Sainsbury's to sell solar panels and heat pumpsEDF and Sainsbury's team up to open energy centres

04 December 2009

Solar panels

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Sainsbury's has partnered with EDF Energy to open home energy centres in three stores as part of a trial to sell energy saving products and renewable energy technology including solar panels and heat pumps.

The centres, at Sainsbury's stores in Camberley, Kidderminster and Leicester, will also offer customers advice on saving energy and how to apply for energy grants to help with the cost of installing energy efficient technology at home.

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Energy saving advice

EDF Energy advisors will also be on hand to provide customers with a free tailored energy saving plan and advice on energy efficiency measures like cavity and solid wall insulation and loft insulation. All the home energy products for sale can be delivered nationwide and will be installed by an EDF installer.

Sainsbury’s claims it is the first time these products have been available in UK supermarkets. Adam Zeiderman, Sainsbury’s commercial manager, says: 'There are lots of people who want to invest in renewable energy products but they don’t know how or where to start. 

'By setting up our home energy centres to complement the national order line, we believe we’re bringing green technology a step closer to everyone.'

British Gas and Eon

The Sainsbury's and EDF project comes as rival energy firms British Gas and Eon have launched similar energy initiatives.

British Gas is to launch its 'Living Room' campaign to take energy advice to high street shoppers, and Eon's winter energy advisors have been touring nationwide with Winter Advice Bureau events.

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