Solarsense, Backwell

Solarsense, Backwell

Solarsense, the South West's leading renewable energy specialist, has been installing renewables technologies for more than 20 years. From their carbon-neutral Technology Park in Backwell, Solarsense’s 40 strong team support the region’s businesses and homeowners to gain control of their energy costs and reduce their carbon footprints.

Founded in 1994 Solarsense has played an active role in the development of the green energy sector in the South West. Initially specialising in Solar PV and Solar Thermal, the company now also provides trusted advice and installation of pellet boilers, ground and air-source heat pumps and energy efficient lighting.

As utility bills continue to rise renewable technologies are being seen as a means of resource reduction, rather than solely energy production. As well as more than 6,000 domestic installations Solarsense has worked with commercial clients on some of the region’s most high profile industrial systems including those for Michael Eavis at Glastonbury Festival, Bristol City Council, @Bristol Science Centre, The National Composites Centre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol Zoo, the Universities of Bath and the West of England and others.

Solarsense is proud to have been recognised by the industry for its work in the region. In 2011 Solarsense won Renewable Energy Association Company of the Year – a huge accolade for a regional company who operate mainly in the South West. More recent awards include:

  • 2014: Western Daily Press Business Awards – Runner up, Environmental Award and award for Community Contribution
  • 2013: Bristol Post Business Awards - Winner, Environmental Award and award for Community Contribution 
  • 2012: Regen SW - Renewable Energy Installer of the Year
  • 2012: Solar UK Awards – Small installation of the year (Montgomergy school)

Solarsense take its social responsibility seriously and feels it is only right that organisations do what they can to share their knowledge. Each year Solarsense invests time and expertise in direct support of selected charitable projects throughout the UK and beyond. Projects have spanned Ethiopia, Uganda, Senegal, India and Nepal. As well as work overseas Solarsense also plays an active role in the Bristol Solar City initiative which aims to see Bristol recognised as UK’s solar capital and install 1GW of solar PV by 2020.

We are ideally situated in North Somerset to gain maximum yields from solar PV, due to a combination of high annual levels of sunshine and UV, low pollution levels, and cooling Westerly winds (solar PV panels perform less well in temperatures over 30°C). In fact, some of our systems in the South West of England outperform those fitted in Spain!

To find out more about renewables for your home or business please get in touch. The dates of our next commercial and residential open days are listed on our website.


Solarsense UK Ltd, Helios House, Brockley Lane, Backwell BS48 4AH
Telephone: 01275 461 800 (Monmouthshire: 01291 672 435, Gloucestershire: 01453 297 301, North Devon: 01271 268 009)