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Free solar panel, SMART meter and energy workshop

Energise Sussex Coast, the local, not for profit, independent, impartial, energy organisation are hosting some free workshops on solar panels, SMART meters and energy training.

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solar_panels_on_roofIs solar for me?

This workshop will give you the impartial information you need to make an informed decision about whether solar PV is the right choice for your household. In this workshop, you will explore the practical, financial and environmental considerations when making a decision about Solar PV.

The workshop will look at:

  • Installation costs, the feed in tariff and payback time.
  • Which way your roof faces – exploring the generation differences between South, South- East and South- West facing roofs.
  • Energy Performance (EPC) certificate requirements
  • The effect on your energy supplier – will you be locked in? How does billing work?
  • The impact on property price.
  • Planning permission and conservation areas.
  • Maintenance and durability.
  • Guarantees and insurance.
  • How to make the most of your panels by tailoring your household energy use.
  • How to find a trustworthy installer.
  • The environmental benefits and costs of solar electricity.

This will be followed by a Q&A with a local solar expert and a local resident who already has solar panels.

The workshop will be an informal and relaxed morning. Everyone is welcome, from those who are seriously thinking about solar PV to those who are just interested and would like to know more.

Energise Sussex Coast is a not for profit energy Co-op, we are not a solar installer and we do not have links to any household solar installer. This is an entirely impartial workshop.

This training is funded by the EU Interreg Climate Active Neighbourhoods programme and is free to attend. Please use the booking form below to book your free place. Refreshments will be provided.

Date: November 8
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Energise Sussex Coast, 17a Silchester Mews, Silchester Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 0JB
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Booking: Is solar for me?

smart-meterSMART meters

Want to know more about SMART meters? Energise Sussex Coast are hosting a workshop so that you can find out more and ask the questions you want to know the answers to.

National fuel poverty charity, National Energy Action are running a 2 hour bitesize introduction to SMART meters on 12 November, 2:30pm – 4:30pm at the Energise Sussex Coast office on Silchester Road.

It will be a good introduction to SMART meters, what all the hype is about and the ways they can help people. There will be lots of opportunities to answer any questions you may have about SMART meters.

This training is interested for everyone from those working or volunteering in energy, to those just wishing to find out a bit more about all the SMART Meter hype.

The workshop will look at:

  • understanding the smart meter rollout
  • being able to explain what a smart meter is and how it works
  • feeling confident to respond to householder queries and challenges, and know where to source additional information
  • addressing the potential barriers which vulnerable consumers may face and how to overcome them
  • understanding the installation process and be aware of what protections are in place to support vulnerable consumers.
  • understanding the role of Smart Energy GB and the national consumer campaign

This free training is funded by SMART Energy GB, NEA and Climate Active Neighbourhoods.

Date: November 12
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Energise Sussex Coast, 17a Silchester Mews, Silchester Road, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex TN38 0JB United Kingdom
Booking: SMART Meter workshop

pizzaPizza and energy training lunch

Energise Sussex Coast is offering free training on your lunch break with some pizza thrown in too! This short module is suitable for people who work with residents who would benefit from extra support with keeping their home warm and healthy.

The module will cover how to easily save money on bills through switching, which grants are available to people (including free winter home checks and energy efficient measures for qualifying groups) and basic DIY energy efficiency measures to help keep homes warmer and more affordable to heat.

All attendees will receive a free home energy monitor worth £50.

This training is funded by the EU Interreg Climate Active Neighbourhoods programme and the Big Energy Saving Network.

Date: November 29
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Energise Sussex Coast, 17a Silchester Mews, Silchester Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0JB
Booking: Pizza and energy training workshop


Posted 06:42 Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 In: Energy Wise

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  1. Mr Hippolyte Grigg

    Solar Panel Workshop November 8th.
    Attendees will need to know that as from April 2019 the government appears to have aoounced that all feed-in tariffs will come to an end on all NEW installations. Solars can of still be installed but without the cash benefits as I understand it.

    Comment by Mr Hippolyte Grigg — Monday, Nov 5, 2018 @ 08:23

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