Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Live in Scotland? Get Free Solar Power

In a move that seems to benefit everyone involved, Scottish Southern Energy (SSE) launched a new program that gives customers free access to renewable energy.

Following such trailblazers as A Shade Greener and ISIS Solar, SSE will offer to install solar panels directly on customers’ rooftops—free of charge—as long as they agree to keep those panels there for the next 25 years.

SSE can then collect the energy generated and relay it back to the national grid, with tariffs at 4.13p per kilowatt hour and 3p/kWh.

By relieving customers of the burden of up-front costs, SSE hopes to make renewable energy sources available to a wider group of residents. Better yet, customers can start saving on their energy bills as soon as the system is installed.


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