The Fuel Poverty Campaign takes on board that while many in financial stress can’t afford to heat their homes, they also want energy produced in a way compatible with a liveable future. It undertakes casework and campaigns both for more green energy and for more home insulation that cuts bills and fair
tariffs for small users.
If you’re thinking about installing (or installing more) solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, now’s a good time to check out the opportunity to be part of Devon’s solar panel bulk buying scheme ‘Solar Together’. Solar panels are a good investment, saving money on your electricity bills, and they also help reduce CO2 emissions and create a sustainable future.
Besides producing cheaper electricity for home use, solar panels can be combined with storage systems to allow flexibility in the time you can use the energy generated. Many Devon homes have an awkward roof, are listed or in a conservation area – but groundmounted arrays are also possible if you have space.
Until October 5th there’s a one-off chance to join the bulk buying scheme. Mid Devon is one of the local council areas participating in the Devon Solar Together project. Residents are eligible to register their interest for free.
With a large potential group of buyers, the scheme will then seek the best price possible for panels
from installers that are vetted for quality and service.
Households registered will then receive a personal recommendation for a solar panel system, with a cost estimate including installation and extended warranties. You’re then free to choose whether to go
ahead and install the panels.
You can find out more on the Solar Together web site.