Run by the sun
Run by the sun

Solar Energy Specialists in Leicester

Having worked with PV solar power systems since the early nineties, Simon designed and installed his first grid connected energy system in 2003, before establishing Run by the Sun Ltd in 2007. We are a small, friendly, family run business based in Leicester who specialise in the design, installation and service of quality PV solar systems.

This knowledge runs through the company – after 7 years it’s still the same team that assists Simon with every installation. This continuity also runs through to using long, reliable suppliers and premium products from well known brands, for whom we are also trusted to work as sub-contractors.

From the very first point of contact, Run by the Sun Ltd prides itself in putting the customer first. Our superior knowledge and experience allows us to design efficient solar systems for even the most awkward of roofs. We also have experience of installing solar panel systems with shading or orientation issues that many other solar companies walk away from.

Solar panel installation experts Leicester

Of course we are fully MCS accredited (MCS1239) for PV solar energy installations. Unusually we also have the technical knowledge and experience to design and install off-grid solar systems, providing a source of power in remote locations or for vehicles, leisure craft and buildings, where there is no mains power alternative.

After 7 years we have several hundred happy customers across the UK. Our off-grid solar projects range from small solar lighting systems on Mr Brown's garden shed, domestic houses and agricultural barns to commercial solar projects with over 1000 solar modules. We also have a portfolio of community projects including schools, environmental charities, allotments and even the solar system throughout the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Over 20 years experience in the solar energy industry 

Word of mouth recommendation is our best form of advertising – which makes it doubly important that our clients are completely satisfied with our work. As Simon has such a real passion for renewable energy, it’s pleasing to report that those first solar energy systems installed over 10 years ago are still generating electricity today.

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