Solar Together partnership installs 7,000 solar panels
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Devon Solar Together, led by Devon County Council, is a scheme partnered by 10 of Devon’s planning authorities, all of whom are Devon Climate Emergency partners. The scheme facilitated group-buying for solar panels and batteries, bringing the cost down for local residents.
Overall, the scheme has helped to install 7,000 solar panels across Devon, equivalent to a small solar farm (2MW capacity): in a year it will reduce carbon emissions equivalent of taking 135 cars off the road.
Close to a fifth of all Devon’s carbon emissions are produced by our homes. Transitioning away from fossil fuels to heat and power homes will be key to securing net-zero before 2050.
How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?
Goal ED – Low Carbon Energy Becomes Affordable and is Attractive for Investors