West Sussex households could save on high-quality solar panels

West Sussex households could benefit from savings on high quality solar panels through a group-buying scheme.

Monday, 14th September 2020, 3:47 pm
Homes with solar panels on their roofs.(Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images) SUS-200914-125634001

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.

To register an interest in the scheme visit 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 homes are suitable for solar panels, owners will receive a personal recommendation outlining the cost and return on investment.

Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council’s 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.

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.

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