Residents in Enfield who own their own properties are being invited to solar power their homes to make them more energy efficient.
Enfield Council has partnered with the Mayor of London in an initiative called Solar Together, to help residents save money on their electricity bills, by installing solar panels on their roofs that will generate clean electricity.
From 15 February until 23 March, residents will be able to register their interest for the Solar Together London group-buying scheme.
Homeowners can register for free and without obligation online by providing details about their roof, such as its size and orientation.
A supplier ‘auction’ will be held on 23 March, when Solar Together’s suppliers will bid for the work. The more residents that register, the better the deal for each household.
From 12 April, householders who have registered their interest will be contacted with a personal recommendation, based on the specifications of their roof which includes costs and a solar panel.
The decision is for the resident to make as to whether to accept the recommendation. There is no obligation to continue and there is a deadline of 21 May to decide. An invitation will be sent to meet the winning installer and to look at the materials during an information session.
If accepted, the winning supplier will contact the householder to survey their roof and set an installation date. Solar Together will then ask for a £150 deposit which is conditionally refundable.
All installations are planned to be completed by the end of October 2021.
Solar panels are a good investment as householders will be less reliant on energy suppliers. They will also be helping to reduce CO₂ emissions and support a sustainable future through increased generation of renewable energy.
Cllr Guney Dogan, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability at Enfield Council, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Solar Together and the Mayor of London on this fantastic initiative, that will benefit homeowners by reducing their energy bills.
“I would encourage residents who are interested in this fantastic opportunity to register their interest as soon as possible. Solar panels on roofs are a great way to reduce environmental impact and will help us to become a net-zero carbon borough.”
Solar panels produce electricity from a renewable energy source, the sun is a clean and unlimited source of energy, unlike finite fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal.
For more information and to register interest online with Solar Together (from 15 February to 23 March) click here or call Freephone 0800 060 8509 from Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm.