The growing number of people showing an interest in solar power will have a chance to benefit from the collective buying power of councils across Sussex.
West Sussex County Council said that it was working together with Brighton and Hove City Council and other Sussex local authorities to offer residents high-quality solar panels at reduced costs.
David Edwards, from the energy services team at West Sussex, said that several councils had teamed up to work with a “group buying scheme” aimed at cutting the cost of installing solar panels.
Mr Edwards said that the scheme – Solar Together – would make investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy a more viable option for many people.
Working with group buying partner iChoosr would, he said, enable people to reduce their domestic fuel bills and cut carbon emissions.
He added: “The scheme also offers battery storage installations for those who already have solar panels and want to get the most out of them.”
Last week Adur and Worthing councils invited residents to register their interest for the scheme.
They estimated that gas and electricity use in homes accounted for about 38 per cent of carbon emissions in Adur and Worthing.
Anyone wanting to register for free – and without obligation – could go to www.solartogether.co.uk.
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