Residents warned to check solar panel deals
Redditch homeowners are being warned to check
special deals being offered by green technology salesmen.
Redditch Borough Council is urging anybody
approached with a heavily discounted or free Solar Panels offer to
double check with the Energy Saving Trust before purchasing or
The warning has been issued after a number of
concerned residents contacted the Council about offers they had be
Portfolio Holder for Housing, Local
Environment and Health, Cllr Brandon Clayton said: “There are many
different offers out there, many of which are perfectly legitimate.
But because there are so many different options it is easy to
become confused about what you are getting for your money.
“The Council has teamed up with the Energy
Saving Trust to make sure people in Redditch receive free and
impartial advice on Solar Photovoltaic technology which is becoming
more popular and available.”
Ed Leddy Owen, the Trust’s
microgeneration co-ordinator said: “The Energy Saving
Trust supports the uptake of microgeneration so long as the
technologies are suitable for the property, will lead to
carbon and energy savings and are installed by a Microgeneration
Certification Scheme (MCS) certificated installer using MCS
“Just as with any contract, it’s vital that anyone investigating
solar pv should ask a number of questions before deciding to go
The Energy Saving Trust provides advice on the best deals and
grants and helps residents get information and advice on green
technology. They can also advise on whether the company they are
dealing with is regulated under the Microgeneration Certification
For more information and to receive advice on buying solar panels
call the Energy Saving Trust on freephone 0800 512 012, email
firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “solar deals in Redditch” or
call the Council on (01527) 64252.