Scheme offers residents savings on solar panels
The County Council is supporting a scheme to help residents cut their carbon emissions
by installing high quality solar panels at a reduced price.
By installing solar panels and generating zero
carbon electricity at home, the average household could reduce their annual carbon footprint by approximately one tonne each year and do their bit towards making the county carbon neutral.
Throughout September, homeowners can register for Solar Together Sussex which uses a group buying approach to secure significant savings on solar panel installations by
accredited contractors. The scheme is being run in conjunction with councils across Sussex and iChoosr, who are experts in group buying.
If you are interested you can register your interest in the scheme at www.solartogether.co.uk/westsussex. Registration is free and there is no obligation to go ahead with an installation.
Once registration closes, pre-vetted, accredited installers will bid for the work. This approach helps to drive prices down and ensure that West Sussex residents get a high-quality solar
PV system and save money.
If your house is suitable for solar panels, you will receive a personal recommendation
outlining the cost and return on investment.
Cllr Deborah Urquhart, Cabinet Member for the Environment,
said: “We are committed to increasing the amount of clean energy generated in the county and reducing our carbon emissions. Although solar panels are now a common sight on homes and commercial buildings across the county helping us to reduce our impact
on the environment, we want to speed up the roll out and encourage those people who have thought about generating clean energy to take the next step. We hope that the offer from Solar Together Sussex of a high-quality installation and a significant saving
will do just that.”
For residents that already have solar panels on their home, Solar Together Sussex
can also help with the installation of a battery storage system to store surplus energy for use when it is needed later in the day.
Go to www.solartogether.co.uk/westsussex for more information and details about how to register. When you register, you will need to provide some basic information about your roof, including a
rough idea of its size and orientation, to find out whether your house is suitable for solar panels.