Solar Together Programme in partnership with DCC


Torridge District Council are working on a range of projects to support the reduction of the carbon footprint of the district. One of these is the Solar Together Programme in partnership with Devon County Council, 361 Energy and iChoosr.

The scheme gives homeowners in Torridge the chance to buy high quality solar PV more cheaply than if they were buying alone. The more people who register, the more competitive the offer for each household. By joining with other authorities across Devon we're maximising the savings for Torridge residents.

Research by the University of Exeter shows that 19 per cent of all Devon's carbon emissions are created by our homes, with more than half of those by grid-supplied electricity. Installing solar panels will reduce the amount of grid-supplied electricity needed for things like hot water, with a transfer to more eco-friendly solar energy.

This scheme follows four similar projects run across the country last year which promise to deliver over 1,300 installations, saving an estimated 28,000 tonnes of carbon emissions from being produced.

If you are interested, the first step is to register for FREE @  - by registering, there is no obligation to install panels.

A 'reverse' auction involving pre-vetted suppliers will then take place this autumn and the winning bid will be the most cost-effective one for registered residents to then consider.

Registered households will then receive a recommendation, specifically tailored to the details they submitted in their registration.

If they accept the recommendation, the specifics of their installation will be confirmed with a technical survey and then a date can be set for installation.

If you have ever been interested in installing solar panels but unsure where to start, Solar Together Devon aims to take the complexity and uncertainty out of shopping for solar panels.

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