Newbury & Thatcham Solar Streets

19 Sep 2019

Following on from our Frome Solar Streets initiative, we have now joined forces with West Berkshire Climate Action Network to help the residents of Newbury & Thatcham reach their green energy goals!

Following the declaration by West Berkshire Council of a climate emergency in July 2019, plans are being developed to help the area move away from fossil fuel usage and there will be a climate conference run by the council on 28th October to engage with local residents on these plans. In parallel, West Berkshire Climate Action Network have invited us to offer our low cost solar energy scheme, Solar Streets, to all homeowners in the area.

The renewable energy market has changed dramatically in the last 10 years and despite the end of the feed-in tariff on 31st March 2019, solar panels are still a viable green investment due to the massive reduction in installation cost. By combining logistics for multiple installations in the area, we are able to offer significantly reduced pricing to residents.

Miriam Lee, founder of West Berkshire Climate Action Network, says “We’re really excited to partner with IDDEA to offer this opportunity to the residents of Newbury and Thatcham to reduce their energy bills and make their difference to the climate crisis at a reduced price!”

The new scheme will be introduced at information evenings at 7:30pm on 8th & 15th October at St Johns Church, Newbury & on 2nd October at Kennet School, Thatcham. The evening will guide residents through the process of installing solar panels and will also review new technologies available to homeowners to maximise the use of their panels. 

Ian Dunstone, owner of IDDEA says: “We are right to be concerned for the future of our environment but with recent technological advances, individuals can make a significant difference! My aim is to make the information as accessible as possible to help inform the people of Newbury and Thatcham on the options they have.”

Find out more about Solar Streets HERE

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