Devon Solar Together
Devon Solar Together, led by Devon County Council, is a scheme partnered by 10 of Devon’s planning authorities, who are all DCE partners. More information about the project can be found on the Solar Together Devon website.
Devon Solar Together, with group buying experts iChoosr Ltd, offered homeowners the chance to buy high quality solar PV more cheaply than if they were buying alone.
Research by the University of Exeter shows that 19% of all Devon’s carbon emissions are created by our homes, with more than half of those by grid-supplied electricity. Installing solar panels will reduce the amount of grid-supplied electricity needed for powering our homes.
This scheme follows four similar projects run across the country last year which promise to deliver over 1,300 installations, saving an estimated 28,000 tonnes of carbon emissions from being produced.
As of March 2021, 913 households will now be receiving roof surveys and installations have started – 35 solar PV and 50 battery installations have been completed.
How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?
Action B2: Offer bulk-purchasing opportunities for domestic solar PV and battery storage across Devon.
This project is working to achieve the goal of the Devon Carbon Plan to build capacity in Devon for net-zero retrofit.