Solar Streets

Houses with solar panels

Frome Town Council and Frome Renewable Energy Co-op (FRECo) are working with local solar installer IDDEA to offer discounted solar PV arrays for Frome residents when 10 or more households sign up. The discounted scheme is possible because IDDEA can install the solar panels in bulk, saving time, transport and emissions.

Unfortunately the price of solar panels has increased this year due to increased transportation costs and leaps in the price of fuel. This has affected all solar installers worldwide. However, the price of electricity is rising even more significantly, meaning greater savings can be made installing solar panels despite the upfront cost.

Frome Town Council recommends you get at least one other quotation to make sure you are happy with the prices quoted by Solar Streets, ensuring you are comparing like for like and it is the same size system.

Here’s a video of the Solar Streets session held on May 11th 2021, it goes into detail on how the scheme works. Please note that any references to current costs may now be out of date. If you require a transcription of this video please email us.

Why install solar PV through Solar Streets?

Save money on electricity bills

Depending on the size of your roof and the amount of electricity you use, installing solar panels can significantly reduce the cost of powering your home. The best way to find out how much you could save is to contact IDDEA for a quote, letting them know you are interested in the Solar Streets offer.

Reduce your carbon footprint

An average household solar PV array will save about 1 tonne of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) each year (source: CAT, 2021).

Support Community Energy

For each installation IDDEA will donate £50 to FRECO’s Community Energy Fund, to support community renewable and energy efficiency projects in Frome.

What is the offer?

The amount of solar PV panels you will need will depend on the size of your roof and the amount of electricity you use. A 4kW solar array generates enough electricity to power an average 3-4 person household.

I’m interested- what do I do next?

If you would like more information about Solar Streets scheme contact  or visit the Solar Streets website.

To obtain a free survey and quote, contact and let them know that you are interested in taking part in Solar Streets.

Solar for Businesses

IDDEA can also offer discounts on solar installations for commercial buildings – just reference Frome Solar Streets when asking for a quote.


Low interest loans and impartial information about financing options is available from Lendology. Call 01823 461099 or email for more information.

Success to date

Frome’s Solar Streets was launched in March 2019. Between April 2019 and December 2019 70 installations had taken place.  The scheme has also enabled 9kw of solar to be donated to Vallis Road Community Centre, match funded by FRECo.

6 March 2019
Last Updated
29 March 2022