E.ON UK and global solar energy provider, Sungevity, have today (WEDNESDAY)
announced they have joined forces to launch Go Solar which offers customers a
20-year Sungevity ‘SunSure’ guarantee.
The SunSure guarantee
from Sungevity reassures customers that if their solar panel system doesn’t produce
at least 95% of the electricity quoted, they’ll receive a payment to help cover
the shortfall over the 20 years.
With the singular
aim of making decisions clearer and simpler than ever before for people
considering residential solar panel systems, Go Solar utilises the very latest
in digital technology. Right from the start, Go Solar provides customers with
the highest standard of design using Sungevity’s bespoke and specialist
software, all completed remotely without any initial home visits.
Once the solar panel
system has been installed, customers can access information about how their system
is performing online, 24 hours a day.
David Bird, E.ON’s Residential and Customer
Operations Director, said: “Many people worry that solar panels won’t
prove to be a good investment because of the inclemency of the British weather,
but the truth is those fears are misplaced. So, together with Sungevity, this
offer will give customers complete confidence and clarity as to what they can
expect from their solar panel systems. We’re confident Go
Solar will help make solar technology more accessible, more understandable,
easier to use, and a more solid investment choice than ever before.”
Jan Slaghekke, Sungevity’s Chief Global Officer,
said: “At Sungevity, we’re keen to bring our
experiences from other countries to the UK, by offering customers solar
solutions for their homes which take all the guesswork out of the
equation. Extending our relationship
with E.ON to the UK, a developing
solar market, is another key step toward enabling a more sustainable global
future for generations to come.”
collaboration with Sungevity, Go Solar customers can benefit from:
Remote assessments: the latest online
technology is used to assess whether a customer can benefit from having
residential solar panel systems installed using satellite and aerial imagery to
remotely assess the customer’s property, without the need for an initial onsite
Remote design service: customers are offered a
remote design service which allows them to see how the panels will look on
their homes prior to installation, as well as a quote tailored to their
individual energy and property requirements;
Online tools: customers will have
access to free online tools to help them effectively monitor the performance of
their system, anytime and anywhere;
Single online point of
customers will have a dedicated Online Account Manager throughout the
assessment, installation and post-installation process.
Go Solar is currently
available to consumers in the Midlands and the North of England. To find out more about Go Solar and to apply
Notes to editors:
If a customer’s solar panels underperform, Sungevity will make a SunSure
payment for each kWh not generated, up to 95% of the customer’s quoted
generation for that year. Any generation over 95% in previous years will be
used against this shortfall. Payments will be based on an assumption that half
of the customer’s generated electricity is exported to the grid and will use
the average standard overall UK electricity price, the deemed Export, and
Generation Tariffs all set by DECC that year. See full terms and conditions at eonenergy.com/Sunsure.
Go Solar – A collaboration between
E.ON and Sungevity:
In 2014 E.ON made a strategic investment in Sungevity as part of a group
of businesses which invested a total of $70 million in the US based company.
E.ON announced a collaboration with Sungevity in the Netherlands in June 2014
and earlier this year announced it is to begin working with the solar company
in Germany to expand its solar energy footprint within Europe.
Sungevity is a technology-driven solar energy company focused on making
it easy and affordable for homeowners and business owners in the US and Europe
to benefit from solar power. Leveraging proprietary remote solar design
technology, Sungevity can deliver a quote without a site visit and provide
prospective customers with visibility to potential savings on their electricity
bills. The company continues to grow its customer base and now services 12 US
states, the District of Columbia, the Netherlands, the UK and Germany.
Sungevity is also the residential solar partner to Lowe’s, and was recognised
in 2015 by B Corp as one of the “Best for the World 2014” companies for
environmental impact. For more information, visit sungevity.com.
For more information contact:
Jag Bickham, 02476 181 308,
Orodna, (510) 496 5673, email@example.com
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