Octopus Energy and National Grid have partnered to speed up the installation of domestic roof-mounted solar panels.
The new agreement means that Octopus Energy engineers can upgrade a customer’s home fuse themselves during a domestic low-carbon technology installation.
This change will allow residents to potentially avoid an additional 10 weeks of installation processes that would otherwise be necessary.
National Grid has already assessed the impact of future roof-mounted solar installations on the local electricity grid to ensure it can accommodate the extra power needed and has pre-approved them for connections across its entire network.
This partnership comes at a crucial time for domestic renewable installations, as the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) recently confirmed last year was a record-breaking year for solar installations across the UK, but especially in Wales.
Alex Schoch, head of flexibility at Octopus Energy, said: “Octopus has proven that by working together, DNOs and installers can bring heat pumps, EVs and solar into homes faster and cheaper, turbocharging the UK’s move to an electrified future.
“By upgrading fuses alongside clean tech installations, we are not only saving NGED resources but also giving our customers back valuable time.”
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