A new community project aims to help people across West Norfolk have greener power, cut carbon emissions, and have cheaper bills.
Solar Together Norfolk (www.solartogether.co.uk/kings-lynn-and-west-norfolk) helps homeowners pay the right price for any work they have done on their property.
West Norfolk residents can now join the group-buying scheme which offers solar panels with optional battery storage and EV charge points, as well as retrofit battery storage for residents who have already invested in solar panels and are looking to get more from the renewable energy they generate, as well as increase their independence from the grid. Letters will be sent out to homeowners from 5 September with more information.
It is free to register and there is no obligation to go ahead with an installation. The borough council is working in partnership with other Norfolk district councils and independent experts iChoosr, to make the transition to clean energy as cost effective and hassle-free as possible.
Paul Kunes, the borough councillor responsible for the Environment and CO2 reduction said: “We have a deep and firm commitment to taking actions that will reduce our own impact on the environment and support others to do the same. In June we held our successful climate change business expo, now the focus turns to how our residents can play their part.
“The more people that participate, the better the price we can secure and the more renewable energy will be generated by west Norfolk residents. I urge homeowners to register for free and without obligation online before the deadline of 27 September 2022.”
How does it work?
Householders can register online now to become part of the group for free and without obligation. Register for free before 27 September by clicking here.
Letters will be sent to all households from 5 September 2022 with details of how to register an interest.
Pre-approved UK solar PV suppliers participate in an auction on 27 September. They are able to offer competitive pricing as the volume and geographic concentration makes it possible for them to realise greater efficiencies, which they pass on with lower prices for installations.
After the auction, registered households will be emailed a personal recommendation which is specific to the details they submitted in their registration.
If they choose to accept their recommendation, the specifics of their installation will be confirmed with a technical survey after which a date can be set for the installation of their solar PV system.
Telephone and email helpdesks are on-hand throughout the whole process which, together with information sessions, will allow households to make a decision about what to do.
As well as registering online, residents can email email@example.com or call 0800 086 8960 for more information. Telephone lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am until 5pm.