WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SOLAR?:
Read this excellent guide from Which? all about solar installation, including what houses are suitable, and a video of a typical installation.
Listen to this podcast from BBC iPlayer “39 Ways to Save the Planet : More Power from the Sun“
Catch-up with this webinar from SustFest 21 on local scheme Solar Streets (see below).
LOOKING FOR AN INSTALLER?:
Solar Steets is the local scheme through which St Albans district residents can get solar panels at a reduced cost and contribute to a local community scheme. 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.
There are several other local solar installers. Look on the MCS Accredited suppliers list and search for St Albans. Word of mouth is important, so it’s always worth asking around, including on Facebook groups like St Albans Eco.
NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?:
The planning portal is a good place to start if you want to understand planning permission considerations for any eco-friendly adaptation of your property.