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Michael Fish Celebrates The Isle Of Wights "Solar Valley"
Michael Fish celebrated with residents who have dubbed their Sandown street "Solar Valley" after free solar pioneers HomeSun installed its sixteenth rooftop system.
After sampling some garlic beer at the Island's nearby Garlic Festival, Michael joined HomeSun customers at the home of Perowne Way's solar pioneers, Oscar and Jacqueline Stretch, to toast the street's solar success story.
Island residents will hear Michael talking about solar power on Wave 105.2FM all this week (22nd - 26th August).
Michael Fish said:
"The Isle of Wight has really embraced solar power and now Perowne Way is the jewel in the crown. Congratulations to all the families who have jumped on the opportunity to get free solar panels!
"It makes sense that the Island should be such a solar power hotspot. It gets 29% more sunshine than the UK average - that's the equivalent of 100 extra days a year. With so much sun, an Island household could easily save 1/3 off their electricity bills with free solar.
Oscar Stretch, the first person in Perown Way to get HomeSun solar panels, said:
"We've now got so many solar panels on the street we've taken to calling it 'Solar Valley'! If your roof is suitable for solar panels it just makes sense to have them, especially now you can get them for free.
"You don't get many opportunities like this, and I hope lots more people take it up. Happily, on the evidence of Perowne Way, it looks like lots are."
80% of the HomeSun installations are Free Solar systems which cost the customer nothing for installation, equipment or maintenance for the full 25 year contract. The customer receives all the free, clean electricity they can use, while HomeSun is reimbursed by the government-backed Feed-In-Tariff.
To qualify for free solar panels, a roof should be roughly south-facing, free of shade and at least 20 square meters in size.
HomeSun is breaking the price barrier of solar PV so that it becomes an option for millions of homeowners. They intend to use their commitment and business ingenuity to break down barriers of price and confusing complexity, and to make it easy for homes to generate their own energy. Energy that is clean, that saves people money, improves their homes' value and cuts carbon emissions. Visit http://www.homesun.com/