This week we talked about not stalling on a PV solar installation if you want to take full advantage of the current feed-in tariff rate which could drop as much as 87% by January 2016. For some people, installing a PV solar system isn't about reducing their electricity bills or generating a tax free income. For a large proportion of our clients, installing solar is about cleaner, greener living and a more sustainable life and can go beyond a home or an office and help shape a whole community.
In a week where cleaner living and the environment came under the spotlight following the VW car emissions scandal, it felt particularly pertinent to talk about the community solar projects we get involved in.
Simon Butt, Managing Director of Run By The Sun is a director of Green Fox Community Energy, a co-operative set up by local volunteers in 2012 to facilitate community-led action for sustainable energy in Leicester and Leicestershire. Simon and the Green Fox team have completed a number of community renewable energy installations from John Cleaveland College to a new training centre for Burton Sailing Club.
There are a number of benefits that a PV solar installation on a medical centre, sports club or activity centre can bring to a local community such as,
Whether it's a grid connected solar panel installation or an off-grid installation, Run By The Sun are well placed to deal with your community solar project. The end of October will mark the end of discussions to the feed-in tariff drop. After the uproar of the VW scandal, it will be interesting to see how this plays out.