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…)

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…)

Custom Solar-A bright choice that won't cost the earth

Solar PV Update – Train ponderings

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Matthew Brailsford

Although you may be sat in your office or even at home reading this post I am writing it from a train that has just left Chesterfield station bound for London.  On the way to the train station I’ve been pondering a few issues relating to the energy market and I thought I’d just let them spill out of my head on the journey south. I suppose this post may raise as many questions as it answers but I hope it will provide a general overview of the Solar PV industry on today, the 13 of May 2015. (more…)

Environment Agency Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

Employ 250 people or turnover £39 million? Mandatory Energy Audits due before the end of 2015

ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria.  The audit is a requirement from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and The Environment Agency is the UK scheme administrator. (more…)

Custom Solar achieve ISO-9001

Custom Solar achieves ISO 9001 & 14001 certification from The British Assessment Bureau!

Custom Solar achieve ISO-14001Custom Solar has achieved the internationally recognised ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, establishing it as one of the leaders in its field.  This independent assessment was conducted by the leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau and demonstrates our commitment to customer service and quality in delivery. (more…)

Custom Solar-A bright choice that won't cost the earth

BBC Radio Derby interview with our Managing Director Matthew Brailsford

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Face for Radio!

Fellow Chesterfield Champion Anna Melton from In the Works PR kindly presented us yesterday  the opportunity to discuss live on BBC Radio Derby the breaking news of overtime and holiday pay ruling.  To listen to the interview click Here and you’ll hear Matthew’s dulcet tones at 1:43:35! (more…)

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Chesterfield Champion of the week; Matthew Brailsford of Custom Solar

Custom Solar Managing Director Matthew Brailsford Chesterfield Champion

Proud to be a champion!

Custom Solar’s Managing Director Matthew Brailsford is featured as Champion of the Week for Destination Chesterfield,  his interview can be found on the Chesterfield Champions website or read on below:


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Custom Solar’s Managing Director – Matthew Brailsford takes part in local Round Table event to express his views.

Chesterfield Champions Round Table July 2014


July 2014

Champions discuss region’s growth plans 


Custom Solar Managing Director Matthew Brailsford

How does a Solar PV investment stack up for your business?

Many businesses approached the idea of commercial scale solar PV a few years ago when the financial benefits were deemed to be much higher but then shied away when the tariff’s changed, however the market has become far more accessible since 2011 with a very similar return on investment. (more…)