Transition Town Marlow's Solar 100 Project


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Provides an overview of the Transition Town Marlow movement and detail of its project to achieve 100 installations in Marlow.

Useful information on types of solar panel and special partnerships established to provide users with discount.

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  • Welcome everyone (including our partners GE, FS, Council) Purpose of today’s meeting
  • 100 = visible
  • Independent and inspiring company: GE with high ethical standards; won numerous awards for their work; considered to be the greenest energy supplier in the industry.FS: very impressed with how they run their business and subsequently the work they’ve done and technical support
  • Transition Town Marlow's Solar 100 Project

    1. 1.
    2. 2. Welcome to the Public Meeting<br />Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School<br />Supported by Good Energyand Freesource Energy<br />
    3. 3. <ul><li>Welcome!
    4. 4. Aim of Transition Town Marlow & the 100 Solar Project
    5. 5. Why we chose Good Energy & Freesource
    6. 6. Overview of the discounts (rebates)
    7. 7. Where we are now
    8. 8. Meet our partners
    9. 9. The Technology
    10. 10. Good Energy and Feed-in Tariffs
    11. 11. Q & A – “Solar” Panel </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Transition Town Marlow
    12. 12. New group, eight of us set up in May 2009; 52 members
    13. 13. People in Marlow who are concerned about the environment, climate change & reliance on fossil fuels
    14. 14. Meet once / month to discuss projects: 350 cycle ride / Hustings Meeting / Carbon Workshops / Marlow’s100 Solar Project</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Why we set up Marlow’s 100 Solar Project:
    15. 15. Initially: benefit from being a serious negotiating partner: secure much better pricing and conditions
    16. 16. Take action as a community to reduce our collective CO2 and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels
    17. 17. Goal:
    18. 18. As interest grew... to get 100 solar installations in Marlow (& surrounding area), i.e. a disproportionately high number
    19. 19. Generate local and media interest in solar energy
    20. 20. Increase the local uptake in solar technology
    21. 21. Buying Group Benefits:
    22. 22. Not-for-profit group – all savings pass to everyone
    23. 23. Time we invested:10 companies / energy provider / architect + negotiating group savings
    24. 24. Our knowledge and the skills of others (engineers, accountants, Carbon Coach, WDC representatives)</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> December 2009, decision made to partner with Good Energy together with their expert installers, Freesource Energy
    25. 25. Finalised our negotiations in January 2010
    26. 26. First 3 installations have taken place in March</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> How the buying group works
    27. 27. Discounts (Rebates)
    28. 28. 139 people have registered their interest
    29. 29. 103 people registered for tonight’s meeting
    30. 30. 23 Surveys carried out
    31. 31. 3 installations taken place this month</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Example prices and rebates (Solar Thermal – Flat Panel)
    32. 32. Initially pay £3,780
    33. 33. Then receive a rebate of £600plus 5% VAT = £630</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Hand over to Alex (Freesource, MD) - The technology
    34. 34. Coffee break
    35. 35. Then to Hugo (Good Energy, Head of Generation Marketing) – GE overview + Feed-in Tariffs
    36. 36. Q&A Session “Solar Panel”: Philip (Project Lead) / Dave (Carbon Coach) / Hugo (GE) / Alex (FS)
    37. 37. Master of Ceremonies: Willi </li></li></ul><li>Supported by Good Energyand Freesource Energy<br />
    38. 38. Freesource Energy – Experienced Renewable Energy Engineers<br />Principle installer for Good Energy for Solar thermal, PV, Wind and heat pumps<br />Other clients we service: <br />National Trust, Sunrise London Scheme, Numerous local authority schemes, Blue chip commercial clients, Housing associations, architects, engineers, private clients<br />Core team of 8 electrical, heating engineers and roofers in the field with up to 25 more available under subcontracted service level agreements<br />
    39. 39. MCS accredited installers for 3 years across 4 technologies<br />In house design team<br />4 in house surveyors, all trained on same courses asinstallers to ensure accurate assessment of sites<br />Experienced electrical, heating and roofing teams<br />Strong product range with flexibility to install into lotsof retrofit scenarios<br />Very pragmatic, thorough and naturally cautious aboutthe choice of technology to ensure long termpeace of mind for the client<br />Freesource Energy Further benefits<br />
    40. 40. Solar ThermalPanels<br />Heats water using the sun’s energy<br />Flat panels or evacuated tube technology<br />Fluid in the panel captures heat, which iscarried to your water heating where the heatis exchanged, ready for use<br /><ul><li>Runs alongside a normal boiler with atwin coil tank
    41. 41. Provides 60% of your domestic annual hot water
    42. 42. Can heat swimming pools and pre-heats for large hot water demand
    43. 43. Entry price £4,000 – 4,200 for a vented system with 2 panels</li></li></ul><li>Suitable for domestic or commercial use<br />Option to mount in or on roof (in roof = like a Velux)<br />Advantages are:<br />Durability<br />Aesthetic<br />Build quality<br />Flat Plate Panels<br />
    44. 44. Evacuated Tubes<br />Suitable for domestic or commercial use<br />Mounted on roof only<br />Advantages:<br />Slightly higher output temperature<br />Thermostatic cut off valve on the panel to prevent overheating<br />Uses less surface area than flat plate<br />Tubes can be adjusted to optimise sun angle<br />Disadvantages:<br />Tubes can fail and require replacing<br />Less durable than flat plates<br />
    45. 45. Solar Thermal Example Schematic Drawing<br />
    46. 46. Solar Photo Voltaic Panels<br />Generates electricity from the suns rays<br />Requires direct sunlight<br />Highly applicable technology<br />Generates DC electricity which is converted to AC for the grid via an inverter<br /><ul><li>1kwp of panels = 8-10m2 of panels
    47. 47. 1kwp will generate 750kwh per annum
    48. 48. You are entitled to Feed-in Tariff income and will be paid for your generation
    49. 49. Entry price £6,750</li></li></ul><li>Photovoltaic Panels Schematic<br />
    50. 50. Supported by Good Energyand Freesource Energy<br />
    51. 51. Our mission and our vision <br />We believe in<br />Sustainable Energy for All<br />We want to connect thousands<br />of people with sustainable energy<br />Energy Security<br />Economic Stability<br />Environmental Sustainability<br />
    52. 52. What we do<br />The sustainable energy supplierof choiceWe supply 26,000 homes and businesses with100% renewable electricity<br />The partner of choice for renewable energy generatorsWorking with over 1200 independent generators<br />Thought leaders and innovators in sustainable energyLobbying to make lasting change at policy level anddesigning propositions that are leading the industry <br />
    53. 53. Sustainable energy supplier of choice<br />Providing 100% renewable electricity, no coal, no gas, no nuclear. <br />“For those consumers who want a green electricity supply, pure and simple,<br /> this is probably the closest they will get to it”<br />National Consumer Council<br />Source: 2008 Supplier fuel mix disclosure, NCC “Reality vs. rhetoric” report<br />
    54. 54. Partner of choice for renewable energy generators<br />Good Energy works with and buys energy from over 1200 generators across the UK, delivering competitive prices, expert service and advice to:<br />Homes producing heat and electricityusing solar power<br />Businesses and communities making electricity from small scale hydropower<br />Landowners and small holders usingwind energy<br />Pioneers using bio-energy and wave power to produce electricity<br />
    55. 55. Thought leaders and Innovators in sustainable energy<br />Through ‘thinking AND doing’ we help to<br />overcome obstacles faced by energy users<br />and generators. When our products are copied by<br />big energy suppliers our reach leaps from<br />thousands to millions. <br />Good Energy 100%: born 1999<br />Big six energy suppliers all follow and offer 100% tariff<br />Good Energy HomeGen: born 2004<br />Big six follow and start to pay domestic microgenerators<br />Good Energy HotROCs: born 2008<br />Government committed to implement renewable heat incentive in 2011. Big six energy suppliers to deliver<br />Green Electricity Certification: born 2010<br />Campaigning for transparency energy market delivers<br />
    56. 56. Feed-in Tariffs and Renewable Heat Incentives<br />Feed-in Tariff<br />‘Beefed-up’ payment available<br />to new renewable energy generators for<br />every unit you produce<br />A fixed payment for a fixed time:<br />Solar PV gets 41.3p/unit for 25 years<br />Renewable Heat Incentive<br />A payment for renewable heat generators<br />being introduced in April 2011<br />The RHI consultation proposes that:<br />Solar Thermal gets 18p/unit for 15 years<br />
    57. 57. Good Energy HomeGen<br /><ul><li>Award winning scheme launched in 2004. Supports over 750 generators
    58. 58. HomeGen will pay Feed-in Tariff
    59. 59. Suitable for solar PV generators
    60. 60. Need to be a Good Energy customer</li></li></ul><li>Good Energy HomeGen<br />Award winning scheme launched in 2004. Supports over 750 generators<br />HomeGen will pay Feed-in Tariff<br />Suitable for solar PV generators<br />Need to be a Good Energy customer<br />Guide Only<br />
    61. 61. Good Energy HotROCs<br />Good Energy HotROCs is the UK’s first Renewable Heat Incentive<br />Pays domestic solar thermal generators 4.5p for every unit of heat energy they produce<br />Government is introducing a Renewable Heat Incentive in 2011<br />
    62. 62. Good Energy HotROCs<br />Good Energy HotROCs is the UK’s first Renewable Heat Incentive<br />Pays domestic solar thermal generators 4.5p for every unit of heat energy they produce<br />Government is introducing a Renewable Heat Incentive in 2011<br />Guide Only<br />
    63. 63. Financing microgeneration through social lending<br />Good Energy and Zopa <br />By applying via Good Energy, lenders will see that your microgeneration project has been verified by Good Energy, making your listing more attractive to lenders<br />Credit Unions- cooperative financial institution owned and controlled by its members. Operated to provide credit at reasonable rates, and other financial services to its members.<br /><ul><li> The world’s first ‘social lending’ platform, launched in 2005
    64. 64. A marketplace where people lend and borrow money to and from each other, sidestepping the banks for a better deal</li></li></ul><li>Together we can build a renewable energy future <br />Start by switching to Good Energy<br />100% renewable electricity<br />Call the Good Energy team on 0845 456 1640 or sign up at:<br />Complete the 100 Solar Project survey at<br /><br />or ask us for a paper survey tonight.<br />
    65. 65. <ul><li> Next Steps:
    66. 66. If you are interested in taking advantage of the 100 Solar Project Discounts, please sign up for a survey tonight!
    67. 67. Freesource will be able to answer any specific questions about your own property and
    68. 68. Provide you with a quote for your home
    69. 69. N.B. no cost and obligation to go ahead at this point
    70. 70. If you do go ahead, you pay a 25% deposit
    71. 71. 25% on delivery of components
    72. 72. Remaining 50% payment on commissioning
    73. 73. Rebates are paid after 6 months and 12 months</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Thank you for coming!
    74. 74. If you have more questions – please feel free to ask any of our experts!
    75. 75. You can also check our website:
    76. 76. Or e-mail:</li></ul><br /><ul><li> Or complete the online survey:</li></li></ul><li>