“It was so easy, there was no hassle. They just worked around our needs which made the whole process absolutely simple from start to finish.”
Vanessa Bamford recently moved to a new home in Steyning with her husband Jed and their two teenage children. They decided to buy a property that includes a family home for them and three holiday cottages that are rented out to holiday-makers throughout the year.
Maintaining three cottages as well as their home, meant the Bamfords saw a significant jump in their electricity bills and they wanted to find a sustainable solution that wouldn’t take away from their cottages’ aesthetic. They found that solar was the answer.
During a visit to her local IKEA store in Southampton, Vanessa was pleased to note that they offered home solar as well as a new battery storage option. She did some further research online and requested a quote via the IKEA calculator and was pleased to find that the solar and battery storage system were both within her price range.
The family’s new solar battery is situated neatly in the utility area. The panels are installed in a valley roof and aren’t visible from the ground.
Vanessa says the installation ran very smoothly and that the installers worked around her schedule and came and installed the system on a day when they had no guest bookings. The solar system and battery were both installed in a single day.
Vanessa says having the system has been wonderful and has changed her day-to-day life. The home battery enables them to use mostly self-generated energy. They are excited to tell guests that their cottages are run on clean solar energy and are proud to say that their business is run as sustainably as possible.