Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Apply to be Britain's Brightest Street


Solar energy is something we've discussed as a family many times. Now we've decided we'll be staying here for the long run - at least until our daughter has gone through school here, we're in a better position to make a decision on it but we have always been put off by the upfront cost.  We have had some big household expenses over the past 12 months, with a new kitchen, new bathroom planned and a garage conversion so the purse simply couldn't stretch to solar panel installation too.  Or so we thought.

SunEdison offer a program with no upfront costs, making it affordable to all. You'll start saving around 15% on your electricity bills right away so as long as your home is eligible, there's nothing to lose.  It's definitely worth another look for us and it seems silly not to harness the power of our greatest resource.

Are you Britain's Brightest Street?


Are you and your neighbours interested in saving cash, reducing your energy bills and helping do your bit towards the planet too?  If  you can get together with 5 - 20 other householders in your street you can apply to SunEdison to become #BritainsBrightestStreet.

Rally your local friends and you could be crowned Britain's Brightest Street and each received 10 year's worth of SunEdison's Energy Saver Plan at no charge, giving you savings of around 45% on your electricity bill for the next decade.

Sound good? 

Well, not only that but the winning street will also be able to nominate a local school or community project to receive free solar panels too.

There are a few criteria, you need to own your own property, it must be a house or a bungalow and the houses must have pitched roofs which face south, south-east or south-west.  Check out the website for the full details and how to apply and you, your neighbours, the community and the planet  as a whole could all benefit.

Get out and talk to the people who live on your street, it's a great way to bring your community together.




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24 comments:

  1. We have been very tempted with the idea of solar panels and we do have a partly south facing roof. This looks like a good scheme.

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    1. Definitely worth looking into Erica.

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  2. There are a lot of my neighbours having solar panels up already at the moment

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    1. We don't have too many round here, I wonder if I can gather enough people on my street?

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  3. We have been tempted, al lot of our neighbours already have them, but we are saving for a garage conversion at the moment

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    1. Us too which is why this scheme with no upfront costs really appeals.

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  4. I'm really tempted to do something about getting solar panels - it just seems like a bit of a minefield out there. This could be the way to go ;-)

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    1. Yes, lots of sharks out there, you need to go with a reusable company. This firm is a global leader and operate in 20 different countries.

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  5. it is temping , some of my neighbours have solar

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    1. Worth having a chat with them and see how they find it Claire. x

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  6. that is a lot of roof and bet it is costly upfront

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    1. There's zero upfront cost with SunEdison Lisa.

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  7. I think if I had a house with a roof it is definitely something I would consider, but in a flat it isn't something I can do x

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    1. Yes, it's a shame you can't do it with a shared roof.

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  8. I love the idea that a school can benefit, it would be a great help to them.

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    1. Yes it's great that the whole community can benefit isn't it?

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  9. I think this is such a fantastic idea and what an amazing prize for the winning street :)

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    1. I know, that would be one lucky street!

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  10. I think solar panels are great, we are investigating a bio mass generator at the moment! Mich x

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  11. I love this and really like the idea of going to solar energy - great campaign.

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  12. I would love to be able to make our home more eco friendly - sadly as we rent it isnt up to us! I think it is a great campaign though and hope more people start to look at alternatives like this.

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  13. I think solar panels are an excellent idea and when the opportunity came up to have them last November I didn't hesitate. I'd be interested to get my house revalued now to see if it does make a difference.
    Commenting for myself and for BritMums

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