WE had a chap knock on our door today promoting FREE solar power which got both myself and Mrs WF interested as we had been looking into the possibility of buying panels this year anyway. Last year we were quoted 13,000 for a 4 KwH system however we narrowly missed out on the 43p FIT so put it on the back burner so to speak. Anyway, this chap explained to us that we could have the panels fitted absolutely free of charge, utterly no cost to outselves and all maintence would be undertaken by the company. We get the free electricity, the company in question gets the FIT and the export tarriff. As we are south facing and can get a 4kWH system up on roof we qualify and we are not tied with the mortgage provider as we own outright. To myself, it seems pretty much win/win however is there anyone out there with expeiorence of these schemes and are there any major pitfalls we should be aware of. If we ever come to sell, I can't see having panels on the roof would put off any potential buyers and I'd like to think the free electricity THEy would get would not only act as an incentive but also help to keep the price up. I appreciate one of the major benefits of solar is the long term gains, 27k profit over 25 years being a figure that I have seen quoted often however the initial outlay is hefty and if we can get some of the benefits without spending any money, would that be a viable trade-off? All comments appreciated gentlemen. I'm keen, Mrs WF a bit less so however would like to hear from anyone who has experienced this before.