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Solar power made easy – this is your opportunity to join in!

Updated: Feb 26, 2023

For the next month there is an opportunity to register for a project that facilitates solar power schemes with personalised advice, cheaper installation, with quality control and warranties.

Our county and borough councils’ sustainability teams have developed a partnership project called Solar Together to help home owners and small businesses to install photovoltaic (PV) energy panels at competitive prices. Solar Together is a collective buying scheme where people who sign up can reap the benefits of economies of scale, getting cheaper quotes for group sign up, and then receiving project management support for the installation process.

If you have thought of getting solar panels but feel daunted by finding quotes and making decisions, this is an opportunity to have guidance through the process.

The scheme is being supported by iChoosr, an operation that organises group buying for energy switching and solar power installation.

The application window will start today and finish by the end of June. The auction process occurs 29th July and quotes are then offered to the applicant for consideration.

If you meet the criteria of having a lower income household and having a 'hard to heat' home, it is well worth you looking into the Green Jump Surrey scheme led by Action Surrey. The government is funding improvements to insulation and solar PV panels for homes. Check to see if you are eligible here.

Ahead of next month's G7 summit to be held in Cornwall, recent G7-related talks have apparently been influenced by a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which makes recommendations for the energy sector, including the banning of new gas boilers from 2025, if we are to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. See BBC article on this here.

As the timescales for widespread action to mitigate climate disaster come closer and closer to the present day, surely there is a call to action for us to get ahead with changing how we heat and electrify our homes. Let's get an energy revolution going in Redhill and Reigate!

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