Solar PV Options

Contacts: Steve Cross

Email: crossstig@aol.com

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems are a way of harnessing renewable energy from the sun’s rays.  Here are 3 possible ways that you can get involved in this technology.

 

Self-Install

Recent news of two bulk buy schemes:

WECA/Solar Together indicated in their Flyer that registration had to be done before 28th September.  They said they would have a “Reverse Auction” on the 28th September and then, whoever is the installer will contact those registered after the 18th October.

IDDEA, a local Solar Panel installer gave a Zoom presentation to local residents on 22nd September (see the presentation video here https://youtu.be/Ycn1UcGWDuI).  They have since had 6 enquiries for Solar PV installations in the area. For more information, email ggwidcombe@gmail.com

 

Unite

Invest in Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE).  This Local Community Benefit Society has 5 large Solar Farms and 15 Large Solar Arrays on Local Schools/Community Buildings producing enough green electricity to power the equivalent of over 4000 homes.  They plan to double their capacity by 2022.  Each year, provided the power generated meets the forecast, you will get an interest payment.  Also BWCE donates annually to local projects via their Community Fund.  If interested go to their www.bwce.coop/invest.

 

Nominate

BWCE are looking to increase the number of solar arrays they’ve installed on large local buildings across B&NES (e.g. business, schools etc).  BWCE lease the roof space, pay for installation and sell the electricity generated to the building at competitive rates.  If you know of potential buildings that are south facing, with sloping roofs and an available area of more than 280m2, then email communitysolar2020@bwce.coop.

 

For more information go to: www.bwce.coop/community-solar-2020-faqs/