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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Solar Panel Scheme

The previous government's announcement to pay households for micro-generation in different forms (the feed-in tarriff) has caused a surge of interest - and Transition Norwich is no exception. The scheme does feature in the current government's recent manifesto document too.

On May 19th 24 people gathered at The Greenhouse to hear Ramin and Emily, from the Solarcentury company, to explain in detail how the new government scheme works for photovoltaic panels (PV), why it came about, and how it has worked in other countries who have pre-dated the U.K.

Many detailed, and some technical, questions were well answered, and the sense seemed to be that everyone who attended came away with a clear idea of how both schemes work: outright buying, and the 'hosting' ( or third party ownership) scheme.

TN's role has really been as the messenger and local organiser, and it is up to interested individuals now to follow up directly with Solarcentury. Their telephone number is: 0207 803 0100. Their website also has an online calculator which should tell you what energy generation you can expect from your particular dwelling: http://www.solarcentury.com/

Thanks are due to Tigger and the Greenhouse Trust for hosting this meeting, and to Emily and Ramin for travelling from London to do the presentation.

For further info contact Chris Hull
chrishull@phonecoop.coop (01603 664928)