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Solar Energy

Thousands of homeowners are generating their own electricity and getting paid a tax free and inflation proofed income to do it. Returns are guarenteed for the next 20 years. To find out more click here.

Community Energy

Many home roofs are not suitable for solar panels. They face the wrong way or are shaded from the sun. But anyone can invest in community power schemes and still generate income from solar panels.


Thanks to a new Government scheme we can now offer subsidy payments on the installation of heat pumps. If you currently use oil or electricity to heat your home or office please contact us. 


A question a lot of people are asking. The answer is a resounding - "it depends".  Even with lower feed-in tariffs for many homeowners it still does. But it depends on;

1. Which way does your roof face?

2. What angle is it?

3. Is your roof shaded?

4. How well insulated is your home?

5. How much does it cost to install solar PV?

For a southerly facing roof (somewhere between South West and South East) it’s definitely worth it.  These roofs get a lot of sunshine and therefore generate a lot of electricity. If the roof’s at an angle of between 20 and 45 degrees then that’s great. Any flatter or stepper and you begin to lose power.

Shading is a problem.  But a good system design can get around most of the problems.  Talk to us and we’ll show you how.

Solar PV is a great investment – it saves money and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.  But there are better ways to save both your cash and the planet.  It’s no good installing PV if your house in poorly insulated.  It would be better to invest in loft and wall insulation and good draught proofing first.  If you’ve already done this then great; solar PV could be for you. Don’t worry Bes Co-op will tell you if your home is well enough insulted to benefit from PV.

The financial returns on PV depend on how much it costs to install a system in the first place.  Basingstoke Energy Services Co-op provides some of the BEST VALUE SYSTEMS IN THE DISTRICT.  We are owned by our customers so delivering the best deal is at the heart of everything we do.  Contact us for more information.

About 20% of the homes in Basingstoke are ideally suited for PV – the roof faces the right way; at the right angle; is unshaded and on top of a well insulted home.  Talk to Bes Co-op and we’ll tell you if your roof is suitable.