Page last updated on 24/8/2011
ACT NOW TO GET FREE ELECTRICITY
THE clock is ticking for Carmarthenshire residents wanting to receive free electricity.
Time is running out for people wanting to sign up to the Government’s Feed in Tariff scheme.
Under the project, anyone who installs solar panels on their roof will receive free electricity and also get paid for the surplus electricity they produce.
The aim is to encourage people to take up renewable technology.
It has proved so popular that the scheme is being reviewed and from next April the financial benefits are likely to decrease.
Sustainability officers at Carmarthenshire County Council are now calling on residents to sign up and enjoy the rewards the programme offers.
Sustainability Manager Kendal Davies said: “The council is committed to reducing the county’s carbon footprint and is actively promoting the importance of sustainable living across the area.
“Renewable energy systems can lead to real financial savings as well as a reduction in energy costs and carbon emissions.
“The Feed in Tariff scheme makes installing renewable energy on your home financially attractive – it provides residents with the opportunity to use renewable energy and provides real financial benefits as well. We would urge anyone with an interest to find out more before it is too late.”
The move comes at the same time as a county wide Energy Trust is being set up to encourage and support local renewable energy initiatives.
For further information contact Kendal Davies at email@example.com or 01267 228351.