Following the success of other towns like Frome in Somerset, Climate Action Ilkley are facilitating a community procurement scheme in order to reduce the cost of solar panel installation for Ilkley residents.
Installers are able to reduce their costs significantly when they undertake multiple installations in one area.They are able to do this by:-
surveying up to 6 local properties per day – rather than 1 or 2
getting households to sign up with deposits
once 10 or more deposits are obtained, bulk purchase panels, inverters etc. from manufacturers
install 2 or 3 systems a day rather than 1
We hope to have decided on a favoured installer by the end of March.Towards the end of April we plan to arrange meeting for all those interested in joining the scheme.If you have registered your interest we will email you with details of this meeting and progress generally.