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How the Solar Club Worked

Simply Solar
The West Yorkshire Solar Club was run by the ATC.


The Solar club included information 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 was a 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 from


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