Learn a little bit more about us at Staffordshire Solar. Our company is powered by three dedicated electricians, each boasting over 13 years of specialised experience in the solar industry and a combined trade expertise of 60 years+. From our three convenient locations in Wildwood, Westlands, and Gnosall, we proudly serve all of Staffordshire and its surrounding areas. Let us introduce the exceptional team behind Staffordshire Solar and their passion for bringing sustainable energy solutions to your doorstep.

Jon Hayward
Based in Wildwood

I have lived in Stafford since birth and have been in the electrical industry since 1988 when I left Walton High School. I served my apprenticeship in the industry with a well-respected local NICEIC approved contractor, where I learned all the different aspects of electrical installation works, from agricultural and industrial to commercial and domestic.

In 1994, the company unfortunately went into administration, and I had to look elsewhere for opportunities. From 1994 to 1996, I worked for two companies inspecting and testing electrical installations in council properties such as schools, offices, fire stations, and police stations. I continued this work until the contracts ended, and the latter company had no more projects in the local area.


In October 1996, I decided to make the jump and become a self-employed electrical contractor. I first became an NICEIC Domestic installer in 2005 and later moved to a fully approved status in 2012, which remains current to this day. I’ve always stayed up-to-date and embraced all the changes in legislation, retraining where necessary to further my knowledge.


Recently, I installed a solar PV system with battery storage on my own house. This experience made me realize that the future lies in renewable energy, primarily due to the rising costs, market volatility, and, of course, the environmental damage caused by fossil fuels.


So, I thought I’d do my part in spreading the word. Along with the expertise of my two colleagues, we aim to deliver a local, friendly, and reliable service for all your solar needs.

Rob Souter
Based in Gnosall

I’ve lived in Gnosall all my life. I have been working as an electrician for 9 years, with 4 of those spent as a self-employed professional. My journey in the electrical field began with a 3-year training program at Stafford College. Shortly after completing my college education, I embarked on a 5-year apprenticeship with a local electrician before taking the leap to

become self-employed. Over the past 4 years of working for myself, I have focused on projects in the Gnosall and Stafford areas.


Since 2022, I have accumulated extensive experience in Solar PV, successfully completing over 50 solar installations and numerous EV Chargers. Throughout the years, I’ve collaborated with Jon and Dan on various jobs. Now, we have come together to establish Staffordshire Solar, with the aim of providing an outstanding local service for all your solar needs!

Daniel Whalley
Based in Westlands

I’m Dan, residing in Newcastle-under-Lyme. With 17 years of experience as an electrician, I’ve been self-employed for the past 7 years. My career began as an apprentice for a small company in Stone, then moving to another small company in Stafford that recognized the upcoming solar panel boom. From 2010 to 2012, I carried out numerous solar panel

installations in the Stafford area. However, when the government ended the feed-in tariff, I returned to electrical installations work and partnered up with Jon, who is now my business partner.


In 2016, I made the decision to be self-employed and founded my own company. Initially, I travelled across the UK, undertaking commercial electrical installations for an Air Conditioning company based in Cannock. In 2018, I shifted my focus to building my business locally, while also getting on the property ladder and embracing fatherhood.


The year 2021 and beyond has seen a remarkable resurgence for solar panels, and I have completed over 200 solar installations. Alongside Jon and Rob, we have united to form Staffordshire Solar, and together, we are determined to reach new heights in providing top-quality solar solutions!

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