Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative (ECSC) is celebrating that community-owned solar panels have been fitted on the roof at Waverley Court, The City of Edinburgh Council headquarters. The plan originally unveiled in 2015 was to install solar PV panels on two dozen council buildings. Now six more installations have been added and Waverley Court is the largest one. The funding came from a public share offer. Last year the solar energy generated from the scheme is enough to power 282 homes for a year, and the new panels, to be installed by Friday of this week on Waverley Court, will power 41 homes for a year. Council Leader, Councillor Adam McVey, said: “We’re really pleased to be working in partnership with the Solar Co-operative on the installation and running of solar panels on council buildings. This is funded by community share offers and is a fantastic way we’ve been able to connect with residents who want to help tackle climate change.
Edinburgh Reporter 3rd March 2021 read more »
A NEW scheme from Warwickshire County Council and IChoosr aims to make solar panels and home battery storage accessible to all. Solar Together Warwickshire is offering the procurement and installation of high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. It is a group-buying scheme, which brings Warwickshire households together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price. The Scheme is provided in partnership with IChoosr, which have already had great success in Warwickshire helping residents to get the best deal on their gas and electricity bills with the Switch and Save Warwickshire collective energy buying scheme.
Redditch Standard 4th March 2021 read more »