*up to five miles from the centre of Bruton or Castle Cary
Are you ready to have Panels Installed or have further Questions?
If you have already looked through the information on this site or elsewhere and know you want to have a no-obligation quote for discounted solar panels with this offer then contact Info@IDDEA.co.uk and tell them you are part of the BrutonCaryPlus Solar Streets programme and would like a free quotation. Also, if you’ve looked through this site and you still have questions then you can email us on Info@SolarStreets.co.uk
Live Q&A sessions via Zoom
Monday 12th October 7.30 pm – 9 pm
Your chance to hear more about the discounted solar scheme with a Community Fund donation
Click here to register – after registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Who is Involved?
A Message from your Council and One Planet Bruton
“Generating our own renewable energy is one of the powerful ways that we can reduce our community’s carbon emissions, and our ongoing contribution to the Climate Emergency. Bruton Town Council is proud to support the “Solar Streets” project!” Ewan Jones, Mayor of Bruton
“Bruton made a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030. One Planet Bruton is about finding ways for us to live within a fair share of the earth’s resources. Generating our own renewable energy with Solar Streets will help towards this, and will generate funds for local community projects.” Jane Durney, Chair of Bruton Climate and Ecological Emergency Working Group and Co-founder of One Planet Bruton
“Castle Cary Town Council is pleased to support this partnership working initiative ‘Solar Streets’. Its aims fully fit with our environmental action plan for Castle Cary to be carbon neutral by 2030. We enthusiastically endorse this scheme which we hope our community will engage with and benefit from.” Judi Morison, Chair of Castle Cary Town Council
What’s the Deal?
What is available in the Scheme?
The Standard Offering is a 4kWp system including installation. However, you may need a smaller or larger system, and these are both offered with the same percentage discount as the Standard Offering. You may also wish to take advantage of optional extras (see below).
The Technical Survey will also highlight any potential issues we need to take into consideration, like a problem roof or difficult access to your property, and these may change the price of the installation. However, all of these options will be explained to you after the Technical Survey when we know more about your property and your electricity useage. You will be given a quotation for whatever system you think is right for you, and everything will be priced clearly with no hard sell.
Solar PV Panels
The standard offering now features black 340Wp panels from reputable experienced manufacturers of solar panels Jinko and JA Solar who are two of the biggest suppliers in the world
A standard 4kWp, 12 panel system saves 1.5T of carbon dioxide per year according to the Energy Saving Trust (energysavingtrust.org.uk)
Battery Storage Systems
Both “dumb” – simple storage of your panel’s output and discharge to your home, and
“Advanced” – Artificial Intelligence based systems that optimise exports and imports by looking at wholesale prices in the electricity market
use this neat little add-on device, which attaches to your water tank, to heat your water with your solar energy
Electric Vehicle Charging Points
we can easily put in a charging point for your electric vehicle at the same time
for businesses who don’t have enough roof space or just want extra solar electricity, you can add solar canopies to your car park space – you can still use it as a car park but the panels sit on a canopy above the cars on a secure steel structure – ask us at Info@IDDEA.co.uk
if you use a lot of electricity in your business and have a large roof on your workspace then ask us about a commercial installation and see how you can save on your electricity bill – ask us at Info@IDDEA.co.uk
if your business doesn’t have the funds to hand for the installation but you still want to use Green Electricity then ask us about a Power Purchase Agreement where you do not have any upfront cost but you can still save money on the per unit rate you pay for your electricity – please note, a PPA usually runs for 10 to 25 years so it is not a short-term option, but can be a great option if you own your building or have a very long lease – ask us at Info@IDDEA.co.uk
This is a particularly good option for SCHOOLS and COLLEGES that have the roof space and the electricity demand but don’t have the immediate funds, because you will usually either own the building or be staying in the same building for a long time. All the upfront costs of installing and maintaining the panels are paid for – you can then save money on your electricity bills by paying a lower per unit rate for your electricity secure in the knowledge that you are also reducing your carbon footprint. This is a great teaching point for your students also.