Our easy 5 step process to going solar

Going solar with GreenFox Energy is an easy and straightforward process. From your first conversation with one of our specialists to successful installation and beyond, we work with you to give you the information and support you need to embrace solar energy and its benefits confidently.

Making 'going solar' as easy as possible

If the nuts and bolts of solar power are all Greek to you, don’t worry, GreenFox is dedicated to making things agreeably clear. Here’s a summary of the process we’ll guide you through – first to give you the information you need to make good choices, then to get you up & running.

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Step one: Free home survey

The first step in the process is to understand the unique energy needs of your home and what you need from your solar energy system. An experienced representative from GreenFox will visit your home at a convenient time to conduct a no-obligation home survey.

During this survey, we will evaluate your property’s layout, discuss your energy goals and saving objectives, determine where your solar inverter and battery can be installed, and estimate how many solar panels you need to achieve your goals.

Understanding your energy needs with a free home survey
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Step two: Informative, jargon-free advice and solution design

After your home survey, we will offer you comprehensive advice about solar energy and its benefits to you and your family. There is far too much jargon and tech speak in the industry today, and sadly, this often obscures the genuine and straightforward benefits of solar energy for homeowners.

We provide a no-nonsense, completely jargon-free advice service to help you fully understand the benefits and practicalities of solar energy. After this, if you’re interested in proceeding, we can start designing a custom solar solution that best fits your home and energy requirements, now and in the future.

Informative, jargon-free advice and solution design
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Step three: Supply and installation

Once we have answered any questions you may have and you’re happy with the proposed solution, costs, and timeframe, our team will oversee the end-to-end process of supplying and installing your new solar energy system. 

All our fitters are MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certified and NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) qualified too.

We’ll handle every detail of the process, including procuring all the necessary equipment components and testing your system to ensure that it is safe, effective, and fully compliant with industry best practices and quality standards.

Supply & install your fully compliant and tested solution
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Step four: Setting up the right tariff and revenue streams

Unlike many other providers, our service and support doesn’t end at the point of installation. We will help configure and refine your system to deliver the right savings and revenues for you, providing ongoing pragmatic advice and support. This can include setting up the right tariff for your energy usage and establishing the appropriate revenue streams if you plan to sell any excess energy back to the National Grid.

Roadmap to guide you through registration and enegry exporting
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Step five: Ongoing monitoring, optimisation, and maintenance

Installation is just the start of your solar energy journey, which is why GreenFox will offer you an ongoing support programme tailored to your needs, including monitoring your solar energy system and providing maintenance and optimisation as needed. This ensures that your system continues to operate efficiently and effectively for the full lifetime of the system, providing long-term savings and excellent value for money.

Ongoing monitoring, optimisation and maintenance support
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What our customers say


An investment that keeps on giving

Many home investments are subject to the law of ‘diminishing returns’. Most household appliances only last so long before they start displaying faults, they cost money to run and need replaced after only a few years.

A solar energy system, on the other hand, is a gift that keeps on giving to your home, year after year, and unlike other investments, the savings increase over time  – making it a smart investment.

Once you’ve paid for the installation and setup of your system, the free energy you’ll receive from your solar system will pay off your investment year by year. Depending on your usage, you’ll normally have broken even within 7 to 8 years from the savings you’ll get on your monthly bills, and after that, your solar system will provide you with free energy for at least another 15 years before it needs upgrading.

However, any good solar system needs upkeep to maintain its efficiency, and that’s why we don’t simply install solar systems at GreenFox. A big part of what we do is support you throughout the lifetime of your solar investment to ensure your system keeps working as hard as possible to deliver energy savings.

Case Study

Figures based on a four-bedroom house in central Edinburgh, with 5,500kWh consumption per year, and a 5.3kWp solar array coupled with a 10kWh DC battery. System Performance Assumptions: System Total losses: 12.3%, Inverter losses: 3.2%, Optimizer losses: 0%, Shading losses: 0%, Performance Adjustment: 0%Output Calculator: System Advisor Model 2020.02.29.r2. Panel Orientations: 7 panels with Azimuth 150 and Slope 20, 6 panels with Azimuth 153 and Slope 20.

Let's Talk

If you have any questions about our services or would simply like advice, please book a meeting using the diary, for a time that suits you! Don’t worry, there’s no hard sell, jargon or exaggerated claims with us, just common sense and plain speaking. 


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