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Solar panels at B&Q

B&Q to offer roof-mounted solar panels for the first time in partnership with Egg
Solar panels being installed on a roof

For the first time, B&Q is offering roof-mounted solar panels to help customers power their homes more sustainably.

Clean energy solutions provider Egg has been selected as B&Q’s official solar partner, and will design and install systems tailored to the needs of individual homeowners.

B&Q Energy Saving Service

B&Q will assess the suitability of customer homes for solar panels as part of its new Energy Saving Service, which advises customers on how they can improve energy efficiency.

Customers book an appointment with a B&Q advisor, and go through a range of available data from their property, including its age, construction, EPC rating and current energy usage.

B&Q will then present a personalised action plan on ways and products to potentially reduce energy usage.

Customers keen to pursue solar panel installation will be referred across to Egg to design, deliver and install a bespoke solar solution.

‘To make it easier for customers to build an action plan to reduce energy use in their homes, we launched the B&Q Energy Saving Service. The service offers free, personalised guidance to identify what customers need to do and access to products and services to get it done. We’re pleased to have partnered with Egg to offer the installation of solar panels and storage to help enable our customers to power their homes more sustainably.’

CHRIS BARGATE
Strategy director at B&Q

Designing solar solutions

Egg’s solar experts look at many aspects of a property to design a solution that will deliver an impactful proportion of the household’s energy needs.

Factors considered include the property’s location, available roof space, roofing materials and direction of pitch.

If homeowners want to use solar energy outside of daylight hours, Egg also provides battery storage.

Egg manages the full process, from consultation and design to planning and installation. 

‘It is significant and exciting that B&Q – one of the most trusted names in home improvements – is guiding customers through energy saving options, enabling them to create homes that are more sustainable and cost efficient. Egg is thrilled to be partnering with B&Q to remove the complexity around solar panels and make solar energy a viable solution for more homeowners.’

JULIE AGNEW
CEO of Egg

Solar solutions from Egg start from £7,740, based on an eight-panel system with a 15-year product warranty and a 25-year performance warranty.

In the summer of 2022, Egg saw enquiries for solar panels rocket as much as 830% year-on-year, as hot weather and forecasts of rising energy costs led to increased interest in harnessing cleaner energy and reducing household bills.

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