When contemplating solar energy one's mind usually wanders to the sunny climes of California, Nevada or the deserts of Northern Africa and Dubai. Not foggy old London.
But yes, the UK has its own booming residential and commercial solar industry. One company taking advantage of friendly government tariffs and consumer demand for solar energy is London solar panel suppliers, Ploughcroft Solar.
Ploughcroft maintains the only NVQ accredited solar training centre in the UK, handles both large corporate and residential installations, and even has an Eco Roof division.
To support the transition to renewable energy sources the UK now has a target of producing 15% of its total energy use to renewables by 2020 and has instituted the Generation and Feed In Tariffs program, providing those installing an alternative energy systems an estimated return of 8-10%, which compared with the interest paid by a savings account, is an attractive investment opportunity whilst lowering the home owner's or business's carbon footprint (global warming is an accepted fact in Europe and most of the civilized world). The Tariffs are available to home owners, businesses, schools and other commercial enterprises.
For more info on their solar training course, check out their website at Plough Croft.