Almost 2000 residents and businesses have now registered for Solar Together Essex, the council's solar panel group buying scheme. These lucky registrants have now been offered an average discount saving of 20% in relation to market prices for solar panels.
Launched in July by Essex County Council, in partnership with iChoosr (the group buying specialist), Solar Together Essex offered residents and businesses the opportunity to take part in an online auction for high quality solar panels, saving money on both installation and future energy bills.
Following a successful auction process, the prices offered to registrants are between 18% and 22% below market prices indicated. Those that registered will now receive their offer letters and if they choose to go ahead, will be contacted by the chosen, trusted supplier, EEC Ltd.
Over the last 27 years EEC Ltd has specialized in renewable energy, security, electrical, plumbing and home improvements. Over the last nine years it has installed more than 15,000 renewable energy systems.
Cabinet member for Environment and Waste, Cllr Simon Walsh said: “It's great news that so many people registered for the scheme and even better news that they will be offered such a considerable saving."
“Increasing the number of properties in the county with solar panels is one way that we can encourage a greener and brighter future so it's encouraging that we will see more getting installed across the county."
“Also, for those that missed the auction, don't worry- it has now been extended until 19 October, so you too could benefit from these fantastic savings."
The scheme has also been running across Suffolk and Norfolk with more than 5,000 households across the three counties registering. The expected outcome of this scheme is a phenomenal 2.5 MW of installed solar power which will save some 880 tons of CO2 emmissions.
For those that missed the auction, registration has been extended until 19 October. After registration, residents will receive a personal offer to get an understanding of the cost, and the potential discount that they could secure by buying through the group scheme. It is free to register and there is no obligation to buy.
To register and for more information please visit the Solar Together Essex website.