Renewable Energy in Leicester
Leicester has been constantly focusing more and more on renewable energy solutions in the last years. The city offers a lot of chances to its people to learn more about renewable energy by the means of different events.
Solar energy, in particular, has been receiving a lot of attention lately as the 2014 plans for installing a solar farm on the roofs of Leicestershire County Council's headquarters excited everyone. The installation is expected to cut the city’s enormous £1.5 million annual energy bill, by utilising around 600 solar panels. On top of that, it is expected that taxpayers would benefit with around £400,000 annually.
The solar farm will also reduce the city’s carbon footprint greatly, which is probably the most important outcome of this whole plan. If you live in or around Leicester and want to contribute and go solar yourself, just keep reading and take advantage of GreenMatch’s free services!
What’s the Cost of Solar Panels in Leicester?
It’s rather difficult to say what the exact price of solar panels is because you first need to determine what size of solar panel system is suitable for your home. The technology is also likely to cost you the same in Leicester as it would in any other part of the UK.
In average numbers, a medium sized system suitable for most UK homes is likely to set you back with around £5,000 (without insurance and installation costs), whereas solar thermal systems are likely to cost you £4,000.Remember, those are average numbers and in order to get a more precise sum, you will need to get in touch with suppliers and receive quotes and you can do so by filling in the form on the right.
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In the past, there was also an option that gave you the chance to get solar panels for 'free'. Basically, what free meant was that you got the solar panels system installed on your rooftop for free, but the installer still owned it and obtained all the FiT payments, while you got to save money on your energy bill. This could sometimes lead to complications as selling a house might be harder, as this scheme lasts for 20 years and the system will stay on the roof for this period. Thus many people preferred to just buy the panels directly for themselves.
However, since April 2019 the FiT scheme ended, and no new registrations are accepted under this government grant.
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How to Find Suppliers in Leicester?
Finding the right suppliers on your own can be tough and time-consuming. It’s good to get in touch with different suppliers as you get to receive a few different offers and you can pick the one that suits your needs best.
To get quotes from MCS accredited suppliers in and around Leicester, just fill the contact form on the right and we will get you in touch with up to four suppliers in your area. The service is absolutely free and with no obligations!