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Solar Tepairs

What's happening? ...

Pigeons moving in and Squirrel attacks! ... Everyone, apart from squirrels and pigeons it seems, knows that living under a solar PV system or chewing on high voltage DC cables is a ridiculous and very dangerous thing to do. However, this year we find ourselves working on solar PV systems where either a bunch of pigeons have moved in or where cables have been chewed by squirrels. The way we deal with situations like this involves getting on the roof, repairing any damage, electrical testing, cleaning everything up and reinstating the system after securing wire mesh around the PV array so creatures can't get under there again.

Solar Tepairs

Anything else happening? ...

Brothers and Sisters are doing it for themselves! ... We've always had a small (but perfectly formed) trade client base but as systems are ageing, inverters are breaking down and PV systems in general could do with a bit of a fix up and a service; we are delighted to see and welcome more competent system owners and trades to us for any equipment and support that might be required to do this. You won't find a better service, well priced, field tested equipment, help and advice should you need it and quick deliveries.

Solar Tepairs

Company News: ... More Support & Better Coverage

As well as our locations in Swindon and Torquay we now also have field engineers working out of Derby, East London and York, available for testing and repairs for residential and commercial solar PV systems within an hours or so's drive of these locations.

Services

Solar Tepairs

Solar Power System Repairs

Problems with your solar power system? Solar panels not working? Inverter Fault? Leaking Roof? We can help. Established in 2007, we are one of the longest serving renewable energy companies around and experts at fixing all things Solar. This includes repairs to roofs, mountings, cables, isolators, meters, inverters, batteries and electrical systems; residential and commercial.

Solar Panel Installers

Solar PV System Installation & Commissioning

Installing a New Solar PV System? Over the years we have installed most types and size of system in most types of location for a range of residential, commercial and agricultural clients. We have design, roofing and electrical experience in house, are well established, straightforward, organised and easy to work with.

Solar PV Feasibility Study

Solar PV System Design & Planning

The success of any renewable energy project is always in the quality and robustness of the system design. Good system design is at the heart of our business, our experienced in-house design team has been designing innovative and ground breaking solar PV and electrical energy systems since 2007.

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Systems

LG NeOn R Prime Solar Panel

*NEW* LG NeON R Prime

Brand new from Tier 1 manufacturer LG is their NeON R Prime. With no visible electrodes on the face of the panel this is easily the nicest looking solar panel that we have ever seen and perfect for integrating into slate and dark metal roofs.

Previous incarnations of LG NeON panels have long since proved themselves to be amongst the very best solar panels around, in the field they grind out the kWHrs day after day including in less than ideal conditions. The introduction of the NeON R Prime takes things on to a new level.

Solis 4G Series Dual MPPT Inverter

Solis 4G and Mini 4G Series Inverters

The Solis 4G and Mini 4G Series are our go-to inverters when asked to carry out a cost effective inverter replacement or asked to install a new system at a competitive price. All 4G Series inverters come with 2 x MPPT trackers, if you only need the 1 tracker then the Mini 4Gs are a little smaller but also a little cheaper and just as good.

These units are well built but basic in comparison to some other manufacturer's offerings; lacking the bells and whistles, functions that are rarely used and countless different add-ons that some have available. But unless you plan to use all these extras, in our experience it's often those extra bits and pieces that cause the problems when it comes to system failures and support. If all you are looking for is a solid, reliable grid connected inverter, at a good price, that converts DC to AC efficiently and keeps an accurate log as it does so, then in our opinion a 4G or Mini 4G Series inverter would be a very good choice.

All Systems

What's New? ... Smart Export Guarantee!

It's here! The Smart Export Guarantee is Here! ... Not much Smart or Guaranteed about it to be fair but it is what it is, and what it is, is here! ...

Solar PV South West

Company News: ... We're in Torquay!

In addition to our base in Swindon we now have a permanant presence in Torquay, giving us Full Service engineering coverage across all of Southern and South West England right down to the sunny tip, encompassing Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset!

We are happy to take on or get involved with any solar PV or related work including single and three phase electrics, power storage, power backup and roofing, on or off-grid. If you are looking for an experienced and reliable company to carry out installation work, or repairs, changes or improvements, large or small to any kind of solar PV or electrical system located anywhere in Southern and South West England then we can help.

Electric Car Charging

Updated: ... Grid connections for Micro-Generators ... Engineering Recommendation G98

If your new solar PV or electrical storage system is to be connected to the National Grid, is to run in parralel with the grid, will shutdown during a powercut and is under 16A per phase (3.68kWp AC single phase, 11.04kWp AC three phase), then what you have in terms of a grid connection is most likely classed as a Micro-Generator. Grid connections for Micro-Generators are carried out in accordance with Engineering Recommendation G98.

Lichen on Solar Panels

Updated: ... Cleaning Solar PV Panels

If storms, driving rain and powerful winds haven't cleaned your solar panels yet, then it's time to face some hard facts ... we suspect, having found this article, as you might already know, these so called 'self cleaning' solar panels are nothing of the sort! ...

 

What Our Customers Say

"Inverter broke down, contacted Glen, on his advice new inverter delivered within days. Glen then came and fitted new inverter within 90 mins, works perfectly. Glen is very friendly very efficient, really knows his work. Can highly recommend Glen, any other problems with solar system and Glen will be the one I call." - Carl Tyler, Salisbury

Recomendation via Google

"What a pleasant surprise. I found InBalance via Google when the inverter on my solar PV system failed and I was trying to find someone knowledgeable and reliable to fix or replace it. My first impression was that the comprehensive information on their web-site was a good start, far better than the web-sites of most of the shysters who now seem to fill the world of solar PV. The next positive was Scott of InBalance's rapid response, first to my initial enquiry and subsequently to visiting to analyse and report on the problem and then removing and replacing the inverter within just a couple of days. I hope I don't ever have another problem with my solar PV system but, if I do, the first people I shall call will be InBalance. Outstanding service and thoroughly recommended." - Tim Petty, Ilminster

Recomendation via Facebook

"We had been let down by a failure on our system,and the manufacturer of the part was no longer trading. We called Glen during the afternoon and he was there in the evening. He examined the system and recommended a replacement manufacterer, promising to come back and fit in the new part once it arrived. We informed Glen of the arrival on a Friday PM, he was there fitting the new part by 10:30 on the following Monday. Of course it worked. That is what you call service, and guess who is looking after all our requirements in the future. Highly recommend this company." - Gill Spencer, Newbury

Recomendation via E-Mail

"Yes, thank you! The Inverter appears to be working well. Scott was very efficient and courteous, he couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you very much for your prompt and efficient service, apart from the expense (not your fault), it has been a pleasure working with you." Tracey Smale, Dartmouth

Recomendation via Facebook

"In Balance contacted us promptly after we made an enquiry, Glen telephoned and arranged to visit our property to identify the fault, he arrived the following day! Brilliant as when the system is down it isn't earning us money. We decided to have a new inverter installed as our original one was 9 years old. Glen ordered the unit which was delivered to our property he then arrange to fit the unit the following day. He really could not have done it any quicker so thank you for that. Good job done for reasonable money. Highly recommended." - Geoff Thomas, Abingdon

Review via Google

"Contacted Glen after being let down by 2 companies. He visited promptly, researched my system and assisted me with getting my solar system up and running again. Amazing man. Will definitely be my first and only port of call for any future issues. Friendly, supportive, knowledgeable and reliable. Highly recommend him." Margaret Bissett, Chisledon

Review via Google

"Can't recommend In Balance Energy and Glen enough. I had a fault in a solar tile that needed tracking down. Other companies did not want to know as too much hassle. Glen saw it as a challenge and was all over it. Problem fixed and full power restored. Well done and thanks." Paul Rodwell, Wallingford

Recomendation via Facebook

"We were very relieved to find Glen when our Solar Panel system stopped working, as our original supplier had gone out of business. We cannot praise Glen's persistence enough as he thoroughly reviewed the system to identify the faults and repair it, despite the searing heat of last summer. He also talked to Solar Edge and provided fault data to enable us to get a replacement part under warranty. Many thanks Glen for getting us up and running again!" - Jane Pearce, Highworth

Recomendation via Facebook

"Excellent service. We contacted Glen when our solar PV system stopped working. His response was prompt, he explained all we needed to know and got the system up and running after just a matter of days. Glen was friendly, professional and most of all reliable and we would have no hesitation in highly recommending him." Fran Armstrong, Market Lavington

Recomendation via Facebook

"Glen was very helpful and very reasonably priced. I would recommend him, and use him again in future if I need any solar work." Venu Jega, Highworth

Review via Google

"Very efficient reliable company. Scott was the engineer who attended to fix my solar breakdown, which he did very quickly and reasonably. Would recommend very highly." Paul Slatter, Ivybridge

Review via Google

"Outstanding. Conscientious, thorough, friendly and reasonably priced service. Highly recommended. Made our solar panel battery system safe, correcting the sub-standard work of others. Will always use this trustworthy PV electrician. Even after the work was completed, he studied the manual for our system and assisted with resolving further problems. Thanks Glen." Rob Barnes, Royal Wootton Bassett

Review via Cylex

"Very decent with a helpful attitude and expert in the technical side and reliable too. Had to integrate with our roofers to use their scaffolding before and after their work to take down and reinstall our PV panels. Helpful scheduling. Up and running again to our satisfaction at a decent price." David Ballard, Ramsbury

Review via Google

"I got in touch with Glen as our old converter was no longer working due to its age (9 years). Glen quickly diagnosed the inverter and tested the solar panels. The next week replaced it with a new inverter with WiFi connectivity. Everything is working again perfectly and I can see what power it's generating on a phone App now. Great service!!" Peter Dowsett, Chippenham

Recomendation via Facebook

"Glen replaced our inverter. Excellent honest guy. We wouldn’t deal with anyone else highly recommended." Nicola Moger, Devizes

Recomendation via Facebook

"Our inverter failed and as our installer had gone out of business did not know what to do. Contacted Glen who was brilliant. Came out checked the failure dealt with the manufacturer and all aspects of the warranty claim.New inverter received under warranty and Glen came out and fitted the new one straightaway. Superb service from a very professional and helpful person. Highly recommend this company." Martin Brailey, Wokingham

Review via Google

"Had a tricky fault on my (8 year) old system which Glen narrowed down and has now sorted at a very reasonable price. We have also had our faulty inverter replaced by In Balance; would recommend if he covers your area!" Peter Nobes, Bath

Recomendation via Facebook

"My inverter failed and Glen very quickly got my system up and running again. He was very professional but explained everything to me. Many thanks Glen and I've already recommended him." Di Foxwell, Wroughton

Recomendation via E-Mail

"New meter doing the business nicely. Good job, great service and friendly with it. Our thanks." Richard Illsley, Marlborough

 

Case Studies

We carry out Solar PV System installation work and a whole range of related support services including design, repair, testing and maintenance work on solar PV systems all across the UK. We work with Homeowners, Landlords, Councils, Large and Small Businesses, Farmers, Developers and Contractors.

Solar New Builds

New Build Housing Development

This new housing development in Lyneham, Wiltshire gave us the opportunity to install solar PV sytems on all of the houses. Their future owners will enjoy all of the environmental and financial benefits of being able to generate their own clean free electricity.

Solar Barn

Solar Barn, inc Planning and Power Supply

Low profile, all black solar PV panel system, installed with minimal visual impact on the landscape. 104 x monocrystalline solar panels, 2 x three Phase AC/DC power inverters supply power to a number of residential and agricultural buildings and farmhouses.

Commercial Solar PV System Installation on a London Care Home

Residential Care Home, inc New Roof

This Care Home is located on a busy road in West London. By removing roof tiles and replacing with frameless all black PV laminates, we maintained the original roofline and achieved a subtle integrated look for the roof.

In addition to the residents power requirements, the home operates it's own kitchens, laundries and lifts. Over the course of the year, the care home will be close to generating as much power from the roof as is used inside the building.

Commercial Solar PV Barn, Guildford, Surrey

Solar Barn, inc power supply

The Solar Barn in Guildford offered us the ideal combination of location and mounting structure to design and build a high performance PV system to cover the whole south facing side of the metal roof of an old tractor barn.

The 19.4kWp solar PV system satisfies approximately half of the farms annual electrical power requirement.

50kWp Solar PV Ground Mount, Reading

50kWp Ground Mount inc Groundworks

This 50kWp ground mounted solar PV system located just outside Reading, Berkshire supplies power to a working farm incorporating various industrial units, office units and polytunnels for soft fruit cultivation.

New Build Roof Integrated Solar PV System

Eco House, inc New Roof

A challenging new build project where the solar PV arrays were intergrated into the roofline. Objective was to maximise the output from the angular space with the 3 PV arrays (E, S, W facing) foming part of the roof.

Solar PV panels deliver the base power needed by 2 x air source heat pumps, a rainwater harvesting system and a heat recovery system.

Solar PV Panels on a stables

Slimline, All Black

We installed this slimline and high performance all black system on the South West facing roof of a stable block. Chosen based on good work we had previously carried out nearby, the specification was for another system that would integrate seemlessly into the landscape.

Unless you look closely or already knew it was there you would most likely walk straight past this one and not even notice the mini powerhouse sat up on the roof!

50kWp Solar PV Ground Mounting Frame

50kWp Ground Mount, inc Groundworks

We were responsible for the design, supply and installation of this bespoke 50kWp ground mounted solar PV system located in Pewsey, Wiltshire. The installation demanded careful planning and a high degree of accuracy to achieve the optimum output from the difficult installation area and limited available space.

4kWp Solar PV Ground Mount

Custom Ground Mount,

Hidden away in the countryside we installed this 16-panel all black solar PV system. The solar PV array was designed to follow the shape and contours of the land, blending the PV array unseen into the landscape with no compromise in performance.

Solar Barn

Solar Barn, Inc Barn Refurbishment, New Roof

Previously roofed and clad in asbestos, this barn refurbishment in Oxenwood, Wiltshire gave us the opportunity to design and install a completely bespoke solar PV and roofing system.

Inside we installed new electrical points, distribution boards and EV charging facilities.

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Areas Served:

Swindon: Abingdon, Aldbourne, Andover, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Berkshire, Bicester, Blunsdon, Box, Bracknell, Bradford on Avon, Bristol, Burford, Calne, Camberley, Carterton, Cheltenham, Chippenham, Chipping Norton, Chipping Sodbury, Cirencester, Corsham, Cricklade, Devizes, Didcot, Evesham, Faringdon, Fleet, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Henley-on-Thames, Highclere, Highworth, Hook, Hungerford, Keynsham, Kingsclere, Lambourn, Lechlade, Lyneham, Maidenhead, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Marshfield, Melksham, Minety, Newbury, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Pewsey, Purton, Ramsbury, Royal Wootton Bassett, Salisbury, Shalbourne, Slough, Stow, Swindon, Tewkesbury, Thatcham, Trowbridge, Wanborough, Wantage, Warminster, Wiltshire, Winchester, Windsor, Witney, Wokingham, Worcester, Wroughton and Yate.

Torquay: Babbacombe, Bantham, Barnstaple, Bideford, Bodmin, Bridgewater, Brixham, Bude, Burnham-on-Sea, Chard, Cleveden, Cornwall, Crewkerne, Devon, Dorset, Exeter, Exmouth, Frome, Glastonbury, Holsworthy, Honiton, Ivybridge, Kingskerswell, Launceston, Lyme Regis, Lynton, Marldon, Minehead, Newquay, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Painton, Plymouth, Salcombe, Seaton, Sidmouth, Somerset, Street, Stroud, Taunton, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes, Wellington, Wells, Weston-super-Mer, Weymouth and Yeovil.

Derby: Ashbourne, Ashyby-de-la-Zouch, Bakewell, Beeston, Birmingham, Burton upon Trent, Buxton, Cannock, Cheadle, Chesterfield, Coalville, Congleton, Corby, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Grantham, Kettering, Leek, Leicester, Lincoln, Long Eaton, Loughborough, Macclesfield, Matlock, Melton Mowbray, Newark-on-Trent, Nuneaton, Oakham, Peterborough, Sheffield, Sleaford, Stafford, Stamford, Stoke-on-Trent, Sutton Coldfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Swadlincote, Tamworth, Telford, Uppingham, Uttoxeter, Wigston, Wolverhampton and Worksop.

York: Barnard Castle, Barnsley, Beverley, Boroughbridge, Bradford, Bridlington, Burnley, Castleford, Darlington, Doncaster, Driffield, Easingwold, Goole, Halifax, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Helmsley, Hessle, Hornsea, Huddersfield, Hull, Keighley, Leeds, Malton, Manchester, Market Weighton, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire, Pocklington, Pontefract, Ripon, Rotherham, Scunthorpe, Selby, Sheffield, Skipton, South Yorkshire, Stockport, Thirsk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Wetherby, Whitby, Withernsea, York and the Yorkshire Dales.

East London Basildon, Barking, Bexley, Blackheath, Braintree, Brentwood, Brixton, Bromley, Burnt Oak, Canvey Island, Chatham, Chelmsford, Cheshunt, Chigwell, City of London, Croydon, Dagenham, Dartford, Dulwich, Edgware, Enfield, Essex, Gravesend, Grays, Greater London, Grenwich, Harlow, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, Hornchurch, Ilford, Kent, London Docklands, Maidstone, Mill Hill, Orpington, Peckham, Rainham, Rayleigh, Rochester, Romford, Sevenoaks, Sidcup, Southend-on-Sea, Stoke Newington, Stratford, Tilbury, Waltham, Walthamstow, Westminster, Wickford, Woodford and Woolwich.

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