Arun District Council is working with West Sussex County Council to support a scheme to help residents cut their carbon emissions by installing high quality solar PV 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 West Sussex carbon neutral by 2030.
Throughout September, homeowners can register for Solar Together Sussex which uses a group buying approach to secure significant savings on solar PV 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.
If your house is suitable for solar PV panels, you will receive a personal recommendation outlining the cost and return on investment.
Cllr Matt Stanley, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Technical Services, said: “Solar PV panels can be seen on residential and commercial buildings all around us. With a goal of West Sussex reaching net zero by 2030, we are in full support of this initiative which aims to 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 its size and orientation, to find out whether your house is suitable for solar PV panels.