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SunWorks announces £10,000 solar installation giveaway for local charity or community initiative

SunWorks announces £10,000 solar installation giveaway for local charity or community initiative

Thursday 25 April 2024

SunWorks announces £10,000 solar installation giveaway for local charity or community initiative

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SunWorks, Jersey’s leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, is excited to announce its inaugural Solar Installation Giveaway, aimed at supporting local charities or community initiatives within the island.

Valued at up to £10,000, this initiative underscores SunWorks' commitment to fostering sustainability and supporting grassroots efforts in the community. Once installed, the system will produce over 5,000 units of electricity annually, amounting to yearly savings of up to £1,000, increasing as energy prices rise. . With a lifespan of over 25 years, Solar PV systems provide long-term support to the organisation by generating clean energy from the sun.

"In light of the current economic challenges and the rising costs of energy, we recognise the strain faced by local charities and community initiatives," said Ben Spencer-Newman, Solar Surveyor at SunWorks. "With this Solar Installation Giveaway, we hope to reduce operational costs and enable these organisations to continue their vital work while shining a light on how solar technology can benefit the islands’ communities here in Jersey."

As energy prices continue to escalate and funding for charitable organisations becomes increasingly scarce, SunWorks sought to develop a distinctive approach to support local charities by leveraging its expertise and knowledge while highlighting the benefits of technology. The Solar Installation Giveaway not only aims to reduce the carbon footprint of recipient organisations but also educate on better use of electricity to free up resources that can be redirected toward their core missions.

Ian Brandon, Co-founder & Director, remarked, "I've long envisioned supporting a local charity with a solar installation. I am delighted that we can utilise our skills and resources to make this happen. A significant number of charities on the mainland have benefitted greatly from charitable initiatives and government programs for access to renewable energy. We wanted to be the first here in Jersey to do our bit."

To ensure that the selected recipient is able to fully benefit from the solar installation, SunWorks has established specific eligibility criteria. These criteria include having a suitable roof area for solar panel installation, freehold or supportive landlords, no restrictive covenants or listing issues that would hinder installation, among others. The full list of eligibility criteria will be made available publicly via SunWorks' online channels.

The selection process for the Solar Installation Giveaway will involve accepting submissions from local charities or community initiatives starting on 1st May 2024. SunWorks will then create a shortlist of candidates, which will be put to a public vote through June and July to determine the winner in mid-August.

Stay tuned for further announcements regarding the official launch date for submissions and voting details. For more information about SunWorks and its commitment to sustainability, please visit

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