Free solar panels in Bristol homes with £100,000 boost

A co-operative energy firm has received a loan worth £100,000 to install free solar panels on 25 homes in south Bristol. Bristol Power Co-op will pay off the cash from […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A co-operative energy firm has received a loan worth £100,000 to install free solar panels on 25 homes in south Bristol.

Bristol Power Co-op will pay off the cash from business-led charity Pure Leapfrog through the Government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme, which provides subsidies for the electricity generated.

The energy firm installs solar panels on roofs at no cost to the householder and has already helped put panels on 23 homes in Lockleaze located in the northern suburbs of Bristol.

David Saunders, Chair of the energy firm said: “The loan is a great step for Bristol Power Co-op and allows us to continue putting solar on Bristol roofs for free.”

Last month Energy Minister Greg Barker said green schemes like the FiT and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) need to be joined up.