Journey into the Solar Revolution

1.5 million solar panels installed in the UK

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Reflecting on LJM Solution’s Year of Growth

The past 12 months marked our journey into the Solar Revolution, and in an ever-evolving landscape of renewable energy, they have been nothing short of transformative for us as directors at LJM Solutions.

What began as a leap of faith, leaving our corporate jobs behind to pursue a shared vision of sustainability and innovation, has blossomed into a thriving enterprise at the forefront of the solar revolution.

1.5 million solar panels installed in the UK
LJM Solutions is the UK’s leading Solar Panel Installer

As we look back on our journey, from humble beginnings in my garden shed, to a team of now 14 installers and electricians, with new offices, clients, and experiences, one thing remains steadfast: our unwavering commitment towards lowering customers’ energy bills and protecting the planet through solar solutions.

Embracing Change: An Entrepreneurs Leap of Faith

The Directors of LJM Solutions are Lee Lindley, Josh Lindley and Matt Whatmore
LJM Solutions is a Family Business

I’ve always been entrepreneurial but for my co-directors Josh and Matt, it was not such an easy decision to walk away from secure salaries to start the LJM Solutions enterprise.

We knew one thing; each one of us was committed to make a change. There was a strong desire to walk away from the rat race we were in and embark on a journey into the Solar Revolution. We were driven by a shared passion for sustainability and a desire to make a meaningful impact on the world. We also wanted more quality time with our families.

So, leaving behind the security of corporate jobs, we took a leap of faith. Fuelled by a vision of harnessing the power of the sun to create a brighter, greener future for generations to come, we launched LJM Solutions Ltd

By the beginning of April 2023, we had established the shed at the bottom of my garden as an office. We immediately began upgrading our skills to ensure all our qualifications were in order to deliver the quality mission we had set for ourselves, and for our clients.

And I suppose, the rest is history!

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From Vision to Reality: Business Growth and Expansion

In the span of just 12 months, LJM Solutions has undergone remarkable growth and expansion. What began as a three-person operation has evolved into a dynamic team of 14 professionals, comprising skilled engineers dedicated to driving innovation and excellence in the solar industry.

Our journey into the Solar Revolution began to gain momentum.

We very quickly moved out of the shed and into an office and warehouse. Our offices stand as a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional service and support to our clients.

But business cannot be done behind a desk. For the solar industry especially, it’s about meeting the clients, understanding their needs, and assessing their roofs. This means we are out and about most days.

LJM Solutions has a website offering a solar panel calculator so you can find out the costs for installing solar panels on your home

We began with a basic website which we have just upgrade: www.LJMSolutions.co.uk

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We are also on social media so that customers wanting solar panel installation, residential or commercial, can find us easily. This in itself is a one-person full-time job handled by Melissa. She also lovingly takes care of any queries that come into the office.

It is these little foundations which have helped our business grow. This enables our customer to have peace of mind, trust and confidence in us. We aim to be there for you when you need us.

However, there was one major leap we made on our journey into the Solar Revolution. We needed to take a giant step to allow our customers to have complete assurance in our competence. It also meant we have total compliance with industry standards. That leap was receiving the MCS accreditation.

Journey into the Solar Revolution & Navigating New Frontiers

Completing our MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) accreditation has been paramount to the success and growth of LJM Solutions.

This is for several reasons:

Firstly, it validates our expertise and credibility in the solar industry. It instills confidence in our clients and partners regarding the quality and reliability of our services.

LJM Solutions are MCS Certified
LJM Solutions are MCS Certified

Secondly, MCS accreditation enables us to access larger contracts, tenders and authority contracts. These clients require greater assurance and guarantees from the solar panel, battery, heat-pump and EV charging point installers they use.  This has opened up wider opportunities for LJM Solutions.

The process was tough and time consuming but it has been worth it. 

Becoming MCS accredited demonstrates our commitment to adhering to industry standards and best practices. It also ensures the safety and effectiveness of our installations. Ultimately, MCS accreditation has not only opened doors to new opportunities but has also solidified our position as a trusted leader in solar panel installation.

LJM Solutions have all the relevant accreditations to install solar panels for your home or business competently.
LJM Solutions is Qualified, Certified & Accredited

Of course, we are also NAPIT, NEBOSH, RECC, BPEC, QualityMark and TrustMark accredited. We also comply with all Health & Safety Standards for the industry, including Asbestos Handling, and Working at Heights. We have all the necessary qualifications and training certification for our installers and electrical service engineers.

As with any new business, the past year has been marked by a series of new experiences and challenges. From navigating complex regulatory frameworks to embracing technological advancements and market trends. We have continuously adapted and evolved to meet the needs of our clients and stay ahead of the curve. Each project has presented unique opportunities for learning and growth, further solidifying our expertise and reputation in the industry.

In our Solar Revolution Journey, There Has Been No “I” in Team

While I am writing this blog, as the Managing Director, it’s crucial to acknowledge that our company’s growth and success wouldn’t have been possible without the dedicated team that has grown alongside us.

Despite the challenges of recruitment and employment, our team stands united as a family. We share a common value of prioritising customer service and exceeding expectations.

From our humble beginnings with just three individuals, we have now expanded to a team of 14 strong. This includes three qualified teams on the road, covering England and Wales. The teams comprise of PV roofers, installers, and electricians. Plus, we have two sales and office administrators.

We are acutely aware that the solar panel installation industry is short of qualified personnel. Hence, we have also made a commitment to the young people within our region to support apprenticeships wherever possible. We currently have 2 young apprentice electrical engineers who when qualified will join the full-time teams at LJM Solutions.

LJM Solutions invests in Apprenticeships
Our Apprentice Electrician Reilley

Each member of our team brings unique skills, expertise, and dedication to the table. It means everyone is contributing to the collective success of LJM Solutions. We are immensely proud of our team. I invite you to learn more about them on our website. Discover the faces behind our continued growth and success.

Staying True to Our Values: Commitment to Sustainability

Amidst this whirlwind of growth and expansion, one thing has remained constant: our unwavering commitment to sustainability.

From day one, our mission has been clear—to lower customers’ energy bills and protect the planet through the widespread adoption of solar solutions. Despite our growth and success, this mission continues to guide and inspire us, driving every decision and action we take as a company.

If you are considering solar panel installation for your business, organisation, or home, please consider LJM Solutions.

Staying True to You, Our Partners in the Solar Revolution

Installing solar panels is about more than putting a piece of black glass on your roof.

Here is what we can deliver for you, your home or your business:

  • Significant Cost Savings: Solar panel installation can lead to reduced energy bills. By generating your own electricity you can potentially eliminate reliance on traditional energy sources.
  • Environmental Benefits: By harnessing solar energy, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, greener planet.
  • Energy Independence: Solar panels provide a reliable and sustainable source of energy. This offers you greater control over your energy consumption and reducing dependence on external energy suppliers.
  • Return on Investment: Solar panel installation offers a strong return on investment over time, with the potential to recoup initial costs through energy savings and government incentives.  Business case study link    – Homeowner case study link
  • Increased Property Value: Solar panels can enhance the value of your property. They do this by demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and reducing operating costs for potential buyers.
  • Government Incentives: Take advantage of various government incentives, such as feed-in tariffs and tax credits, to offset the cost of solar panel installation and maximise savings where available.
  • Power Purchase Agreements are available for businesses with zero-cost installation and lower energy bills.
  • Long-Term Reliability: Solar panels have a long lifespan and require minimal maintenance, providing reliable energy generation for years to come.
  • Increased Savings: With battery storage savings can be even greater. Stored energy can be used at night or during power cuts.
  • Buying Options: We can help ensure that the financing of your investment does not have to be restrictive.
LJM Solutions is able to offer financing for solar panel installation
Installing Solar Panels is an Investment not a Cost

At LJM Solutions, we are dedicated to helping customers reap the benefits of solar energy while making a positive impact on the environment. Our experienced team is committed to delivering high-quality installations and exceptional service. We want to make your journey into the Solar Revolution a seamless transition for your business, organisation, or home.

Will You Join Us?

LJM Solutions Can save homes and businesses money on their energy bills
Household Savings from Going Solar

Contact us today to learn more about how solar panel installation can benefit you and your community.

Looking Ahead: A Bright Future in Solar

As we reflect on the past 12 months, we are filled with gratitude for the journey we have embarked upon and the milestones we have achieved. Yet, our journey is far from over.

We now look ahead to the future and see boundless opportunities for growth, innovation, and impact in the solar industry. With a dedicated team, loyal clients, and a shared commitment to sustainability, we are poised to lead the charge in shaping a cleaner, greener world for generations to come.

Join Us on Our Journey into the Solar Revolution

To our clients, partners, and supporters, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your continued trust and collaboration.

Together, we are not just witnessing the solar revolution—we are driving it forward, one installation at a time. As we embark on the next chapter of our journey, we invite you to join us in our mission to harness the power of the sun and create a brighter, more sustainable future for all.

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In conclusion, the past 12 months have been a testament to the resilience, passion, and determination of the LJM Solutions team. I am extremely proud of our achievements. So, as we look ahead to the future, one thing is certain: our commitment to continue our Solar Revolution journey remains as strong as ever.

Lee

As Managing Director of LJM Solutions, Lee Lindley is on a mission to revolutionise energy production
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