Residents urged to improve energy efficiency through county-wide solar panels scheme

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 September 2020

Cllr Josh Schumann (left) has encouraged residents to take part in the Solar Together scheme, supported by the county and district councils across Cambridgeshire. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Cllr Josh Schumann (left) has encouraged residents to take part in the Solar Together scheme, supported by the county and district councils across Cambridgeshire. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

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Residents across Cambridgeshire can aim to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions through a county-wide initiative.

Cllr Josh Schumann has encouraged residents to take part in the Solar Together scheme, supported by the county and district councils across Cambridgeshire. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCILCllr Josh Schumann has encouraged residents to take part in the Solar Together scheme, supported by the county and district councils across Cambridgeshire. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Both the county and district councils have partnered with Solar Together, where households can register to buy and install solar panels at a reduced price.

When applicants register online, they will be asked about their house, roof and electricity usage, before the county council arranges a reverse auction with pre-vetted installers on October 6, meaning the lowest bid wins.

After the auction, applicants will then have six weeks to decide whether they want to take up a recommendation and proceed with an installation.

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Cllr Josh Schumann, chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council’s environment and sustainability committee, said: “Solar panels are a sound investment. Households will be saving money on their electricity bills, as well as helping to reduce CO2 emissions and support a sustainable future through increased generation of renewable energy.”

To register for the scheme and for more information, visit https://www.solartogether.co.uk/cambridgeshire/home.

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