Find a roof for us

What makes a building a good candidate for solar?

  • Owners who are willing to consider:
    • a long-term lease of their roof space
    • a power purchase agreement to buy solar electricity for 10% less than their grid electricity price
    • for the community to own the solar panels.
  • Unshaded roofs that are:
    • pitched and facing between south west and south east or
    • pitched and facing directly east and west or
    • flat roofs
  • Roofs which are in good condition that can bear the weight of solar panels.
  • Roof area of at least 280m2 for pitched roofs or at least 650m2 for flat roofs.
  • Buildings in good condition and likely to remain in use for at least 20 years.
  • Buildings which use a significant amount of electricity all year round, particularly during the summer and ideally 7 days a week.
  • Not a listed building and preferably not in a conservation area.

What do I do if I find a potential solar roof?

  • Please find out the contact name, telephone number and email of an owner/manager/director and the address, including postcode, of the building.
  • Send the details to