Hundreds sign up for solar panel deal

Solar panel
Solar panel

Published Monday, 11th June 2018

Scheme, in partnership with the Mayor of London, is running across five London boroughs including Sutton.

More than 400 households in Sutton have so far registered their interest in London’s first council-led group buying scheme for solar panels.

The scheme, in partnership with the Mayor of London, is running across five London boroughs including Sutton and guarantees installation by a reputable installer for sustainable energy. It also offers the chance to save on energy bills and earn money from the solar power that is generated.

Residents who have already registered have been sent a personalised offer to install solar panels on their house, with householders saving an average 35 per cent on market rates.

Householders can still register their interest in the scheme and find out more about potential discounts by visiting up until 14 June. It is free to register and there is no obligation to buy.

Councillor Manuel Abellan, Chair of the council’s environment and neighbourhood committee said:

"Sutton has a wealth of buildings that can harness solar energy. This scheme offers a fantastic opportunity to make our buildings more environmentally friendly but also for people in Sutton to save money in the long run."

Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy, said: “We’re delighted to see thousands of people register for Solar Together, part of the Mayor’s £34 million Energy for Londoners programme. Londoners are clearly keen to cut their energy bills and generate more clean, local energy.”

Southwark-based Solarcentury, in partnership with IKEA Group, has won the contract to carry out the work. Solarcentury is one of the world's leading solar energy companies, developing, installing and operating solar systems for homes, businesses and solar farms.

Residents and schools can visit to register or for more information by calling 0800 0606 509 Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm.