In 2017 Robert MacGibbon and Ruth Hawthorn were looking to improve their Victorian home in Kentish Town when they heard about the new Camden Climate Fund. They were successful in applying for £1,500. This covered about a third of the cost of installing 7 solar panels on their south west facing roof, which produced about 2kWh of electricity in their first year.
Robert said “PV Panels were installed on the roof and connected to a smart energy monitoring system and a controller that uses surplus energy for the hot water tank, which saves hot water costs too.
We are now much more aware of our electricity consumption and we can monitor our live and historic import and export of power. In the summer particularly the electricity bills are very much reduced.
In 2019 we got rid of our old diesel car and now have an electric car which we can charge from our own domestic supply. Charging the car during sunny days maximises the use (and therefore storage) of our own solar energy.
For us, installing PV Solar panels has been a great success.”
The Camden Climate Fund continues to fund up to 50% of the cost of Solar PV following the closure of the government Feed in Tariff scheme this spring. Renewable energy measures can help to reduce bills and cut associated carbon emissions. Find out more about the fund: Camden Climate Fund.
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The Camden Climate Fund provides funding of up to £10,000 towards the installation costs of renewable technologies and/or energy efficiency improvements. Such measures include solar panels, lighting and lower carbon heating upgrades. Successful applicants are required to match-fund 50% of costs, plus any additional over the maximum allowance. For heating improvements funding may be combined with the Mayor’s Cleaner Heat Cashback.