Our total service has seen iGen become a trusted solar PV partner for leading developers and construction companies, with high profile clients that include Unilever, Royal Mail and Bet365.

Through our accessible and responsive approach, we offer qualified technical advice to clients at the very earliest stages, following through with successful completion of all installations and comprehensive service and maintenance packages for all our solar pv projects.

From our headquarters in Greater Manchester we are ideally located to cover the whole of the UK – and help you achieve your financial and environmental targets.

iGen work with businesses, housebuilders and contractors to design and install solar PV systems that meet BREEAM & ESOS environmental targets and substantially reduce energy bills.

Call us today to discuss your solar PV and renewable energy requirements or use the inquiry form on our contacts page.  Our estimating and design team will return all enquires including CAD layouts and yield forecasts within 48 hours.

End to end planning with safety in mind

Quality Assurance

We are fully accredited by the MCS, which is a quality assurance scheme supported by the governments Energy and Industrial Strategy department. During our free Solar Survey on your premises, we will use simulation software to develop a custom system suited to your property’s requirements.

All our team members carry in date trade specific CSCS cards, Site Safety Plus certification, Working at Height and first aid training. Our insurances are up to date and include: Employers Liability £10m, Product Liability £10m, Professional Indemnity £10m.

We are proud of our health and safety procedures and regularly audit and improve our ways of working.  We are Safe Contractor and SSIP approved and are Constructionline Gold Members.

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iGen design, supply, project manage and install industry leading solar photovoltaic (PV) systems which enable you to generate your own electricity and help your company reduce its long term energy costs. This year sees iGen celebrate its 10 year anniversary .  Solar power is rapidly increasing in popularity and we continue to see significant growth in our business, with commercial, construction, public sector and industrial customers seeing short and long term environmental and commercial benefits of installing their own cost saving solar PV systems and efficient renewable energy solutions.

With solar PV you are effectively able to forward buy your electricity at around 5 to 6p per unit, a figure that includes estimated Operations & Maintenance costs. This cost compares with a rate of 14 to 15p per unit from the national grid.  Not only is solar energy much more efficient and lower in price, you can also protect your businesses from electricity price rises.

Businesses of all sizes can take advantage of the huge benefits that solar PV can offer. High energy use businesses such as transport and logistics companies, manufacturers, hotels and those with refrigeration and storage warehouses can considerably reduce their operating costs. Additional advantages include energy security and meaningful carbon footprint reductions which have helped improve the reputation and standing of many of our customers.

iGen has a proven track record in customer service and we receive the majority of our business from client referrals, which is why we pay so much attention to customer care. We work hand in hand with other trades and handle every stage of the operation and liaise with all stakeholders to ensure a smooth installation process. We understand company owners and site managers are very busy and don’t want to be burdened with with excessive paperwork so we can take care all of that for you from the beginning of the process to project completion.

Over the last 10 years iGen have designed, project managed and installed over 76,000 panels (20mW+) more than 500 jobs with an average job size of around 50kW. Over 90% of our work has been roof top installations however we also supply battery storage, EV charging, solar car ports and ground mounted solar solutions.


Most frequent questions and answers

For a typical business we would require less than a week to install without any interruption to electrical supply or day to day running of the company.  This would depend on the nature of the roof, size of system required and the weather.

The amount of power generated depends on a variety of factors such as the orientation, location and size of the roof.  To design a system that best suits your business we would look to analyse your annual electricity usage (half hourly data).  We would use satellite imaging and structural data to calculate how many panels would be required and give you a tailored report on our recommendations.

iGen only installs tier 1 high quality panels with a warranty of 25 years performance.  Panel degradation is factored into our analysis and forecast report.  Panels will retain at least 85% of nominal power after 25 years. 

As part of our service, we submit on your behalf a full G99 application and schematic to the DNO (Distribution Network Operator) to get the approval to connect to the grid. This can take up to 2 months.

We only specify and install tier 1 equipment from reputable manufacturers who provide warranties for their products.  However, to ensure the system is working at its optimum level we offer provide service and maintenance packages to all our clients.

Although solar is allowed under permitted development in the majority of cases we will apply for a lawful development certificate on your behalf to ensure you comply with all local and national planning requirements.

iGen will undertake a full appraisal of your roof structure including wind and snow loadings with a proposed PV system in place and design a system that will maintain the integrity and lifespan of your roof.

iGen will provide a full system forecast with exact roof details and local meteorological data using the latest modelling software developed by the European Commission’s joint research centre.  Once the system is up and running the system will be monitored remotely with both live and historical data easily accessed through your laptop or mobile device.  If the systems performance falls outside of set parameters iGen and our clients will be alerted, and we will carry out any work necessary.

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