E.ON launches UK solar scheme

German utility E.ON plans to roll out a solar programme in the UK with a US residential PV company. The Big Six supplier and Sungevity’s ‘Go Solar’ programme, which will […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

German utility E.ON plans to roll out a solar programme in the UK with a US residential PV company.

The Big Six supplier and Sungevity’s ‘Go Solar’ programme, which will initially be piloted in the Midlands and the North of England, offers customers the renewable technology for their homes.

The plan provides the so-called ‘SunSure’ guarantee, which means if a solar panel system does not produce at least 95% of the electricity quoted, consumers will receive a payment to help cover the shortfall over the 20 years.

They will also be able to monitor the performance of their systems online.

Susana Quintana-Plaza, Senior Vice President Technology & Innovation at E.ON said: “This is an exciting opportunity for E.ON to enter the residential PV market with a unique solution. It very much fits our strategic aims in terms of customer focus and the potential for home-based renewables.”

The scheme has so far been launched in the Netherlands and Germany.