SSE launches free PV installation

Scottish and Southern Energy has launched a new photovoltaic scheme for its customers that will enable them to get free solar electricity. Customers who sign up for the scheme will […]

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By Kelvin Ross

Scottish and Southern Energy has launched a new photovoltaic scheme for its customers that will enable them to get free solar electricity.

Customers who sign up for the scheme will have solar panels installed on their roof by SSE’s micro-renewable business at no cost. The customer will be able to use electricity generated by these panels for free, in return for allowing SSE Micro-Renewables to keep the panels on the roof for the next 25 years.

SSE Micro Renewables will benefit from the generation and feed-in-tariffs and will be responsible for all ongoing maintenance.

Alan Evans, national development manager for SSE said: “Micro-renewable generation is a rapidly growing market that will make an important contribution to the UK’s target for low-carbon generation.

“The introduction of feed-in-tariffs has changed the economics of micro-renewable generation in a very positive way. However, for many customers the initial outlay required to benefit from these tariffs is still too great. SSE has set up this deal to ensure that there is no outlay by the customer and that they will benefit from free electricity as soon as the system is connected.”