The Community Energy Scheme has given its members a payment break for April, May and June, saving them over £200,000 in energy costs. This will help its 4,500 community energy scheme members to get through the current uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. The scheme was set up in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council with the aim of providing solar and battery storage solutions to 6,500 local residents, of which 4,500 have solar. Participants have solar installed on their rooftops, which is owned and operated by the Community Energy Scheme. The power these generate is then bought by the residents at a preferential rate, which is guaranteed to always be cheaper than grid.
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