Free solar panels available

Posted on 30 Sep 2011 by The Manufacturer

A new green venture has announced that businesses across England and Wales could get grants for installations worth up to £120,000 in a scheme devised by “secret millionaires”.

Freetricity – a new “green” business venture led by businessman Paul Williams and entrepreneur and environmentalist Ben Way, who have both appeared on Channel 4’s “Secret Millionaire” programme – has launched a new free solar scheme aimed at businesses, charities and voluntary groups.

Feetricity is undertaking solar panel installation projects on a first come first served basis for companies that sign up on its website Freetricity originally only supplied services to residential projects but, following on enthusiastic uptake, has extended its capacity in order to work with businesses across England and Wales.

Freetricity’s offering is suitable for small businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and control input costs. Freetricity can fund projects of up to £120,000 using the government feed in tariff scheme which takes the burden of capital investment in renewable energy away from business owners.

The freetricity offering is not inexhaustible however, as company CEO Paul Williams explained: “We are able to offer grants of up to £120,000 per building to building owners across England and Wales until the funding is exhausted. We are continuing to run our successful residential scheme for homeowners but are now able to expand the offer out to businesses, charities and community groups.”