The West Yorkshire Solar Club was
run by the ATC.
The Solar club included
evenings to provide an
opportunity to find out more about solar water
heating and the Solar Club,
home visits to check viability of installations,
training for self installation, support whilst
installing and a quality commissioning check..
The Simply Solar initiative
collaboration between the Kirklees and
Calderdale councils working together and in
partnership with the Energy Savings Trust,
Kirklees Energy Services, West Yorkshire Solar
Club and 2 major UK manufacturers of solar
panels Filsol and AES.
The pioneering scheme provided
funding for 200 homeowners in Calderdale and
Kirklees to have solar panels installed to heat
their hot water.
The scheme offered
homeowners in Calderdale and Kirklees two ways
to install solar water heating.
They chose either to
have a professional installer, who fitted
the solar panels over 1-2 days, or the even
cheaper do-it-yourself option with help and
advice from the West Yorkshire Solar Club.
The Solar Club is no
longer running as it is more cost effective to
have a professional installation with a grant