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Win a complete 1KW solar PV system

Simon Lewis, director of Princes Solar Energy, London Marathon

Win a Solar PV system worth over £3,000, installed on your home.

On 26th April 2015 Simon Lewis, director of Princes Solar Energy, is running the London Marathon for local charity the Kenyan Schools Project (KSP).

KSP, who are also based in Ellesmere, Shropshire, raise money to fund and build schools in Kenya. Princes Solar Energy is aiming to raise money for a Solar system to be placed on a school built by KSP to provide free, clean electricity.

Running alongside this fundraising we are running a competition for someone to win a complete 1KW Solar PV System installed on their home, (subject to T&C’s*).

To be in with a chance of winning this system entrants must like the Princes Solar Energy Facebook page, and then guess the time that Simon will complete the marathon in. Guesses should be in the format of hours, minutes and seconds and written as a comment below our Facebook post, which can be found at our Facebook page . The winner will be the person with the time nearest Simon’s actual race chip time.

You can also sponsor Simon directly at

*Terms and conditions

  1. Competition is limited to households within a 50 mile radius of SY12 0EW.
  2. If the competition is won by an individual that is not a homeowner then the system can be given to a nominated recipient who is a homeowner within a 50 mile radius as above.
  3. Competition is limited to one entry per person, more than one entry can be made per household.
  4. Entrants must be over 18 years old.
  5. To be in with a chance of winning the solar system entrants must like the Princes Solar Energy page on Facebook.
  6. If more than one person guesses the time correctly, or multiple entrants have times are equally close to Simon’s actual time, then these names will be placed in a hat and the winner drawn out at random.
  7. Competition is not available to employees of Princes Solar Energy or immediate family of employees.
  8. The solar system may be upgraded for a bigger system at the expense of the competition winner if required.
  9. Competition closes for entry 12pm Friday 24th April 2015.
  10. Installation of solar system is subject to roof survey and suitability, if the roof is not suitable then the system may be donated to a nominated recipient.

Feed In Tariff rate change

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that the current Feed-in Tariff rate of 14.38p/kWh is set to decrease by 3.5% on the 1st January 2015. This will make the rate drop to 13.87p/kWh.

It is important to note that any solar PV system that is commissioned before this date will still be eligible for the higher, current tariff, subject to gaining an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) at a band ‘D’ or higher.

Degression is a periodic reduction in tariffs, the size of which is dependent on the amount of  deployment in the preceding period.- DECC

Because of the number of Solar systems that have been installed in the UK in the last quarter, and because there hasn’t been a change in Feed-in Tariff rate since 1st April 2014, we are now due a change in rate.

Here at Princes LHS Ltd, we commission the system and send off your Feed in Tariff application forms to your energy provider for you, meaning that you can begin to see your electricity savings as soon as possible.