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St Albans’ Solar Streets is a community project across St Albans, Harpenden and the villages for all home-owners and businesses to get discounted solar installations

As part of their Net Zero Action Plan, the St Albans City and District Council are working in partnership with photo voltaic installer IDDEA Ltd to help homeowners and businesses install discounted solar panels.

Any individual or business in the district can apply for the discounted installation.

The Solar Streets project offers discounted solar PV installation at £4,000 for a 12 panel, 4kWp system. That system will save 1.01 T of carbon dioxide per year and each installation adds £50 to a community fund to be spent to help install solar panels on community buildings in the town.

Find out more about the campaign and how you can take advantage of it by visiting the St Albans Solar Streets website.

Please note that the details shared here are for general information purposes only and do not represent a recommendation or endorsement of any particular supplier or scheme. We strongly suggest that you make your own enquiries before entering into any financial arrangements or business decisions. Sustainable St Albans cannot be held liable for information shared in good faith to its community.

Increased community donation for six houses in one street

Here at Sustainable St Albans we would love to see streets working together to get solar installation for several houses in the street. If you can find six or more houses in your street to get solar installed, the community fund donation rises to £75 per house.

St Albans’ Solar Streets

Click the flyer to view or download the St Albans Solar Streets flyer.

For each installation there is a £50 donation to the community fund to enable a local community project to get solar.

For six or more houses the community fund donation increases to £75 per installation. Get talking to your neighbours!

Solar Streets flyer

Examples of Solar PV already being used in the area

Case Study 1

“Our system has a capacity of 2.25kWp with 9 panels and cost £5,200 in 2015.  The average electricity generated has been 2,033 kWh, which is higher than our usage of 1,579 kWh, although during the winter and in the evenings we still import from the grid. It’s very self regulating and we just have to take a meter reading so the Feed-in Tariff payments can be made every quarter. The only issue we have had is to add in protective wiring around the base of the panels to prevent birds from nesting underneath.”

JB, St Albans

Case Study 2

“Our system has a capacity of 5.4kWp with 14 panels and cost £8,000 in 2020.  The expected average electricity generated is 5,000 kWh and we are using around half the amount produced. We expect to break even on the investment in around 11 years and we get 5.4p/kWh for the electricity we produce but don’t use via the Smart Energy Guarantee from our supplier.”

KM, Harpenden

“Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full dazzling”

Walt Whitman