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Our Solar PV Experience

We achieved our Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation status on 15th March 2018 and are currently also members of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code and Trading Standards Approved Code.  We also offer deposit and workmanship protection through Home Improvement Protection.  


Our Managing Director, was the former Head of Operations at the leading Solar PV company in the North of England.  As such, he was responsible for initially attaining and then maintaining the standards required to continually retain MCS status.  

He can can therefore testify to overseeing over 3,500 PV solar installations in his career and these have ranged from a 0.7kW domestic system up to the largest, being in excess of 200kWp.  He was the point of contact for contracts undertaken with the NHS, Balfour Beatty, Laing O'Rourke, City of Sunderland Council and Castle Building Services.  As such, with the permission of his former employer, he is able to detail work undertaken, under his guidance, as evidence of the standard that can be expected from Belford Developments.

Chester-le-Street, Durham - March 2018

A 3.92kWp solar PV installation utilising JA Solar Smart Modules and SolarEdge optimised technology.  This is a South facing installation on which different areas of the roof would become shaded throughout the day.  SolarEdge offered a solution to this issue meaning the client would still maximise the benefit from their solar array.  We added a bird exclusion kit around the panels as the client felt that nesting may become an issue given the close proximity of the surrounding trees.

On completion it was fantastic to receive the following message from the client:

'Belford Developments gave a competitive quote that was kept to with no hidden extras. The installation of our solar panels and inverter is very neat and was performed with minimal mess and little disruption to our normal routine, just an hour or so whilst the inverter was connected to the electricity supply. David was very helpful and friendly and answered any questions promptly and informatively, he even helped us to complete the Feed In Tariff application form.'