Thame Solar Streets

Solar Panels on residential roof

The Thame Solar Streets project aims to make it easier and more affordable for Thame homeowners to purchase PV panels.

Overview

Thame Solar Streets aims to provide PV panel systems to Thame residents at discounted prices to make it easier and more affordable for homeowners to purchase PV panels with community benefits. Similar schemes have been successful in Frome and Henley, and others are underway in St Albans and Haddenham.

Objectives

  • To have as many Thame homeowners as possible to be generating and using energy from renewable sources.
  • To have several campaigns over time and to achieve 10 installations per campaign
  • To improve cleaner energy usage locally/nationally
  • To reduce local homeowners carbon footprint and potential energy use savings.

Impact

  • Launched first campaign in October 2020 with a total of 10 installations across Thame
  • So far, the project has made an impact of four tonnes of carbon reductions.

Next steps

  • The next campaign will launch on 11 May 2021.

Gallery

Latest project news

  • by Wendy Duckham
    After the success of the scheme in 2020, Thame Solar Streets is back for a second round. Solar Streets is a community discount scheme to buy solar PV panels and have them installed on your roof, generating free energy for your home from sunlight – even on a cloudy day. Last year seven installations took […]
  • by John Scott
    It’s been great to see new Solar Panel (PV) installations appearing in Thame, in spite of pandemic restrictions and the wintry weather. These smart, all-black solar panels are generating clean and renewable energy, reducing electricity bills for the home owners, and paying for themselves even more quickly in lockdown (more of that in a moment). […]

Project Team

  • John Scott, Wendy Duckham (leads)
  • Charles Boundy, Colin Bloxham (info desks)
  • Harriet, Mark (web and social media)
  • Ad hoc volunteers for support activities

Get involved

Leaflet distribution volunteer roles available

Project Partners

IDDEA

Project type:
Energy

Project status:
Current

Project start:
October 2020

Project end:
Ongoing