Dinnington-based company Solar Roof Solutions Ltd has fitted a free solar PV system on the roof of Amy’s House, a local charity shop.  Run by volunteers the charity shop supports Amy’s House – a respite facility that cares for special needs children and their siblings.

The 1.9kWp PV system is intended to help the charity shop reduce its electricity bills and help offset carbon emissions. The array is estimated to produce 1630kWh per annum, saving a tonne of carbon dioxide from being emitted whilst also shaving £160 per year of the shop’s electricity bill.

Julie Pickering, Fund Raising Coordinator at Amy's House said: “The charity is run entirely on fundraising so every penny really does count, which is why we are so grateful to Solar Roof Solutions for donating the system.”

“Although the charity shop is run by volunteers, electricity has always been one of our biggest overheads, so being able to generate our own is great for the charity.  Hopefully other charities in the area will follow suit and reap the benefits of lower fuel bills.”

Victoria Marks, Director for Solar Roof Solutions said: “Amy's House is a great charity and we are really pleased to support them.  If they can reduce electricity bills through the Solar PV system then it frees up funds towards the great work they do.”