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  • Ashburton Futures Bulk Solar Energy Panel Scheme

    Posted on February 15th, 2011 Steve No comments

    Ashburton Futures (AF) is setting up a bulk purchase scheme for solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal panels for residents of Ashburton. The idea of the scheme is that if a large number of people club together to install similar schemes at the same time then the installer will provide these schemes at a discount.

    Through discussions between AF and Buck The Trend, this scheme is now open to residents of Buckfastleigh, Buckfast and the surrounding area.

    This scheme has now been launched and the deadline for expressing an interest is Wednesday 22nd February.

    Once all expressions of interest have been received, AF will collate addresses and send out to installers who we have determined are offering the lowest price per Kilowatt hour requesting that they contact you directly to arrange to undertake a survey and provide a quote.

    At the same time AF will liaise with Dartmoor National Park Planning Department to identify planning requirements and issues with a view to a response on the collective package of properties making up the bulk purchase scheme.

    Once installers have provided individual quotes, then there will be a need for a selection meeting to discuss quotes, possibly with installers invited to present  and for participants to decide which installer they wish to contract with/finalise level of discount. AF will be happy to facilitate this meeting.

    Once the bulk purchase participants have collectively chosen a preferred installer each participant will need to enter into an individual contract with the installer, and the installation can then be scheduled.

    If you decide to participate in the bulk purchase scheme, then you will need to make a £150 donation to support AF activity in recognition of the role provided by AF in supporting this project.

    If you are interested in participating in the bulk purchase scheme then please complete one of these Expression of Interest forms (or one of these if you don’t have the latest version of Microsoft Word) and email this form to inge.page@googlemail.com by 22nd February.

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