Community Organisation Offers 1/2 Price Solar to Homes in Areas that Need it Most
A pioneering energy-saving community group based in St Werburghs has devised a scheme to help Bristol go solar - more affordably. Called 'Let’s Go Solar', the scheme is looking for Bristol homeowners interested in having a solar-powered hot water system installed in their home for around half the normal price. The energy-saving kits use the power of the sun to heat hot water, enabling homeowners to save on fuel bills as well as reduce their individual carbon footprint.
Particularly welcome are homes deemed deprived according to government statistics such as some parts of St Agnes, St Pauls, Lockleaze, Eastville, Easton, Ashley Down, St Werburgh’s, Knowle, Hartcliffe, Fishponds etc.
Thanks to securing both government funding and local bargaining power, the not-for-profit community group, Ashley Vale Action Group (AVAG), has cut the typical cost of installing solar-powered hot water heating from around £5,000 to approximately £2,500.
Ashley Vale Action Group was one of 38 UK-wide groups, and the only Bristol group, to successfully bid for a share of £3 million from the UK government. The government scheme aims to make renewable technologies accessible to more people in its effort to help reduce the UK’s overall carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, Let’s Go Solar has cut the costs even further by negotiating with nine local solar installers to use their collective power to buy hot water heating kits in bulk.
We should receive expressions of interest by the 28th February, with the majority of systems installed by the end of March so contact us today to check your eligibility and to arrange a free and non-binding survey of your home.
Tel. 0117 924 1263