Author Archives: CustomSolar


AF Switchgear Solar Installation, Sutton In Ashfield

77-74kw-commercial-solar-panel-installation-sutton-in-ashfield-af-switchgear1AF Switchgear are one of the UK’s largest switchgear manufacturers and set the standard for LV Switchgear and Power Distribution with four manufacturing facilities on two sites in Nottinghamshire adjacent to Junction 28 of the M1 giving transport links all across the country.   (more…)


St Mary’s Catholic High School Solar Installation, Chesterfield

279-76kw-school-solar-panel-installation-chesterfield1St Mary’s is an 11-18 Catholic Voluntary Academy serving North East Derbyshire. A thriving, highly successful and over-subscribed school with a long and well established reputation. With an outstanding record of academic achievements and examination results consistently well above the national average. (more…)


Derbyshire County Cricket Club Solar Installation, Derby


Matthew Brailsford of Custom Solar & Ryan Duckett of DCCC

The 3aaa County Ground has been the home of cricket in Derbyshire for over 140 years since the Club’s formation in November 1870. The ground has a rich sporting heritage and has hosted many events including a FA Cup final, international football and cricket, horse racing and the original home of Derby County Football Club.  (more…)

50kw Commercial Solar Panel Installation Smith of Derby

Smith of Derby Solar Installation

Smith of Derby are certainly not stuck in time when it comes to their view on the environment, they first began their investigation into sustainability and renewable energy options earlier in 2015 and began the process of speaking with local companies in order to explore the options and choose the right partners. (more…)

9.805kw Commercial Solar Panel Installation Chesterfield Tennic Club

Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club Solar Installation, Chesterfield Derbyshire

9.805kw Commercial Solar Panel Installation Chesterfield Tennis Club

A great view of the courts!


“Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club decided that solar panels might be a good investment and a way of saving money, as the club uses a great deal of electricity during the year.  After approaching several solar companies and analysing in detail all the figures and data we decided that solar was a viable option and chose Custom Solar because, apart from being a local company they were also very competitive and their presentation was professional and easy to understand.  Matthew Brailsford and Andy Stone were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating throughout the whole process.  The installation, workmanship and after-sales service has been outstanding and extremely efficient.  Our 10kw system was installed and working within a day, with no disruption to the club or its members.   I highly recommend Custom Solar to anyone thinking of installing a solar system for their company.”

Barbara Langen, Director/Energy Co-ordinator


System Size: 9.805kWp

Panel manufacturer: Jinko 265w Poly x 37

Inverter Manufacturer: Samil Power Solar Lake 10000TL

Estimated System Annual Performance: 8304 kilowatt hours

Estimated System worth over 25 years: £54,990.59

CO2 Savings per annum: 4,401 kg

Duration of Installation: 1 day

Completion date: 24/09/2015

Self funded by Client






Matthew Samantha Brailsford Environment Award Derbyshire Times

Custom Solar win ‘The Environment Award’ at the 2015 Derbyshire Times Business Awards!

Samantha Brailsford Environment Award Derbyshire TimesWe are so proud to have been recognised for our commitment to the environment at this years Derbyshire Times Business Awards, we were in good company with the very best of Chesterfield’s business community.  (more…)


A life without Solar subsidies……

Ok folks so here it is, an honest and hopefully not too colourful assessment of solar pv in the UK.  I’ve waited a couple of days to write this because otherwise I feared it would all be effing and jeffing with a few well-placed jabs at DECC and this extremely green government! (more…)

Dunston Innovation Centre Chesterfield

Dunston Innovation Centre Solar Installation, Chesterfield Derbyshire

50kw-Commercial-Solar-Panel-Installation-Chesterfield-Dunston-Innovation-CentreThe Dunston Innovation Centre is a Chesterfield Borough Council owned property and is home to many of the region’s growing companies, including Custom Solar LTD.  The Chesterfield Innovation Centres at Tapton Park and Dunston were built by Chesterfield Borough Council in partnership with G F Tomlinson Group Ltd to provide modern high specification workspace and in-house support services to attract new innovative businesses to the Chesterfield area.  (more…)

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Aerial of Dunston Innovation Centre

Custom Solar go airborne!

DJI Phantom 3 Professional

DJI Phantom 3 Professional

As the Solar sector continues to grow so does the interest of past, present and future clients regarding solar arrays and their placement on commercial buildings.  One of the biggest problems we face as a company, post installation is that we have struggled to take pictures that show the full extent of the installation. (more…)


The Corrugated Case Company Solar Installation, Chesterfield Derbyshire


100kw Commercial Solar Panel Installation Chesterfield Corrugated Case Co Ltd Inverters100kw Commercial Solar Panel Installation Chesterfield - Corrugated Case Co Ltd

The Corrugated Case Company is an independent cardboard box manufacturer specialising in the design and manufacture of corrugated cardboard and fibreboard transit packaging and promotional material. Having built up a reputation since 1996 for outstanding levels of service, quality workmanship and technical ability they are constantly reinvesting in the latest technologies so they can continue to be one of the leading companies in their field. (more…)