Fromes Big Iddea – Solar Streets Launch
27 Mar 2019
We are working with Frome Renewable Energy Co-op and Frome Town Council to offer significantly discounted solar for Frome households following the council declaration of a climate emergency.
A 4 kw solar pv system to generate clean electricity would usually cost around £6,000. If 10 households sign up in Frome, we can reduce this to £3,750, including a £50 donation to a local community solar project via FRECo. People who recommend the scheme to a friend will also receive £100 if the installation goes ahead.
The government is removing the Feed in Tarif in March and so there has been uncertainty around the future of solar. Mayor of Frome, clllr Richard Ackroyd said, “The good news is that panel and installation costs are now half of what they were 10 years ago. If we can get 10 households to sign up, we can secure significant savings for Frome homes, and with electricity prices ever increasing, the savings will only accumulate over time. Householders will not only save money, but will save around 1.5 tonnes of carbon every year. The project supports Frome Town Council’s ambitions to become carbon neutral by 2030.”
Frome’s Solar Streets will be launched at the Town Hall on 28th March at 7pm. The evening will guide residents through the process of installing solar panels. It will also provide an outline of techniques and new technologies which maximise the savings from their solar panels.
We will be working with more councils across the UK in the near future, if you feel this is something that should be made available in your area please do not hesitate to contact us.