Carbon Legacy Ltd


Woodgate Farm

East Leake



LE12 6Pw

Solar PV


South Facing Rear Solar Pv - Carbon Legacy
Photograph by Carbon Legacy

With Climate Change upon us we are all looking for something we can do to reduce Carbon Emissions. The World has at last accepted Solar panels as the most simple, reliable, and cost-effective way to generate our own Green electricity especially when combined with onsite battery storage.

Whether its your home, office building, factory or farm we can help you find a solution that will fit your needs and budget. We have installed over 2000 Solar panel systems around the country with every one monitored to make sure it is delivering as expected. We can give you the benefit of the actual results from all our existing customers as we monitor and check on the annual figures compared to the system target set at installation.

We can help you choose top quality equipment that will give you up to 40 years of energy generation. There is no other product in the World that comes with a 30 year performance warrantee nor with a proven performance record from outer space to some of Earths most inhospitable desserts and Artic locations.

Please look through our web site and learn more about solar battery storage, Proportional power diverters, ground and air sourced heat pumps, whole house ventilation with heat recovery. But it doesn’t stop there. We can advise on Low carbon building specification for both new build and property refurbishment to minimise energy use, control costs and future proof your buildings.


Hanwa-Qcell Installation - Carbon Legacy REC Solar Panels with Schletter Fixings - Carbon Legacy
Photograph by Carbon Legacy

We often get asked what Solar panels and inverters are the best and why do we recommend particular brands. There are literally hundreds of panel manufacturers with most being based in Asia and especially China.

The major European brands have all now disappeared having been forced out by the competition from China. After the demise of Solar World of Germany, we moved over to Qcells who were originally German, but then were bought out by Hanwa of South Korea. After great investment in new state of the art factories and R&D based in Germany, they continue to shine with some of the most advanced modules while still offering good value. Other brands we sometimes use for reasons of dimensions and fitting systems are REC, LG and Sunpower.

Our confidence in our choices has been proven by never having to replace a faulty panel since we started back in 2009. Some information is shown below but for up-to-date information please follow the links to the manufacturer’s web sites. HanwaQcells are updating their technology yearly and we are currently fitting ML G9 385w with Black frame and white back sheet or their impressive looking ML G9 375w All black.


Solis Inverter - Carbon Legacy
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With PV inverters we have had to follow the market and instead of just buying German SMA or Italian PVI inverters we now use mainly Chinese Solis string inverters and some SMA.

Even SMA now make their smaller inverters in China. Both SMA and Solis continue to provide an excellent replacement service where there is a warrantee issue. As with all complex electronic devices there are always a small number of failures, and every inverter will fail by the time it is around 12 years old.

You will find that we always buy our inverters with a 10 year extended warrantee so you have peace of mind for the first 10 years.

For roof mounting equipment we use Schletter of Germany for on-roof, GSE of France for in-roof and Wagner of Germany or Van der Vaulk for flat roof ballast mounted frame systems.

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