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.
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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