have already recommended your company to friends, of whom we know have also received good service from you too.

    Colin and Janet Stone, Backwell


    We were extremely pleased with the service we received from start to finish. The communication was excellent, we were fully informed of the stages and when they were going to happen. You were very flexible  and worked around our working hours. A Special 'Thank You' to the electrician, who was helpful, informative, clean and tidy. He was also considerate of our home and where best to run the cable etc. We look forward to the savings for both of us!

    Steve Ball, Weston

     I had my Solar panel installation completed by your engineers yesterday and feel I must commend all concerned for the way the whole job has been arranged and completed.

    Your work force was quck, efficent, polite and left very little to tidy up after their visit.

    Congratulations to all concerned

    Many Thanks

    Steve & Angela Gould

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